Thursday, November 6, 2014

CARD launched Camp Discovery app for Children with Autism

Autism is a neural development disorder that restricts the level of social interaction and communication of the autistic person. In the case of children suffering from autism, learning also becomes a lot difficult than it is for the others, as the disorder affects the way information is being processed by the brain. For this reason, developers from all over the words came with a variety of applications specially designed to help autistic kids in their learning process.

The Camp Discovery application has been developed by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, also known as CARD, which aims to help children and their parents with information, resources, programs and events. The association founded in 1990 by Doreen Granpeeshes is recognized as an active helper when it comes to autistic children.

Camp Discovery basically teaches kids many new skills by focusing its method on learning through games. Although the application available on iTunes was initially developed to help children with autism, it is also suitable for any other children who can benefit from it. The app is free and comes in English, being rated as a very useful application. Although fairly large, as the file has 57.5 MB, it is worth taking the time to download and install Camp Discovery.

The Camp Discovery app comes with some of the most amazing features, as it follows:

1. Coming with a very user-friendly interface, the app is voice narrated which means there is very little supervision required from an adult.
2. Each trial starts with an assessment that is called a preference assessment; this one assures that every player is part of the adequate team and is a unique one.
3. Both visual and auditory motivation is included every time a player chooses the correct answer which determines to children to continue the learning process.
4. It enables parents, as well as caretakers to actually track the progress of their children through a variety of graphics.
5. The experience of each player can be easily personalized, as parents can customize it using the many settings to choose from.
6. Children’s responses only require dragging and dropping or touching flashcards, which makes it easy for the players to adapt.

We highly recommend the Camp Discovery application for both kids with autism, as well as all other children. Given the positive reviews noticed on the iTunes website and several other websites around the world, it becomes a fact that this app is a must-have when it comes to teaching children basic skills necessary in their early learning process.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Change Default strings

MyStrings is a new Cydia tweak  aimed to change system default strings on your iPhone and iPod Touch. It can change various lines of text through the GUI and iOS.This requires that the user jailbreak their iDevice to acces it.
MyStrings adds a new section into the settings.app, where you’re able to customize a variety of strings. For instance: Side To Unlock. After you download the application you will be amazed by the many possibilities of the text that can be tweaked. It has also the capability to customize application text, such as Facebook or Twitter, warnings, pop ups, lock screen text and many more. The user has a great control over the lines and text in the GUI of iOS . He or she can specify a fake time stamp on the phone or customize carrier label.
Beside all these features the user also has the opportunity to customize the iPhone, iPad or iPad Touch by using all types of goodies from a category called “Extras”. From this area the user can change  the color of the icons, the wifi, time or change to numerical the battery signal.

A main issue is with iOS 5. Some of the features won’t work due to compatibility. For example, you can not change the status bar time color. Another issue, if can be called an issue, is that it may appear annoying the require to respring after each edit in the settings of MyStrings. But this should not be a problem if you make all the changes in one go rather changing one of a time.
Regarded as a whole, MyStrings is a very solid tweak that allows you to customize the interface of the iPhone. It has many options, very easy to use, and the amount of strings that you’re able to customize is huge. Any serious jailbreaker will want to add this awesome tool to their arsenal of great jailbroken apps.
MyStrings is far more customize then MIM (MakeItMine), easy to use and allows changing on the go. Chenges don’t appear until you respring your iPhone or iPod Touch

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Change icons shape with Icon Masks

Ok ok, there are lots of icon patches out there that try to capture the same characteristics as the original but some of them are quite dull or irrelevant. Ideaprison came with an interesting tweak. Why not changing the shape or in this case apply a shape mask. The name of this tweak is Icon Masks and it’s free in Cydia.
For this to work, you will need Winterboard. After applying this tweak you will find what you need in Winterboard. But what shapes these masks have? Well there are a lot of shapes like circle, square, triangle, star, oval and many more. But sadly these masks do not apply to folders. For some it’s a huge downside. This tweak has also some settings from where you can configure this tweak.

If you want to make your device look interesting I suggest you should try this tweak in combination with some known themes like Solstice, Zanilla 2 and many more.