We are so overwhelmingly excited to announce that SnapType is now available on Android!
Amberlynn came up with the idea for SnapType while she was doing her occupational therapy graduate fieldwork. Her goal was to help a struggling student. Together with her husband, Ben, they set out to create an app that would make it easy to complete any school worksheet on an iPad.
Everyday we receive several heartwarming emails from parents, therapists, and educators, who share the story of how their students are now thriving thanks to the help of SnapType. It genuinely warms our hearts to hear this!
For every success story, there is another story about a student who desperately needs help but does not have access to an iPad. From early on, we also wanted to create SnapType on Android to reach more students. However, developing on Android required us to re-write the app from the ground up, in a completely different programming language.
Thanks to the help from a scholarship award by the World Domination Summit Foundation, and along with our own funds, we set out to build an Android version of SnapType. We spent the previous several months putting in late-night hours after our day jobs to make this dream become reality.
Today is the “soft launch” of SnapType on Android. Even though we have tested and tested and tested… There will certainly be some bugs to work out. That’s why feedback from our users is so important. We hope you will download SnapType and find lots of success through this assistive technology. As you use it, please let us know what is working well and what could be improved. We are great listeners and we will take action to improve SnapType on Android!
For those familiar with SnapType and SnapType Pro on the iPad, you many notice that the Android version does not yet have all the same functionality. We did this intentionally. We felt it was better to get the app out into the hands of people who need it most, rather than keep working on it in the dark for months and months. Over time, we will fine tune and update the app to make it as powerful as it can be to better serve students.
For now, the difference between SnapType and SnapType Pro on Android is the ability to store an unlimited amount of worksheets and the functionality to easily share worksheets by email, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.
Warmly and sincerely, we thank you!
-Amberlynn & Ben Slavin