New AssistiveWare webinar for Proloquo2Go is now available on iTunes

AssistiveWare announced their webinar for What’s New in Proloquo2Go 1.7 is now available on iTunes as a free video podcast. Click here or go to iTunes and search for “assistiveware webinars.” You will also be able to view the previous webinars from the July-August series.

Please subscribe to the AssistiveWare Webinar Series on iTunes to stay updated and join in the webinar discussions at the Webinar Forum.

Disclosure: I do work for AssistiveWare and I’m the presenter for this Proloquo2Go webinar series.

AssistiveWare’s webinars for Proloquo2Go now available on iTunes

AssistiveWare recently announced their Proloquo2Go Webinar Series is now available on iTunes as a video podcast. Click here or go to iTunes and search for “assistiveware webinars.” Part 1, Introduction to Proloquo2Go, was released first, with subsequent webinars scheduled for weekly release. Please subscribe to the AssistiveWare Webinar Series to stay updated and join in the webinar discussions at the Webinar Forum.

9.1.11 update: Part 6, iTunes and App Store, is now available here on iTunes.
8.31.11 update
: Part 5, Advanced features (Word prediction and Grammar), is now available here on iTunes. 
8.26.11 update
: Part 4, Backups (Professionals) and Part 4, Tips and tricks (Users, Family, Caregivers) are now available here on iTunes. 
8.20.11 update
: Part 3, Vocabulary customizations, is now available here on iTunes. 
8.15.11 update
: Part 2, App customizations, is now available here on iTunes.

Disclosure: I do work for AssistiveWare and I’m the presenter for this Proloquo2Go webinar series.

App licensing

I frequently receive questions regarding how many copies of an app can be installed on iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad). In most cases, the question is asked for devices used in schools. As of August 2010, Apple established a Volume Purchase Program (VPP) that includes a licensing policy for educational institutions. Prior to VPP, many people assumed consumer licensing, which allows for one app to be installed on as many of your own personal devices. Well, putting one app on 10’s or 100’s of devices throughout a school district wasn’t fairly compensating developers. Plus, it wasn’t following typical licensing guidelines for software in education. So, Apple began the VPP; however, educators are now trying to understand the process.

Rather than attempting to recreate an explanation of VPP, I want to provide links to useful information regarding the program:

Restore from Backup

When a child deletes an app on your iPad or iPod touch, you might be very afraid that you lost all your data. You worked so hard customizing the app that you can’t believe all the work has possibly disappeared just because a kid accidentally tapped the x on one of your apps pulsing. Thankfully, all hope is not lost. You can restore from backup in the app if it (e.g., Proloquo2Go) has the feature, or in iTunes. Many apps don’t have the feature, so I’d like to share how to do it in iTunes.

First, you need to prepare for your apps being deleted. To do this, back them up regularly by syncing to your computer. I recommend syncing manually by following this step-by-step procedure: iTunes –> Preferences –> Devices –> Prevent iPods…from syncing automatically. Then, go to the apps tab in iTunes and click apply to sync your checked apps.

When you’re ready to restore from backup, connect your device to iTunes. Next, control click (aka right click) on your device in iTunes, and select Restore from Backup. Choose a backup to restore – you will likely choose the device checked for you. Then, the process will begin.
Click here to view Apple’s tutorial for restoring from backup.

FYI, this method will restore the data for your entire device.