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November 17, 2010

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Quick Brown Frog – Learn to Touch-Type

Quick Brown Frog - Featured on StartUpLift

A typing tutor that runs directly in your browser.
Nothing to download. Nothing to install.

Target Audience: Average consumers who want to learn how to type.


Quick Brown Frog is an HTML5 typing tutor application. It runs totally in the browser, with no Flash or other plugins required.

I was inspired to create this software after having a bad experience with some commercial typing software- an app I purchased from a major software publisher wouldn’t install or run properly on my (very mainstream!) computer. I ended up having to purchase a second copy- this time on CD-ROM, before I could get it to work properly.

The idea of installing consumer software from a CD-ROM is an anachronism in 2010, and Quick Brown Frog aims to modernize this market.


Feedback sought:

  • Please create yourself an account by following this link.
  • Try some lessons/practice tests, and let us know what you think.
       
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  1. [1]
    Steve
    Nov 18 2010
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    I tried the practice mode and loved it. I think it’s got great potential to take on the Mavis Beacons of the world.

  2. [2]
    Tyler
    Nov 18 2010
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    This site was very fun, easy to manage, and very educational.

  3. [3]
    Tanya
    Nov 19 2010
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    Nice tool for me – I’ll advice to my friends. 🙂

  4. [4]
    Tanya
    Nov 19 2010
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    How long have you been developing it?

  5. [5]
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    Points: 25
    Rank: Level 2
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Nov 19 2010
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    I love the idea. It works well, it runs very light weight and I feel like I could use it…
     

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  6. [6]
    Caffeine Coma
    Nov 23 2010
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    Tanya- about a month and a half of development time.

  7. [7]
    Caffeine Coma
    Nov 23 2010
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    Brad, all valid and welcome feedback, thank you.

    The $30 price was really a shot in the dark, and as you guessed it was based to be in line with the shrink-wrap products. I’m certainly open to lowering it.

    I agree on aesthetics- I’m a programmer, not a designer, so I will need to seek out some help on that one.

    If you don’t mind my asking, what aspect of the navigation was problematic? It’s all ajax for speed, yet fully bookmarkable (and crawlable) ajax. I spent a lot of time making that work, so I’m interested to hear what you found problematic with it. Not second-guessing you- just trying to get clarification so I can improve it.

    Thanks again for taking time to play with it.

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