Value for everyone
The Quick Maths series is also useful for children with learning difficulties.
“Kids with special needs love engaging with iPads because they get that instantaneous feedback and they can learn at their own pace which is really important,” explains Mat. “However, we can only provide a small piece of the puzzle. There are many different ways of teaching the concepts and we’re just one of them.”
So what is Mat’s secret to creating great apps? “Be patient. Your first one is probably not going to work but if you keep at it, and keep improving and striving to learn as much as possible then you probably will succeed. Like all business really.”
1. Quick Maths
Quick Maths is an app that teaches students math basics. The whole app range currently sells for RRP $2.49 a piece, or RRP $6.49 for the bundle.
2. Quick Maths Plus
Quick Maths Plus is a sequel to the original, offering more advanced challenges for the seasoned math wiz. It's rating at the time of publication is 4.5 stars.
3. Quick Fractions
Quick Fractions offers students the opportunity to make learning this difficult area of mathematics fun and engaging.
4. Quick Clocks
Quick Clocks helps children with time-telling and arithmetic skills.
Dealing with "Brain Drain"
Shiny Things is Mat’s latest tech venture after starting his first software company in 2003, so he’s no stranger to the challenges of running a start-up. While he says cash flow is obviously a big thing for new businesses, in the tech game, the brain drain is an even bigger issue.
“If you’ve got great experience and you’re free to move to the US, the Googles and the Apples or Facebook will poach you. And that means we are often left with a small selection of talent.” says Peterson.
Prices correct at time of publishing.