Release 1.0.3 out now with Larger Images and Words

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The latest release is now in the app store (1.0.3) This releases includes much larger images and words for new books created by the user. It also includes some minor bug fixes. Make sure you download the latest updates from the app store. Look for the App Store icon on your home screen with a number indicating that updates are available for your...

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Changes / Fixes coming soon.

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We have received some positive feedback, along with helpful constructive suggestions to help make the app great!. Here are some of the features that will be added very soon with updated versions of the app. 1. We will be doubling the size of the book words and images placed above them for new books. 2. On book pages that don’t have page artwork we will display the full narrative and images in the middle of the screen, rather than at the bottom. 3. Add the ability to record your own audio narrative per book page. 4. Add the ability to record your own voice for any word. Fixes being worked on to be released in an updated versions: 1. Issue with HD images taken using the camera crashing the application. (If this is happening now, please delete that image from the Image to Word library or the book if the issue persists) 2. Book scrolling page becoming sticky with lots of books. (At present some of these images are taken in high definition which adds to load times) We are evolving the app as we move along and listen to your feedback. Kind Regards Ian...

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Evening Echo – August 2013

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Evening Echo – August 2013

A CREATIVE dad has designed a new app to tackle autism after he was inspired by his nine-year-old daughter. Ian Jones started designing computer games with his brother for the Commodore 64 and Omega when he was just 15. Now he has launched a pioneering reading application for Apple’s popular iPad that aims to help parents and teachers of autistic or dyslexic children or those with learning difficulties. He was inspired to create it as his daughter Nieve has autism. Ian, of Western Road, Leigh, said: ”The idea came to me when I was trying to read to her at bedtime. “Nieve loves books, but struggles with words. Because she has autism she is very good with visual things and memories, but words are like Japanese to her. “I suddenly realised that Nieve was more able to follow the story when there was a concrete association between the words and a related image. “The app is about creating an association with things through pictures. “I had searched the app store for something like this, but it was all picture cards for communication. “I designed it on the principle that you can add images or videos to words, helping Nieve make the connection.” Parents can create a storyboard with familiar pictures or videos assigned to words. The child is then able to follow a story by either reading the words, or by seeing the image acting as a clue and then triggering the memory of the word. Ian, a website designer by profession, said: “The app uses advanced text to speech technology, which allows the book content to be read out loud when appropriate. “The user can also click the individual words to hear them spoken. This is done by Nieve’s friend Jena.” The Visual Reading app comes with seven built in stories. Price: £11.99 - $16.99 (PRO - All new/future books are unlocked) Price: £3.99 - $5.99 (LITE - Books unlocked via In-app-purchase) View as PDF View Article on Echo...

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