Today Hatena's mini-blogging service "Hatena Haiku" has been upgraded. To make the service easier to use we have added a number of improvements and removed bugs.
We have redesigned Hatena Haiku in many ways to provide a great improvement in the operation speed of the service. Posting and viewing entries can now be done without reloading the whole page.
Compatibility with smartphones, the iPad and the Nintendo DSi Browser has been optimized. With the new of a smartphone edition of Hatena Haiku you can now post at any time from anywhere with an Apple iOS or Android device. The popular drawing tool now also works for the Nintendo DSi, iPhone and iPad.
Connectivity with other Hatena services has been improved. From Hatena Haiku's keyword pages you can see information from Hatena Keyword, Hatena Bookmark and the location sharing service Hatena Coco.
You can access the new version of Hatena Haiku from the following link.
http://h.hatena.com/ (for computers and smartphones)
At the same time the Japanese version of Hatena Haiku has also been upgraded. The Japanese version can be accessed from the following URL:
For detailed information on the changes to the new version please have a look at "Changes to version 1.1". A short summary is listed below.
The new version of Hatena Haiku has been available as a beta version since the December 24, 2010 at http://h1beta.hatena.com/. We want to thank for all the opinions and comments we received during the trial period. We apologize that we were not able reply to all the posts we received, but we will keep your comments in mind for the further development and administration of Hatena Haiku.
The site for Hatena Haiku's beta version (http://h1beta.hatena.com/) will stay in use to run tests of new functions. Please leave your opinions and feelings on new functions at the keyword "Hatena Haiku Beta". We will not be able to respond to all entries individually but we do read all of them and take them into account for further developments.
Please note that during the beta test period, features may be added or removed at any time, and the service might not be available at all times. The beta version and the release version both share the same database. Post the the beta version will be displayed on the release version and vice-versa.
We plan to add many requested features and the ability to connect with other services, as well as add previously hidden features to the beta site in coming days. We are looking forward to your enjoyment of these new features.
We are looking forward to your use of the new Hatena Haiku.