Blog Articles by JILLIAN WINN

The Hammer movie delivers inspirational true story

The Hammer movie delivers inspirational true story

By Jillian Winn  |  Monday, February 20, 2012

The Hammer, a movie based on the life of the first deaf NCAA Wrestling Champion and UFC Fighter Matt "The Hammer" Hamill, was released on DVD a few weeks ago. The DVD cover says, "the inspirational true story," and it was just that… whether or not you are interested in wrestling, sign language, or deaf culture, the movie is an inspirational story about overcoming challenges and working hard to make your dreams a reality. And if you are interested ...
Quizzing Enhanced with Fill-in-the-Blank Option

Quizzing Enhanced with Fill-in-the-Blank Option

By Jillian Winn  |  Monday, February 6, 2012

We have enhanced the Signing Savvy quizzing feature to add a "fill-in-the-blank" question type in addition to the two multiple choice question types ("match meaning to sign" and "match sign to meaning"). The new "fill-in-the-blank" question type is a particularly good way to test your fingerspelling recognition skills (as discussed in the previous blog post, FINGERSPELLING……that dirty BIG four-teen letter word!). Quizzing yourself on word lists is a full member feature. All users can sample the quizzing option on the ...
Link to Us

Link to Us

By Jillian Winn  |  Sunday, September 25, 2011

Want to link to Signing Savvy? If you think Signing Savvy is a great resource and want to recommend it to others, we would love for you to add a link to us on your website or blog! We've created the link to us page to help make it easy for you to add a link on your website to Signing Savvy by just copying and pasting the desired code into your site. We have provided our official description, buttons ...
A look at signing family members: The sign of the day theme from the last week

A look at signing family members: The sign of the day theme from the last week

By Jillian Winn  |  Wednesday, September 21, 2011

You may have noticed a theme across the signs of the day in the last week. We asked our Twitter followers for suggestions for the sign of the day and someone suggested we try week-long themes. Although we will not be using a theme every week for the sign of the day, we thought it was a great idea to start incorporating a theme occasionally. We choose family members for our first sign of the day theme, from Wednesday, September ...
Update to Android Mobile App

Update to Android Mobile App

By Jillian Winn  |  Monday, September 12, 2011

We just updated the Signing Savvy Member App on Android to version 1.2. The new app resolves an issue that was making it difficult for some users to login to the app. The issue was that Android was auto-correcting what you typed as a password (thinking it was just regular text). The updated app no longer auto-corrects (changes what you type) on the password field. We also made a few additional bug fixes in the app. ...
Update to Mobile Apps

Update to Mobile Apps

By Jillian Winn  |  Saturday, August 6, 2011

There is a new version (v1.1) of the Signing Savvy Member App available now for Android devices. The new versions fixes several bugs that were in the initial release of the Android app (hopefully it greatly reduces the crashes)! The Android app also improves the interface layout if you are using an Android tablet, such as the Samsung Galaxy tab. UPDATE - There is also a new version (v1.2) of the Signing Savvy Member App available now for Apple iOS ...
Move Complete

Move Complete

By Jillian Winn  |  Saturday, July 23, 2011

Everything now should be transitioned to the new server and working (both the website and iOS and Android mobile apps). The update should increase performance and overall make Signing Savvy a bit more snappy. If you do experience a problem, feel free to contact ...
Moving Day Approaches

Moving Day Approaches

By Jillian Winn  |  Wednesday, July 20, 2011

We will be moving Signing Savvy to a new server this weekend. This may cause the site to be inaccessible for several hours. In reality, the transition should be much quicker (a few hours). We will begin the process late Friday evening when not many are relying on the site to minimize the downtime. Once the transition is complete, the new server will provide increased performance and a more reliable service for you. NOTE: The move will also benefit ...
Signing Savvy Member App Now on Android

Signing Savvy Member App Now on Android

By Jillian Winn  |  Friday, July 15, 2011

We have been working hard on the Android version of the Signing Savvy Member App to make it as feature rich as its iOS counterpart. Well, we are happy to announce that version 1.0 of the Android version is now available! Just like the iOS version, the Android version of the Signing Savvy Member App is free for full members of Signing Savvy (available on the Android Market for Android 1.6 and newer devices). Just like the website, the app ...
Signing Savvy Member App Available for iOS Devices

Signing Savvy Member App Available for iOS Devices

By Jillian Winn  |  Tuesday, May 17, 2011

After a great deal of work, we are happy to announce that version 1.0 of the Signing Savvy Member App is now available for Apple iOS mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)! The Signing Savvy Member App is free for full members of Signing Savvy (available on the Apple App Store). Just like the website, the app includes the ability to search for and view thousands of high-quality sign videos, build your own vocabulary word lists and share them with ...