We are honored and proud that AR Flashcards has won the Edublog award for Best Mobile App in Education for 2013! This really means a lot to us and we sincerely thank everyone for voting! Make sure you visit the edublog award site to see all the other winners of the other categories plus check out all the other great mobile apps that were nominated alongside of AR Flashcards! 2014 is going to be a BIG year for AR Flashcards as we are working on 3 BIG subjects that we are going to add to the app as well as improvements to Alphabet and Dinosaurs!!
We are honored and excited to be nominated for an Edublog Award for best mobile app for 2013! We would love it if you go and vote for us and for the other great categories. You can vote by going here or we have embedded the list right here or on our site below! Click the up arrow to place your vote for AR Flashcards (You can vote for more than one person in each category). You will then have to log in to Twitter or Facebook. Once you are logged in you may need to click the up arrow once again to place the vote. Thank you for your vote! [listly id="Bos" layout="full"]
This past Tuesday night co-founder, Heath Mitchell, announced that our next content pack for AR Flashcards will be Colors and Shapes! He made the announcement on the awesome educational podcast the 2 Guys Show! He had a blast talking to the guys about augmented reality, Twitter and the fact that Heath doesn't have much time to listen to music anymore due to his three kids! We have been deep into the design of colors and shapes and we decided it would be fun to go with a circus theme. Each shape will have our mascot, Augmonkey or Auggie for short, doing a circus act with one of the shapes. On the top of the screen there will be buttons for six colors (blue, red, green, yellow, orange and violet). When you tap the color not only will you hear the name of the color but you will also see the shape change color before your very eyes!! We wanted to find an interesting and fun way to teach colors and shapes to young kids with the power of augmented reality and we think we have done it!! We will be adding colors and shapes to our original app AR Flashcards, but we haven't decided on how it will be delivered (in-app purchase, back to paid app, etc..). Once we decide we will definitely be letting you know here and on Twitter. If you want to help us test this and future AR Flashcards content then head over to our beta signup page here.
Co-founder Heath Mitchell had a blast talking AR Flashcards and all things augmented reality! If you haven't checked out Drew Minock and Brad Waid's fantastic podcast or their awesome site Two Guys and Some iPads then check them out here. There isn't anyone out there more enthusiastic about augmented reality and edtech in general. Their show is every Tuesday night and it can't be missed! Heath also announced our new content that we are working hard on, colors and shapes!!!
Last night, Co-Founder Heath Mitchell, appeared on Guys in Ties. Guys in Ties is an educational podcast from Kelly Rexine and Jeremy Holkup. Here is a review from Kelly on Edutech. Below is the podcast with Heath Mitchell discussing the inspiration and future of AR Flashcards!
AR Flashcards-Space is now here! Beautifully rendered 3D planets appear magically on wonderfully designed flash cards to help your young one learn the Solar System! AR Flashcards Space is a fun and engaging way to learn the planets and it's available on iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets for only $.99!! There are eleven fantastic flash cards that can be printed for free here. In this edition of AR Flashcards we have an info button that pops up on the bottom for each planet. Press the button to hear an interesting fact about each planet. Our favorite card is the Solar System card. With this you can view the entire solar system! You can move in close to each planet and tap each model to hear the planet name! We also have the screenshot button that users loved about the original AR Flashcards that will save photos right to the camera roll! Check out the app today! Here are some screenshots below!
Here at Mitchlehan Media we are trying out new ways to use Augmented Reality to help young kids stay engaged while learning. Our follow up app to Animal Alphabet is going to center around Space. We are starting with the Planets in this app but calling the app Space so that we can add future content down the road outside just our own Solar System. As kids we were amazed and enthralled with the possibilities of what lies in space. We think that having flash cards augmented with computer wizardry to help young children learn is exciting! We aren't stopping with Space. We have three apps with different topics currently in development and we are excited to get them out there! Here are a couple of pics from Space.
AR Flashcards 2.0 is now available for iPhone, iPad and Android Devices!! With this new version we are introducing 6 Animated Dinosaurs to the app. The new version also features our move to the Vuforia SDK for Augmented Reality by Qualcomm. This SDK features smarter recognition that allows for superior detection and tracking even when one of the cards are partially obscured. This means that you can move closer to an object without having to have the entire card in view. We've also completely redesigned the look of the app with all new graphics that support iPhone 5 and iPad Retina screens. We've moved the flash card galleries to the main screen so that it's easier to get to without having to load the AR Camera screen. We've also place a new Screenshot button on the AR Camera screen so that you can take photos of the animals with ease! The photos are saved to the camera roll on iOS and requires an SD card for Android. We already have new content in the work for future releases so stay tuned!
One of the many reasons that AR Flashcards V2 has taken us so long is not only have we rebuilt the app from the ground up but we are also making sure we can make it available for Android the same day that the iOS version is released. The Android version has introduced some different challenges but we are confident that we will be done within the next week or two. The Android version be compatible with over 1900 different Android devices and will be EXACTLY the same as its iOS counterpart. We are very excited to be branching out to Android and giving more people the opportunity to use Augmented Reality as a learning tool.