January 9, 2015 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Munich, Germany - Mind the Gap is a crossword puzzle like challenging English language app that recently climbed in the Apple App Store charts. The language app is aimed at both ESL learners and native speakers. Unlike most other word games Mind the Gap lets you guess words in context. The app follows the philosophy of enforcing a natural and idiomatic feel for language. As both a game and learning tool, Mind the Gap helps you to tackle trouble zones in language holistically from an entirely new perspective: you have to guess words in context to reconstruct the meaning of authentic English texts or even idioms, proverbs and common sayings.
Mind the Gap was launched in November 2014 and was met with a very positive echo with over 25.000 users after only 2 months and enthusiastic user comments from "addictive" to "excellent teaching app and fun game". With over 90 ratings worldwide it is one of the most rated apps in the word game category of the last six month. During a "free for 48 hours" promotional campaign the app climbed into the iTunes charts and was ranked under the top ten word games in 58 countries, among them USA, Canada, Australia and Germany. The app analysis service AppTrace recorded that the language game hit the global top 1% of all apps.
The app is an offspring of the popular app label science-to-touch. Science-to-touch is dedicated to impart complex knowledge and deeper understanding in simple and enjoyable relaxing or challenging environments. "We already know about the value of inclusive and natural language learning. We want to continue enhancing the users language skills by spicing well thought-out learning methods up with an interesting and interactive environment and content covering trivia from all parts of the world" says Prof. Jurgen Richter-Gebert, head of the science-to-touch-label and coproducer of the app.
Mind the Gap has shown a promising start and is the first of its kind in a combination of English learning and word guessing game on the Apple App Store.
The main features of the app include:
* Word guessing in authentic english texts
* Animated hints by removing letters form the keyboard
* Huge database of 550 texts
* Interesting trivia from all parts of human culture, life and science
* Arcade mode with idioms, proverbs and common sayings
* Automatic correction of results
* Built-in access to language dictionary
* Personalized statistics of success
* Full game center integration
* Color themes
* Integrated Help functions
"Very addicting... I keep playing this game...it is not as easy as it looks, but I still cannot stop playing it! Arcade mode is even better...goodbye words with friends, hello Mind the Gap" (Autismommie)
"The app is very addicting. It really plays with a part of your brain that tugs away at you to keep on playing as your trying to fill in the gaps." (Mr Finger)
"I love this app, I can't put it down, and it really can be challenging. Kudos for creating an intelligent app!!!" (Strongminded)
"Not only does one have FUN with the words, this entire app is educational on so many levels. Hoping that more categories are created so that I can learn more....thank you for a well created app." (Miss Vie)
"A fascinating game affording joyful eustress in enabling improvement of knowledge, vocabulary and, of course, spelling. For adults as well. I'm looking forward to learning new information in a variety of areas. Truly stimulates the synapses. Thank you!" (Roy Smith)
* iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 53.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Mind the Gap 1.1 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Games category.
Located in Munich, Germany, Science-to-touch was founded in 2012 by Jurgen Richter-Gebert, mathematics professor and expert in geometry and visualization. It is a collection of projects which are aimed at interactive visualization of science. The basic philosophy behind the project is that visualization and interactivity makes content accessible, understandable and fun. The Mind the Gap App is the second release of science-to-touch. Science-to-touch tries to provide high quality content that helps to get in touch with various interesting topics. All projects should be equally creative, informative and accessible. Copyright (C) 2015 Science-to-touch. 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.