Newly learned characters and words should show up as learned on the progress screen of the new client after they are marked “got it” at least once during your daily review. At least that is how it is suppose to work. Perhaps the characters contained in words aren’t getting factored in to the characters learned count on the progress screen?!? What do you see on https://legacy.skritter.com/progress?
Cards marked incorrect that you’ve been studying for a while should be removed from your total characters/words learned count until you get them correct again. If you’re not adding enough new stuff each day you might end up with negative learned items for a short period of time (this is always the worst feeling!!!).
In terms of scheduling, the new client handles things a bit differently. Cards you’ve forgotten will be due immediately, and then again the following day, regardless of your previous retention rate since you’ve forgotten it for some reason. Future scheduling, however, is still based on a lot of the old logic so things you’ve studied a lot with a generally higher retention rate will be pushed into the future a lot faster than new things you’re studying for the first time.
If that doesn’t seem like it is happening, do send us an email with a few details so we can investigate. The progress screen in the new app is still very much in need of extra love to truly deliver the kind of tracking that you’d expect in an app like this, and we currently have the overhaul and improvements scheduled for a 3.3.10 release or somewhere around there.