Blog Articles by JILLIAN WINN

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 ...
Browse Signing Savvy on Android!

Browse Signing Savvy on Android!

By Jillian Winn  |  Tuesday, March 8, 2011

We are happy to report that, in addition to all of your favorite Apple iOS devices, Signing Savvy should now work with your Android devices (Android OS 2.2 or newer with Flash support)! Just fire up the web browser on your Android device and give it a try. We just got it working so let us know if you are experiencing any ...
Enhancements to Word Lists

Enhancements to Word Lists

By Jillian Winn  |  Monday, March 7, 2011

Creating Word Lists and Sharing Word Lists, when combined with Flash Cards and Quizzing, are our most popular full member features. Today, we added a minor enhancement to creating word lists and a new shared word list of our own. Creating word lists that are sorted by date You can now create word lists that sort the word list by the date the words were added to the word list. This is in addition to the previous options of alphabetically or ...
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

By Jillian Winn  |  Thursday, December 23, 2010

The beginning of 2011 will mark the end of our second year of being live on the Internet, and once again, we are very grateful for the support of all of our users. We particularly are thankful for our full members who allow us to continue to grow the site. And grow the site we will! We have several exciting things planned for Signing Savvy in 2011. From all of us at Signing Savvy, we wish you joy and ...
Sign language meets dance on DWTS finale

Sign language meets dance on DWTS finale

By Jillian Winn  |  Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sign language was an integral part of Christina Aguilera's dance performance last night in the season 11 series finale of Dancing With the Stars. Check out the performance below. Don't you think the signing really enhances the emotional impact of the song and the ...
Back to School with Several Enhanced Features

Back to School with Several Enhanced Features

By Jillian Winn  |  Sunday, August 8, 2010

As the school year approaches, we want to let you know of a few things we have recently done on Signing Savvy particularly for teachers and students. Many sign language teachers and professors are using Signing Savvy to create word lists (aka, vocabulary lists) of their lesson plans and then sharing them with their students. This allows the students to use Signing Savvy's online flash cards and quizzing features to quickly reinforce what they learned in the classroom from ...