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AutisMate for iPad aims to improve communication in kids with autism

0. phoneArena 16 Apr 2012, 13:36 posted on

When Jonathan Izak turned to the App Store to try and find a way to use the iPad to improve communication with his 10-year old autistic brother Oriel, he found that the apps available “required too much navigation for those with...

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posted on 16 Apr 2012, 13:38

1. good2great (Posts: 1035; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


very informative Charlene...

i wonder what negativity can be added to this in the comment section......???

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 14:30

2. fervid (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Being anti-Apple I haven't really looked at much pricing there, but It starts out saying one of the reasons for not liking other apps was that they are high priced. $50 to me still seems a little high for iPad/iPhone apps. It is good to make an app for this...especially being involved with it to know what is needed and make it work best. Being a developer myself though as well as working with special needs I'd make something like this under $5 or Free. Parents of a Special Needs child have enough to worry about and pay for. I'd most likely make it on Android too using rugged tablets and phones that will take a beating. iPads are not durable enough for applications like that.

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 14:33

3. networkdood (Posts: 5517; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I have a child who is autistic...maybe I can get him to alternate between HALO and this app...lol

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 15:06

4. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


I'm not sure what's involved financially in developing an app like this, would be better if it was cheaper but, hey, it's a fantastic app!

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 18:09

5. mercorp (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


wow.I want to hack it to work with siri.
and let her turn on the sink,open the fridge.

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