After some sync issues with Apple’s servers, I’m pleased to announce that version 2.0 of SpeakColorsHD, a speech therapy app for the iPad, is now available on the App Store. SpeakColorsHD is designed to encourage young children to imitate and use simple sentences using colors and photos of objects.
This update includes the following new features:
– Improved default voice.
– Male and female default voices.
– More types of sentences (9 total).
– Import your own photos.
– Add/Delete sentences.
– Change order of sentences.
– Option to display text below the photos and colors.
– Sentence elements are highlighted while the audio is played.
– While audio is playing, pressing other buttons or sentence elements do not cause other audio to play simultaneously.
– Ability to lock the screen.
– Import custom audio from SpeakColorsHD 1.2.
– Images optimized for iPad Retina Display
SpeakColorsHD 2.0 is available for the iPad for the introductory price of $2.99 USD (or equivalent in your country). Click here to view the app in the App Store.
This morning we released version 2.0 of SpeakColorsHD. The update includes many new features including an improved voice and the ability to import photos. Unfortunately, there is an issue with the download. Version 1.2 is being downloaded and installed instead of version 2.0. We have a ticket open with Apple and are trying to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month.
Starting May 1, SpeakColorsHD will be on sale for $0.99 USD (or equivalent in your country) until version 2.0 is released. We are planning to submit the update to Apple for review in a couple of days.
Please check out these three preview videos of SpeakColorsHD 2.0
Last weekend I received lots of excellent feedback on how SpeakColorsHD can be improved. I received feedback from the Technology in Education’s #AppyTechInEd event and from Special Apps, Special Kids. For the past week, I have been implementing some of the requested features/changes. The next version of SpeakColorsHD will include the ability to import your own photos, the default voice will be re-recorded, there will be an option to use a female voice as the default, more types of sentences and the ability to lock the screen. I really appreciate the feedback because it helps me build a better app for you and your children. Thank you.
SpeakColorsHD was reviewed by iHeartThisApp. Here is a snippet of the review:
SpeakColors HD is an affordable, flexible, ready-to-use app for both speech therapists and parents that provides a practical way of helping the user practice the critical skill of speaking.
Read the whole review on iHeartThisApp.
Technology in Special Education is hosting an Appy Valentine’s Day party on their Facebook page. Check it out, Feb. 8 from 4pm-7pm PST for some great deals on apps. For this event, SpeakColorsHD is on sale for $0.99!
SpeakColorsHD was reviewed by The iPhone Mom. Read the review by clicking here.
For January 13, 2012, SpeakColorsHD is on sale for only $0.99! This version of SpeakColors includes 100 more photos, 100 more phrases, 200 simple sentences using “the” and “is” and a practice button. SpeakColorsHD is available for the iPad in the App Store:
SpeakColorsHD is in the JellyBean Tunes Report on Technology in (SPL) Education.