By Lloyd Rieber
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This app has two functions. First, it is a simple training application for new users to the iPhone, especially users with special needs or limitations (e.g. mild to moderate intellectual disabilities). Second, the app collects data on the ability of the user to play the game. All errors that users make are recorded to help researchers or developers determine the smallest sizes of screen icons that the user is able to touch correctly with minimal errors as the level of distraction is incrementally increased. A total of three levels are provided, each with increasing levels of distraction, which the user perceives as game challenges. (Please note that the app does not transfer or transmit data to any server. However, the user can choose to email the data to a recipient of their choice. Otherwise, all data remains within the app on the iPhone.)
The goal is the game is simply to touch (i.e. catch) the dog image on every turn (the dog's name is Sunny).
The developer interface is accessed by pressing the top-left corner of the start-up screen within three seconds (the word "starting..." is displayed). After three seconds, the game begins using the last entered user information. The developer interface has options for entering a user name, default email address for sending the user data, and email data send options. The option to delete data previously collected is also available.
- Category: Education
- Released: 12 December 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 5.7 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Lloyd Rieber
- © Copyright 2011 Lloyd Rieber
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.