Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro/Lite 4.6.0/1/2 released

May 3rd, 2016
  • (Pro only) AnkiDroid support – Now you can study your starred words using Anki’s hugely popular Spaced Repetition System (SRS) flashcard software. To set everything up, head over to Hanping Pro’s Settings screen and click on the AnkiDroid item. Main features:
    • Bulk export all of your existing starred words
    • Bulk export all of your starred words with a certain tag (Starred tab / long-press on tag)
    • Auto-export flashcard whenever you star a word
    • Four card types:
      • Hanzi Question – answer is the pronunciation and meaning
      • Phonetic Question – answer is the hanzi and meaning
      • Meaning Question – answer is the hanzi and pronunciation
      • Tones Question (you are given the phonetic without tones) – answer fills in the tones
    • Simp, Trad, Simp [Trad], Trad [Simp]
    • Hanzi coloring-by-tones
    • Tone-marked Pinyin, tone-numbered Pinyin or tone-marked Zhuyin
    • When you modify Hanping settings (e.g. coloring or phonetic type), the flashcards will automatically be updated
    • Click on Hanzi (in answer) to see full definition in Hanping
    • Click on Phonetic (or play button) to hear audio
    • Click on “Links” in answer to quickly view the word in many of the supported websites (e.g. hanzicraft, characterpop, baidu, jukuu)
    • Anki supports the same tagging system as Hanping, so your tags are carried over to Anki when you export
    • Create an Anki account so that you can sync to study your words on the Anki website or any other Android/iOS device you have an Anki client installed
    • Note: exported flashcards are not clickable (e.g. cannot play audio) when studied on Anki clients other than AnkiDroid

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  • New native Mandarin voice called Meiqi. This is more accurate than the previous Robin audio
    • Studio-quality recordings of professional female voice artist
    • Smart compression technology to keep the app size small
    • Single-syllable recordings covering over 38,000 characters (free)
    • Over 150 erhua variants (free)
    • About 100 multi-syllable recordings covering HSK1 and other common words (free)
    • (Pro only) Over 1800 multi-syllable recordings covering HSK2-5 (paid add-on)
    • (Pro only) HSK6 coming soon (paid add-on)
  • Several bug fixes
    • Fix problem decomposing sentences containing characters in CJK Unified Ideographs Extension B
    • Fix crash when playing audio from Clipboard notification or Hanping Popup overlay
    • Attempt to fix problem on Lollipop+ devices using a dark notification theme

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese SoundBox 1.0.2 released

February 17th, 2016

This is a minor bugfix update:

  • Added a few new sounds
  • Improved a few existing sounds
  • More robust in-app purchase mechanism
  • Some bugfixes

Available from the Google Play Store

Hanping Chinese Camera 2.3.1 & Popup 1.1.3 released

February 10th, 2016

These are minor bug fix updates and include information about our new free app Hanping Chinese SoundBox which helps beginners learn Chinese pronunciation.

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Available from the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore

New App! Hanping Chinese SoundBox 1.0, 1.0.1 released

February 8th, 2016


And what better way to celebrate than announce our brand new app:

Hanping Chinese SoundBox for Android 4.1 (JellyBean) and later

Great way for beginners to practice single and double-syllable Chinese words.

  • Ideal for anyone learning Mandarin pronunciation
  • Studio-quality audio recordings of a native Mandarin speaker
  • Soundboard of audio recordings of more than 38,000 characters
  • Audio recordings of more than 4,000 two-character words (available via in-app purchase)
  • Sounds grouped by tone pairs and according to Tone Sandhi rules
  • Sounds listed in order of HSK level so that you practise the easiest levels first
  • All double-syllable sounds taken from HSK levels 1 to 5
  • Supports Pinyin and Zhuyin
  • Works entirely offline and compact app size – so saves your bandwidth and storage
  • No ads!

All single-syllable sounds are included for free as well as over 60 double-syllable sounds. An in-app purchase unlocks all double-syllable sounds (which go up to HSK 5).

Update 1.0.1: bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store

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Hanping Chinese Camera 2.3 released

January 10th, 2016

New app announcement: Hanping Chinese Popup. Available on Google Play (later coming to Amazon Appstore too).

This is a minor update:

  • Added support for Google Translate integration
  • Minor bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese/Cantonese Dictionary 4.5.1/2/3 released

January 4th, 2016

  • (Paid apps only) Homescreen Widget improvements and bug fixes – can now reconfigure widget by clicking on the app icon (top-right corner of widget) and then you will see this:
    reconfigure-widgetNote: If you have configured the widget to not show the app icon, then you won’t be able to reconfigure it (i.e. you would have to create a new one instead).
  • Proper support for English letters in Chinese headwords (particularly an issue in Cantodict which has words like “唔啱key” (m4 ngaam1 ki1) and “kilo” (ki1 lou2)
  • Updated CC-CEDICT, Cantodict and Unihan 8.0 data
  • Added YouTube channel to About screen
  • Fixed tone-marked Yale bug for third tone (Cantonese app only)
  • Internal database system update (Cantonese app only)
  • Minor bug fixes

The app is available on Google PlayAmazon Appstore.

Hanping Cantonese/Chinese Dictionary Pro & Lite 4.4 released

November 20th, 2015

  • Better Google Translate support
    • Requires Google Translate app to be installed
    • New translate icon appears next to not-in-dictionary search results
    • Click on translate icon to show Google Translate popup which gives translation
    • Then click ‘Replace’ to show the translation in Hanping
    • If you star the sentence, the translation will appear in your starred list
    • You can also translate existing starred words/sentences (those which are not-in-dictionary)
  • Tweaked search results formatting
  • Minor bug fixes

Sentence not in dictionary Translate! Translation added to sentence search result

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Cantonese/Chinese Dictionary Pro & Lite 4.3/4.3.1/4.3.2 released

November 12th, 2015

  • Better handwriting recognition
  • More Android Marshmallow support (regarding backups)
  • Minor bug fixes

Note: 4.3.2 fixes a lookup bug which only really affects Hanping Cantonese Dictionary.

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Popup 1.1.2 released

October 10th, 2015
  • Fixed Trigger on System Startup
  • Minor bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore

Hanping Cantonese/Chinese Dictionary Pro & Lite 4.2.4 released

October 8th, 2015

  • Better system Text-to-Speech support. If enabled in Settings, audio playback alternates between human TTS and system TTS
  • Long-press on Links icon to jump to first link
  • Minor bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.