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How’s your Yoruba and Igbo language-learning experience been lately? Hope great! We hope our Yoruba101 and Igbo101 apps continue to play important roles in your learning experience. Many thanks to those who have continuously reached out to us with various feedback regarding our apps. As we type this, work is ongoing on yet another iteration to the apps. We’ve been working (and still working) to make the new versions of the apps a lot more friendlier given your feedback. Here’s a few of what we’re currently working on.
You’ll agree with us that both Yoruba101 and Igbo101 apps are due for updated topics. This time, we’re working to update some of the existing topics. Another addition includes context-based conversational lessons and games. We’ll also be improving upon the non-language aspects of the Igbo and Yoruba cultures to include more colorful cultural knowledge. This is where our Igbo101 diary comes in as the insights gained through this experience are being integrated.
If you have any topics you’d love us to include, please share via the comment section.
Universal iOS App
What this means is, you will have the same Yoruba101 or Igbo101 app for the iPad and iPhone. Thus, any unlocked or purchased level on one device (for example iPad) serves other devices (for example iPhone) as long as you have the same Apple ID. This will make the Yoruba101 and Igbo101 iOS apps similar to our Yoruba101 Ikini app which works on both iPhone and iPad.
There’s a lot more that we’re working on including making our apps available on Desktop computers for Windows and Mac. To this end, we are using a new software to redevelop our apps to make them easy to update and manage content across mobile and desktop platforms. We’ll be sharing more of these updates as we make good progress on them.
So, question some may already be asking is, “when will we see the updated versions of Yoruba101 and Igbo101?”
Right now, we’re working with a December 2018 release timeline given the work involved in gathering and vetting content, illustrating, animating, voice recording, programming and testing. Yes! That’s what it takes to make our apps beautiful and fun Rest assured, we love doing this and we’ll keep working to make our native cultures fun for you too.
Below are two photos we shared in June and July to show the progress we’ve made. Don’t worry if they appear unattractive. Things will be very clear soon ;-). You can click to view them on our Instagram page (don’t forget to like our page too)
Until we come your way again, keep using our apps and sharing your feedback with us. Remember to add any topics you’d love to see in the comment section.