A new app, called SpeakYoruba is about to make it’s debut on the iOS platform. The application, created by developer Omolabake Adenle aims to help users learn the Yoruba language by the use of animated flash cards with one word representing a letter in the Yoruba alphabet. The application works with both English and Yoruba pronunciations that help users learn to speak Yoruba while interacting with the alphabet through the iPhone/iPad touch interface.
Speaking to TechLoy, the SpeakYoruba app developer, Omolabake Adenle, said in developing the app, she “placed a strong focus on visual design and tried to address factors that made absorbing the language from secondary sources challenging” for her. She also spoke on her upbringing in the US and the emphasis her parents placed on speaking Yoruba.
SpeakYoruba aims to appeal to kids and adults; native Yoruba speakers and non-native speakers; Africans and non-Africans. The app would be launched with a lite version for the iPhone/iPod Touch and a full version for the iPad, which also includes memory puzzles and translation games.
SpeakYoruba is developed and published by AJA.LA, a mobile media content developer.