Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ABCOrder Review From The iApp Reviewers

I wanted to give a special thanks to the iApp Reviewers for putting together this review of ABCOrder.

The review is done from the perspective of a teacher and how an abc order application can be usedful in the classroom on iPads, iPods, etc.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sight n Sound Version 1.0.1 Released

Sight n Sound Version 1.0.1 is now available on the Apple AppStore. This version fixes crash issues that were happening on iOS 5.

ABCOrder 1.0.4 Released!

ABCOrder 1.0.4 is now available on the Apple AppStore at:


With this version, the application is once again available on iOS platforms prior to iOS 5.

Friday, October 28, 2011

ABCOrder 1.0.3 Released

ABCOrder 1.0.3 is now available on the Apple AppStore.

This version support iOS 5 (previous versions had some crash issues when running on iOS 5).

Thank you to the users that reported these issues - you did a great job helping locate the source of the problems!

ABCOrder Crash Issues on iOS 5

Version 1.0.3 of ABCOrder was submitted to the Apple AppStore today. It fixes crash issues reported when running on iOS 5.

It typically takes Apple about 1 week to approve updates, but once they do, the new version will be available in your Updates.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ABCOrder 1.0.2 Released on AppStore

A new version of ABCOrder has been released on the Apple AppStore.

The new version gives you an option in Settings to turn on the alphabet during a quiz. When this new setting is on, during a quiz, you will see the alphabet in both upper and lower case at the bottom of the screen.

This feature is designed for younger users who are still learning the alphabet, and provides a visual guide to help them alphabetize words.

Thank you to the user who suggested this in a review! Your input is greatly appreciated!

The new setting is OFF by default, so you will need to enable it in Settings if you want to use it.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sight n Sound Released!

Our 2nd application, Sight n Sound is now available for the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad on the Apple AppStore.


Sight n Sound is designed for a younger audience. The application is built around a set of flashcards and various activities involving those flashcards. The idea is that you will start with the more basic options such as matching pictures and getting familiar with the words and starting letters associated with each flashcard. Then you can move into more advanced options such as figuring out what letters are missing, working with upper and lower case letters, etc.

Here's a description of the various modes:

Flashcard Mode
Allows you to pick a category and scroll through the flashcards. Each flashcard shows a picture, the first letter of the word, and the word itself. Some flashcards have sound attached to them as well.

Association Mode
Contains levels for many different ages. Each association mode is broken up by category - so you can run through Animals, Nature, Vehicles, Sports, etc.

Each mode is described below:

"Word to Picture" mode shows you a picture and gives you 4 words to choose from. You have to pick the correct word.

"Picture to Picture" is for the younger crowd - it shows a picture, then gives you 4 possible choices (other pictures). You pick the picture that matches the big one.

"Picture to Word" mode shows you a word and gives you 4 pictures to choose from. You have to pick the correct picture.

"Missing First Letter" mode shows you a picture and a word that is missing the first letter. You have 4 letters to choose from, and must pick the correct missing letter.

"Random Missing Letter" is similar to "Missing First Letter", however a randomly selected letter will be missing.

In Flashcard and Association modes, you can use settings on the main menu to decide whether to work with upper or lower case letters.

The final two modes are fun and games that allow you to work with the same set of flashcards.

Matching is a concentration game. You can select from a few different skill levels that controls how many cards are in the deck.

Soundboard presents 8 randomly selected flashcards and you can click on them to play the sounds associated with them.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

ABCOrder 1.0.1 Update Released

The new update includes the following:

1. New icon/logo.
2. Ability to control the case (upper, lower, default) of the words.
3. An optional timer that will report how long it took to complete a quiz.

Friday, February 4, 2011

ABCOrder App Released!

The ABCOrder app has been released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch!

View the Listing in iTunes for this app


ABCOrder is an application designed to help kids practice putting words into alphabetical order.

I found my 2nd grade son was having trouble each week putting his spelling words into alphabetical order. It was pointless to sit down and work with him on paper - he'd just get frustrated having to write words, erase words, write more words, etc., only to find he was almost done, but forgot one in the middle of the list.

He's a big computer/video game fan, so I put together this application to allow him to sort words with a simple drag and drop interface. It gives immediate feedback as to which words are in the correct order, and highlights the first word that is out of order. You can try as many times as necessary to get the words in the correct order.

The application features the following:

1. Over 2,000 built in words.
2. Ability to maintain up to 10 custom lists - you can input your child's spelling list for the week and let them practice with their own words.
3. Categories such as 1st through 4th grade, focus on given letters, and themes (holidays, vehicles, sports, etc.)
4. Randomly generated lists - the ability to have the system randomly generate a list from all of the built-in words. This keeps the application fresh, as you can have different words every time you try it. You can control the number of words to display in the random list.

The application has a simple interface and gets right to the point. As I always tell my friends, it doesn't fart, and you can't use it as a flashlight, but with any luck it will help your child do better with their ABC order!