Jul 20, 2011
IntelliVocab, developed by Faqden Labs and designed in part by MIT students, aren’t resting on their laurels even after being one of the top apps in the Education category on the iOS App Store with a variety of apps to improve users’ vocabulary in a variety of subjects. Now, they are finally bringing their first IntelliVocab app to the Android Market. The Android version of IntelliVocab is designed to students pass various important exams in both high school and in university – the SAT, GRE, and GMAT. In particular, the app is designed to focus on vocabulary contained in those exams. The app focuses on training users in the way that they sound, as well as how they are written, so that users can become innately familiar with the words posed in the questions and prompts of the exams.
The strength of the app comes from how it trains users to actually learn the words at hand, instead of just trying to achieve rote memorization of them. IntelliVocab introduces words in multiple usages, and will task the user to learn different forms of the word. The app also uses repetition to teach words, as it will repeat words in other questions in a session in order to help get the user to actually learn the words, and develop skill in using them. For people whose best method of learning are through methods of repetition, IntelliVocab should prove especially useful for them.
IntelliVocab also tracks users’ progress to see how they are performing with words over time, so users can see how they perform with the words they are learning. The app uses machine learning algorithms in order to help track users’ performance, and it can generate progress reports for users. IntelliVocab for SAT, GRE, and GMAT is now available as a free download from the Android Market.