Minneapolis based developer ACME Digital Laboratories LLC today introduces Judoku 1.0, its new Sudoku puzzle game exclusively for the iPad. Aimed at educating Jews & Gentiles alike the basics of Jewish culture, Judoku can be played as a traditional Sudoku game, with numbers 1 through 9 ordered across columns and rows, or by using Jewish symbols or the Hebrew alphabet in place of numbers. The game also includes humorous explanations of the Jewish components to further engage and educate players.
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.
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.
Tong Communication Inc. today released Touch! Safari-Free 1.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. This is a new educational application for youngsters aged 2 to 6 years, a no charge download that teaches young children interactively about safari animals. The colorful screens feature animals that are round and look cuddly and with a tap, children can see an animal card and hear the name of an animal. Fully animated action is started with a mere finger tap on an animal or element on the screen.
California based On the Path LLC is very happy to announce the release of Michael Chapdelaine’s first lesson for the iPad. In this master class for intermediate to advanced guitarists, Michael teaches his beautiful solo arrangement of the Cherone and Bettencourt hit ballad, More Than Words. He breaks down each element of his arrangement, showing students how to imitate the sounds of the bass, drums, guitar and vocals to create an exquisite solo guitar performance.
Gravitas Publications, Inc. and iHomeEducator, Inc. have released Real Science 4 Kids Chemistry Pre-Level 1 to teach atoms, molecules, mixtures, acids, bases, to DNA. Targeted for students K through 3rd grade, this app is a primary level resource with engaging illustrations and student text. Student can swipe, tap, and drill down across building blocks which are incorporated into an end-to-end flowchart which starts with a chapter on atoms and ends with a chapter introducing DNA.
Best Kids Apps today releases ZOOLA 1.2.1 for iOS devices. ZOOLA teaches very young children the name and sounds of a lot of different animals. The app offers more than two hundred HD photos of a mommy, daddy and baby of each animal type, along with another picture of the species. Serving to promote a feeling of togetherness, ZOOLA appeals to the young and young at heart and was developed primarily as a tool for teaching tiny children about the wonderful world of animals.
My Smart Hands today released My Smart Hands Finger Spelling Game 1.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. This is a new application that combines the teaching and testing of American Sign Language with a fun game format that helps users practice receptive skills. Users can learn the ASL alphabet before playing the game, which allows for full option settings, including game speed from slow up to expert, multiple choice list or typed answers and three, four or five letter words.
The Intelligent Investor announces Value Investing 101 for iOS devices. Focused on helping people become better investors directly from their iPhone, Value Investing 101 aims to help users grow their wealth, including more than 250 original investing articles, videos, and special reports. With an integrated progress tracker built into the App, users can track their progress as they learn more and more about the stock market.
Hippopopopo today releases Road Vehicles 1.1 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The application is a fun game for youngsters to learn about vehicles, incorporating auditory, visual and kinesthetic sensory teaching tools. Children use their finger to move each of the app’s vehicles to their correspondingly correct building. Along the way, children learn the sound each vehicle makes. The app offers five public vehicles but users can unlock fifteen more through the in-app purchase option.
Independent developer Esa Helttula today introduces Grid Multiplication 1.1, the 18th of his math instruction apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The Grid Multiplication math app can be used to teach and study the grid multiplication method. The app is easy to use and it has an intuitive interactive interface with customizable colors and other settings. As all math apps by idevbooks, Grid Multiplication is also suitable for special education students.
SVibe Ltd. today released Say Hello World 1.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. Say Hello World offers beautiful photos, illustrations and audios to teach youngsters about twelve different countries. Illustrated children greet users in their own language and provide pictures and sounds of national architecture, flags, animals and food. Users can view that country’s flag, three photos of buildings, animals and food, as well as listen to sounds of native animals, the national anthem and more.
California based TotsMobile introduces BugMath, a colorful and educational iPhone game that uses Singapore’s math principles to teach young kids ages 3 to 6 core math concepts. BugMath teaches fundamental math concepts in a graduated format, beginning with counting with the aid of visual cues and progressing on to show the correlation of these objects to numbers and words – and later on, number ordering and basic addition and subtraction.
Award-winning independent children’s app developer Duck Duck Moose today announces Park Math 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. Park Math introduces early math concepts to children in Preschool and Kindergarten. With 7 fun educational activities, Park Math teaches counting, addition, subtraction, sorting and more as children play with Blue Bear and his friends in a park. The music arranged and recorded especially for this app is performed by cello and guitar.