Waitman Gobble is creating Educational Software for Children
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I am developing educational software for children. I have a 6 month old daughter who is my test subject. My first program is Type and Learn Letters and Numbers. I created it because she likes banging on the keyboard. So I made an interactive program which displays the letters and numbers when she presses a key. There is also a feature which displays photos with words which begin with the letter, for example G for Giraffe. I hired a voice-over recording artist to provide spoken words, numbers and letters to make a better experience.

At 6 months old she is not yet coordinated, but I can tell she realizes that she is making something happen on the computer when she presses a key. And she appears to get excited when I start the program for her. It's an early introduction to letters and numbers and the computer. Although the software is suitable for boys and girls, it does have a girl-ish slant, because I made it for my daughter.

I intend to develop many software titles over the next five years, for my daughter. I hope my software will reach other children, to enhance their learning.

I am a software developer since the 1990's, my life experience has been in manufacturing and engineering.

This first application has been developed for MS Windows, however I can also develop for Apple, Linux and FreeBSD. Although this application is not really suitable for mobile devices, I shall create software for these platforms in the future. One thing in particular which bothers me about mobile apps for children, they often seem to be laden with click-ads, and these ads are intended for adults. In my opinion, software for children should not have user tracking or advertisements.

With you contributions I can offset the costs of producing the software, such as hiring voice talent, graphic designers, musicians, and photographers.


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Help support the development of educational software for children. Receive copies of software titles as they are released. (1/mo, download)

I am developing educational software for children. I have a 6 month old daughter who is my test subject. My first program is Type and Learn Letters and Numbers. I created it because she likes banging on the keyboard. So I made an interactive program which displays the letters and numbers when she presses a key. There is also a feature which displays photos with words which begin with the letter, for example G for Giraffe. I hired a voice-over recording artist to provide spoken words, numbers and letters to make a better experience.

At 6 months old she is not yet coordinated, but I can tell she realizes that she is making something happen on the computer when she presses a key. And she appears to get excited when I start the program for her. It's an early introduction to letters and numbers and the computer. Although the software is suitable for boys and girls, it does have a girl-ish slant, because I made it for my daughter.

I intend to develop many software titles over the next five years, for my daughter. I hope my software will reach other children, to enhance their learning.

I am a software developer since the 1990's, my life experience has been in manufacturing and engineering.

This first application has been developed for MS Windows, however I can also develop for Apple, Linux and FreeBSD. Although this application is not really suitable for mobile devices, I shall create software for these platforms in the future. One thing in particular which bothers me about mobile apps for children, they often seem to be laden with click-ads, and these ads are intended for adults. In my opinion, software for children should not have user tracking or advertisements.

With you contributions I can offset the costs of producing the software, such as hiring voice talent, graphic designers, musicians, and photographers.


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Support the Project
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Help support the development of educational software for children.
Single contribution - one time only
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Help support the development of educational software for children. 
Software Subscription
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Help support the development of educational software for children. Receive copies of software titles as they are released. (1/mo, download)
Producer Credits
$120 or more per month 0 patrons
Producer Credits. You can be listed on the title and about screens of each program released, while you are a supporter.


Help support the development of educational software for children. Receive copies of software titles as they are released. (1/mo, download)