Category Carousel: This app was developed by speech pathologist Lois Kam Heymann. The app offers nine general categories: transportation, animals, clothing, food, occupations, household, summer, winter and instruments. There are subcategories within animals (birds, bugs, farm, water, jungle, forest), transportation (land, water, sky), clothing (body, head, feet), food (breakfast, desserts, [...]
When the iPad first came out, I thought that this device was a godsend for people whose communication skills were so impaired that without assistance they were locked into silence or were wholly reliant on someone else to communicate for them. For those in that situation, the iPad has the potential to offer them a [...]
I, too, agree with above comment. It seems somewhat unprofessional for an app development company like Smarty Ears to also run and moderate a LinkedIn or Facebook group dedicated to unbiased app reviews. Also, it's very troubling when app developers review their own apps to inflate the ratings with hopes that others may purchase the [...]
Conversation Coach: A few weeks ago I was getting ready to review this app. Here’s what I had written at the time: “It took me a fairly long time to learn to all the options available. But, that may be electronically challenged me. Even though the app’s Help section does a good job explaining how [...]
Auditory Workout: This app, developed by Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP, is one of the best I have seen for receptive language. She has clearly given a lot of thought to all aspects of app usage for professional use.The app strategically works on prepositions, colors, size, quantity, spatial, and temporal concepts in a following directions format [...]
This is exactly the reason that I wrote my post about applications being researched based vs. actually researched themselves. Also, that the apps do what they state that they do. This also reminds me of when I was researching different assessments in college.I know that this comment is a few weeks after you posted this, [...]
Sometimes I feel like the Simon Cowell of app reviewers. When some rave about an app, I am left feeling disappointed. Then I feel like I need to apologize for not liking an app that others love. I do like to give good reviews because I know that developers have the best of intentions when [...]
Thank you for having the courage to do this. I hope more people will question what the app developers are doing. It is becoming an ocean of apps with many sharks.
I would prefer for this comment to be posted anonymous by you. I wrote more than I planned so if you want to crop out a lot of it, that would make sense. I am also an app developer and absolutely DO NOT want to get caught in the storm. However, as you'll read below, [...]
That would be why I couldn't find any. Well, that is good news but I think it also supports your previous statements, and maybe she realized it is kind of fishy for a company to review their own product.