I started working on it almost 4 years ago after moving to Berlin, and discovering how crazy-hard learning a language was, and how ill-suited apps were for getting students to any kind of conversational fluency. So I spent about 2 and a half years going through multiple iterations of the app while incorporating elements of different language learning techniques including audio-book courses, Youtube channels, Assimil books, shadowing, tutoring, and of course other apps.
About a year ago I started working on it full time, and started collaborating with a Youtube teacher to produce content. We ended up really stressing humor and fun as a guiding principle of content creation, and think in the end we've made a pretty unique app because of it.
Anyway, I'd love to get your guy's feedback on it! There is an walkthrough video on the home page if you aren't learning German and don't want to register.
One tip, it would be great to have subtitles on the intro video so I don't have to annoy others with having the volume up.
Once you give Seedlang a try, let me know what you think!
Memrise has been great though, not only are the voices natural, the app shows a video of a native speaker speaking a new word.
I highly recommend Memrise (so far) for learning a language. The format just clicks for me.
Edit: I will try this out when I get to my computer. Anything to help me learn my new language :-)
Also, we have in depth understanding of grammar with each sentence. So if you don't know why a word has a certain ending, it can be clicked to get a full explanation.
But, yeah I'd love to know what you think of it. Hit me up at any time.
I will leave a comment about the website: on my IPhone, the edges of the centered text are cut off, it seems like it needs to resized for mobile in my case.
I'll get that iphone display issue fixed, thanks for letting me know.
But back on the topic of video vs audio, have you heard of the McGurk Effect? If not, Google it and watch a youtube video where they demonstrate it. It shows how that the sounds we hear are actually hugely affected by what shapes that are made from lips. So the same sound will be heard differently just based on differing lip shape, it will blow your mind.