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Learn a new language using emoji 😊

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Niv Dror
Hunter
@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
I support educational emoji apps wholeheartedly. Fun Fact: I first connected with @s2imon in Berlin. Right after getting the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ tattoo Simon reached out, informing me he made the perfect iMessage app for me (he was right).
Kimberly Wolfson@khw77 · KHW Marketing | CRM & Sales Automation
@s2imon @nivo0o0 It would be really nice to see more language apps include Hebrew as a language option. I mean, I would love to learn French and improve my Spanish, but I would love a good language app to learn Hebrew as well.
Simon Schmid
Maker
@s2imon · International @iubenda & more.
@nivo0o0 @khw77 hey Kimberly, look at https://www.producthunt.com/post... :) I desperately want to learn Hebrew, so yes it's on my list!
Simon Schmid
Maker
@s2imon · International @iubenda & more.
👋 Hi Product Hunters and thanks to @Niv for hunting my emoji app! 1️⃣💡 Idea Exactly when joining iubenda over 4 years ago and walking through the streets of Milan I wanted to build a basic vocabulary app with flash card effect at the heart, that would teach me the most basic words. 2️⃣💪 Solution Then it hit me that the simplest thing I could do, was to use the emoji range. Emoji are widely known and used by a whole bunch of people and they're supposed to fill the most basic communication needs we humans have. So I began filling in spreadsheets with all emoji and seeing whether it would make actual sense in app form. I noticed that I could probably systematically put them away into different categories to make it even more useful and ended up creating some really great and silly categories that are now part of the core word learning flow within the app: "Useful", "Smileys and People", "Professions", "Emoji faces", "Gestures", "Day", "Night", "Time", "Old technology", "Related to phones", "Animals and Nature", "Holidays", "Travel and Places", "Africa", "North and South America", "Europe", "Asia and Oceania", "Activity", "Roger Federer", "Love", "Crime", "Numbers", "Food and Drink", "Breakfast", "Objects", "At the office", "Zodiac signs", "Symbols" and "Population". 🇫🇷➡️🇮🇹➡️🇪🇸➡️🇵🇹➡️🇩🇪 Just swipe My main thought besides basic vocabulary was to make it really easy to compare languages to each other. So this is what you can do now: swipe from left to right and compare English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and German to each other. The immediate next feature is to offer this in quiz form within the app. 🌎🌍🌏 Country quiz All countries/flags are included, too, and in order to make this more interesting you can also guess their relative population count. 😘 Thanks and acknowledgements My main shout out goes to my fellow maker and mentor on Learnji @Beamercola. Without him I would've never been able to build this in Swift, or as an iOS app at all. In addition to this I would like to give a shoutout to everyone who helped make this happen in form of providing open source software parts. I'm not sure they always get the appropriate thanks, so this is my way of thanking them: - Abbie Gonzalez (@antijingoist) for Open Dyslexic font - Wei Wang (@onevcat) for APNGKit - Alamofire Software Foundation for Alamofire - Urban Apps (@coneybeare) for Armchair - Raizlabs (@graiz) for BonMot - Edwin Vermeer) for EVURLCache (even though I yet have to get it working properly) - Frédéric Maquin for Instructions - PureLayout for PureLayout - Kevin Lin (@kevinlin) for STPopup - Nick Lockwood (@nicklockwood) for iCarousel - Suguru Kishimoto for Alertift One more thing: when I already had my upcoming page scheduled (and the app itself finished for a while), Emoji Stone launched on PH with a very similar concept. At first I thought @nickabouzeid had scheduled my app early. I wasn't sure how to handle the situation well given that I had already been ready to launch myself. So I just shut up publicly despite being a bit bummed out, until now, and I figured I could mention them and this fact here. I've sent the two makers of the app an email privately as well.
Angie@angeliquesocial · Founder of YourApparel
@s2imon I love the idea :) Any plans on adding additional languages like Dutch in the future?
Simon Schmid
Maker
@s2imon · International @iubenda & more.
@angeliquesocial hi there Angie. I can give you a resounding yes to this question. I'm already working on support for additional languages, plus actual audio so people know how things ought to sound. :)
Angie@angeliquesocial · Founder of YourApparel
@s2imon that's great! I know some people who would like to learn Dutch :)
Simon Schmid
Maker
@s2imon · International @iubenda & more.
@angeliquesocial great :)
Jeremy Burge@jeremyburge · Founder, Emojipedia
Enjoying the quick interface to jump straight into this app! A finely tuned balance of giving guidance without laborious tapping of welcome and info screens. I look forward to seeing if this helps on future travels 🗺 🗣 🚂 ✈️
Simon Schmid
Maker
@s2imon · International @iubenda & more.
@jeremyburge really glad you're enjoying it, Jeremy 🤗. Can I state for everyone that you're my personal emoji hero and that www.emojipedia.com helped extremely when I needed some quick information, better than my spreadsheets in certain situations.
Craig Davison@davisonio · Student
A very fun way to learn words in other languages using emoji. Had the pleasure of beta testing this with the German language :)
Simon Schmid
Maker
@s2imon · International @iubenda & more.
@davisonio Craig, me being a German native, you got the version that works best!
Michael 🤖 Galpert@msg · is a human
this app is muy LIT 🔥 🔥 🔥
Simon Schmid
Maker
@s2imon · International @iubenda & more.
@msg haha thanks Michael, looking forward to see what's coming out of casa Michael/Beamer