The Creation of a language learning app: Word Carrot concept to app store Online Educa 2011

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LearnAhead aims to create innovative solutions for language learning. …

LearnAhead aims to create innovative solutions for language learning.

Word Carrot is a fun arcade game app to help beginners learn the essential 500 words required to communicate. It is available on the app store from mid December 2011.

This presentation describes the processes and lessons learned while developing the app.

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  • 1. The creation of a language learning app: Word Carrot - concept to app store Graham Bradford LearnAhead Ltd. 2.12.11 © Copyright 2011, LearnAhead
  • 2. Overview o why now? o principles o design o usability o programming02/12/2011 2 © Copyright 2011, LearnAhead
  • 3. Why now? o technology o the team o cost o aim02/12/2011 3 © Copyright 2011, LearnAhead
  • 4. Principles o interactive experience o appeal o game aspect o scope02/12/2011 4 © Copyright 2011, LearnAhead
  • 5. Design / Functionality o simplicity – complexity – simplicity o pedagogical aims o game features02/12/2011 5 © Copyright 2011, LearnAhead
  • 6. Usability o app intuitive design o global multilingual market o present in international app store02/12/2011 6 © Copyright 2011, LearnAhead
  • 7. Usability02/12/2011 7 © Copyright 2011, LearnAhead
  • 8. Usability02/12/2011 8 © Copyright 2011, LearnAhead
  • 9. Programming o fast development: October 5 – November 30 o detailed graphic specification o in-house designer o iterations: alpha / beta testing02/12/2011 9 © Copyright 2011, LearnAhead
  • 10. Programming: the brief Flowchart02/12/2011 10 © Copyright 2011, LearnAhead
  • 11. Programming: the brief Web based interactive02/12/2011 11 © Copyright 2011, LearnAhead
  • 12. Lessons learned o different resolutions o UDIDs o communications o download times o Friday afternoons02/12/2011 12 © Copyright 2011, LearnAhead
  • 13. Contact Info Graham Bradford Director & Co-Founder +39 339 622 9302 gbmil1 graham.bradford@learnahead.co.uk @learnahead www.learnahead.co.uk www.wordcarrot.com02/12/2011 13 © Copyright 2011, LearnAhead