Proloquo2go for ANDROID?

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Kimberly Smith
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Proloquo2go for ANDROID?

The people need an Android version for many reasons. Is work on this happening?

Pam - Moderator
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Hello Kimberly,

Hello Kimberly,

Please know that we currently have no plans to support any devices other than the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. We prefer to concentrate on iOS and make the best possible software for that platform, rather than spread our resources thin.

While we feel that there are great benefits to all the mobile platforms on the market, at this time we prefer to stay focused on iOS as we believe there is a still a lot of innovation that we can bring to the platform.

Trent Warlow
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how about you make it

how about you make it affordable for family's because most of them cant afford it!!

Joe - AssistiveWare
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Hi Trent,

Hi Trent,

Thank you for your reply. While we understand your concern, please know that we try to keep the price as low as possible while ensuring we can continue to invest in further improvements and provide excellent customer support. So far we have offered seven years of free updates, yet every year we continue to invest 10-12 persons years of development work into further improvements. An Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app like Proloquo2Go requires a great amount of support, therefore we provide free educational resources, such as our e-Learning videos, tutorials, FAQs, and blogs. We also provide 24/7 email support with quick turn around times (many times we reply within minutes of a message coming in) and Facebook Groups where parents, users, and professionals can ask questions and get support from one another. We work to keep the price of Proloquo2Go accessible to families, users, professionals, and organizations in need of a robust AAC solution, pricing Proloquo2Go less than comparable AAC apps from competitors. For those who cannot afford the app at the regular price, we offer a 50% off discount on Proloquo2Go once or twice a year, enabling people to purchase it at a significant discount. To stay informed of when our next discount is planned, folks are encouraged to sign up for our newsletter. In the long and short of it, Proloquo2Go with an iPad remains significantly cheaper than a dedicated communication device. In addition, some insurances reimburse the costs of Proloquo2Go, and there are at least two companies in the US that help with getting Proloquo2Go and an iPad funded. So, there are options available for families and individuals to secure Proloquo2Go for their needs. :-)

I hope this helps clarify the situation!

Peace,

Joe Barnick

Anonymous Parent
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I'll agree, it's not cheap

I'll agree, it's not cheap compared to other apps in the app store, but if you think this type of applications is expensive you should check out what the people at DynaVox charge for a MUCH slower Windows tablet PC based device that isn't half as useful. Last I looked it was upwards of $5000.

Prolo has become a relatively standard means of a providing an AAC device. My advice is tell those who can't afford it to put pressure on their school district to provide it, WITH an ipad. It's a bargain considering many school districts used to buy the DynaVox devices. This is not an off-handed suggestion. It starts with requesting an "Assistive Technology Assessment" IN WRITING. Must be in writing. Please review this link. http://www.tacanow.org/family-resources/how-to-get-an-ipad-funded/

Please try to remember, everyone has to make a living, and this is not an ad-funded app, or an app with an extremely large market. When you evaluate the other options the price is more than fair. No, I do not work for this company.

Steven Askew
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ok but you could use a

ok but you could use a support system that designs low quality products.
a child with autism can easily destroy Apple products and they cost so much money to replace them. in the last year he has broken 17 iPads. now we have them on Android fire tablets he has that destroyed a single one and he treats them the same way. Your software is very good. but the Apple products are not we are considering replacing your software to operate on Androids

Pam - Moderator
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Hello Steven,

Hello Steven,

Sorry to hear about all of those iPads. Our son uses an industrial strength iPad case (Trident Kraken M.P.S) because he, too, is very hard on his devices. There are other very sturdy cases that do a good job protecting the iPad.

Steven Askew
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we have tried every case on

we have tried every case on the market . the problem is no iPad case protects the iPad screen.
he destroys the screen. the school child attends wants to take your device away . saying it's not appropriate for the individual.
I see Android tablets take a lot more abuse.. one bite on the iPad it's completely dead. Android tablets bitten numerous times and they keep workingredients
I AM TELL YOU IF YOUR software was on the Android system you're sales will Skyrocket.. parents and schools will not have such a high bill to a replace it

all Apple products designed to fail Apple makes a huge profit on repair and replacement. that is y Apple Corporation loves the fact that your software is only offer all Apple products.

Shawn Haggerty
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I think you need to keep in

I think you need to keep in mind that by limiting yourself to Apple, you are losing out on a much larger customer base, and thus hurting your business, I understand pricing the software comparably to your overhead, but i think it is reasonable to say that the MAJORITY of the public uses Android due to the fact that Apple is so overpriced and proprietary. Further I think it reasonable that you could lower the cost of the software and perhaps provide some updates at a low cost. From what I have heard through Social Media etc, Apple is headed the same direction as BlackBerry. Should they go out of business for some strange reason, you will have put yourslef out of business. A wise Manager listens to their customers and provides them with what they want. Only you can determine the direction for your company and what services to provide at what cost and only you know what your expenses are. I think however that expanding your product to meet your customers needs (IE, lower pricing, more Cross Platform Availability etc) that you would only boost sales and be able to still meet a quality standard. From what I am seeing, Your customers like your product and want to buy it, but you are losing allot of them due to and attitude of inflexibility and unwillingness to offer customer satisfaction. IS this because you don't have coders to convert to Android? Is it because Android Customers do not matter? Or a personal preference to Apple Devices as opposed to Android devices? Would it not make sense to broaden your horizons and give the customers what they want and thus extensively increase your customer base and profits?

Joe - AssistiveWare
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Hi Shawn,

Hi Shawn,

Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us and sharing your views. Please know that we regularly research and review whether or not developing for Android makes sense for us and serves our user community best. Up to now, each time we have found that we should not (yet) add support for Android. We also speak with competitors and their experiences on the different platforms, and in many cases they tell us they are reducing or stopping their investment in Android versions, which confirms our own observations. Finally, there are AAC apps available on Android, so if people find the platform more important than the specific app, they can use an Android device with an Android app.

Dom Rascona
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What is the earliest iPad

What is the earliest iPad upon which the program will run? Can I use an iPad 1 or iPad 2?

Pam - Moderator
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Hello Dom - Please email our

Hello Dom - Please email our Support team at support@assistiveware.com Thanks!

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