It’s been a while coming, but we’re very happy to release the new Lingopal 44 for iOS. There are a number of positive changes:
1 – it’s free. Yep, down from US$9.99 and now with IAP (in app purchases).
2 – it comes preloaded with all the previous Lite app content, which pretty much means you have the equivalent of 44 Lite apps in the one app.
3 – it’s got a slinky flat design, but still stays true to the Lingopal look and feel you’ve come to love.
4 – it makes better use of features like side swiping. So now just swipe a phrase left to quickly add it to Favorites, or do the same on an opened phrase to share and edit.
5 – better playback. We were using a 3rd party tool to slow down and speed up audio playback, and now we’re using the Apple tool. It sounds better, and it’s solved a long-standing bug which occasionally caused the audio to stop playing.
6 – there’s a Store. In the top right corner there’s a new icon, and this will take you to the Store section where you can purchase individual languages, or better still, groups of apps bundled by geographical regions.
7 – Language bundles. A lot of people travel to several countries in one trip, so there’s a need for multiple languages in the one app. If you need 6 languages but think 44 is too much, then check out the language bundles in the Store and save money. We’ve divided them up like this:
- Central Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Western Europe
- Rest of the World
N.b. – the prices indicated here are in Australian dollars.
8 – Notification feature. Don’t worry – we won’t spam! We’ve added this so we can let you know when we’re running sales and direct you to new features.
9 – speaking of sales …
For the remainder of 2014, the language bundle ‘Asia’ is on sale for just US$1.99!! That includes Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, Indonesian, Tagalog (Filipino), Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean. Those nine languages normally would cost US$8.61, so that’s a savings of US$6.92.
You do the math.