Technology Natives or the net generations might not be able to relate well to the English words associated for each letter in the alphabet. Teratotech via its AIYO engine has introduced “First Words for Geeks”, which completely changes the usual words associated with the alphabet with modern tech lingo. The first word remains A=Apple but with a complete different meaning! Steve Jobs’ Apple has far greater impact than the apple that fell on Newton’s head in today’s world.
In a digital-book format, the whole alphabet is packed with tech lingo, famous entrepreneurs, geeks in business and scientific stuff. Though some of the words are pretty common, what makes learning expandable is the availability of external links for more content. Cool and funky illustrations are also an appeal factor to allow beginning learners to familiarise themselves with the language of the digital world. Users can also engage in discussion and share their learning via Facebook and Twitter. Plus, sound bites and descriptions of prominent personalities and tech related gadgets are also embedded.
A couple of notable “drawbacks” of the app is the ads, which is perhaps the reason why it is free (at the moment). Plus the age restriction (17+, due to its external links to content such as Wikipedia) which could have benefited much younger group of learners. But then again, the plus sides of this app make it worthy to be used as an learning app.
The App can be downloaded from Apple AppStore
Note: The app has been voted Samsung App of The Year during the DIGI WWWOW Awards 2012.