December 2, 2010 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Casper, Wyoming - Independent software developer, Justin Hackett, announces the release of Learn To Write 3.0. Aimed at young children just learning how to write, the app sets itself apart from similar offerings by the use of an animated ball to show the proper strokes for each letter. Writing is accomplished by essentially finger-painting, following the ball as a tutor. Children can also draw freehand and even test their knowledge with an interactive guessing game.
With the release of version 3.0, the popular letter-learning app for children is now universal for the iPad, the iPhone, and the iPod touch. The update also features new eye catching graphics as part of a redesigned user interface that takes full advantage of the Retina display.
A built-in quiz feature allows the child to test their letter identification skills as they try and guess which letter the red ball is tracing. A female voice praises correct answers with positive reinforcement, and incorrect answers are punctuated with funny sound effects such as mooing cows, bleating sheep, buzzers and more - all of which amuse children. Users have the option to hide the buttons so they can doodle or practice their letters free-form using the entire screen, in landscape or portrait orientations.
Learn To Write is not only educational, it also offers children an opportunity to express their creative sides. After working on letters, they can select a blank screen and various paint brushes and then doodle or draw to their hearts' content. This makes the app perfect for keeping kids busy and quiet on long car rides, in places where they need to sit quietly, and when parents need to have a break at the end of a long day. The artistic expression is mess-free, which parents are sure to love. It's almost like having two applications in one.
What users are saying:
"My son is going to love this. The annunciation of the speaker is very clear! That has been a problem using some iPad apps and educational computers. Thanks again for the great app." - Customer Review
"We have three kids 2 to 6 years old, and all of them love playinig with this app. The older one is learning the correct way of writing his letters (the animated ball helps tremendously), and the younger kids spend a lot of time doodling and drawing pictures. It keeps the kids busy and they are learning at the same time. Letter workbooks are not cheap, so we are saving a lot of money too. I give it five stars!!!" - Customer Review
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 18.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Learn To Write 3.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Promotional codes for review purposes are available upon request.
Justin Hackett was on his way toward a promising rodeo career, when a bronc fell on him, crushing his spine in a hundred pieces. He was dying of shock but was life-flighted to Salt Lake City, where doctors were able to stabilize him and repair his spine using custom-built rods. They did not know whether he would ever regain the ability to walk; but Justin not only regained the ability to walk, he also summitted the highest mountain in Wyoming, Gannett Peak. Justin believes in working hard to achieve one's goals. He is a self-taught developer and owner of Justin Hackett Productions, a small software development company specializing in applications for the iPhone located in Casper, Wyoming, USA. Copyright (C) 2010 Justin Hackett. 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.