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An App to get kids to learn shapes in a fun interactive way

My latest app is one that touches a field I wanted to hop in for a long time. I've always been interested in helping kids learn in fun ways and now that I've done my first kids learning app I can tell you it won't be the last one that I'll do. I love it.

What's the app about?

Kids Draw and Learn Shapes will introduce over 20 shapes to kids. And really, can you name 20 shapes? I learned a few ones doing the app and I'm sure you may learn a few new ones too.

The app is all about learning in a non-obstrusive way. Kids are presented with nice animated dots which they connect to create shapes. The animation is vibrante and fun keeping kids interested in solving more shapes.

I encourage parents to play with the kids, helping them and asking them if they recognize the shapes they solve.

Multi-lingual and ajustable level

The app is in three languages, English, French and Spanish. The interface will be in the language of your choice and each time a shape is solved the shape name is shown in all three languages.

There are also many options to scale the level of interaction and learning of your kids.

Where to get it?

Kids Draw and Learn Shapes is available for both the iOS and Android plateform. Even if it's optimized for tablet and bigger screens it can still be very effective and fun on phones.

Get it for your device today!

Feb 28, 2014 | comment Comment

The Perfect Tool to Conquer Your New Year Resolutions

Like everybody else, you want to be better. Get rid of all those bad habits, you know which one they are but so hard to take away. What if there was a tool to help you defeat those bad habits.

It so happens that such a tool exists. I know about it because I built it with the help of my good friend hypnotist Cyrus. It by no mean is a magical tool. Like everything else in life, the first step is to want to change. If you don't want to take that first step, no tool, no professional, no technics will ever work.

So here's your first step. Say to yourself, out loud, I sincerely want to lose weight in the next year. (Replace lose weight by any affirmation of your choice)

With that in mind, our free hypnotherapy app is a sure way to help you achieve your goal (which you just said out loud... if you didn't what are you waiting for? Don't you really want to get rid of that bad habit?). It's designed to keep you focused on your goals and consistently move you toward success.

What's in the Hypnotherapy App?

It's the first of many apps to come but for now we've focused on the most common pitfalls of life. Those things people struggle to get a good grip on. Here are the sessions you can find in the app:

  • Improve your confidence and self-esteem
  • Lose weight permanently
  • Stop smoking forever
  • Overcome insomnia
  • Annihilate stress and anxiety
  • Fearless public speaking

If used the right way, hypnotherapy will get rid of any problems you may have. Remember the key...

The first step is to want to change

The second step is to download our Cyrus Hypnotherapy app!

If you need further motivation you can also download my other app BlissNotes which is filled with motivational quotes handpicked to motivate you to get better at life.

Jan 1, 2014 | comment Comment

Word Whuffle: Corona SDK Word Game in Progress

I've been working on this game for a while now. I've been through ups and downs. Through some unfortunate events. But in the end I'm still learning Corona SDK and Lua.

In early September I gave a big push on the development of this game, did a lot of data entry and user interface programming. In mid-September I lost all that work, in the middle of re-organizing the way I keep my files (because I often work on multiple computers) one of my USB got corrupted. I only able to recover about half my data and this game was on non-recoverable side. The backups I had dated weeks, so I lost all recent work.

Now I do backup every time I make a change to anything.

So now I'm proud to say I've come not only further in development than I was but better.

About the Game

What's this Word Whuffle game about?

It's simple, yet fun to play. Makes you think. The gameplay is simple, you have mixed letters and you must re-arrange them to make a word. The game is divided into various categories which in turn are divided in stages. Each stage contains arounds 15 words and you have to solve a set amount of words in a set amount of time to unlock the next stage.

Some categories are easy and some are very hard keeping your brain working.

I currently have 3 categories (Nature, History, Movies) and plan to launch the game with at least 5 of which 3 will be playable and 2 as in-app purchases.

Expected Release

I'd love to be able to get this out before January but there is still a lot of work to do. Graphics. User interface. Game Logic. App Logic. And much more. At least the main cogs are in place now it's about polishing and rounding corners. It's still a lengthy process. And with Christmas coming my time to develop will be limited.

I'll keep you updated with the progress of the game.

Nov 25, 2013 | comment Comment

BlissNotes: My First App Built with Corona SDK

It's been a very long time I haven't wrote on my blog. A lot of things have changed since my last post. I'm still doing all the same geeky things I used to... websites, graphics, programming etc. But I've learned new things and tricks.

Nov 12, 2013 | comment Comment

The Only Thing You'll Ever Need to Know About SEO

I recently read a great book on influencing people and the author insisted many time on one simple thing. He said, "If, as a result of reading this book, you get only one thing - an increase tendency to think always in terms of the other person's point of view, and see things from that person's angle as well as your own."

What does that has anything to do with SEO? You’re probably thinking, search engines are not humans or persons with feeling.

Oct 25, 2013 | comment Comment

CSS3 Tricks - How to Create Flashing Light Animated Menu

In today's CSS trick I'll show you how to create an animated side menu using only CSS. Tweek my example to fit your site.

Sep 26, 2012 | comment Comment

CSS3 Tricks - Creating Beautiful Animated Sceneries Using Only CSS

Today's little CSS3 trick is a very cool one. It's uses? Well you'll need a web site with a lot of personality to use this but if you do, your visitors are going to be in for a nice treat!

We'll create a fully animated sky with clouds soaring with the wind and a dancing sun. Excited? I bet you are!

Aug 31, 2012 | comment Comment

3 Life Changing Books Everyone Should Read

Here's a very very short list of books I think everyone should read. Of course, it is not the only books you have to read and this is my list of books to read now. Next year I'll have a new list, because life is evolving. I think the following three books have one thing in common, they'll all change the way you see life in there very unique way.

Aug 20, 2012 | comment Comment