Been experimenting with Parse recently as a way of increasing engagement in Johnny Grammar’s Word Challenge. Johnny Grammar is an app that provides grammar, word and spelling quizzes and includes a leaderboard. Parse provides a number of services including the ability to push pre-programmed and ad-hoc push notifications through an app to mobile devices. Every
A post I published on the British Council’s internal blog which has relevance to all companies who do digital product development. Six questions to ask if you think you want an app Have you or your department ever thought about building a mobile app? If so, read on. The British Council has had over 11 million
Typing on the train down from Sheffield after the fantastic Children’s Media Conference (#tcmc). An inspiring and wonderful conference over the last few days and very pleased to have been able to attend. One of the fantastic Aardman Digital team said that of all the conferences they attend this was the one that they would
Couple of new reports from the insight companies App Annie and Distimo have recently been released. Here are a few observations from those.
One thing that is hard for educational app developers and distributors is gauging the size of the market and thus the opportunities for seeing a return on investment. Because the majority of all revenue generated in the two big app stores (Apple App Store and Google Play) is from games, the majority of discussion, print
So, Apple get fined US$32.5 million by the Federal Trade Commission in the US over practices that allow kids to make unauthorised in app purchases. It is yet to see how Apple will apply changes to ensure they do not get accused of this again. They say they were already working on measures to prevent
One of the Guardian’s tech predictions for 2014 is an expansion of tablets for schools and the subsequent growth in educational apps. Education, education, education 2014 feels like a big year for apps – and by extension tablets – in education.
Two things that I think Apple could easily introduce to improve their products – dynamic keyboards and profiles.
My iphone 3GS has finally packed in – the on/off button has fallen off and now is in a permanent random state of on-offness.
As mentioned previously I have been making a concerted effort to improve my Mandarin Chinese – and using my mobile phones (my job means this is plural) to help me do so. I’ll start my reflections with a review of one of the apps I have been using. In fact the one I have been