The iOS app allows users of all ages to grow their vocabulary in new languages while playing with emojis.
VANCOUVER, July 13, 2017 /CNW/ - EmojiStone is a vocabulary game based on the world's fastest-growing language: emojis. The game explores intuitive new ways of learning languages through play and experimentation.
Thanks to EmojiStone, users can learn words in new languages and practice all the basic communication skills—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—while creating meaningful connections between these very familiar symbols and the language(s) they're learning.
EmojiStone joins the trend of gamified language learning, following the path of platforms like Duolingo and Tinycards, which tackle the challenge of making education more intuitive, fun, effective, and accessible.
The iOS app was created by two co-workers who were exploring new applications for this universal communication standard. Mack Flavelle, one of its creators, explains the potential behind the communication standard and the process of learning:
"People tend to say that learning languages is frustrating. We created EmojiStone as a visual, fun, alternative to traditional resources. It's meant to be a supporting tool that changes the perception of the learning experience for one more playful, intuitive, and universal."
Currently supporting 5 languages—German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and English—the name of the app is a pun that refers to the archaeological find that served as the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs: the Rosetta Stone. EmojiStone is also built on top of the very powerful Speech and AVFoundation frameworks that allow iOS developers to recognize and reproduce different forms of communication inputs.
The relevance of emojis is constantly increasing. The language is used by more than 92% of people online; lures thousands of enthusiasts to its own conference; and even political and cultural statements are made through these universal symbols.
EmojiStone is available for free download at the App Store for ages 4 and up.
Learn more at www.emojistone.co.
EmojiStone is the first Emoji-based mobile vocabulary game. It's a free iOS app that allows users ages 4 and up to learn words in new languages while playing with emojis. EmojiStone joins the trend of gamified language learning while exploring the possibilities of this ever-growing communication standard.
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/emojistone/id1244864116
Landing Page: https://www.emojistone.co
For further information: Daniela Díaz Reyna, [email protected]