3 weeks 2 days ago
Dear TangoRisto users, I have an important question to ask you!
You may not know this, but every month I pay for the servers that process and deliver the analyzed Japanese text to the app. This is a monthly cost that has become an increasing burden as I need to pay higher fees with the growing popularity of the app.
At this point I need to seek some type of revenue stream to offset these costs and hopefully fund the future growth of the app. Specifically I would like to work on a new set of feature that would allow you to quiz your vocabulary knowledge in the context of a specific text. I also want to implement offline access, support for new languages... many things!
There are two options that I see as viable revenue streams to help me fund this work moving forward:
[Option 1] To introduce ads in the app. Hopefully in a non obtrusive way. At some point I could introduce an ad-removal option at a cost of around 9 USD (I need to see what ad revenue turns out to be have a better estimate).
[Option 2] To release some or most of the next big features (e.g. app quizzing, offline access, etc.) as a paid subscription of $2 dollars per month.
I'm leaning towards Option 1 since I would like for everybody to have access to all features and I know that even 2 dollars a month may be too much for some users.
Please click on the poll below and do send me your feedback. I want to continue making this a better app, but I also need to find a way to balance my expenses.
Hi. I have no problem to pay a one-time fee. That actually includes even paying 24 dollars a year. Even though it is quite a lot. But please consider including long-term payments as I never trust anyone so much to give them my debet/credit card credentials. Thanks for your great job!
3 weeks 1 day ago
3 weeks 6 days ago
🎉📱🍎 Update 2.0.6 is out for iOS devices! 🍎 📱🎉
iPhone X users will notice a little extra padding that addresses the "notch" issue.
+ all the other goodies in 2.0.6 😃
Tangoristo - Japanese reader for language learners updated their cover photo.
Version 2.0.9 brings lots of UI improvements and customization.
Releasing right now on Android and in the next few days for Apple devices (will include fix for iPhone X notch).
Also, check out some cool swag at www.tangoristo.threadless.com
✅ Shortcut to the 'NHKEasyNews' subreddit when available.
✅ Control text margins.
✅ Furigana option for document titles on list view.
✅ Choose between colored underline or colored text for vocabulary highlights.
✅ Dedicated settings view.
✅ Side menus (three vertical dots) on each view with shortcuts to related settings.
✅ Improvements to tablet layout.
✅ Faster first popup translation hint (removed animation).
1 month 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your words of encouragement and feedback through the past months. Building Tangoristo was one of my new year resolutions for 2017 and I'm so happy to see it helping language students around the world. There is now more than 20 thousand of you!
In 2018 I'm looking forward to making it even better with your help!
Hello! I am Taiwanese living in Taipei and so surprised that you are not Japanese. I just downloaded this app 2 weeks ago. Then I found this app is so powerful since it combines multifunctions including dictionary, article reading, N1-N5 vocabulary distinctions, google translation, and document files. I almost repeatedly read 2-4 articles of NHK easy news everyday and I really can feel the progress. Therefore, I also introduced this app to some of my friends. Many thanks for your efforts to devise such a great app. Happy new year!!
1 - 1 month 2 weeks ago
1 month 3 weeks ago
Just realized I introduced a bug on the font size control in the most recent update for Android... the fix (v2.0.8) is now available on Google Play.
1 month 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback during the beta testing phase of v2.0.7.
The update is being rolled out now for all Android users and will be hitting the Apple App store once they complete the review process on their end.
Although there are no flashy features on this release, it will help me have a more stable ground to extend and improve the app over the coming year.
These are the main bullet points for v2.0.7:
☆ Code cleanup ahead of many features I will be implementing in 2018!
☆ Added better crash reporting for users experiencing difficulties running the app.
☆ The phone status bar color scheme is now more consistent with the app day/night mode selection.
☆ Removed those little popups confirming document and word bookmarks. They were a little redundant, and on top of that I'm suspecting they were making the app unstable in some cases.
☆ Fixed handling of inaccurate date/time settings on the device.