It’s been a while since we last updated Speech Cards. Recently you may have received this warning message when starting the app:
The above warning message appears for 32-bit apps. Apple introduced the warning message with iOS 10.1 to push developers to update theirs apps for 64-bit. All of Apple’s iOS devices now use 64-bit chips.
Today, I am happy to announce the release of Speech Cards Version 1.4.0. This important release updates the app for 64-bit architecture and is optimized for iOS 10. You will no longer receive the warning message above.
What’s next for Speech Cards?
Speech Cards was created in 2012 and was one of my first apps. It is programmed in Objective-C, uses a SQLite database, and the user interface is all done 100% programmatically (including auto layout). The iOS world has changed a lot since then and I’ve learned a lot too!
Work has begun to re-write Speech Cards with the goal of making it easier and faster to add new features. The app will be re-written in Swift, a modern programming language, which is a joy to use. Storyboard, the technology to visually implement user interfaces in iOS, has significantly matured and really helps reduce development time. The user interface will be re-implemented in Storyboard. With an easier and faster update process, I hope to implement more of the great ideas sent to us by our users.
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Voice technology, such as the Amazon Echo, can improve the lives of people with disabilities. Alexa is the virtual assistant for the Echo. You can ask Alexa to turn appliances on or off, for the news, weather, listen to music, and more.
To learn more about this exciting new platform, we created a San Diego Guide skill for Alexa. We are based in San Diego, California, which is a popular tourist destination. With the San Diego Guide skill you can learn about attractions and fun things to do in our beautiful city.
To download the skill, search for “San Diego Guide” in the Skills section of your Alexa app.
If you are interested in creating a guide for your own city, Amazon has an excellent tutorial:
Version 3.4.0 of SpeakColorsHD and SpeakColors Español Pro are now available for download on the App Store. This update includes the following:
- Optimized for iOS 10
- Fix for Bing Image Search
We are very excited to announce the release of Beat Tracker, an iPhone app to track and export your heart beat data from the Apple Health app. Share your heart rate data with your health care provider by emailing or transferring (via AirDrop) a CSV file, or print with AirPrint.
Featuring a minimalist design, Beat Tracker has been engineered to help you quickly access and export your data. Use the included reports to access your data for the day, week, month, etc. Add new reports using your own date ranges. View the data in both table and graph formats. Export the table data as a CSV file and share via email, AirDrop or print. Export the graph as a PNG image file and share via email, AirDrop or print.
Beat Tracker is available for $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness and Medical categories.
We are pleased to share with you news that Robert has been featured in the Fall 2014/Winter 2015 edition of The Luther Story! The Luther Story is a magazine for Luther College friends and alumni. Robert did his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at Luther College at the University of Regina. He has many fond memories and experiences, which he is happy to share. Please read the full article at https://luthercollege.edu/university/alumni-friends/alumni/luther-story.
I am happy to announce the launch of my wife Tiffany’s web site at http://sunsetkidstherapy.com. Tiffany is a Speech-Language Pathologist and designer of our speech therapy apps. She serves the San Diego County area in California. Please check out her web site often as we plan to add more resources and speech therapy activities.
I’m very happy to announce that we just released the Spanish version of our SpeakColors app for the iPad! Use SpeakColors Español to help children increase vocabulary, phrase length, receptive and expressive language, and fluency skills. It is also great for bilingual children.
There are a few people I would like to thank that helped make this app possible. First, I would like to thank my wife, Tiffany, for the idea of SpeakColors and for all her love and support. A big thank you to Ana Paula G. Mumy, for providing her voice for the app and translating English to Spanish. I would also like to thank my friend Alvil Tayco for his ideas and advice on social media marketing.
SpeakColors Español is available on the App Store. We would love to hear your feedback. Please leave a review on the App Store or send us an email.
We were recently featured in an article by Metro News. Thank you Marco Vigliotti for the interview. Click here to read the article.