Munich based Linguatec Language Technologies has announced Voice Reader 2.1.0, their reading program for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Voice Reader is the excellent voice output app which reads to you any text in 21 languages with 32 voices. For many of these languages there are different male and female voices. Jacob reads, or sometimes Olivia, or perhaps Kate, William, Miguel or Carmen. Type directly in the editor or copy and paste texts such as emails or presentations.
Virginia based BananaBox Inc. today introduces Acceleread 1.0.1, a native iPad application which teaches users how to read faster. With a sophisticated algorithm based on the latest learning research and trials at Duke University, Acceleread generates a guided speed reading course customized for each user’s strengths and goals. With Acceleread, learn to read faster in as little as 10 days. Early beta studies showed over 180% gains, with several users tripling their reading speed.
Swedish based Brainglass has today announced the recent release of the Learn English Reading Obama 1.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch. The app is developed for learners with a basic understanding of the English language, to help them improve their English language level anytime and anywhere. The app includes Barack Obama’s Oath of Office speech in full, giving learners a current and interesting topic to take in as they progress on their journey to master the English language.
Yokohama-based Nagaraja Rivers is pleased to announce the release of Reading Thai – Words & Sentences 1.0 for iOS. This new app helps you practice reading Thai words and sentences in the Thai script. New vocabulary and sentences are presented in Thai script along with audio. Then you can tap the screen to reveal Romanization and English translation to check your reading and understanding. Each sentence or set of vocabulary is shown at first in Thai script only.
Independent developer Jorg Piringer today introduces Gravity Tweets 1.0.1, his unique twitter client for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Available as a free download from the App Store, Gravity Tweets is a unique twitter visualizer that reacts to gravity. Gravity Tweets combines a physics simulator with a minimalistic tweet display to create a novel tweet viewer. The app is not a full featured twitter client but rather a program to view tweets in a relaxing way.
Florida based Dyerware today announced a recent update of feedHopper RSS Reader for the iPad. Created specifically for the iPad, feedHopper allows users the opportunity to view their favorite RSS feeds, as well as Twitter, Podcasts, and Web pages through a single polished iPad-centric platform. The newly updated fourth version of this app expands its functionality to include a “Reading Mode” option when viewing RSS feeds to format them for easier viewing.
Award-winning independent children’s app developer Duck Duck Moose today announces Word Wagon 1.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch. Word Wagon introduces letters, phonics, and spelling to children in Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade. Mozzarella the Mouse and Coco the bird play with children, while teaching them letter names, letter sounds, and words. Word Wagon includes 103 words, including 44 Dolch sight words. Children can choose words from seven different categories.
Offering unique features, Clever Tales were created to help parents start important discussions with kids about values & experience. There are 40 heart warming illustrated tales for different ages, where magic creatures unite with technology to teach kids love and care. Exclusive features like Night/Day modes optimized for reading in different light, background music composed for our app can be played separately: as a collection of lullabies or/and several daytime musical themes, and many more.
Yokohama-based Nagaraja Rivers today announces Reading Thai 1.2, an update to their Thai alphabet app for iOS. Offering a complete introduction to the Thai script, Reading Thai covers not only the Thai alphabet, but also the complex rules of word formation. It covers consonants, vowels, numbers, tone marks, punctuation marks, tone rules, letter combination rules, and multi-syllable words. Each word example includes the Thai script, a phonetic transcription, and audio by a native Thai speaker.
Blue Finger Inc. today announces Mind Scan Camera Free: The Emotion-Aware Photo Booth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Structured as a recreational photography tool, Mind Scan Camera Free interprets user chosen photos from their device’s photo library and scans them to see which subjects are exhibiting which emotions. Version 1.7.1 ‘scans’ the faces of people that appear in photos and labels them with various emotions based on their facial expressions.
Inkstone Software today announces QuickReader 3.0 for iOS, an update to their eBook Reader with Speed Reading Technology. Rated first in sales of all iOS Speed Reading apps, QuickReader incorporates advanced technology, not simple skimming, to painlessly break old reading habits, improving both reading speed and comprehension. The app features extensive Settings, giving the user total control over all functions. The 3.0 update makes it the first and only speed reading app to run native on iPad.
California based InterLingua Publishing today announces its full collection of EngLits summaries of classic books of more than 80 titles in Apple’s iBookstore. Some of the EngLits titles include William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, Charles Dicken’s “Great Expectations”, and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”. EngLits summaries of classic books were developed to assist high school and college students to fully comprehend all of their school required reading.