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

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces the version 4 update for 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.

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. "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.

Yi Jing is a unique mobile version of I Ching, the Book of Changes, crafted to take advantage of the unique features of your mobile device. Yi Jing contains all of the features you would expect, including a question oracle, an integrated journal, and multiple translations and interpretations of the venerable I Ching book text. 

Yi Jing was chosen as an iTunes App Store Staff Selection in May 2009, and again in August 2011. Each Yi Jing update continues to receive highly enthusiastic customer reviews.

Supported Languages

English, deutsch, nederlands, français, italiano, español, português, 日本語, 中文, Русский

Supported Devices

Compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

Requires iOS 7.1 or later

Enhanced for Retina Display

Enhanced for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Pricing and Availability

Yi Jing is available for $6.99 (USD) through the Apple App Store. 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 (see web site for details).

© Brian Arnold 2017