Word Tracer - Learn Chinese is an iPhone app that is designed for people who wish to learn to write Chinese characters properly through tracing and feedback provided through the device. Writing Chinese is one of the most challenging aspects of the language; this tool provides an effective means to facilitate learning by letting the users practice 1500 commonly used Chinese characters (Practice Mode) and testing themselves (Test Mode). Common phrases are also provided to allow the learner to see how the word is used in context. The app is developed using a game engine and meticulously designed to provide the best user experience and performance. Every character comes with pinyin (with actual voice recording), English meaning and common usages.
YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq1_z1qvN6E
NOTE: Simplified Chinese (used in mainland China) is supported. Traditional Chinese (used in HK and Taiwan) is not supported. We think there is value in learning both. Since Traditional Chinese is more complicated for people starting out learning Chinese, it is a good idea to tackle that after you have mastered Simplified Chinese.