We just released version 2.6 of the mobile app along with updates to the website! Wowee this was a big one. Thanks for your patience while we updated. If you’re having trouble with the mobile app, please be sure you’re using this latest version.
As promised, here’s a list of the biggest changes:
- Cloze-listening is now available for all Clozemaster-created collections in 30+ languages.
- Pro users can download all collections in the mobile app.
- Everything is now a “collection” of sentences, so users can now review, favorite, search and manage by collection.
- The Fast Track collection is capped at 20,000 sentences, while all other collections are capped at 10,000 sentences.
- Pro users can now edit sentence translations as well as add notes, hints, pronunciation, and change the percentage mastered after answering, when searching a collection, and at the end of a round.
- There are a maximum of ten sentences with the same missing word per “Most Common Words” collection.
- No more run on sentences! There is now a 300 character limit per sentence.
- Users can now review, favorite and search sentences in the Grammar Challenges.
- Collections you create have their own reviews and favorites, and count towards your overall score and leaderboard ranking.
- There is no more “Unknown” collection within “Most Common Words” collections – we’re aiming to move those into “known” word frequency collections.
- Review intervals are now only by date.
- We added a Fast Track and Most Common Words collections for learning simplified Mandarin Chinese from English and moved the HSK collections to Pro only.
The most notable change might be a change to your statistics – the number of sentences you’ve played, mastered, and favorited as well as total number of sentences as listed above. Here’s the rationale. The change is an attempt to:
- Improve quality – a lot of users were reporting that there were too many sentences with the same missing word and unnecessarily long sentences.
- Improve feasibility – we realized a Fast Track of greater than 20,000 sentences is daunting and unnecessary and simply too much for most users. 20,000 sentences is already the equivalent of reading the first Harry Potter 3 times, and by that point you’ll likely want to move on to native-level reading material.
- Be able to offer downloadable collections in the mobile app so you can now play offline.
If you notice any discrepancies with your Fast Track and Most Common Words progress, here’s how those were updated: previously when a sentence was played on the Fast Track, it was also counted in a Most Common Words collection, but not vice versa. This didn’t seem right (why not vice versa, and why not across Grammar Challenges and other collections). So during the update the progress was split – if the sentence was played on the Fast Track, the progress was counted there, otherwise it was counted in the Most Common Words collection.
We’re open to any and all feedback of course – our primary goal is to help you get fluent faster.
Lastly – a big thanks to users LessPaul, _blck, Tycho, Mercurylingua, akorl, AmyJean, Adrianxu_, Fluksje, hannaheberz, bringebaersyltet0y, Expugnator, char1210, malcoolm, MateHun, Koeppchen, alanf, Rosi, Danniiboy, Tamara_eM, telseth, Lingua, blogscot, punk, Marcos, mamushi72sai, dot20, jdm, chguldemir, TETR1S, and mbet1093 for all their help with beta testing. Thank you!
That’s all for now. With this big update out of the way we can get back to adding more languages and features more frequently (like learning Cornish from English which was just added today).
Thanks for playing and happy language learning!
Mike and the Team at Clozemaster