Writes Conradh na Gaeilge:
The seven contributors who created and translated the popular Irish course on Duolingo were honoured by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, at a special reception to be held at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday November 25th. Since the Irish course was launched just over 2 years ago, over 2.3 million people have used Duolingo to learn Irish. This means that Irish is now amongst the 10 most popular languages offered by Duolingo, with the majority of new learners located in the United States.
They’ve done nothing wrong.
Apart from some innocent gumming.
Dan Bergin writes:
“SixMinute studios are a gang of Irish developers who have ‘risen from the ashes’ of PopCap’s Dublin studio after its closure a year ago. With experience working on games like Plants vs Zombies and Bejwelled, we’re really excited to be releasing our newest game under our own banner to the iOS and Google Play app stores.
Pick A pet is a simple and addictive match-3 game, where the goal is to match up gummies to solve puzzles. Along the way you unlock special pets which you can power up and evolve to help you solve the levels…”
Irish Made Stuff to firstname.lastname@example.org marked ‘Irish Made Stuff’. No fee.
Or any sporting event?
Brian Brady writes:
“I’ve been developing the app SportBox to a stage ready for testing and now I’m looking for test groups to put it through its paces and give me much needed feedback.
It’s basically designed to take the hassle out of organising sporting events, like 5 aside or tag rugby etc. Some of the features include recurring events, automatic invitations, group messaging and so on. If any Broadsheet readers users would like to be involved, you can download here: iPhone and Android
At this stage is purely for collecting feedback in relation to bugs and what features people would like to see developed, please use the Feedback button as much as possible. Thank you.”
A unique Fraction Calculator, invented by a 12-year-old Dublin girl and her dad, has been named as Amazon’s Free App of the Day in both Europe and the United States.
Isabel Hughes says she came up with the idea for while doing her mathematics homework after school with her father Aidan a former programmer with Microsoft whose company develops apps.
Calculator Plus is now the number-one rated app worldwide on Amazon’s Android App Store.
Or the beard.
Or the suit he borrowed from ‘Uncle’ Dave.
Or the thing he does with his hands.
It should be noted that this the presentation is aimed at a technical audience (but there’s plenty for the non-techies as well).
Kick off is at 6:15 with a presentation on app localisation by Alexey Rashevskiy.
Alternatively, Karl will politely address any of your app-ian issues below.
Siobhan Sacker writes:
I know you don’t normally do this but was wondering if you’d show these new interface designs for the Taxi Check-in app? We are all young Irish graphic designers working on this late into the night.
Taxi Check-in now has contracts with Xpert Taxis, Global Taxis, Reidy’s Cabs, and Exchequer Taxis. The app currently allows you to view the taxi details and send your location and the details to a friend. There’s big developements on the way this year which are really unique and will change what we expect when we hail a taxi off the street. Thanks from all of us.