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Am Land – Reading Book available on the App Store

Am Land, the new German reading-book app is now available on the App Store.

AmLand - IconThe reading-book app follows Lia and Tom on their exciting adventures. You read, see and hear what they experience.


The book corresponds to reading stage one. Only letters are used, children learn during the first half of the first grade. The syllable method teaches playfully the rhythm of the language and provides an easier access to writing. Orthography is not learned phenomenologically (single spellings of words), but systematically (rules of written words). The constant repetition of words increases the learning and recognition process, which is essential for fluent reading.

AmLand-iPhone-ScreenshotChildren learn early on how to deal with a wide range of media. As a result the actual process of learning to read moves increasingly into the background. Often a lack of motivation to read longer texts follows insufficient excitement to read.

The target group for these reading learning books are beginning readers and first graders. The texts in the books are short, clearly structured and divided into reading levels. The levels build on each other. The difficulty increases systematically.

The identification with the characters and the lovely illustrations increase the motivation to strengthen reading skills playfully and actively deal with the content of the texts. Thus the individual and independent interest in reading and reliable writing is encouraged.


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Smart Passive Income #214 – 5 Secrets About Having your Own iPhone App

Pat shares five secrets about having iPhone apps of your own:

  • You don’t have to program them yourself, you can hire somebody …
  • Any type of app can be successful (“there is some luck involved” … and some other ingredients, which Pat will keep for himself … at the moment)
  • Your app will need marketing to get noticed …
  • It takes time, be patient …
  • Free apps can be profitable, too …

… and guess what … there is an affiliate link hidden in Pat’s blog post 😉


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SPI #107 & #108 – iPhone App Nr. 2 & eHow Experiment Summary

Pat released his (their) second app on the AppStore. Baby Maker! morphs two photos into a new one “showing what a baby would look like” …

… and he summarizes his success with eHow. Remember his eHow experiment. He decided to write five articles per day for a month … stopped during his experiment and decided to spend time better writing for his own blog … Nevertheless, from his first articles he made more than 100 USD per month totaling to 880 USD after six month … not bad for “doing nothing” (quote Pat).

… more about Pat’s apps …


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By William Hook from Stafford, United Kingdom (iPhone 3GS 16GB Black (Back)) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

SPI #106 – New iPhone

Pat has an iPhone 3G … the new iPhone 3G S (remember we are still in June 2009) has just arrived … he wonders if he should by a new one?

… that’s an actual question for every arrival of new hardware or software version:

  • if your old one is broken, buy the new one …
  • if your old one is missing features you need, buy the new one …
  • if you really would like the new one and can effort id, buy the new one …
  • if you do not need the new one, stay with your old one …

… and then there is the other question arising with each apple product: “Should I buy now or wait till the next release???”

… more about Pat’s new iPhone(s) …


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By Christian Turkoanje (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

SPI #81 & #82 – iPhone Apps

Pat started a new company creating iPhone apps. He sees iPhone apps as perfect passive income products. You create them, … and Apple does everything else, sending you monthly checks …

He even goes a step further, he does not create the apps himself, but hires somebody to do so …

Late 2013 he has about 22 apps in the Appstore … after the initial release they rarely get updated … so they are really passive products … the homepage for his new company has not seen an update since April 2010 …

Pat’s apps in alphabetical order:

  • Amazing Human Calculator FREE … calculate fun facts about the human body
  • Amazing Human Calculator PRO … calculate fun facts about the human body
  • Ask Santa! … contact Santa Claus
  • Baby Maker! … morph photos to know what a baby would look like
  • Balance Test – How Balanced Are You? … check your balance skills
  • iCaption (Funny Pics – FAIL, Signs, plus more!) … share photos and get them rated
  • Idiot Finder Trick … simulate an “idiot” finder
  • Loser Scan – Trick Your Friends and Family! … simulate a “looser” detector
  • Male or Female Detector – Gender Finder! … simulate a gender detector
  • Shake Nation 100 … shake your iPhone, to see how fast you can shake …
  • Shake Nation 1000 … shake your iPhone, to see how fast you can shake …
  • Shake Shake Pop Lite … shake your iPhone simulating a popping a bottle
  • Shake Shake Pop …  shake your iPhone simulating a popping a bottle
  • Smell Finder – Detect Bad Smells (Trick App!) … simulate a smell detector
  • Sonic Pet Trainer – Dual Dog Whistle … simulate a whistle
  • Talent Finder Trick App … simulate a “talent” finder
  • Tap Nation 100 FREE – FASTEST TAPPER IN THE WORLD! … check how fast you can tap
  • Tap Nation 500 – FASTEST TAPPER IN THE WORLD! … check how fast you can tap
  • Ugly Finder – Trick Your Ugly Friends! … simulate a “beauty” finder
  • 100+ Robot Sound Effects (High-Quality FX) … robot sounds …
  • 500+ Pro Sound Effects (Professional Sound FX) … more sound effects …
  • 9 in 1 : Detector Trick Deluxe! … simulate “various” detectors

… more about Pats journey into the world of iPhone apps …


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