We have a lot going on in the past couple weeks, besides me better learning how to market Spelling Monster. Hmm… Where to begin?
By teacher request we have been working on two new features. First adding a voice feature, and second adding a syncing feature. At first with the voice feature we were unsure how to incorporate it, for now what I believe we have decided is to add voice to the practice test I have spoke of in previous posts. When you add your words in the beginning you will add the sound using the microphone feature on the keyboard. The practice test will say the word to you, the text area above will be blank unlike in the games. When you type the word it will appear in the above text box. With this we are hoping to simulate when the teacher calls out your words during testing. For our syncing feature we have had a few teachers request being able to add the classroom spelling words to a master device and have their students be able to access the list in the classroom. Syncing was our solution. A teacher can share their lists on a secure server and their students can connect to that server and get their spelling lists.
In some other exciting news we have also partnered up with a designer. As a result we have been completely overhauling Spelling Monster graphically. I could not have imagined the impact a designer would have. It has been like Christmas. To see what he created off what we had is just amazing. It’s crazy really, we had worked hard with our limited experience with graphics and I think we did pretty good under the circumstance, but then a designer touches it with their blessed hands and this magic happens that turns to mediocre to awesome. In our next update we will have all new graphics and new user interface. We are so excited about these changes. Please keep checking back for updates.