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iKnow down tomorrow 3/3/09

Posted: March 3rd, 2009 12:16 am
by jkid
So it seems iKnow has some big changes in store for everyone tomorrow.

Tomorrow (Tuesday March 3) we have a huge release planned – the biggest release since the initial launch of the site.

We’ve got a new focus and a completely new UI ready for you. We’re also moving our servers so we can better scale with our growing user base.

Since this is such a big step for us, we’re going to be down a long time, probably all-day tomorrow. It’s difficult to know exactly what time we’ll be back up, as a lot depends on our new systems set-up, but we’ll be back as soon as we’re ready to show you the new us!

So please bear with us, and sorry for the inconvenience. We think the day off will be worth the wait…



From: http://www.iknow.co.jp/blog

Posted: March 3rd, 2009 6:20 am
by Atolm_Dragon
WOW how exciting!

Posted: March 3rd, 2009 4:31 pm
by Kobukuro
I really love iKnow :D !
Does anyone know who is supporting them?
I am very surprised, that everyone has the chance to use it for free :shock: !

Posted: March 3rd, 2009 7:06 pm
by jkid
iKnow is apparently going to be introducing premium features at a later date in order to start making a profit but the main site will stay free.

iknow content

Posted: March 3rd, 2009 11:52 pm
by spidey
My iknow user name is youandspidey

check out my lists. i've made several from Japanesepod101 material.

I hope to share them with you.

If you make some please let know.

Posted: March 4th, 2009 12:53 am
by Kobukuro
@jkid: Thanks for the information. I have thought, that they are planning something like that.

@spidey: That sounds great! I will check your lists! Well, actually I should start with building my own :? ...

2 accounts

Posted: March 4th, 2009 10:30 am
by spidey
I have 2 iknow accounts:

The one with the most info is called "youandcorey"

making those list does really help. Try the record your own voice feature.

Posted: March 10th, 2009 8:31 pm
by danieru_s
smart.fm (formerly iknow) is exactly what I want on japanesepod101.com. My vocab and kanji knowledge have really improved using it. I can't wait for them to solve their growing pains and get performance back.

It's interesting what I see with my circle of friends studying Japanese. Everyone holds a firm link to japanesepod101.com, but have experimented elsewhere:

1. mixi - too hard for non-native speakers.
2. lang-8 - great in the beginning until you realize that you can't type creative blog posts with a limited vocabulary for very long.
3. edufire - my current addiction because it offers me live conversation at zero to near zero cost.
4. smart.fm - my second addiction because I'm seeing progress.

Are there any plans to enhance/repurpose/restructure the premium content here?

Posted: April 17th, 2009 7:49 am
by Ulver_684
Mina-san! :wink:

I'm new to Smart.FM can anyone explain me what to do next please?
Here is my profile add me if you wish, thank you:

http://smart.fm/users/Ulver_684

Posted: April 18th, 2009 12:42 am
by jkid
Ulver_684,
Once your signed up and logged in press the "Lists" button at the top of the page. That will bring you to a page where you can search for lists or add one of the lists that are automatically displayed.

To add a list, click on the title of the list and then click the "Add to my lists" button on the right hand side of the page - just above the "Learning Apps " heading.

Once you click that button the list will be added to your "My Lists" and you can study the list from your "Home" section with one of smart.fm's tools

Posted: May 18th, 2009 5:08 am
by Ulver_684
jkid wrote:Ulver_684,
Once your signed up and logged in press the "Lists" button at the top of the page. That will bring you to a page where you can search for lists or add one of the lists that are automatically displayed.

To add a list, click on the title of the list and then click the "Add to my lists" button on the right hand side of the page - just above the "Learning Apps " heading.

Once you click that button the list will be added to your "My Lists" and you can study the list from your "Home" section with one of smart.fm's tools


JKid-san! :wink:

Thank you for your help I already did that but I still don't understand SmartFM can you help me out and explain a little more please! :P