Super Speller 5.2.2

A new update to Super Speller has been released this morning. We’ve been continuing to work on small refinements to make the app better and better as we plan for the next big thing.

In this release we’ve been working on making some behind the scenes changes that might not be noticeable, like an improved test document format, but it makes a big difference! We also do a better job checking for things like empty or otherwise broken tests. We’ve also added a few changes like allowing the words to be deleted in the test editor by simply swing left and no longer asking if a re-test should use incorrect answers when all of the answers were correct. There are some other small changes as well. These are all minor details but we believe they add up to big improvements overall.

Check it out on the App Store and, if you could, please rate or review us. It really helps us out a lot!

Casey & Susie

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Super Speller 5.2.1

We’ve released a small update to Super Speller today. This update is focused mainly on a few bug fixes, but also improves Parental Locking based on feedback from Apple.

The Parental Lock must now be enabled before attempting to access any content outside the app. This would be all of the items at the bottom of the Settings screen such as “Rate us on the App Store”, “Visit our web site”, “Get sample tests”, etc. While it may not be quite as convenient, it will help prevent our younger users from accessing content that may not be age appropriate.

Super Speller 5.2.1 is available now on the App Store. Let us know what you think with a review on the App Store or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Super Speller 5.2.0

Last month we mentioned that we were working on making audio handling better in Super Speller and we think we made some great progress in that area in latest release of Super Speller.

The first thing you’ll notice is that you no longer have to record an audio prompt for each of your spelling words. If no prompt is recorded, Super Speller will speak the word for you. While we believe it’s most helpful to hear each word used in a sentence, we also understand that people are busy and sometimes there isn’t time to record a prompt for each word right away.

If you do record a prompt you’ll notice we’ve added a little meter below the record button to make it easier to see how loudly you’re speaking. We’ve also added a message below the play button to let you know when your volume might be too low.

Another audio related change we made has to do with background audio. We struggled with this a bit but realize that some prefer to study while listening to music on their iPad or iPhone. Super Speller will no longer prevent background audio from playing. It will automatically lower the volume or momentarily pause then resume background audio as needed, but the decision to play background audio is up to each user.

In addition to the audio related changes, we’ve made lots of other little tweaks and fixes including a new word search layout that makes much better use of space.

Super Speller 5.2.0 is available now on the App Store and we hope you love it. As always we would appreciate any feedback by way of a review on the App Store or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Super Speller 5.1.2

It seems like one of the more commonly asked questions is about the audio in Super Speller. It’s sometimes not obvious when audio hasn’t been recorded for all of the words in a test which can lead to some confusion when attempting to play a game or take a test. We want to focus on improving this part of Super Speller in the coming releases and we’ve taken one small step towards that with the latest release.

We had planned on making several changes before making a new release but, to be perfectly honest, we overlooked a small problem with our app description which required an update before we could change it. Oops. But that means you get this improvement that much quicker, so it all works out.

As always, your feedback is welcome. Also if you could take a moment to rate Super Speller on the App Store that would be great. It really helps!

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Super Speller 5.1.1

We released a minor update to Super Speller today which adds support for previewing shared tests using Quick Look. Pretty handy if you’re looking through a bunch of tests and would like to see what’s in them without copying them all into Super Speller first. The new version also includes a bug fix or two, as well as some performance enhancements. You can grab the latest release on the App Store.

By the way, have you seen the newest game in Super Speller? It’s an augmented reality (AR) game called Block Hunt and we think it’s…

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