Smarty Ears is very honored to announce that two of our applications have earned the highest rating and earned EAS recommendations. Both Language Empires and Sentence Ninja apps have scored an EAS Certification of 5 stars. EAS reviewers had only positive things to say about both applications. Here is what they had to say about Language Empires:
“This is a highly engaging app that will use children’s imaginations and take them back in history as they practice their language skills. It is an app that serves its purpose as a language and literacy app whilst also broadening the educational spectrum with history. We give this app an EAS Certification of 5 Stars and EAS Recommended Status.”
EAS comments also were high with regard to Sentence Ninja:”A particular strong aspect to this app is the number of settings that can be changed to meet the individual needs of the user. Key settings include turning the audio on or off, requiring sentences to be recorded by the player once completed and modifying the exercises by selecting which sentences are used within each level. This final option is particularly useful for British users who wish to avoid Americanisms such as ‘pajamas’ and ‘popsicles’. Personally the only missing option is a prompt to check if players wish to quit when pressing ‘Done’ as often my children pressed this by mistake once completing a sentence and then had to restart the exercises. It may also be useful if a password was required before modifying the level so that children would only able to use the exercises selected by an adult.
Overall ‘Sentence Ninja’ is an engaging, detailed and progressive app which can be used by children with a range of ages and abilities either independently or, as a multiplayer. The reward system and progress charts provide positive reinforcement for the child and useful monitoring for any adults. The range of settings means that the app can be used independently and is a great method for developing children’s grammar through engaging and meaningful activities. “
Smarty Ears is pleased to announce that it has earned the “Teachers with Apps certified developer” certification. Smarty Ears is part of the original 15 developers to receive this honor. “This Certification was designed to recognize and applaud App Developers who have consistently brought education apps to the mobile platform that are exemplary in content, presentation, and execution, as well as overall user experience. These distinguished developers have created four or more apps that meet our high standards and criteria.” This is a great honor to be bestowed upon Smarty Ears as it an award than not only recognizes our dedication to producing quality educational apps, but it also recognizes the unique consistent quality in our apps that our customers have grown to expect from the Smarty Ears’ brand.
We are pleased to announce that Smarty Ears’ apps, Articulate It! and Custom Boards have been selected as two of five finalists in the 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards for “Favorite Special-Needs App,” presented by About.com. The popular annual reader-driven awards program highlights the best products, services, and features in hundreds of categories that span across a majority of About.com’s channels from technology to hobbies.