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ArtikPix 2.5 Update

blogEntryThumbnailArtikPix and ArtikPix - Full version 2.5 were released today as free updates. Here's a list of the new features:
  • Deck sharing feature for users with all of the decks. If you have the full version or all of the decks in the free version of ArtikPix, you can now share custom decks via email attachment or iTunes File Sharing.
  • Bug fixes related to the Create module
  • If you like the new features, please leave a comment on the iOS App Store listing for ArtikPix. If you have feedback, please email support@expressive-solutions.com.
Below is a video tutorial showing how easy it is to share custom decks in ArtikPix. Note that when sharing a custom deck, the deck can be accessed on any iOS device (e.g., iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) that has ArtikPix with all of the decks. After a little bit of experience with the ArtikPix sharing feature, you will realize the possibilities of sharing a custom deck to colleagues, parents, and even among your own iOS devices.




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ArtikPix 2.4 Update

blogEntryThumbnailUpdate: ArtikPix 2.41 update is now available with fixes for crash bugs. If you own the app, please update via the App Store Updates tab.

ArtikPix and ArtikPix - Full version 2.4 were released today as free updates. Here's a list of the new features:
  • iPhone 5 support
  • Enhanced design for increased user friendliness
  • Configurable option for word and sentence level in flashcards
  • Target word is now underlined at the sentence level in flashcards
  • Video recording feature that allows you to save videos
  • If you have all of the decks, you can create your own decks and cards. Use a photo or one of the nearly 2,000 illustrations.
  • iOS 5.0+ support. Install this update only if you have iOS 5.0 or higher.
  • Bug fixes
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If you like the new features in
ArtikPix and ArtikPix - Full 2.4, please rate and review the apps on iTunes. If you have feedback, please email support@expressive-solutions.com.

If you want to learn more about ArtikPix, please check out the new Expressive Solutions website at
http://expressive-solutions.com/artikpix.html.

Note that Eric Sailers is a co-creator of ArtikPix, which was previously sold under RinnApps. In 2012, ArtikPix was migrated to a company called Expressive Solutions, which is now owned and operated by Eric Sailers.
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ArtikPix 2.4 video preview

A major update for ArtikPix version 2.4 is coming soon! Get a preview of the new features by viewing the video below. If desired, you can configure the video for HD and/or captions.


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Apple iOS 6 update - considerations and issues for apps

blogEntryThumbnailOn September 19, 2012, Apple will have their iOS 6 update available via the desktop iTunes app, or over-the-air on iOS devices. The update is compatible with the iPhone 3GS and newer, iPad 2, iPad 3, and the fourth generation iPod touch. If you plan to update to iOS 6, be cautious about doing it immediately because your 3rd party apps could have issues. In many cases, developers need to update their apps to be compatible with iOS 6. If their apps are not updated for iOS 6 support, bugs and crashes can occur. The problem for developers, including myself, is that the iOS 6 gold master (final beta for testing) was released one week ago. This means that developers only had a week with the gold master and their apps to test, fix, submit, and receive Apple approval. Well, that can be quite difficult when the average app review time is currently 9 days!

For users, choosing to update to iOS 6 is appealing, but it’s important to think carefully about when to update. Like other people, I’m eager to get the great new features from Apple including Maps, Passbook, Guided Access, and more. But, if I wasn’t a developer and I had to do a presentation in the next week or therapy that required extensive iOS device use, I likely would wait at least a couple weeks to update to iOS 6. That way developers have a sufficient amount of time for Apple to approve app updates supporting iOS 6.

As an app developer, I have four apps that needed to be updated for iOS 6 support. StoryPals, ArtikPix, and ArtikPix - Full updates have been submitted to Apple and are currently waiting for review. And an update for PhonoPix - Full will be submitted in the coming days. The updates will resolve the following known issues in the existing versions of my apps running iOS 6:

StoryPals (On 9/20/12, Apple approved the update for iOS 6 support)
- Text-to-Speech does not play continuously in stories
- Taking/using photos cause a crash

ArtikPix/ArtikPix - Full/PhonoPix - Full (On 9/22/12, Apple approved the ArtikPix and ArtikPix - Full updates for iOS 6 support. On 10/5/12, The PhonoPix - Full update for iOS 6 support was approved by Apple.)
- Voice recording causes the apps to freeze
- Unnecessary comma in timestamps for scores
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ArtikPix 2.3 updates include three new decks

blogEntryThumbnailArtikPix and ArtikPix - Full version 2.3 were released today as free updates. Here's a list of the new features:
  • Three new decks for w, y, and h sounds
  • Improved screen rotation
  • Bug fixes
If you like the new features in ArtikPix and ArtikPix - Full 2.3, please rate and review the apps on iTunes.
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ArtikPix 2.2 adds landscape mode

blogEntryThumbnailArtikPix and ArtikPix - Full version 2.2 were updated prior to the holidays. The major new feature is landscape mode for iPad, which was heavily requested by users. Version 2.2 also adds a feature to the matching activity that involves pressing the Done button after all matches have been made. Users had also requested this feature for enabling more practice at the end of matching, particularly when the configurable option of Hide Matched Cards is turned OFF. If you like these new features in ArtikPix and ArtikPix - Full 2.2, please rate and review the app on iTunes.

On behalf of Eric Sailers and RinnApps, thank you to all ArtikPix users. We appreciate receiving feedback to make ArtikPix a leading speech articulation app. We’re looking forward to working more with users in 2012. Happy Holidays!
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