Yi Jing app updated with an all-new design, content, features

in Lifestyle (E)

[prMac.com] Southborough, Massachusetts - Flat Earth Studio today is proud to announce the version 4 update for the ancient chinese classic, Yi Jing, with an all-new design optimized for iOS 7 and 8, support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and more new features and books, including "The I Ching Oracle" by Nigel Richmond as a free download, and the return of "The I Ching or Book of Changes" by Richard Wilhelm for additional in-app purchase.

New features include:
* A Search field for finding phrases in the current book
* A hexagram lookup table on the Book index page. Sort hexagrams by King Wen, Fu Xi, Wilhelm or Mandala sequences
* A trigram lookup table on Book trigram pages. Tap the trigram image to view. Sort trigrams by Earlier Heaven or Later Heaven sequences
* A redesigned journal Passcode feature for improved ease of use. It does not lock the entire screen, and instead hides all journal text, with a Lock icon that brings up the unlock screen

This update includes a new pre-installed translation, "The I Ching Oracle," by Nigel Richmond (available as a free download for current users), and a new free download translation, "Navigating Lines" also by Nigel Richmond.

"Two very good books on the I Ching have been out of print for a long time, and will not have been seen by many people consulting the Book of Changes today. One, 'Language of the Lines' by Nigel Richmond, was published in 1977 by Wildwood House and has never been reprinted; the other, also by Richmond, is 'The I Ching Oracle', an A4 comb-bound book published by the author himself in 1985. Two further editions of the latter work were published, but it was a very small-scale affair and probably no more than a couple of hundred copies in total of all the editions of the second book were ever put into circulation.

"Here Richmond has re-interpreted his own approach [from Language of The Lines], expanded it, and tied it closer to the original Chinese imagery. Richmond has the knack of hitting the nail squarely on the head when the book is used in consultation, his work has a Zen-like simplicity and 'cutting through' quality." - Joel Biroco, Yijing Dao web site.

Also, "The I Ching or Book of Changes" by Richard Wilhelm, translated by Cary F. Baynes, Books I, II and III, have been added back for additional in-app purchase. Also, "The I Ching or Book of Changes" by Richard Wilhelm, translated by Cary F. Baynes, Books I, II and III, have been added back for additional in-app purchase. "Princeton's Bollingen edition - still regarded as the best and most authentic by I Ching aficionados." - The New York Times Book Review.

This translation is now available everywhere, worldwide.

Supported Languages
* English, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Russian

Supported Devices:
* iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.1 or later
* Enhanced for Retina Display
* Enhanced for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
* 52.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Yi Jing 4.0 is available for $6.99 (USD) through the Apple App Store in the Lifestyle category. More book translations are available for additional in-app purchase. An evaluation copy is available upon request. Please contact us for interview and/or commentary.

Located in Southborough, MA, Flat Earth Studio develops premium lifestyle apps for the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and other mobile devices. All Software (C) 2009-2014 Flat Earth Studio LLC, All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Book text contents are the copyright of the respective holders.


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