Review, Appy Chat & Giveaway
Developer: Dotted Duck
3 Words is a fun way for children to practice spelling. Each level includes 3 colorful pictures and 6 letter groups. Slide and combine the letter groups in the slots provided to spell the item in each picture. 3 Words comes with 40 different levels, and additional category packs will be available soon. Enjoy!
Released: Dec 10, 2012
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
- When did you decide to develop this app?
We decided to develop 3 Words by Dotted Duck after looking for fun and educational games for nieces and nephews. While there are many great apps, we aimed to make this app for children to develop spelling at “the next level” to include a mix of basic words, such as cat and apple, to more advanced words, such as toucan and artichoke.
- When did you first release this app?
3 Words by Dotted Duck was released on December 10, 2012.
- How long did it take you to develop this app?
It took approximately 2-3 months to initially develop 3 Words for launch and we are still working on developing it further now from feedback we receive from users.
- What is your favourite feature?
Our favorite feature is the congratulatory colored confetti after the user completes a level. It is a fun reward for getting the level correct.
- What skills were you hoping to help the end user to develop?
Spelling skills. Spelling is important since it helps with reading and develops the connection that is shared between letters and sounds.
- What age range would this app most suit?
9 year olds or any age working on spelling skills.
- Are any new updates coming soon?
Yes, the next update will include in-app purchases of more category packs including transportation and sports.
3 words is designed for an iPod/iPhone with the option to double the screen for the iPad. There are 2 categories currently Animals and Food and there are more categories coming soon.
When you open the app, you are presented with the name of the app, How to Play and the Categories.
Once you choose your category there are 20 different levels to choose from. The levels are all open and available to select, they are not ‘graded’ . Once selected, there are 3 picture and 3 words – each word is split into 2 syllables which you then drag into the blank boxes, just below the picture. Once you put the syllables into the right place you select the now highlighted word ‘guess’, if it is correct the word goes up to the picture, if incorrect, the syllables go back to the position they were in.
What I most enjoyed was the simplicity in using the app, the simple tones for ‘success’ and ‘try again’, ‘real’ images, lowercase letters and the confetti when finishing one of the 20 levels in each category
Wishlist: I would like the app to have voice saying part of the words when selected and then the full word once put together.
We have a Rafflecopter giveaway until December 31, 2012