Please check the App Store for updates. As of September 24, all our iOS apps work properly on iOS 8. Thank you for using Human Japanese!
The Lite editions contain the first eight chapters, with related quizzes, audio, and so on. The Full editions contain the full content of the app. That's 45 chapters for Human Japanese (Intro), and 42 for Human Japanese Intermediate. Take a look at the chapter lists for the unabridged details.
Human Japanese starts at square one. It assumes you have no prior experience with Japanese. It's also a great place to start if you have a little background but might be fuzzy on some of the details.
Human Japanese Intermediate picks up where the first app leaves off, so it assumes that you know the concepts that were introduced in the first app or have picked up equivalent knowledge elsewhere.
If you're wondering which app is right for you, take a look at the chapter lists for each and you should be able to determine where you fall on the spectrum. If you're having any trouble, drop us a line and we'll help out.
No. For a particular volume (that is, Intro or Intermediate), every platform contains the same content. So Human Japanese on iPhone has the same content as Human Japanese for Android, PC, Mac, iPad, and Windows Phone. The same is true of Human Japanese Intermediate. There are some minor differences in the way the content is presented because of the different screens and devices involved, but that's really the only difference. We encourage people to purchase on whichever platform will be most convenient to use.
Yes. The details depend on the exact platform and app store, but generally speaking, you can install Human Japanese and Human Japanese Intermediate across all devices of a particular family that you purchase from the same app store. So, for example, if there are multiple iPhones / iPods in your family, you can install it on them all with just the one purchase.
Unfotunately, that's not currentnly possible. Each app store is run by a third party, and there's no good way for us to do cross-platform licensing. That's one reason we've made Human Japanese so incredibly inexpensive. We've tried to make it a fantastic value even in cases where a person purchases it for multiple different platforms.
Not right now, but it's on our future feature list.
Usually this happens because the device is muted somehow. It's easy to forget this because some apps (especially music players, like Pandora) will play audio even when the rest of the device is on mute. On the iPad and iPhone, check the physical switch on the side of the device, next to the volume rockers. Lots of people forget about that. Also check the software controls. On some phones, muting the ringer also mutes app audio. Be sure the volume is up and the device is not muted, and the audio should play just fine.
If you're using Windows and you live in Europe, you might have Windows N, which is missing Windows Media Player, which Human Japanese uses internally to play audio. Fortunately, there's an easy fix. Just download and install Windows Media Player from Microsoft and things should start working.
In most cases, just use the built-in updating system in the app store for your platform. For instance, on iOS, you would simply check the Updates tab of the App Store.
If you have Human Japanese 2.0 for Windows, we have special instructions for you. First, confirm that you are running Human Japanese 2.0. If so, you should see this splash screen at startup:
If you are indeed running this edition of the app, follow these instructions to upgrade to our most recent edition, 3.0.
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