Too Noisy Pro
By Walsall Academy
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Anyone who has attempted to keep the noise levels under control of a group of youngsters will appreciate this simple, fun and engaging app.
This is a fun app that children enjoy and respond to. It's a real boon to any adult who needs to control the levels of noise of a group of children.
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Summary of Features
Displays graphically the background noise level in a room in a fun and engaging way.
Allows the tolerable noise level to be adjusted to cater for those "louder activities".
When the predefined noise level is exceeded for more than 3 seconds:
1) An audible Alarm is sounded
2) The App appears to shatter the screen of the Device.
3) A counter, displayed on the noise meter, is incremented by one. Keeping track of the number of “Too Noisy" incidents.
4) The incident counter can be reset.
5) The audible alarm can be switched on or off.
6) Users can email issues and/or suggestions for enhancements directly from the app.
7) Users can share info about the app on twitter or facebook.
For the responsible adult it is like having a virtual assistant with you, constantly monitoring noise levels and letting the children know in a fun and engaging way if noise levels have reached an unacceptable level.
In tests we have found when using this app with groups of children peer pressure alone is generally sufficient to control noise levels.
If the noise level is acceptable a happy smiling contented graphic is displayed. If the levels of noise increase beyond what the responsible adult has determined as acceptable, the graphic changes to reflect the unacceptable noise level. Once the level of noise returns to an acceptable level the graphic automatically returns to the happy contented one, however, if the volume of noise remains unacceptably high for more than 3 seconds...an audible alarm is sounded (this can be turned on and off) and the screen of the device appears to shatter! Also, the "incident" counter on the meter is incremented by one (this can be zeroed at any time from the settings screen).
On occasions, it may well be that a higher level of background noise is acceptable, depending on the activity the children are engaged in. In this case the responsible adult can adjust the sensitivity of the app so that a higher level of noise is required before the graphic changes or the Alarm is triggered.
Where projectors, TV's or monitors are used, for example in classrooms, the image of the app can be mirrored to these devices so that the noise levels of larger groups of children can be controlled. Note: This feature is only available with the iPad 2, iPhone 4s and later devices and requires an Apple Digital AV / VGA adapter, or wirelessly via an Apple TV device.
What's New in Version 1.20
A bug fix where a small amount of users reported that the "Star Awards" were not being allocated at the correct time intervals.
Please use the "Feedback-Suggestion" feature in the App to let us know how we are doing, and to report any issues with the App. We are always looking for ways to improve the app and will always respond to your comments.
Very good, useful app
For those who complain about the volume of the alert... you do need to hook up speakers like they show in the photo. This app works great in my elementary Art room!
Not loud enough
The alarm doesn't sound loudly through phone speaker so it's a waste of $3
don't waste your mone
this wouldn't be worth having if it was free. i had to buy it for a class and it was a complete waste of money
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jan 10, 2015
- Version: 1.20
- Size: 53.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Walsall Academy
- © Walsall Academy
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.