Dependency is an Australian business developing iOS apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod. Ultimately we depend on the blessing of God to achieve anything worthwhile, and "No app is an island" is a paraphrase of John Donne's famous poem and it is based on our recognition that everything we develop is dependent on the work of others and that we all also depend on each other for our success.

 

  

Visual To-Do

Redefining the way people manage lists of things to do by getting rid of the list.

Over breakfast you check your phone to see a (silent) alert that you have two tasks due today. Slide it across to unlock the phone and open the app to see your circle of things to do. "Work" and "Birthdays" are both red (something is due). You tap to zoom in on "Work" and see that the meeting to discuss your raise is today at 11am. (You'll get an audible reminder at 10:30, even if the app is no longer running). You also notice that your report to management has turned orange... it's due in two more days.
Zoom back out and check "Birthdays"... It's your cousin's birthday, so you shoot off a quick "Happy Birthday" email to your cousin and mark the task as finished. It will automatically recur again next year. Done.

From the top level you can already see that all your bills are under control because the whole group is green, so nothing due for at least two weeks. No need to even check inside.
Relax. Enjoy the coffee. Your to-do list is managed.

 


Redefine the way you manage lists of things to do, and finally start actually getting things done

 
  

Simple Flash Card Maker

Don't like our flash cards? Then make your own.

Make your own flash cards using text, images, sound or video. Make them on your iOS device, or import them from your Mac or PC. Or even import them for free from the millions of sets available at quizlet.com

 

Ignore cards you know well, or drill yourself on the whole deck or 10 at a time. You can even rotate your device to see just the card full screen.

Drills can be regular "Front and Back" style or Multichoice with 4 possible answers. Either way, if you get the card right it's removed from the drill, (not the deck). If you get it wrong it's shuffled back in and will keep coming up until you do get it right.

 

You always have your phone with you, so take advantage of those moments throughout the day to do a quick review of your deck. Feel good as you realise you're actually remembering this stuff!

 

Regular review is the key to memorising anything - now you can do it anywhere, anytime

 
  

Simple Presentations

Easily build and display a professional presentation directly on your iPad, or other iOS device. You can also use an iPhone to HDMI, or iPhone to VGA cable to display the presentation on a TV or projector.

It is easy to set up the presentation using combinations of text, image and video slides. The presentation has a default background image, background color, and font size and color. And each slide defaults to using those, but you can override any of them if necessary. And you can have one continuous background sound file, or a different one for each slide.

Move forward and backward through the presentation by simply swiping right and left on your iPad.

Or choose AutoPlay to have the slides transition based on a preset timer.


You can also present in portrait or landscape mode, without having to re-edit the presentation. Just rotate the device.

It really is easy to create professional presentations.
It is even easier to present them. Just press "play" and start swiping.

We make building the presentation easy, so you only have to worry about what it says.

 
  

Feed Cloud

Reading your news or blogs using an RSS reader seems like a cool idea.

But usually all you get is a huge list of article headers. And that leaves you with a lot of work in deciding which ones to read.

 

Feed Cloud consolidates your RSS feeds and analyses them looking for the key words. Then it builds a "Feed Cloud" description for you which shows you a summary of what the entire feed is about, and how many articles there are on each topic. The more articles there are, the bigger the keyword in the cloud.

 

You can also mark certain topics as being of interest to you so they show in red, and you will see instantly if there are any articles in the feeds which you might like to read.

One more tap of your finger, and you will have the list of just the articles which interest you.

 

Then you will be able to read each one at your leisure, just as if you were in a browser, including being able to play any embedded video or sound, and being able to follow any links which might be embedded in the article.

 

Spend your time actually reading the articles instead of wading through pages of titles trying to decide which ones might be of interest to you

 
  

Beginners Japanese Dictionary with Grammar

A Japanese English dictionary which understands Japanese grammar so you don't have to.

 

Based on the 220,000 word EDICT dictionary from Monash University.

 

With most dictionaries you need to know the root word to look it up. But one of the most frustrating things when you are a beginner is that you don't know enough grammar to work out what the root word is.

