HSK 1 3.1 (Android)

To download, please see the download page.
For the previous version, see HSK 1 3.0.

This app has been put on the back burner for some time now. Today, it’s finally getting a much needed update:
1. There were some inconsistencies between some traditional and simplified characters. These differences have now been resolved.
2. Various bugs were also fixed.

For the previous version, see HSK 1 3.0.
To download, please see the download page. I hope you enjoy it!

HSK 1 3.0 (Android)

To download, please see the download page.
For the next version, see HSK 1 3.1.
For the previous version, see HSK 1 2.0.

This update has been in the works for awhile now, but I’ve only had a chance to finalize and upload it today. There are some significant upgrades in this version:
1. “How to Use” has been reorganized for easier reading.
2. Characters are now available in both traditional and simplified styles.
3. Quiz questions now have an extra “info” option.
4. Quizzes now save themselves as you go through questions.
5. Added a way to reset and start a new quiz.
6. Sizing differences have been resolved. All devices should now have a relatively similar user interface.
7. Various bugs were fixed.

For the previous version, see HSK 1 2.0.
For the next version, see HSK 1 3.1.
To download, please see the download page. I hope you enjoy it!

HSK 1 2.0 (Android)

To download, please see the download page.
For the next version, see HSK 1 2.0.
For the previous version, see HSK 1 1.0.

This app has been greatly improved over the past few weeks:
1. All pinyin pronunciations are now included. You can listen to them as you flip through different words.
2. There is now the ability to quiz yourself. There are two quiz options: definitions and pinyin.
3. Various bugs were fixed.

For the previous version, see HSK 1 1.0.
For the next version, see HSK 1 2.0.
To download, please see the download page. I hope you enjoy it!

HSK 1 1.0 (Android)

To download, please see the download page.
For the next version, see HSK 1 2.0.

Growing up, I’ve always been interested in learning Chinese. Unfortunately, I never lived anywhere where it was convenient to do so. These past few months, I decided to up my game a little and started writing a program to teach myself Mandarin! 🙂

Introducing: HSK 1!

The HSK (short for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi / 漢語水平考試 / 汉语水平考试) is the standard Chinese Proficiency Test designed for non-native speakers. There are currently 6 levels, with level 1 being the simplest. This app is focused on level 1 and features 242 words (comprised of 174 unique characters).

This program features a Flipboard-like page-turning ability. For every character, you have the ability to learn about its radical, its stroke count, its composition, its pronunciation, and its definition.

This is my third Android app and also the one that’s taken the most time to develop (over a month). I’ve spent a lot of time and effort on fine-tuning the user interface to make everything intuitive – hopefully, everything in it is self-explanatory.

So far, you only have the ability to review different words. I plan on adding the ability to quiz yourself soon. And, of course, future versions will also have Simplified as well as Traditional characters.

Go check it out! I’d love to hear your comments on this! 🙂

For the next version, see HSK 1 2.0.
To download, please see the download page. I hope you enjoy it!