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FlashCards Sync for iPhone Helps Students Study On-the-Go
December 7, 2011 in Education
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - Independent developer and PhD student Jason Lustig today is excited to announce the release of FlashCards Sync, a new flash cards application for iPhone and iPad tailored for users of the popular Quizlet website. The app is aimed primarily at high school and college students looking to learn language vocabulary, but it can be also used to study and learn any other subject.
When users first download the app, the app immediately downloads all of the user's cards from Quizlet, a popular flash card website. The user can also create and edit cards directly on their mobile device, and their changes are automatically uploaded to Quizlet. In addition, users can search and browse sets and "groups" which allow them to study with their friends and classmates, and can listen to their cards using a text-to-speech function.
Mr. Lustig created FlashCards Sync to study Russian, German, and Hebrew. "I've tried almost every flash card app," he says, "but none fit my needs. I want an app which doesn't get in my way. FlashCards Sync lets me just study without any hassle." In the one month since he began building FlashCards Sync, Mr. Lustig has learned nearly 3,000 vocabulary terms.
Especially because Mr. Lustig is studying languages like Hebrew and Russian with non-Latin characters, he built the program from the ground up with Unicode support. FlashCards Sync also incorporates an advanced "Smart Study Mode" which helps memorize cards quickly by displaying more difficult cards more often.
* Automatically download and sync cards from Quizlet
* Use your phone's camera to add pictures to your cards
* Unicode support for non-Latin characters
* Smart Study algorithm
* Text-to-speech let you listen to your cards to study pronunciation
* iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 2.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
FlashCards Sync 1.0 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Jason Lustig is a PhD student, and works on the side as an independent software and web developer. Copyright (C) 2011 Jason Lustig. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.