 

Beginners Japanese Dictionary with Grammar takes care of all that for you. It understands the grammar so you just enter the word as is and it finds the root word for you and looks it up. fast.

 

Search for たべられる (taberareru) in most dictionaries and you won't find anything. Search for it using Beginners Japanese Dictionary with Grammar and it will tell you that this is the "Able to Do" form of たべる (taberu), "(v1,vt) to eat".
Go further and search for たべられない (taberarenai) and find it is the "Regular Negative of the Able to Do" form of たべる (taberu). Or go even one step further and search for たべられなかった (taberarenakatta) and find this is the "Past tense of the Regular Negative of the Able to Do form" of たべる (taberu).

 

The grammar engine also understands adjectives, so it knows that おいしくなかった (oishikunakatta) is the past tense of the negative of おいしい (oishii), (adj-i) delicious.

 

And it's also smart enough to look for katakana if you put in hiragana by mistake (or the other way around). So even though you searched for べっど (beddo) it finds ベッド (beddo), (n) bed.

 

Finally learning Japanese just got a whole lot less frustrating

 
  

More Than Music

More than Music is the media player written specifically for language students.

It gives you more control over the playback of audio, video and images (slideshows).

 

You still copy your audio and video to your phone using iTunes, just like you always did.

But now you can playback your audio and video slower for easier comprehension, or faster to push yourself a bit.

Or you can backup and replay the last 10 seconds again with a simple swipe of your thumb.

 

Make playlists of videos as well as audio, and play them in order or shuffled whenever you want.

 

Playback can be controlled by buttons or a few simple gestures so you can do it all one handed while you take notes with the other.

 

Not all audio is music, and not all video is movies. Take control of your media player, and play it your way.

 
  

Get Moving

Get Moving is the fitness app for the rest of us. It's not about getting fit and timing how fast you are. It's simply about getting off your chair and walking around.

 

Medical evidence seems to imply that sitting still for hours at a time is really bad for your health. Get Moving will let you know when you've been sitting still for more than an hour.

If you get up and walk around for a few minutes it will start counting again. And you should feel much better about yourself.

 

Of course you can turn it off at night so it won't keep you awake. But during the day we really recommend responding every time it reminds you to move around.

 

Feel good when you look at the chart of your activity for the last hour or for the last day, and you see that you haven't been just sitting all day like you used to.

 

Get the app. Get moving. Feel good.

 
  

Kanji Writer for Beginners

Writing Kanji is an important skill. It also helps solidify the kanji in your memory.

Kanji Writer is a tolerant tester to allow you to rapidly review your kanji knowledge.


Kanji Writer helps beginners practice the writing of the first 440 kanji learned in Japanese schools.
Stroke order is important, but Kanji Writer usually only requires you to get the kanji "pretty much right".

It's not about meticulous detail, it's about learning which kanji is which. Allowing you to move through the practise session quickly and fluently.

 

Regular practise and review is the only way to build your kanji knowledge.

 

 

 
  

Not Just Words

A free Bible search program we developed for Little Watchman.

 

It's so frustrating when you think you remember a verse, but you have one or two words which are not quite right, and so you just can't find it. Perhaps you learned it in a different version. Perhaps you only vaguely remember it at all. Either way, if you don't know the right words to look for then you won't be able to find the verse.

 

But Not Just Words is smarter than your average Bible Search app.
As well as being able to search for combinations of words it also automatically searches for other forms of your search words. So when you search for "pray", it also looks for "prays", "praying", "prayer", "prayers", "prayed"...

And then it uses a thesaurus. So search for "speak" and it also find verses with "talk", "uttered", etc...

You can also search for references like "rom 1:4" or "Gen 1:1;Ex 12:1", or you can combine these with other searches to restrict them. For example you can search for "pray in Romans" to find the references to prayer in the book of Romans. Or "forgive in NT" to find the new testament references to forgiveness.

 

We do not support any Bible translations which are sold for profit. This app includes the ability to search
 Young's Literal Translation
 King James Version
 World English Bible
 American Standard Version
 Little Watchman Translation (New Testament Only)
 Darby's Bible  

 

Find the verse you're looking for and make the most of every opportunity.

