A Free ColorGenius

Hello friends!

I am here again to tell you we have a new, free for all version of ColorGenius!

It’s called Color Genius Lite (Duh), and provides as much fun as the paid version, with the  addition of a few ads (none during gameplay!) and less languages…

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As fun as the original, 99% less calories! 🙂

 

 

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Color Genius, Learn Colors the Genius Way!

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★★★★★ – Smarten up with a 5-star app!

The perfect game:

Entertains – Looking for colors is fun with cool animations, sound effects and music!

Exercises – Kids interact with the world, finding colors all over the place!

Educates – Learn color names in many languages!

Amazes – Your kids learn colors faster with the app!

Color Genius

Color Genius

Drop us a line anytime @ colorappmail@gmail.com

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Creating ColorGenius

Hei,

Creating an iPhone/iPad app is a long process. Even longer when your a garage/indie/hobbyist or whatever it is called nowadays. For me, developing ColorGenius started with an idea of trying to use the iPhones camera to a cool new use. I thought of using the iPhones camera to announce colors the users sees thru the iPhone. It sounded simple, interesting and more importantly, cool.

For those who are not familiar with programming, or more specifically here – programming for iPhones and iPads (programming for iOS devices) – you do all the design, programming and testing use an environment called Xcode. You can picture it as a powerpoint for apps. You design what your audience sees, the transition from slide to slide (it’s called views in Xcode) and what each ‘slide’ does. The thing is – you get to say a whole lot more about what each ‘slide’ does than in powerpoint it requires hard core computer programming.

Programming the ColorGenius App

Programming the ColorGenius App

Usually, people perceive programming as overly, technical, boring, dull, often exercised in small dark rooms. For me – it is one of the more imaginative processes ever. You basically start by creating a whole new world in your mind. You create entities and then start imagining what they do. The programming actually boils down to making these entities talk to each other constructively – for example – in the ColorGenius app I create a ‘camera’ entity and make it speak with another entity – ‘ColorCollection’ to ask it what is the name of the color that appears in the center of the screen. The ColorCollection entity responds  with an entity of its own – ‘Color’. This Color entity is smart – it can not only write its name in many languages, but also speak it and create a balloon with a similar color!

Then come long iterations of producing a prototype, testing it on the simulator, trying it on actual iPhones and iPads and then sending it to friends (using the wonderful TestFlight service). It was during this phase that I recorded many good friends’ voices, it amazed me how many languages our friends and family here speak – I managed to record English, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic and Hungarian quite easily. The Mandarin proved tougher so I had to pay a little (a Fiverr) to get it.

An iPhone simulator running ColorGenius

An iPhone simulator running ColorGenius

At the end of this process I was left with a working app for me and my friends to play with which was cool, but not the reason for doing all this. I needed to get the app to the appstore and start selling!

In Part II I’ll tell you all about the appstore (at least the parts that Apple allows me to tell you), about the interesting(!?) emails you get once you have an app on the appstore and more.

Got any questions about creating apps? drop me a line!

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We are Safe for Kids!

Hi again,

This is the Color Genius development team.

Many are (for a good reason) questioning the safety of apps for kids use. concerns being raised are child privacy, wallet protection and issues of good learning habits.

Answering these questions, we are proud to say ‘Color Genius!’ is super-safe:

1. NO APP TRACKING – most developers use services that track the use of their app, while most do it for learning purposes (e.g., to see just functions are most used), they may use third-party services which may use the information for dubios purposes which we don’t like. We use nothing. Once you’ve bought the app – we do not monitor its uses.

2. NO IN APP PURCHASES – our app is sold as is, no less and no more. Your kids will not be able to spend a month’s salary buying virtual zoo animals. No further purchase necessary means you know how much you’ve spent.

3. DEVELOPED UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION – our app was built with your little ones in mind. It was developed by a physician with the help of pediatricians and neuroscientists and education experts. Every detail of ‘Color Genius!’ human interface was kid oriented – from the balloon theme to the special ‘Back’ button which evades the little ones and requires to touches to work so they won’t accidentally press it.

Feel free to comment here with suggestions, ideas and what not or drop us a line at: colorappmail@gmail.com.

Happy color learning!

The Color Genius team.

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Color Genius

Color Genius

 

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Color Genius!

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for the iPhone/iPad/iPod.

In this one-of-a-kind, kid-friendly app, your aim is to find colors in the world and learn their names in many languages. It turns your iPhone/iPad into a miraculous color sensing device and a friendly tutor. Choose a color, then go look for that color using the iPhones (or iPads) camera! once that color is found the app will automatically announce it in many languages! Your multilingual kid will amaze everyone!

Developed by a certified physician approved by pediatricians for toddlers aged 2 yrs old and above.

The perfect game:

Entertains – Looking for colors is fun with cool animations, sound effects and music!

Exercises – Kids interact with the world, finding colors all over the place!

Teaches – Learn color names in many languages!

Amazes – Your kids learn colors faster with the app!

But why is it so hard to learn color naming?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-johnny-name-colors

And some more mind-expanding reading:

http://www.empiricalzeal.com/2012/06/11/the-crayola-fication-of-the-world-how-we-gave-colors-names-and-it-messed-with-our-brains-part-ii/

Feel free to contact us: colorappmail@gmail.com

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