I recently purchased the Lingolook Japan iPhone App in advance of a trip to Japan at the end of the month. The app costs $4.99 and offers flash cards and spoken Japanese translations of popular and useful phrases for those, (like me), who don’t speak Japanese at all.
I will be posting a detailed report of its usefulness as soon as I get back but here are my first impressions. I must preface this preview by saying that I’m not a frequent buyer at the iPhone app store. I think I purchased only 3 other apps since it opened.
At first glance, this app seems to be well-designed, easy to understand and use.
Some nice features:
- The app has a Reference section, which provides size conversion charts. That’s definitely something that I would not have remembered to bring along on my trip.
- There’s also a Favorites section, which tracks which flash cards have been recently used and allows quick access to them.
- The Menu flash card should make reading Japanese-only menus a little bit easier.