ArtikPix 2.2 adds landscape mode

ArtikPix 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!


Homework sheets for ArtikPix

Amanda Backof, Speech-Language Pathologist who runs, has created homework sheets for ArtikPix. The sheets can be downloaded on her website at I also thought I would provide the download links here to the homework sheets:

Initial/Medial/Final P
Initial/Medial/Final B
Initial/Medial/Final F
Initial/Medial/Final K
Initial/Medial/Final G
Initial/Medial/Final S
Initial/Medial/Final Z

The downloadable documents are available as of 11.17.11. Check Amanda’s website in the future for updates. She is planning to add more homework sheets.

Terms of use stated by Amanda: Thanks to Symbolstix for allowing us to make these available for personal use [not for re-sale] under the terms of our subscription.

ArtikPix/ArtikPix – Full 2.0 tutorial

Since I have upcoming iOS app workshops that involve hands-on portions, I’ve been working on text tutorials. The most recent tutorial completed is for ArtikPix/ArtikPix – Full 2.0. The latest version of the app was released in June 2011, and there are several new features including group scoring. Check out the ArtikPix/ArtikPix – Full 2.0 tutorial below to learn how to use group scoring and the other great new features.

ArtikPix and ArtikPix – Full 2.0 updates

ArtikPix and ArtikPix – Full 2.0 were updated with great new features! The updates are free on the iTunes App Store.

The highly requested group scoring feature is included to collect scores in the flashcard activity for up to 4 children at a time. A group of students can collect data as they practice sounds in words and sentences. Version 2.0 also contains an improved matching activity that enables more opportunities for practice, especially for an individual student. Finally, the updates have bug fixes for choosing sound groups and for reversing cards to a previous sentence displayed in flashcards. Below are more details regarding the new features in the flashcard and matching activities:

What’s new in the flashcard activity?
The exciting new group scoring feature in version 2.0 allows you to collect data for individual students while working in a small group setting. Detailed scoring can be collected for up to 4 students at a time. It all begins with taking a photo or choosing a photo of each student in the activity, then tapping a student’s photo to collect data. If using a photo is not an option, student initials will be generated automatically following input of the student names. The group scoring feature maximizes practice for multiple students to collect scores for multiple productions on each card. This is especially helpful as students are typically grouped by the same sound or sounds in school therapy sessions. Notes can also be recorded during the flashcard activity via a long press on a student photo. Following the activity, detailed scores are organized by individual students to save in the app or to share.

What’s new in the matching activity?
The update to the matching activity in version 2.0 is designed to enable more opportunities for individual student practice. Two unmatched cards in the matching activity do not flip over to face side down until another card is tapped. This allows more time for student production of words in between choosing cards. Also, the matching card audio can be repeated by tapping a card face side up for the student to hear a given word as many times necessary before proceeding with the game. Detailed scores for a given sound group are now displayed during the matching activity to parallel the scores displayed at the conclusion of the game. This shows how an individual student is performing for each sound group during the activity.

ArtikPix and ArtikPix – Full updates

11/8/10 Update: The free version of ArtikPix 1.2.1 was updated today on the App Store. Identical to ArtikPix – Full, the audio was restored on the 2nd generation iPod touch, and increased in loudness across all other iOS devices. I highly urge all ArtikPix users to update to 1.2.1 for improved audio.

10/31/10 Update: Apple expedited their review of ArtikPix – Full 1.2.1, which fixes the audio problems particularly on the 2nd generation iPod touch. It also makes the audio louder across all other iOS devices. Once Apple approves ArtikPix 1.2.1 update, then the same fix will apply to the free version with In App purchases.

ArtikPix and ArtikPix – Full 1.2 (universal apps for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad) updates were approved yesterday by Apple. If you previously downloaded the free or full versions of ArtikPix, you can get 1.2 for free in the updates section of the App Store. Here’s a look at the new features:

  • Sound group title added to the top of flashcards and matching cards to clarify scoring
  • Sentence level added to flashcards, which is accessed by tapping the around arrow
  • Ability to collect scores for the word and sentence levels
  • Only the sound groups containing collected scores are shown on Nice Job and Save(d) Scores screens
  • Fixed sound issues that occurred during simultaneous action of pre-recorded audio and voice recording
  • For ArtikPix only: Restore purchase feature added for transferring In App Purchases to other iOS devices