Is there an app for this ?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by oililymad, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. oililymad macrumors 6502

    oililymad

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    Ok I need an app that can do the following. Anyone tell me if it's even possible. Out there already or likely to be developed for the ipad

    it's for my 6 year old son that can't write for long. It's to be used at school and home on his new ipad ( soon to be anyway )

    I would ideally like a app where a he could write with a finger ( or stylus??) on the touch screen and this be converted into text in a box on the screen somewhere. Preferably with the option to turn the spell check off.

    Then when he is tired for him to be able to hit a button and the keyboard to drop down in order for him to continue seamlessly with his work.

    I think that there is already software that let's you " write" Chinese japanese characters on the iPhone
    the difficulty I guess is the recognition of a 6 year old handwriting.

    This I would pay lots for as it's the main reason I am getting him
    the ipad.
    Actually I feel this device has a huge Market as an communication aid and as a learning tool for younger children.
    Anyone ???
     
  2. countrydweller macrumors 6502

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    Look at writepad, not sure how well it will do for a 6 year old, not even sure how well it works, just saw it in the app store.
     
  3. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

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    I use WritePad now and it works great even on the small screened iPhone - grab a Pogo Stylus and your good to go :)
     
  4. oililymad thread starter macrumors 6502

    oililymad

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    thanks you all for your help, i have downloaded this app and i works very well actually better for a 5 year olds basic print than my scribble even on the iphone i am looking forward to using this on the ipad. it should be even better.
     
  5. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for asking about this - i'm going to have mine try it.

    The funniest part? I went to just put it on my iTunes Wish List because i didn't want to spend the kids iTunes cash... and I couldn't add it.

    Apparently, I already own it! I had no clue, hmmm, and the purchase date says i paid for it - and didn't get it free. I'll have to go check that out. Now, where is my Pogo??
     
  6. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    OK, that is pretty cool. Still have no clue when or how i got it - had to have been before i got my Touch since it wasn't installed! LOL!!

    I had DD do her spelling words with it :cool:
     
  7. StruckANerve macrumors 6502

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    Holy smokes! You're giving a 6 year old an iPad? You are braver than I.
     
  8. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    It's been covered.

    We mom's of special needs/abilities kids can get pretty creative to help them. :cool: In fact, we ROCK. :cool:

    I imagine this is one of the most expensive pieces of software in the App Store:

    http://appshopper.com/education/proloquo2go

    I have a friend planning on buying an iPad for her 6yo son because the alternative device is about $8,000, with a year of testing thru the school before he qualifies to get it.

    Ya, i'd give the iPad to a kid instead too. Allowing these kids to have a chance at communicating on their own is huge. Anything to make it easier. In the OP's case, her son struggles with the motor skills to write for a long time (i have a 14yo with the same struggles), this way he can continue to write with something that actually takes a lighter touch than a pen on paper, and then switch to typing when he tires.

    May you be blessed to never have to fully understand why we would do it....
     
  9. countrydweller macrumors 6502

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    That's a great app, I know someone who could use that.
     

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