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Amino Acids v. 1.3


Get it on Google Play

Review of the app on the Pulse of Apps: http://pulseofapps.com/smotrovaya/147 (in Russian)

Following the improved Android version, I updated the iOS version of Amino Acids. Major changes are:
– All flashcards are available for free
– The new “Challenge” mode (multiple-choice questions about all 43 compounds)
– Swedish localization
– The updated app icon

The app is free until the end of this week, so hurry to download it and enjoy the new game mode.

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Amino Acids v. 1.2

For quite a long time, I didn’t like the app icon of Amino Acids Structures and Names. It was too dark and the spacial formula was hard to comprehend that it is cysteine. So I decided to prepare this update with a new app icon (proline has three-letter abbreviation Pro) and some other improvements in design and localization. I can’t say that I’m completely satisfied with the resulting icon. The formula could be a bit larger, especially its labels. Maybe I’ll update Amino Acids again, but not now.

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Chemical Elements of the Periodic Table – Name Quiz and Flashcards

The most popular chemistry-related topics are Chemical Elements and Periodic Table. There are more than 150 app about the latter on the App Store. I’m adding one more. But it’s not just a periodic table or a multiple choice quiz. It’s a cooler “spell the name of the element” quiz + flashcards + Mendeleev. Let’s see how competitive my app will be.

The English description of the game is the following:

You’ll learn the names of all 118 chemical elements with this app. Please choose the way of studying that suits you the best:

* Basic Elements Quiz
* Flashcards
* Periodic Table
* Advanced Elements Quiz

Please check the short bio of Dmitri Mendeleev, the discoverer of the Periodic Law.


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– The game is available in 8 languages. It’s very easy to find translation of elements’ names.
– The buttons in the main menu look like “element cards”. For the first time, I added a link to my another app (Hydrocarbons) in the main menu.
– Periodic Table is very neat. One can find all 118 elements, their atomic numbers and masses.

Acknowledgements:
icons for buttons were downloaded from iconmonstr or were created with Font Awesome.

For the app icon a fragment of Ilya Repin’s Portrait of Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleev wearing the Edinburgh University professor robe (1885; The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow) is used.

Thanks!

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Learn Numerals 1.1 and Hydrocarbons 1.2

Two apps have been updated today: Learn Numerals and Hydrocarbons. In Learn Numerals, I changed an icon to a brighter one, with an yellow background. In both apps, I added the Swedish localization. I consider this language the next most important in Europe after those 7 already present in my apps. The next will be Dutch. Besides the new localization, I added 5 new hydrocarbons and the “Unlimited Hints” purchase to the Hydrocarbons app. It is easier to get to the Settings now when the buttons of paid modes became active.

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