Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Memorion 6.1 - 6.2.5 have been released

Dear Memorion users,

as always I am a bit behind with the blog since my time is taken up by developing new features and fixing bugs!

Version 6.1: this release improves the optic of Memorion:

  • a new night mode with dark cards reduced the glare in dark environments
  • nicer animations for Beginners in the ItemList 
  • improved reading of cards
  • a ton of bug fixes
Version 6.2:

  • improve the Tablet experience by better adapting font sizes, allowing more information on the screen etc.
  • improve the landscape experience (important especially for tablets): new layouts for many page make better use of screen, landscape card theme
Version 6.2.5: incorporates some user feedback that didn't make it into 6.2

  • more functions working on searched or filtered card lists
  • improved animations in MatchEm and PickOne etc.
And now I hopefully have the time to finalize the 6.5 release with a lot of  LanguageWizard related improvements!!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Version 6.0.0 has been released

After doing a lot of work in the background during the last months (and parallel to the regular updates) version 6 is finally ready!

the main improvements are:

  • Auto-Read: during my studying of Turkish and the three Baltic languages I realized, how important oral learning is, especially if you are learning words difficult to pronounce. Therefore by default Memorion is reading the foreign Question or Answer to you automatically, you don't need to tap the speaker icon. This is now used to configure the automatic reading.
  • cards can have Links to cite each other
  • GenderMe: a game to practice articles/genders of nouns
  • JustListen: just play the text of the Question and Answer to you, ideal to repeat stuff hands-free (and optionally eyes-free, you can switch the device off to save battery) while driving, cooking, in bed...
  • Listen: in ExpertMode the game JustListen can be started directly from the ItemList page. When all the bugs and difficulties with all the different devices, TTS engines have been solved, this will become also available in BeginnersMode
  • card in 2 new languages for the LanguageWizard: Latin and Czech (thanks Evar and Przemek !)
  • you can adapt the learning algorithm to the difficulty of your cards 
and many small things

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Memorion 5.80 has been released

This Update focuses on how to document your Play efforts better:

  • at the end of each game you get the percentage of correct answers
  • the main Play page shows all the games you have played today (and how well)
  • the ItemList page shows the number of correct answers as a bar graph (long-tap on Statistics, if not currently shown)
v5.81: a few bugfixes, mostly certain usual play configurations

Monday, August 10, 2015

Memorion v5.70 is released

Version 5.70 is mostly about to make the start for new users smoother.

The idea of the Smiley-Man bubbles is that that would tell you what the next step to do is on a give page is or what the most important functions are. As if I was sitting on your side, helping you along. And that's how the idea for this help was born: me watching new users sitting beside me and helping them to get started.
Tell me if it's working or if you need more/other help!

Versions 5.72-5.73: bugfixes (I prepare a big update in the background and some bugs have leaked through)

Friday, July 3, 2015

Memorion 5.60 has been released

Again, I didn't manage to keep the Blog up with the rate of the program updates, my bad!

v5.60 new Smiley-Man help, to give starters a few hints, what to do next.

v5.50: the first videos:
     the concept: Friends of Memorion (FoM), to help share you experience with others

v5.40: while playing, Memorion keeps track, which cards should played more often
           more Cartoon tutorials

v5.30: you can now search for friend cards (cards with (partially) overlapping content). There is more to come in future updates...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Memorión v5.20 has been released

  • This update brings a full visual overhaul, with new icons, new buttons and color schemes. Memorión now looks very sleek!
  • I also further reduced the number of functions of the Beginner mode to the bare essentials for learning and the Advanced mode has been removed (the user mode icon now just toggles between Beginner and Expert)
  • Long-tapping on items now switches to selection mode (according to Android standard)
Version 5.21 fixes a few bugs of the mayor release v5.20.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Memorion v5.00 is out

The last months I was just busy cranking out new Memorión versions, therefore this blog has been neglected a bit. But it was worth it!

Version 5 has become much simpler, especially for the new user.
Memorión starts now with a very cleaned up user interface, having clever automatisms work in the background. And when you become a Memorión expert, all the functions you are missing on the other flashcard programs are becoming visible and you gain full control.

Additionally, Version 5 let's already the beginner use all registers of the powerful learning engine (that previously only advanced and expert users had access to), while hiding its details completely.

Notifications will help you keeping up with learning.

v5.02 brings some tweaks and bugfixes, so now I can concentrate on the next developments.

And not to completely forget about the versions not receiving a post before:

v4.8x: you can share databases, stacks, cards, plots; weekly updates to cloud services

v4.7x: better ColorDict support, more plots and many, many bugfixes

v4.6x: learning model now incorporates delayed repeats for more efficient short-term learning

Have fun never forgetting again...