Independent developer Thomas Busse today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of iMemento Deluxe 1.0.1, a new flashcard app for iPhone and iPod touch devices. The successor to the well-known iMemento flashcard app, iMemento Deluxe allows users to create, study, and test self-provided content on flashcards. Learning topics are created from books and lectures on the device or can be imported from CSV and TXT file formats. iMemento Deluxe comes with several pre-installed flashcards that are meant to demonstrate the use of the program.
A customizable interface provides the freedom to format the appearance of the app’s elements. Flashcards can be created directly on the device with a choice of fonts, styles and colors. In addition to modifying the flashcards, users can change the book, card colors, and background colors. Images can also be imported from the user’s photo library or taken directly with their phone and added to the flashcards.
* Smooth and appealing graphics and animations
* Ability to create, edit, and delete flashcards
* Easy correction of typos in fast edit mode
* Customize with images from photo library or taken instantly with camera
* Spaced Repetition algorithm
* Exam mode tests and grades answers
* “Show Card” Mode for initial learning
* Tracks learning progress with statistics
* Ability to change learning progress of individual flashcards
* Ability to Undo in Study mode
* Multiple Choice available in Study mode
* Import via iTunes File Sharing or Dropbox
* Customization of flashcards including background colors, text and graphics
* Ability to import from CSV and TXT file formats
* Ability to store flashcards in a proprietary format that also contains the graphical data
* Quick and comprehensive reference guide
* Landscape and portrait mode
When opening a book or lecture, iMemento Deluxe offers four different options: Check, Learn, Exam, and Statistics. In the Check mode, first the Question (front) side and then the Answer (back) side of the flashcard is displayed. The user is prompted to input whether they knew the answer or not. Depending on the input, iMemento Deluxe will rank the flashcard and display it according to its rank. Implementing an advanced study due time manager based on a Space Repetition (SRS) algorithm, unknown flashcards are displayed more frequently than known flashcards. As each flashcard is displayed in Check mode, it receives a star ranking. A known flashcard gets an additional star while an unknown flashcard loses a star. When the flashcard reaches the maximum number of stars, it is considered Learned and will not display again.
A badge on the Check button automatically displays how many flashcards are due for studying. iMemento Deluxe determines the value based on the learning progress of the flashcards. If there are no flashcards available for checking, the badge will show the number of days when the next flashcards are due.
The Learn mode allows users to become familiar with the contents of a book or lecture by giving them access to both the questions and answers on the flashcards. When the flashcard displays, only the question will be visible. However, after tapping the device, the answer shows up. All modes can be limited to certain lectures. Upon opening a book, users can scroll down and see all the available lectures for that book. iMemento Deluxe provides the option to disable certain lectures so they are not shown while studying. As a result, users can limit the Check and Learn modes to a specific lecture if desired.
In the Exam mode, users can test their knowledge or learning progress with an exam. iMemento Deluxe will show flashcards from the chosen lectures as multiple choice tests. At the end, users receive an exam grade to reflect their knowledge or progress. Users can also select Statistics which provides a diagram to track the number of flashcards and how well the content has been learned. Results are displayed in a diagram format.
iMemento Deluxe uses a proprietary data format to store information so it can be easily exchanged between iPhones (e.g. email). Users can also import books, flashcards, and learning progress from the old iMemento app.
“iMemento Deluxe is a first-class app that provides excellent support to a user’s learning efforts,” says Thomas Busse, developer of iMemento Deluxe. “During development, a high value was placed on implementing an algorithm that adjusts to a user’s learning progress automatically. The cards are presented after intervals that depend on the answers already given.” He adds, “Also, a great deal of attention has been given to the appearance of the cards. Learning should be fun so the graphical representation reflects that.
* English, German
* iOS 7 or later
* iPhone or iPod touch
* 10 MB
Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, iMemento Deluxe 1.0.1 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. After its first week, iMemento Deluxe will be $3.99 (USD). Review copies are available upon request.
Thomas Busse is an independent software developer based in Erkrath, Germany. A programmer for over thirty years, he started his own software development business in 2008. His focus is in iOS development with a concentration in educational software. Copyright (C) 2014 Thomas Busse. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.