'Blanks' is a simple application helping you to learn new
English words. It shows you word definition and gives 4 choices as answer.
Select one of the choices by dragging it on the hole in the paper.
If you are correct, a green hock is displayed.
If the selected word does not fit to the definition, you will see a red cross.
The word definitions are from Wordnet. The application developer is not associated in any way with Wordnet.
fixing a crash happening on some devices when changing words.
Ratings and Reviews
Great But Keeps Crashing
I love the idea of this app, and it has a lot of vocabulary in it that I did not know previously. But it keeps freezing and crashing. When it crashes it defocuses so that when I swipe up it pulls up the phone menu (with screen lock, flashlight, ect) rather than moving the word.
I also think it would be nice if it had a hard mode where all of the words sounded plausible. As it stands it only has one difficulty, and on that difficulty I found myself often distinguishing between words based on their roots and endings. I often felt like I was developing my test-taking skills rather than my vocabulary.
The area the words get dragged to should also be coded to register in a bigger area, as currently you have to drag the word there fairly precisely in order for it to register.
If the app didn't crash it would be a four-star app.
This could go to 4 or 5 stars but needs a bit more work. I like this concept. However, I've had this app for a couple of weeks and on at least 5 occasions, I've selected the correct word only to receive a red X. I then click the 3 incorrect words accumulating 3 more red Xes and finally return to my original - correct- answer and it is accepted. Meanwhile I've accumulated 4 BAD points. That's not right! That's a correctible bug, yes? Also, I think u should set this up as a game. Player can choose a 25, 50, 75, or 100 word game format. Perhaps u also let players choose game time length (2 - 5 - 10 minutes). And perhaps you even let player accumualate points (good and bad) Here's the important part, at the end of each game the player can choose to review all of the correct words and their definitions in the just completed game. Sometimes I choose the correct word only because I know that it's not one of the other three! But that really doesn't help me learn the word. Please keep working on this App. Thanks!
Good concept, poor execution!
I always look for applications to learn new vocabulary words. I was at first excited about this, but after the first play, I was so disappointed. This application started out with a great idea and a creative design. The problems, like many others have said, are (1) annoying repetitions of problems, and each time you start the game, you see the same sequence again, (2) lack of levels of difficulty ( I got 90% of the problems right, and I want some more challenging problems) (3) No explanation of incorrect answers (4) You can't re-do the problem if you get it incorrect, (5) The words selected for each problems are not close in meaning, one can actually guess the answer easily. I think the developer has a long way to improve this wonderful application. I don't mind paying for something worthkeeping, if there is a useful update, I like to pay for it. :)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.