HelloChinese for iPhone: Learn Chinese
Considering how many people write and speak Chinese, learning this language is not a bad move. Apps such as HelloChinese make it easier to get started. It uses a game-based approach to keep users engaged and has native speakers to improve your listening skills.
The app has speech recognition to correct your pronunciation. It also teaches you Chinese characters. HelloChinese covers words, characters, and grammar. You can download course material for offline access and track your progress across multiple devices.
HelloChinese lets you use your fingers to write characters. Simplified and traditional Chinese are supported. This is a free app.