It's finally time. This last year has been a true labor of love while I've worked on getting Parsnip ready for show time. And while it's not quite red carpet ready, I am excited to announce that you now can test Parsnip for yourself!
My assisted reader is currently set for Japanese to showcase the first of three planned core features of Parsnip- easy access references that allow the user to read / study without needing to pull up additional resources.
I'm excited to see so many features already functioning in the Parsnip Glossary.
To start, I am limiting the content to a few select chapters and songs to test the app's functionality. While my goal is to allow users to study any material they want, this this initial build illustrates how having all the tools readily available on screen improves flow and readability.
So much. Literally a whole expanse of exciting possibilities that will make Parsnip the ultimate language learning tool. In the immediate future however, here are the short-term goals I am aiming for first:
Ultimately, I want users to be able study their own content with Parsnip. That feature is integral to my vision of accessible language learning and is my most important goal. Lookup history will be useful to users that want to revisit what they have encountered and reinforce context and meaning. Expanding to more languages will be important to those who are interested in utilizing Parsnip, but are looking to acquire languages other than Japanese.
However, these are my perception of what is most important for Parsnip to be successful. User feedback is what will really help drive this project forward. If you're interested helping propel Parsnip forward, please test it out for yourself and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your language goals, suggestions, and questions.
Moving forward, there are several things that will need to be done in order to make Parsnip a user-friendly and fluid-functioning app. In interest of transparency, here is a list of known issues I'm aware of that I'm working to address.
This is just a step towards creating better language learning for everyone. Please consider testing out Parsnip for yourself and becoming part of a growing community of language enthusiasts.
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