Chances are good you’re reading this post on a mobile device of some kind. After all, however you slice the data, it’s clear that “mobile” is more and more the norm when it comes to the internet. (We particularly like Benedict Evans’ analysis here) In our case, ~40% of all Cerego study sessions are already happening on mobile, and that’s climbing rapidly!
So we’re particularly excited to announce the latest and greatest version of our iOS app. Fittingly, Cerego 3.0 for iOS brings three major enhancements:
1. “Study All”
Sometimes it makes sense to study items from one set at a time (especially if you’re like many members of the Cerego team, studying Spanish, wine tasting, astronomy, and whatever else looks interesting that day). But often, you’re using Cerego because you want the most efficient review experience - and nothing is more efficient than studying everything you have due to review, all at once. Now you’ll see an option to “Study All” fading memories when you sign in. Simple and efficient - the reason you study on mobile in the first place.
Sometimes you just wish you could hear an item. Maybe it’s a word in a foreign language, maybe it’s a term you’ve never seen before, or maybe you just want to add a little variety to the studying routine. Whatever the reason, we’ve got you covered: the new app includes text-to-speech (TTS) so you can listen to text items automatically. Wherever you see the “TTS” symbol, you can hear the word or phrase. (This is one of the reasons we’re so excited about the mobile internet - this kind of feature is made possible by virtue of the hardware/software integration in Apple devices. In many ways, this makes studying on your phone better than studying on a computer!)
3. Apple Watch
Last but not least, we’re excited to introduce support for the Apple Watch with this version of the iOS app. To read more about why we built a watch app in the first place, check out Andrew’s post here. The short version is that Cerego on the watch represents the most efficient way to keep track of your fading memories, and it’s pretty awesome!
There’s a lot more coming to the mobile experience in the coming months, so stay tuned for more. (For instance, check out the improved Create experience, now including pictures!)
While we love iOS, we don’t want Android fans to be left out much longer - we’re hiring Android engineers, and if you are (or if you know somebody who is) a killer Android developer, we want to talk to you. Get details on the job, or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.