Product: A collection of interactive iPad applications used to promote language and cognitive development in children.
Requirements/Functionality: The app would be required to perform the following functions:
1) Multiple user logins which track performance of the child, and can generate a progress report / data sheet for each child according to each skill area (e.g. Goal A - averaged 80% accuracy over 6 sessions. Highest score Game X; lowest score Game Y. Average login: 4 times per week).
2) Basic "game" functions, such as colouration (e.g. as with a painting app), drag/snap back if the child responds incorrectly, cause and effect (e.g. if the child clicks on the appropriate items, the item/character will move, change colour, etc), the character in the game will perform a basic action, etc.
3) Voice output (not speech recognition). Certain sections of the app will require verbal output (e.g. to give a verbal direction which the child must follow) which will appear at the bottom of the screen as text. As key words in the instruction are spoken, the respective objects/characters will be highlighted on the screen. The voice recordings will be provided.
4) Placeholders can be used for now, until the artwork has been approved (this will most likely be done separately).
Future Projects: At present, the focus of this project is to break into the Mac Applications market, primarily iPad. However, in time we will be looking to make these games accessible through a (Microsoft) web browser.