There are a few programs in the app store to help you learn Japanese. I'd like to learn to speak, read and write (hiragana) in Japanese. Has anyone here used any of them? If so could you recommend any of them?
I'd definitely recommend [app]Japanese[/app]. It has animations to teach you how to write hiragana, katakana, and a lot of the kanji. It has a dictionary (a little outdated at times though), the different forms of a verb (eat = taberu, don't eat = tabenai, can eat = taburareru, etc). The hyperlinks make finding kanji compounds easy to find, and easy to find out how to write and pronounce.
The [app]Wisdom[/app] English-Japanese dictionary requires you know your hiragana and katakana well, but it really is the most up to date and non-native Japanese speaker friendly dictionary.
[app]Pocket Japanese[/app] will teach you basic Japanese vocabulary, grammar, and usage. It's not bad.
I haven't tried [app]Japanese Phrases & Idioms[/app], but it gets excellent reviews.