As of December 2013, I finally got my newest Endangered Language Revival mobile app upgraded, published, and it’s available from the Google Play Store for Android devices. My software development machine had issues and my external hard drive where I stored backups was damaged earlier this year and I ended up losing my original software developer key that is needed for me to upgrade the first TalkMohawk 2012 mobile app I published earlier this year, so I had to create a brand new mobile app in the Google Play Store.
I developed TalkMohawk2013 as a totally brand new mobile app and it’s obvious that my software development skills improve with every new mobile app I develop. This one retrieves about 200 text translations and more than 300 audio translations (male & female speakers) from a central remote database that I created to make it easier for me to share the translations with all the mobile apps and web apps that I develop for many different devices (Android, Nook, Kindle, Smart Home Automation devices, and more).
I also developed this mobile app so that it does not have to rely on the Internet to be used. While it’s a good idea to be connected to the Internet the first time the app is used, so that it can retrieve & sync translation updates, we do not have to be connected to the Internet to be able to simply Tap a word to hear it spoken by a male or female speaker.
The other aspect of this project that I am very proud of, is that I set it up so that the fluent speakers of Endangered Languages are able to receive a portion of every mobile app sold. I split the profit from every mobile app sold with my entire team and that includes the fluent speakers, designers, marketers, and others. I keep each mobile app team small with a maximum of 5 people on the team and most mobile apps have a team of 3 that receive an equal split the mobile app sale profits.
As of December 2013, I am waiting for my TalkMohawk2013 mobile app to be approved for the Amazon Kindle store. I am also working on editing it to be ready for the Barnes & Noble Nook stores. I’m also very excited about the possibilities for my Endangered Language Revival software solutions with many other software developer programs (Google Glass, Oculus VR, Unity 3D, Leap Motion, Pebble, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and many others).