We are two writers who created STORIED, a contextual-learning test-prep tool that presents standardized-test vocabulary through original short stories. We wrote the inaugural story collections ourselves, handpicking the definitions for the 750 most commonly occurring SAT words. Storied SAT – http://bit.ly/StoriedSAT – is available as a free download for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.
This milestone achieved, our next goal is to create a Web version of the app in order to bring low-cost or free – and fun! – test prep and literature to the masses.
Comparatively few people have iPhones and iPod Touches, yet practically everyone has a computer. That's why we need to build a Web app, in order to reach anyone and everyone who wants an alternative to cramming hundreds of words – via entertaining stories with beautiful, edgy illustrations.
We have big plans. Future stories will be written by talented high-schoolers who would like a chance to be published; we are also getting established writers involved. In order to make all this happen we need to offer our service on the most democratic platform existing today – the personal computer.
We have already drawn up a spec and interviewed four potential developer teams, settling on the one with the best credentials, understanding of the big idea and enthusiasm for it. We've been given a quote of $10 000 to build the Web app, and are counting on your participation to make it happen.
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