This amazing flashcard creation app helps strengthen and stimulate the mind, improving memory retention and recall.
Functionality of Flip Flash Cards App
Flip Flash Cards (FFC) app is a mobile software application that allows users to create, play and share packs of flashcards on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices.
Some of the many features include:
- Easy to create unique cards using a large selection of ready-made templates
- Supports audio, video, images, animation GIF images and YouTube clips.
- “Text-to-speech” function in multiple languages – reads the cards or narrates over them.
- You choose the sort order – custom sequentially or randomly
- Flip the device to move between the Question and Answer sides of the cards, or touch the screen as illustrated by a visual hand prompt
- Move between individual cards by swiping the screen as illustrated by a visual hand prompt
- Choose between either “Manual” or “Auto” play function. Auto play allows the packs to be played without physical contact with the device, perfect for when the user requires hands free play –such as when driving or working out.
- Share your creations with ease via email, social media and many other platforms.
- Password protection provides security for your created card packs’ IP.
- Selection of external storage options (including Dropbox) which allow the creators to share packs with other FFC users.
- Ability to create your own revenue stream utilising the website FFC library.
Using your cards
Moving between questions and answers
The user is able to view the cards between questions and answers by flipping the smart phone or tablet forward and back, or by touching the screen when the cards are in the play mode. A visual function hand prompt will guide the user through the cards.
Moving between the individual cards
The user is able to slide their finger from right to left to move forward and left to right to move back through the cards on the screen as demonstrated by the visual prompt.
Visit our tutorial “How to Get Started”, tutorial # 1, or view Video tutorial # 1, from the Pack List on the app or activate the tutorials from the website.
The user is able to select from a variety of ready-to-use template layouts to create many styles of flash cards. There are templates for both sides of the cards (question and answer formats) as well as templates that have an area to insert a photo, image or video.
The card template you select for the first card will remain consistent throughout the pack. If you change the header text or spine text or the theme color, that change will also be consistent throughout the pack.
To change the card text, just click on the text and change it, then press Done. You will note that all the text in the pack will have changed.
Users can select from a variety of toolbar functions that assist in the creation of a card including alignment, font, font sizes, colors, symbols and languages.
Images, sounds and videos can be added to individual cards to enhance the visual/audio effect of the cards.
Mathematical and scientific symbols are just some of the wide range of technical symbols available within the app. Many symbols will register with the text to speech function, for example “°C” is spoken as “degrees Celsius” and “m3” is spoken as “cubic metres”.
How to use the above features are described in the downloadable tutorials and video tutorials which can be accessed from the “Pack List” on the app or, alternatively, users can activate the tutorials from the website.
Images: Library, Camera or Video
Images can be selected from your personal device library or photos can be taken live with a camera feature within the app.
Images and copied text may be subject to copyright. Confirm your rights before uploading any image, picture, photo or text. Download royalty-free or purchase images from picture providers on the internet.
During the creation of the cards the user can record their own recordings for a period of up to 30 seconds on each card throughout the pack.
Each recording made will increase the pack digital data stored and produce longer upload and download periods, due to the file size. FFC recommends that users minimise the recordings where possible, if the created packs are to be shared with other FFC users.
For further assistance download tutorial # 9, or view Video tutorial # 9, from the “Pack List” on the app or activate the tutorials from the website www.flipflashcards.com.
Users of the Flip Flash Cards app may create their own short 30-second video for personal use, for presentations or promotional material on all card templates where the photo icon appears. If your video exceeds 30 seconds, you can use a video link instead.
Each video installed will increase the pack’s digital data stored and, as a result, take longer to upload and download. FFC recommends that users minimise the use of videos where possible and use video links.
For further assistance download tutorial # 17, or view video tutorial # 17, from the “Pack List” on the app or activate the tutorials from the website www.flipflashcards.com.
The user can also insert a YouTube URL in the image /video section of a card.
For further assistance download tutorial # 18, or view Video tutorial # 18, from the Pack List on the app or activate the tutorials from the website.
“Reading Timer” and “Question Pause Bar” (Auto play mode)
Reading Timer: Allows the creator of a pack of cards to set the reading time of cards when they are in the “auto play” mode.
Question Pause Bar: The user is able to extend the time between questions and answers whilst in the “auto play” mode.
Users can activate the Reader Timer and Question Pause Bar is by touching the screen. It will appear as a pop up function lasting 3 seconds.
Flash Cards on Your TV
By linking your mobile device to a TV, users can hear and view their flash cards while relaxed or doing chores around the home.
Card sets within the Flip Flash Cards app can be viewed on TVs using either Apple TV or Chrome Cast.
For further assistance download tutorials, or view video tutorials, from the “Pack List” on the app or activate the tutorials at www.flipflashcards.com.
Card Play Modes
The Flip Flash Cards app gives users the ability to learn their way. The user can select a play mode that suits their learning requirements at any given time. For example, if the user is driving, the user can play their card set in the “auto play” mode.
Manual – the user controls the speed by which cards are viewed as well as the playing of videos and activating of video links.
Auto – plays the cards in order without the user needing to touch the device or screen. This function is perfect for learning when needing to be hands free such as when driving. Please note that videos and video links cannot be activated whilst the app is in auto play as these functions require the user to physically touch on the screen.
Auto play and loop – plays the cards automatically and then continues to repeat playing of the cards within the selected set of cards
Random – When in the “random play” mode, the cards will play through in any order. This creates a more advanced testing of the user’s knowledge of the subject matter.
This function allows the user to switch on or off the personal recording that has been created on individual cards.
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Text to Speech
This function allows the user to switch on or off the text to speech function.
The “function prompt hand” can be switched on or off. This is a personal choice.
Auto- show Question Only
In this mode, on the question sides of the cards will be played/shown. This function allows the user to self-test the knowledge gained by only hearing the question and not the answer.
Select Speech Language
This function allows the user to choose from a selection of “text to speech” languages to set as the default language for all cards.
This function allows the user a pre-set the count down time before the card commences to play. This allows time for the user to position the device in their pocket and listen with headphones or place on a table and link to a larger TV or monitor.
The user is required to create a storage server account. This will allow the user to store and share the packs of cards created. FFC recommends Dropbox.
For further assistance download tutorial # 7, or view video tutorial # 7, from the “Pack List” on the app or activate the tutorials at www.flipflashcards.com.
The Flip Flash Cards app has a selection of security features.
The latest encoding program has been used to protect the card packs between the device and server.
All packs of cards that have been created remain the property of the creator. The editing on the cards can only be accessed via an admin password created by the pack creator. Other users of the pack can only view the card packs.
When the cards are shared with others via a share code, a password can be installed to protect the pack from unauthorised downloading. The number of authorised copies of a pack to be downloaded can also be pre-determined by the creator providing further protection for the card packs.
Once a created pack of cards has been downloaded to a secondary device, the card pack can only be viewed, not edited. The card pack or packs that have been shared can’t be modified or pasted onto by other users of the Flip Flash Cards app. Only the creator of the pack can authorize the number of packs available via the share code and password.
When the creator transfers their work from their device to Flip Flash Cards app via a selected server, the set of cards are changed into a format that prevents any changes being made to the card pack questions or answers and remains the intellectual right of the creator. The flashcards can only be altered through the authority of the creator and admin password. If the password has been provided, editing access can be granted.
For further assistance download tutorial # 4, or view video tutorial # 4, from the “Pack List” on the app or activate the tutorials from www.flipflashcards.com.
Any information created within Flip Flash Cards is not open to the public domain. Your information submitted through the lodgement of your pack or packs via the Flip Flash Cards web store will only be viewed and filed by Flip Flash Cards Pty Ltd. The user is only able to make changes once they have provided the appropriate passwords and cards cannot be altered or changed once moved out of the creator’s device, e.g. sent to the server or posted online.
Web or Email Links
When creating a pack of cards, the user has the option of inserting a website link or email address so that potential clients/customers can quickly and easily contact them directly.
A “share code” is created at the time of uploading a new pack of cards onto a user’s nominated server. This share code will only ever appear at the bottom of the Pack List image icon on the editing page and only on the device that the pack was created.
This share code must be provided to other nominated users so that they can download the set of cards. Note: if a password has also been created to protect this set of cards, that will also be required by the downloader.
Sharing on Social Media
The creator can post the packs of cards created via Twitter and Facebook or select to email the share code to individuals or work groups.
For further assistance download tutorial # 7, or view video tutorial # 7, from the “Pack List” on the app or activate the tutorials from the website.
Packs can be branded with a logo, a link and text. A selection of background colors are available within the editing area.
Multiple text to speech Languages
Cards can be created with multiple languages. The user is able to place different language text into a text area of a card. When activated, the “text-to-speech” will read and speak the written language selected.
For further assistance download tutorial # 16, or view video tutorial # 16, from the “Pack List” on the app or activate the tutorials from the website.
Terms and Conditions.
Full terms and condition are available on the homepage at www.flipflashcards.com.
Help is available through at www.flipflashcards.com under contacts .
Clipart and animation libraries are available on the website to assist users to create their cards. The creator of card packs is responsible for ensuring the images, photos, pictures, illustrations and/or cartoon images are licenced to the creator or purchased through a company that provides marketing images or royalty free images.
Users acknowledge that they are authorised to use the images, text and sound recordings, which they uploaded. Use of items that infringe copyright is a breach of our licence (EULA) and may have consequences for the card creator.
The Flip Flash Cards app has been designed to assist in the accelerating learning development of users.
It should be noted that Flip Flash Cards app provides the user with a learning aid tool that is not intended as a substitute or alternative to professional courses or academic learning curriculums.
The app has been developed to make the process of learning and retaining information easier and user friendly.
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