New Spelling App TurboWords Allows Fast Recording of School Words

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[] Gatineau (QC) Canada - Perdrix Apps today is excited to announce that their second app, TurboWords, is now available exclusively for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. TurboWords is a spelling app, where students record words given at school, and play them back in a spelling test. Unlike other apps, all the words can be recorded in one stretch. It takes barely a minute to record 20 words.

"Seeing, saying, hearing and writing your words will help you succeed in school tests" says Stephane Blais, a parent of two school-age boys, who got the idea after vainly searching for a proper app to record words, given at school every week. Stephane helped developer Claude Labelle, who is also a parent of a primary school girl, who used the app successfully throughout her 6th grade, while it was in development. The children helped debug and made suggestions to improve TurboWords. "If it takes too long or if it's too difficult to record their words, children will be discouraged" added Stephane. In TurboWords, recording is easy and quick. The student just tap a big red Record button, say all their words, one after the other, and then tap the Stop button.

After quickly recording words, the student can hear them back by touching them. It's easy to re-record individual words (a long press), move or delete them. The app strips any silence found at the beginning or end of words, greatly improving the playback during the spelling test.

The spelling test is where the words are played back, in order or randomly. The student hears the words and types or writes them on paper. There is a variety of options, including one to have the app pronounce the sound of the word as it is typed. Standard audio controls Play/Pause, Previous/Forward are used to control the playback of words. The app can also automatically skip to the next word after a time limit set by the user. A progress bar and a word count show indication of how far the student is.

The spelling test can then be corrected; learnt words can be checked as such, while incorrect words can be retried in the spelling test, or corrected on-screen. Once a word is marked as correct, new spelling tests will feature instant feedback (right or wrong animations) and automatic correction. A positive-reinforcement star shows progress as words are learnt, and shines when all words are correct.

Words are arranged in groups, students can create a new group for the words to learn this week, for example. TurboWords can become multi-user through an in-app purchase. Users can be identified by name and photo. There is help on every screen.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.1 or later
* 6.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
TurboWords 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

Perdrix Apps was formed by Claude Labelle for the purpose of creating high quality, focused apps. Copyright (C) 2015 Perdrix Apps. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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