Back in November, an Australian start-up called Native Tongue came to Beijing to promote their to be released app, Mandarin Madness at TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing. Now, the app has officially been launched on both the iOS and Android platform and sell for 0.99 cents.

Mandarin Madness claims to make learning Chinese Mandarin language “Fun, fast and effective” by adding gaming features to it.

I know when I first tried to learn Chinese when I was a kid, I found it so boring to the point where I didn’t want to learn. They used old books, crappy cassette tapes and repetitive exercises. I quickly lost motivation.

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.