Xander Blog

Meet the Voices: The Originals

So much goes into the creation of an app: The idea, creating a workable app spec, design, UX and of course sound. In the case of Xander the voices we use are crucial to the overall experience of the app. Here at Xander we believe that using a first...

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Online libraries for children

The evolution of education and the inevitable introduction of the EdTech industry has opened a whole new world of learning for our kids. Mobile apps, educational games and digital books are available at the click of a button.   Image courtesy of Collins Freedom to Teach   As one...

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Fun with the kids (Part 2): JHB & PTA

We’ve curated a list of some great family activities to do with your family as the warmer months return. Try them out and let us know what you think.   Johannesburg   Learn & Play   Image courtesy of City Site-Seeing   Johannesburg Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour The Johannesburg Sightseeing...

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Experts: Mobile Developers

This week we took time to speak to the developers who build the Xander apps about their lives, their work and what they think of using apps and mobile technology for educational purposes.   Nico Ungerer   Tell us about yourself and your background? Father of one little princess,...

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Xander Mom: Mariska Burger

We spoke to a dynamic business woman and dotting mom, Mariska Burger, about her work, her family and asked for a few pro tips on coping with a busy toddler while working full time.   Tell us about yourself? I’m a marketing engineer, passionate about people, technology and Africa, and...

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Our Favourite Apps (Part 2)

We’ve been playing with some great apps this month and here is a list of some of our favourites. Try them yourself and tell us what you think.     This is My Story   This Is My Story (And I’m Sticking To It) is an early learning app...

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How to: Buying Apps

Being tech-savvy may be something you haven’t yet embraced. New technology feels overwhelming or may seem like it’ll take too long to “figure out”, and as parents, really, who has extra time? But, there are apps that will save you time in the long run and are worth taking...

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How Tablets Enhance Learning For Young Users

While some consider mobile devices as a distraction, different studies have proven just how effective these tech gadgets can be in enhancing the learning experience for students, specifically younger users.     In particular, the usage of iPads in the classroom through blended learning have been proven several times...

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Fun with the kids (Part 1): Cape Town

With holidays just around the corner and the glorious sun coming out to play, we’ve curated a list of family fun and educational trips for your family. This is for Cape parents and visitors only. Watch this space for other areas coming soon.   Learn & Play   Image courtesy...

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EdTech Expert: Siobhan Thatcher

EdTech is a hot buzz word around the air right now. Being involved in education and technology we take this very seriously and consulted with an expert on the matter.   Tell us about yourself and your background? After leaving school in 2002, I studied Journalism and Linguistics at...

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