 
  

Numbers To Think About

 

Numbers to Think About is a free social awareness app which we have written to help our minds grasp hold of some of the huge numbers which are affecting life on our planet.

 

For example, we can hear that the birth rate is more than 200 births per minute across the planet... But what does that mean? How big is that?

 

Numbers to Think About keeps a running tally of your chosen statistic and displays the current total for you. You will most likely be staggered at the rate of some of these events.

 

You can also choose a region or country (by tapping the map) and see how the statistic applies to that region. For example, it is quite amazing to see how many more people are added in Europe compared to Asia.

 

And these are important events which affect our lives. Almost 150 more people are born every minute than die. Where are they going to live? What are they going to eat? What does it mean to you? What should it mean to you? What should you be doing about it?

 

To challenge your thinking the app will display some questions to ask yourself for each statistic.

 

Hopefully it will at least give you something to think about.

 
  

Spiroids

Making geometric patterns on paper by pushing a pen through a hole in a disc and rotating it inside another disc can be a hours of fun. But what if the discs didn't have to be round? What if they could be square?

 

What if they could be heart shaped? 

What if the pen could change colour as you draw?

What if it could even change size as you draw?

What if you could make a paintbrush that used tiny versions of these patterns as it's paint!

 

You can!

 

Spiroids can be drawn inside circles, ellipses, rectangles, triangles and even inside heart shapes.

The pen can be a pencil just a single pixel wide, or it can be a brush 20 times wider.

And it can even change colors as you draw.

 

In Gyroid mode you can paint with a brush that draws small spiroids as you paint.

They're beautiful. And you can print them and save them to your photo album. (So you can email or message them to you friends).

 

Round discs with pen and paper is old school. Go new school with Spiroids and have even more fun.

 

 
  

Japanese Conversation through Dialogues

Beginners    Upper Beginners

These two apps are a joint venture between Dependency and The Japan Page (www.thejapanshop.com) and they are great apps for anyone learning Japanese. But especially if you are not currently living in Japan.

 

One of the hardest things for students is getting exposure to native Japanese speakers who will speak at your level.

 

These apps let you choose your level, and they include hundreds of lines of dialogue which you can play, pause, repeat, and break down word by word.

 

Learn to listen and to speak with native Japanese speakers.

 
  

Kanji Towers

A fun game for learning the first 440 Japanese Kanji. (And for learning Hiragana and Katakana if you need to).

Kanji Towers has over 1000 questions including sound read by a native Japanese speaker.
Each question is multiple choice and getting one right lets you drop a kanji onto those you have already dropped.

As you drop the kanji they pile up to form bamboo towers, gradually getting higher and higher. You complete the level by "reaching the sky" with one of your towers.

 

You will receive awards as you master individual kanji, and as you achieve certain level and points goals.

 

It's fun to play. You can choose from Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji Beginnner, Intermediate, Advanced...

 

Have fun learning kanji, and practice your listening skills at the same time.

 
 
  

1000 Basic Flash Cards for Japanese

This is an app for beginners of Japanese to learn Hiragana, Katakana and about 900 words of really useful basic vocabulary.

 

Get a card right and it will be taken out of the drill. Get it wrong and it will be shuffled back in until you do get it right.

 

The key to learning kana and building vocabulary is regular review.

Every moment that you have a chance, take out your phone and do a practise drill.

 

Practise every day and watch your vocabulary grow

 

 

 
  

1000 Kanji Flash Cards for Japanese

This is an app for beginners of Japanese to learn the first 440 Kanji. There are flash cards for the basic English meaning, the On and Kun Japanese readings, plus flash cards for about 1500 common words which use only these kanji.

 

Get a card right and it will be taken out of the drill. Get it wrong and it will be shuffled back in until you do get it right.

 

The key to learning kana and building vocabulary is regular review.

Every moment that you have a chance, take out your phone and do a practise drill.

 

Practise every day and watch your vocabulary grow

 

 
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