Right before the ACT Fly-In, we were able to attend BlackBerry Live 2013 in Orlando. Each attendee received a BlackBerry Z10 as part of the registration, compliments of Brightstar. Everyone spent some time setting up their devices and downloading the conference app to manage their schedules. This was a lot of fun, and it encouraged those of us who were unfamiliar with BlackBerry to jump right in and use it. Visiting the exhibitors and the Jam Space (developer hangout) got us inspired to hurry up and get our apps on the BlackBerry 10.
We are very happy to present our most popular educational apps now available in BlackBerry World! Check them out: Lists for Writers, Story Dice, and Name Dice.
QI IQ – our app to learn two-letter words for word tile games like Scrabble, Words With Friends, and Bananagrams – has been updated. The Words With Friends dictionary has been updated to match the latest Words With Friends valid words. The app also takes up a bit less space on your device.
Today we launched our latest app: Sketch Spark. Sketch Spark is a collection of ideas to use to fill your sketchbook. Sketch Spark has over 150 drawing ideas and several additional idea templates that use random words to create nearly endless drawing prompts.
Available now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch in the App Store.
Our popular and free Name Dice app is now available for Android, both in the Google Play store and the Amazon Appstore for Android. It is a great tool for writers struggling to come up with name ideas for characters.
Our Sports Card Pro series of apps have been updated.
We’ve added some additional color variations of the current card template design. We’re looking forward to releasing additional template designs in the near future.
The app now fully supports retina 4″ devices (iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5th generation).
There have been a number of bug fixes and performance improvements.
Happy National Dice Day!
To celebrate, use our Story Dice, Spooky Story Dice, or Name Dice to have some storytelling fun!
Story Dice has been updated to better support Apple VoiceOver for the vision-impaired. Check out reviews of Story Dice and Lists for Writers on AppleVis – an app review site for blind and low-vision users.
Just in time for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), Story Dice has been updated with 40 additional die faces, for a total of 140. The update is available now for iPhone / iPad and Android on Google Play. The NOOK and Kindle Fire / Amazon versions are pending publication and should be available soon.
What the heck is NaNoWriMo? Well, it’s a crazy good time! National Novel Writing Month is an event held during the 30 days of November where the goal is to write 50,000 words. Yep. That’s a lot of words. All in November.
The Young Writers Program is an educational extension of NaNoWriMo to encourage writers of all ages to write for fun! The goal for students is 1,000-10,000 words. Students of all ages can accomplish 1,000 words in a month. That’s a mere 34 words each day. One bonus of the YWP is that each student that successfully reaches his/her goal receives five (5) free paperback copies of their book! Totally awesome!
Thinkamingo’s first and most popular app, Lists for Writers, was born out of our own personal list of lists that we’d each been keeping for writing projects. This week, it is the first app listed in Cult of Mac’s National Novel Writing Month App Superguide!
It’s safe to say that Lists for Writers is a “must have” app. With over 10,000 users, and more downloads every day, we know that people love it!
Some of our reviews from the App Store:
- “Five stars isn’t enough! A fantastic app for writers. Whether it be writer’s block or character development, this app will help you with all your writing needs. The rhyming dictionary and plot guides are particularly helpful. One of my favorite apps.” from Appvocado
- “I am totally in-love with this app.” from Dayana32738
- “I work off lists, so this is a godsend for me.” from Lulunw
With 69 ratings and 39 reviews in the App Store, Lists for Writers is a solid 4.5 star app with many more reviews like the ones quoted here.