Tags archives: iOS

  • Our giveaway app, Raffleway, is now available for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. We are very excited for users to have the opportunity to run in-person giveaways with Raffleway. Raffleway requires iOS 8.2 and is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. In order to use the Apple Watch app for Raffleway, you will need an iPhone 5 or later in close proximity. Raffleway allows anyone to easily run in-person giveaways at conventions, schools, presentations, and other events. Simply collect names and email addresses of participants, then pick the winners. Participant information can be exported for email marketing, and winners can be shared via social media. With Raffleway, there’s no need for Internet connectivity, tickets, or paper slips; just run your giveaway simply in Rafflew[...]

  • At Expressive Solutions, we create apps for children with speech-language and special needs. We also attend conventions and do presentations on our apps as well as others. At these events, we enjoy doing giveaways for promotion and to increase participation. After hosting several giveaways with raffle tickets and paper slips, we realized we needed to develop our own iOS app. So, we created Raffleway, an iPhone and iPad app with Apple Watch support for raffles and giveaways. Since we think businesses, presenters, and consumers will also appreciate using the app, Raffleway will be coming soon to the App Store. To promote Raffleway in conjunction with Better Hearing and Speech Month (#BHSM), we are pleased to announce a giveaway for (1) Apple Watch* with Raffleway app. You heard it right -[...]

  • I pre-ordered an Apple Watch - the 38mm aluminum case in silver with a white band - at the first possible time, which was on April 10 at midnight. Since I preordered it immediately, I was hoping I would receive it on April 24, the first day for Apple Watch deliveries. Unfortunately, until yesterday, the shipment information stated that my watch would be delivered between April 24 and May 8. Then, I was notified yesterday that my watch would arrive today. I was ecstatic to say the least, but I was worried about receiving it. Apple won’t deliver a device without being present or without pre-signing. Since today was a work day for me at my school, I pre-signed for it. I also asked my mom to stay at my house to ensure the watch was delivered. Thanks mom. The watch was delivered to my mom[...]

  • Apple has said that Apple Watch would be coming in early 2015. And lately there have been rumors about the device shipping in March. As a developer, speech-language pathologist (SLP), and a presenter of iOS apps for special needs, I need to anticipate the device’s impact on our profession. Recently, I have been researching the platform more, so I’d like to share what I know and how an SLP may use Apple Watch. For the initial rollout of Apple Watch, 3rd party apps will be extensions of iOS apps; that is, the apps will be part of existing apps for iPhone/iPad, as opposed to standalone apps that function without an iOS app counterpart. In fact, developers create a Watch app as a target of an existing Xcode project, similarly to how an app may have free and paid versions as targets in the s[...]

  • For the 2014 ASHA Convention, we have a sale (for a limited time) on the ES Articulation Bundle and select Expressive Solutions apps. Please see the details for more information.  

  • For the upcoming 2014 ASHA Convention, we created promotional flyers for our apps. If you are or aren't attending the convention, feel free to check them out. You are also welcome to share the flyers in electronic or print forms at anytime. ArtikPix Levels and Percentally Pro Flyer by Eric Sailers ES Apps Flyer by Eric Sailers

  • Here it is: summertime. A time when many adults are wondering how they’re going to keep children engaged and entertained during all of those free hours. Whether you are a speech-language pathologist (SLP) providing services as part of Extended School Year (ESY), or a parent with your own child to amuse, a new trend could be just what you need: coding for kids. Many schools are jumping on the computer programming bandwagon and offering children the chance to learn basic coding skills. But, with schools still reeling from the Great Recession, many kids might not have access to such classes yet. No worries. You can easily include coding in speech therapy to target expressive language or introduce it to your own child with some great mobile and web apps. No need to worry if you don’t know a[...]

  • Today marked the first day of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, CA. As always, there was great speculation about what major announcements Apple would make today. While some of the long desired items, such as the iWatch or iTV, were not announced, some exciting updates to Apple’s OS X and iOS software were revealed. Here is a look at our favorite highlights, as well as a more comprehensive list of the changes coming soon. For Mac users, there are some really exciting new features coming to our computers in the fall with OS X Yosemite. Our favorite is the capability to answer and make phone calls on your Mac computer. Apple demonstrated this ability at the WWDC Keynote by calling their new business partner Dr. Dre from a Mac computer. You can call a p[...]