Archive for October, 2011

Chinese sign reading trainer

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

I really want to make an iPhone app for practicing the writing of chinese signs, but programming the hand writing on the screen is a wee bit complicated, so I have opted for starting with a sign reading trainer. You get one chinese sign at a time (the most common first), and three possible pinyin transcriptions to choose from. The signs alternate, and if you read a sign correctly several times, you will see it less and less often. The program is modeled very much on the german noun trainer. I have not given up on making a sign writing trainer. This is really more needed, I think, since it is much more challenging to learn to write the signs than to read them. Stay tuned!

Sign Reading Trainer Screenshot

Chinese Sign Reading Trainer Screenshot

Ipamki everyday

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

We started  out by focusing on learning apps for recall tasks, so far Times Trainer and German Noun Trainer (a german preposition trainer is still under construction). And so we chose the name Ipamki Recall for our little venture. Well, we have now drifted into more entertaining apps, Tell a Tale and Mad Love (in review in the app store as I write this). So now it is Ipamki Everyday.

Jeg elsker dig

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Astrids måske bedste app idé til dato: anvendt cut-up poesi, inspireret af billedbogen Bland selv eventyr. Tryk her for at komme til app storen.Tekst fra app store:

125 kærlige beskeder, der kun venter på at blive sendt til en du holder af. Med et tryk på en knap får du en sjov og poetisk tekst, klar til at blive sendt som SMS. “Finurlig” knappen skaber ny og overraskende kombinationer. Det har aldrig været så nemt og sjovt at sige: jeg elsker dig.

Tekst fra Jeg elsker dig

Tekst fra Jeg elsker dig

Cut-up tekst fra Jeg elsker dig

Cut-up tekst fra Jeg elsker dig

Mad Love

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Possibly the best app idea from Astrid so far. The app contains 125 unique love poems you can send by text message, plus an option to mix up the texts. Link to app store is here. App store text:

Is there someone out there who deserves a fun and poetic love message from you? Mad Love is the answer. Each of the 125 regular messages (25 for free) is a small poem for your loved one; the random option mixes them up for a new, unexpected meaning, or no meaning at all. For the erring herrings of love.

Mad Love screen shot

Mad Love screen shot