Gone are the days when ammas used to show the moon and tell some stories to feed their kids.. I’ve had Nila soru – (dinner in the terrace on a full moon day) many times and it was always great fun.. We would get rice-balls in our outstretched palms, while listening to some interesting stories..
In this post, I’m going to refer to kids born after 2010 as this generation kids.. kids born before 2010 as previous generation kids..
Shockingly, the kids of this generation neither like Nila soru concept nor they do listen to Paatti-Vada suttah stories 😉 They’re mostly attracted towards new electronic gadgets like mobile phones, tablets, laptop etc., They are also really smart for their age. My one yr old daughter +Anjana will open her mouth to eat, only when we show some flashcard apps in our iPad or Nexus phone. Anjana can even swipe left or right and knows how to quit the app by hitting on the home button 🙂 I wonder if I was this smart when I was her age? but yeeah thank God we didn’t have iPad’s 20 yrs back (no I’m not 21 now 😉 )
I’ve been installing and trying out a few flash card apps. Each app comes with one limitation or the other.. If we see what we like, we are immediately asked to upgrade to “unlock” more than one category. That is when I decided to write an app on my own.. My knowledge of Objective C is very limited. I didn’t want to take the risk of getting into something which I am not comfortable 🙂 so worked on an Android flashcard app for kids..
In this app, the kids can learn Alphabets, Numbers, Fruits, Vegetables, Colors and Shapes with high quality images and professional voice-overs.
Here are the screenshots of the app,
My daughter is the beta tester of the app.. She started loving it, and that gave me the courage to post it @ Google Play Store so that other parents can also have happier meal times 🙂
Go ahead and install the app..
P.S: If you’re interested in the technology that I used and the challenges that I faced during app development, wait for the next post 🙂