Stacks - deliciously simple flashcards

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by DustinKirk, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. DustinKirk macrumors newbie

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    Stacks are professionally created flashcards which cover an extensive range of topics including States and Capitals, Pirate Phrases, Duct Tape trivia, Morse Code, Movie Quotes, and much more. Perfect for expanding one's knowledge or simply refreshing your memory on things you learned back in High School, Stacks is also great for quizzing friends and family, or utilizing the time spent standing in lines or on a plane. Stacks is continuously updated with new content, some available for purchase, and others for free.

    Stacks is now available for $2.99 and includes over 70 stacks with the base application. Additional Stacks may be purchased for $.99 each. With 120 professionally created stacks available at launch and totaling over 12,000 flashcards, Stacks offers an incredible amount of information in the palm of your hand.

    Examples...
    Study Facts: French Verbs, Phobias, GRE Vocab, Novels and Authors
    General Trivia: Beer, Billionaires, Inventors, U.S. Constitution, Wine
    Geography: US States and Capitals, Capitals of Europe, U.S. State Nicknames
    Others: Comic book Identities, 1980s Music, Klingon Phrases
    View the full list here

    Links...
    Stacks on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1iC9f
    Stacks Website: http://www.dustinkirk.com/stacks

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  2. DustinKirk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Promo Codes now available

    Stacks has just launched and needs some reviews written... If you want to get your hands on Stacks and kick the tires, head on over to the codes thread.

    Thanks for the support!
    -d- Dustin Kirk
     
  3. mhuntoon macrumors member

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    Dustin - can we create our own stacks and load them into the app or are we only allowed to use the pre-created stacks? Very nice looking UI, btw.
     
  4. DustinKirk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not surprisingly, several people have asked me about creating their own Stacks. There are many apps that do this already, although they are pretty bad in my opinion. I really wanted to create an excellent user experience, and for that it meant keeping a laser-like focus on simplicity. As soon as you create your own, than the user experience becomes tedious when entering in data via the phone or complex in transferring the data to the phone. Also features like self-scoring come into play and add to the complexity.

    I have a couple ideas on where to take Stacks in the coming months, and creating your own is certainly one of them. Although I really see that as being a separate app as it would be a different business model and require a user experience focused on getting data into the phone first and foremost. For now, I'm totally open to stack suggestions and will add stacks that may be enjoyed by a fair number of people. Obviously Klingon phrases is fairly niche, so the future of content is very broad.

    Cheers,
    -d- Dustin Kirk
     
  5. mhuntoon macrumors member

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    IMHO, creating your own stacks would be a very nice addition to this app. One thing I have always been concerned about with apps that allow us to create our own cards, however, is that there is no way to police the cards to make sure the information is factual. I could, for example, create a very nice set of flashcards about Herbert Hoover, America's First President which detailed his skillful fighting in both the American Revolution and Korean War :) Most people, hopefully, would catch this and realize its absurdity, but some people rely on trust of publicly pre-built sets (as I would if I knew very little about the subject matter and needed a set for one of my kids to study).

    With anything, there's good and bad, I guess.
     
  6. DustinKirk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, that's a big one... Stacks are all professionally researched, and vetted for accuracy. There is less flexibility, but you can count on the quality as if you purchased them from a retail store.
     
  7. DustinKirk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    More Promo Codes are available

    The first 10 Promo Codes got snapped right up, so I'm offering more...
    Check the thread in the Codes section for details...

    *** update***
    Promo Codes are now gone. More will be posted later. Thanks!
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    Cheers!
    -d- Dustin Kirk
     
  8. DustinKirk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Announcing Stacks Online

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    Share the wealth they say... well, now ALL of the flash cards available on Stacks for the iPhone are now available for free with Stacks Online. Use them for free at the computer! Share them with friends, link to them, whatever.

    If you enjoy them and want to take them on the go? Please support Stacks and grab Stacks for the iPhone! :)

    Pick one to get started...


    Enjoy!
    -d- Dustin Kirk
     

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