GCompris on iPad

I am glad to announce that GCompris is now available on the iOS Apple Store for iPad and iPhone users.

The Qt Quick version of GCompris is available on Android since last year and is reaching 50000 installations. We have it on the MacOSX Apple Store and we have a demo version for Windows that will replace the Gtk+ version in the next release. For GNU/Linux users we are urging packagers to include us beside the Gtk+ version, in the mean time we provide an auto installer for x86 and x86_64.

Two years ago I just went out with the insane project of rewriting GCompris in Qt Quick and provide a version to mobile users. Many of you joined the project and made the dream comes true. And we did it, we now have a Free Software for children available on all major desktop and mobile platforms and most important we give users the ability to choose a Free operating system.

We now have a solid software foundation, a vibrant little community and almost completed the Gtk+ port (120 activities ported on 140). There are still many things to do. I would like to see more innovative activities, more educational experiments, better exchange with teachers to make sure each child find an activity that he can enjoy and learn with.

Quoting Winston Churchill, I think we can say that this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning

Bruno.

 

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GCompris, a High Quality Educational Software

GCompris is a high quality educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.

Some of the activities are game orientated, but nonetheless still educational.

Below you can find a list of categories with some of the activities available in that category.

  • computer discovery: keyboard, mouse, different mouse gesture, …
  • arithmetic: table memory, enumeration, double entry table, mirror image, …
  • science: the canal lock, the water cycle, the submarine, electric simulation …
  • geography: place the country on the map
  • games: chess, memory, connect 4, oware, sudoku …
  • reading: reading practice
  • other: learn to tell time, puzzle of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon making, …

Currently GCompris offers in excess of 100 activities and more are being developed. GCompris is free software, that means that you can adapt it to your own needs, improve it and, most importantly, share it with children everywhere.

Get more information on GCompris.