Monday, April 25, 2011

300 Tang Poems

Poems from the Tang Dynasty are classic Chinese poetry. They are quoted so often and only the educated people would know it being quoted. There are already some apps out there with this classic collection but alas, some have annoying ads and some seem to load poems on the fly... and the real issue is, they are all simplified Chinese! They OUGHT to be in traditional forms.

So I copied/pasted these 300+ poems into an xml file and have the android app build a database and then query by style, author, title, etc. I even allow you to add to your own favorite list.

This app is FREE, because I want to promote poetry literacy. Here is the Link

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Art of War

The Art of War by Sun Tzu is truly a classic. These short 13 chapters are packed with important ideas about war. War is of utmost importance regarding life and death and cannot be taken lightly. Read it on wikisource or download this free app.

Here is the link on Android Market.