Chicago based Davka Corporation today introduces Habet Ushma Plus 1.0, their new educational application for Macintosh. Habet Ushma Plus teaches modern conversational Hebrew. ‘Habet Ushma’ is Hebrew for ‘look and listen’, and the program teaches modern Hebrew conversational basics via time-tested techniques combining recognition of letters and words with audio pronunciation. Habet Ushma Plus consists of 20 conversational Hebrew lessons, based on common everyday cultural situations in Israel.
Chicago-based Davka Corporation has announced iGematria 2.0 for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Using the the ancient system of Gematria, which assigns numerical values to Hebrew letters and words, iGematria calculates the numerical value of any Hebrew word or phrase entered, and finds Hebrew verses and words from the Torah that match the word entered. iGematria is a useful tool that can lend spirit and spice to speeches at Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, and other festive occasions.
Chicago based Davka Corporation today releases Alef Bet Schoolhouse 1.0 for iOS devices. Alef Bet Schoolhouse introduces Hebrew letter basics to children ages 3 and up. It features four engaging and enjoyable activities that teach pronunciation of Hebrew letters, recognition of letter shapes, the order of the Hebrew alphabet, and the differences between letters of similar appearance. With its vibrant graphics and fun audio, Alef Bet Schoolhouse is an ideal Hebrew learning tool for pre-schoolers.
Independent developer Ziv Aviv today announces Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz v1.1 for iPad, an update to his eBook that contains the complete text of the English book translated into Hebrew. The original children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was written by L. Frank Baum and published in 1900. This eBook edition is an ideal story for an adult to read to a child, whether they are both native speakers of Hebrew, or wish to maintain a connection to the national language of the State of Israel.
Davka Corporation and Redlex have released Totally Tanach 1.1, a major update to their Hebrew Bible study program for iOS. Totally Tanach features verse-by-verse synchronization of English, Hebrew and Rashi’s commentary, and perfect positioning of Hebrew vowels and cantillation marks. Users can browse and study all 24 books of the Bible, search the texts, and bookmark and email selections for future reference. Totally Tanach is now a universal app, and includes additional Hebrew commentaries.
Chicago based Davka Corporation today announces Talking Hebrew Word Book 1.0 for the iPad, an interactive Hebrew language tool featuring over 500 modern Hebrew phrases, expressions and words. Ideal for tourists, travelers, and students alike, each word and phrase is pronounced in crisp, Israeli-accented Hebrew, and appears on screen with English translation and a descriptive photo or illustrative cartoon. It is divided into 18 phrase sections and 29 word sections.
Davka Corporation and Redlex today released Totally Tanach 1.0 for the iPad, a study program that includes the complete text of the Hebrew Bible with English translation. An ideal study tool for all students of the Hebrew Bible, Totally Tanach features crisp, beautifully designed Hebrew fonts with precise placement of vowels and cantillation marks, and verse-by-verse synchronization between Hebrew, English, and Rashi’s Hebrew commentary.