x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Options

AutisMate for iPad aims to improve communication in kids with autism

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

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...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 13:38

1. good2great (Posts: 1042; 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: 183; 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: 6330; 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: 1043; 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.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories