Flash Maker - Home

 This is the Home page for the Flash Maker App within the Mi App website.



  Flash Maker 

-  make flashcards using your device's camera and microphone

 

   

   

 

Flash Maker  allows you to create sets of tailor-made flashcards to prompt you on whatever topics you require. Create sets for Numbers, Letters, Times tables, expected Exam questions, etc. Alternatively, create a sequence of flashcards to prompt you how to progress through the steps of various processes (eg. how to solve quadratic equations).

The App comes with 30 Cards in 3 Sets, but the advantage of the App is to setup your own flashcard sets. Use the device's camera and/or microphone to create new Cards. You can also load in images and/or sounds that you already have, to create new Cards.

Flash Maker works on both Smartphones and Tablets.

At this stage, Flash Maker is only available on Android.  


Features

    •  Comes with 30 Cards in 3 Sets (Pre-School, School, Recipe+Misc)
    •  Create tailor-made cards using the camera and microphone in your phone/tablet.
    •  Load images that you have already and use these for card images.
    •  Load audio files that you already have and use these for card sounds.
    •  Use your own voice (or others).
    •  Use the camera to take pictures from school-books, whiteboards, etc.
    •  Use images downloaded from the internet, given to you by others, etc.
    •  Create card sets for different topics (eg. Maths, Science, Geography, French)
    •  Arrange the sequence of cards as you wish.
    •  Create a sequence of cards to explain a process.
    •  Random selection from all sets is available.
    •  Delete cards once learnt, then add more challenging, relevant cards  ddd


Displaying a Set of Cards

Click on a Set name from the list of Sets or alternatively click the 'Random cards from ALL sets' buttton.

          

the first card appears.

Tap the image and the corresponding sound is heard (giving you the answer, a prompt or whatever). Swipe left or right to go to the next or previous card.

You can also setup a sequence of cards to show a sequence of steps in a process.

To exit and go back to the list of sets, click either the 'Return' or 'Back' button. 

 

Updating Sets

On the screen showing the list of sets, click the the Selector button next to the Set that you want to edit, then click the 'Edit' button at the bottom of the screen. You can then  -

  • update the sequence of Cards
  • create, delete or modify Cards
  • edit an existing Card
  • see at a glance, what is the sequence of Cards within each Set

 

Go to the other pages in this website which explain this in more detail.  


Creating your own Cards

You can create your own Cards with content that suits your particular needs.

You can either create Cards using the camera and/or microphone of your phone/tablet or you can load images and/or sounds that you have gathered outside this App.

If you are using existing images or sounds these need to be loaded into the 'PICTURES' or 'SOUNDS' folders/directories which get created as part of the App installation. You can then select the image/sound from the drop-down spinners as part of the Card creation process.

 

Go to the other pages in this website which explain this in more detail.

   

'PICTURES' and 'SOUNDS' folders/directories

The App will create the 'PICTURES' and 'SOUNDS' folders/directories in your phone/tablet as part of the App initialisation. You can copy images and sounds into these folders and then they will be listed in the 'Select picture file...' and 'Select sound file ...' drop-down spinners.

These folders are located under the 'Flash_Maker_APP' folder in your phone.

Click the '?' buttons on the Card Maintenance screen (shown above) to give you the exact location of these folders.


Additional Information

There are additional webpages which contain more detail about 'Flash Maker'. See the 'Main Menu' on the right, under the scrolling banner at the top of this webpage or use the links below.

    • Screens   -   shows all App screens and explains how they work.
    • Videos/Docs   -   videos and documentation available for this App.

 


 Flash Maker  -  Download

Click below to download Flash Maker from Google Play. 

       

       


 

Possible Issues

This App works well with most phones and tablets. If however, you have an 'Economy' phone with limited RAM/memory, you MAY have trouble driving the camera within this APP.   If this is the case with your phone, you can take a photo with the camera outside the APP and move it to the 'PICTURES' folder of the APP and incorporate it into a Card by selecting it from the drop-down spinner.