I recently worked on a fun little project integrating the Google Maps API with Twitter feeds in order to showcase tweets from business owners in downtown Fredericton, NB (who knew Fredericton had a downtown? ;). The mashup can be found at frederictontweets.com.
Nothing too earth shattering here, but I love working with the Google Maps API. Really powerful stuff.
audio thai has finally been released!
From the audio thai website:
How can audio thai help me learn Thai?
Phonetic systems don’t really work when learning Thai as many sounds in the Thai language don’t exist in English.
audio thai has been designed to allow you to learn Thai, increase your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation by listening to audio files of native Thai speakers.
Only by listening to the audio can you fully understand and learn the true sound, length and tone of the word or syllable.
audio thai is intuitive and easy to use!
- Over 10,000 words and sentences and growing . . .
- Full Thai audio playback for every record.
- Open multiple pop-up windows + multiple copies of audio thai.
- Create and manage your own favourites library.
- Get you started lesson plans.
- A comprehensive categories and classifiers menu.
- Grammar simply explained with examples + alphabet.
- Graphical arrows to help reinforce the correct tone.
- User management and inappropriate content filter for minors.
- Free minor updates.
Try out audio thai for free!
A good friend of mine just released Funcards, his first iPhone app.
Thrill your infant or toddler with their very own personalized flash cards.
Funcards comes with two sample decks (letters of the English alphabet and numbers from 1-9) but the real magic is in making your own.
Here are some of the features in Funcards:
- create as many decks of Funcards as you would like. No limit on the number of cards in each deck
- use photos from your library or take them right from within Funcards using the camera on your device
- record up to 2 different sounds for each card. For example, you could record the name of the animal and the sound they make, or their name in 2 different languages
- share your Funcards by e-mail with other users
- choose whether a deck should be kept in order (like numbers) or shuffled each time it is played
- specially designed to keep little fingers from accidentally leaving Funcards (you need to touch two buttons at the same time to exit)
And a special quote from the developer himself…
Swiping left and right on my iPhone is one of the first fine motor skills that my boy learned (right after throwing my iPhone against the wall). He was a master of the swipe by the time he was a year old. Now he’s 19 months old and is already able to recognize and say many letters and numbers. We use Funcards to keep our extended family on the tip of his (giant) little brain and are coming up with new ideas for card decks all the time. It’s a blast.
Isn’t fast forwarding your child’s cognitive development worth $1.99? That’s rhetorical. It is. Buy it now!