Yesterday I finally submitted MyMemo to Apple for review. Fingers crossed it passes...
MyMemo is the first of our "Educational Apps" series, created in a joint project with Elisabet Wahlström, a well-known educator here in Sweden. Elisabet is head of preschool education in a local Stockholm council (Nacka kommun), author of two books on using iPads in preschool teaching, and a popular speaker on the topic.
Our app lets preschool teachers or parents create custom decks of cards, using their own photos and audio recordings.
Not only that, but they can create decks where pairs consist of different images. This is a unique feature that adds a great deal of value in an educational setting, allowing teachers to re-inforce a wide range of relationships such as rhyming words, relationships between adult and child animals, big and small lettters, colors, and more.
We have polished the user interface to be intuitive enough for a child to use, and tweaked dozens of interactions to get them just right. Also, in order to get users up and running we have bundled four high-quality decks and localized audio to five languages: English, Spanish, German, French and Swedish.
We are also working on a written user guide to help teachers learn how to use MyMemo in a variety of scenarios (in progress).
The app will be published as soon as it passes review, hopefully around mid-November.