PictoTalk, instant messaging using pictograms!

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PictoTalk is an instant messaging application based on pictograms. It allows communication by using Picts (signs that schematically represent a symbol, real object or figure) as well as text. So far our communication boards needed the presence of the person you wanted to communicate with, so he/she could hear the message. Thanks to PictoTalk we take a step further! By sending the pictograms using Internet, this application allows a person to communicate, using an Android phone or tablet, with anyone in the world by means of pictograms. It is available in Spanish, English, German, French and Italian.

For communication, it is necessary to choose our own user name, and add the person we want to communicate with by using their username. From that moment them both can communicate using Picts or text. The application allows to listen to the Picts and texts, both sent as well as received.

PictoTalk is highly configurable. For the selection of the Picts used to communicate it uses PictoDroid Lite v3.0, so it is very easy to modify the board: adding, deleting, changing, renaming… Picts. It is also possible to configure it to use other Picts and even real images.

PictoTalk does not encrypt messages, so it is advisable not to send sensible data such as passwords and credit card numbers.

In PictoTalk there cannot be two users with the same name, if you try to pick a name that is already selected, it is not permitted. If you need to delete an account, please contact us via email.

You can try PictoTalk by adding the “accegalresponde” account. This account will not answer questions, just simply answer random pictograms and text as an example and it will disappear in a few days.

PictoTalk may not work in some corporate WiFi networks (companies, administrations, universities, etc.). For security reasons these networks do not allow access to certain Internet addresses, due to this PictoTalk will not work on these networks despite not being a harmful application. Try using the application with your mobile data connection or with another WiFi.

We’ve uploaded this new app PictoTalk to Google Play and our web:

Next you can see a video of the app.

Next you can see some screenshots of the app.

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We want to thank:

  • ARASAAC (http://arasaac.org) for the use of their Picts, created by Sergio Palao and distributed with Creative Commons license (BY-NC-SA).
  • Joaquín Ignacio Pelaez Santana, graphic designer from the city of Talca – Chile, who has done PictoTalk corporate image.
  • Igniterealtime (http://www.igniterealtime.org) for using the Smack library and the Openfire server, free software licensed under Apache 2.0 (http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0).
  • Android Universal Image Loader (https://github.com/nostra13/Android-Universal-Image-Loader) for the use of the library for image loading, free software licensed under Apache 2.0 (http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0).
  • Showcase View (https://github.com/amlcurran/ShowcaseView) for the use of the library for creating tutorials, free software licensed under Apache 2.0 (http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0).
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MyGame WordSearch, our new app

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MyGame WordSearch is the second application of “MyGame” family. In this family we intend to create cognitive game generators, so you can create and play these games but always adapting them to the end user. This application allows creating and playing word searchs, the clasic game of finding words in a grid with letters.

This application makes possible to create games with the words you want, and place them horizontal, vertical, diagonal and even backwards. You can choose the grid size from 4×4 to 12×12 and if you want hints in the game (words to search, pictures, audio or descriptions associated, or mark the first letter). Finally, it also allows you to create sets of grouped games or individual games. It is available in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Galician.

We’ve uploaded this new app MyGame Memory to Google Play and our web:

Here there are several screenshots of the app.

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PictoDroid Lite survey

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We would like to ask for your help. We are working on a research paper about our application PictoDroid Lite and how you use it. We would appreciate if you could answer the following survey:

PictoDroid Lite survey

It only takes a couple of minutes. The answers are anonymous and will only be used for this research paper.

Thank you very much for your help.

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Video using MyGame Memory

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In the next video we show how to use our new app MyGame Memory. We show how to create different types of games and how to play them.

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New version of MyGame Memory v.1.0.1

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This new version fixes a small bug.

We have uploaded this new version to Google Play and to our web:

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MyGame Memory, our new app

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MyGame Memory is the first application of “MyGame” family. In this new family we intend to create cognitive game generators, so you can create and play these games but always adapting them to the end user. This first application allows creating and playing memorys, the clasic game of raising cards and finding two alike.

This application makes possible to create games matching same images, same sounds, same texts, associated images, image with sound (using audio files or voice synthesizer), image with text and text with sound. You can set the number of pairs from 2 to 15, a maximum time to finish the game or the possibility of a configurable number of hints. Finally, it also allows you to create sets of grouped games or individual games. It is available in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Galician.

The application uses, as an example, the Picts of ARASAAC (http://arasaac.org/), created by Sergio Palao and distributed with Creative Commons license (BY-NC-SA).

We’ve uploaded this new app MyGame Memory to Google Play and our web:

Here you are several screenshots of the app.

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New version of MyKeyboDroid v.2.0.1

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This new version fixes a bug in the initialization of the voice synthesizer.

We have uploaded this new version to Google Play and to our web:

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Participation in Open Doors Week CEAPAT 2014

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the State Reference Center for Personal Autonomy and Technical Aids (CEAPAT) invited us to participate in the Technical Meeting during their Open Doors Week 2014. In this meeting we had the opportunity to tell about Accegal project, what projects are underway, future projects, etc. and, especially, to introduce our new application PictoDroid MED based on the Notebook of Support for Patient Communication created by the CEAPAT.

You can see our presentation in the video below (in Spanish):

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New app, PictoDroid Med

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PictoDroid Med is a version of PictoDroid Lite intended for communication in medical environments. It is based on the Notebook of Support for Patient Communication created by CEAPAT and available here.

This application will allow a patient to communicate in a medical environment. It is available in Spanish, English, German, French and Italian. It includes the ability to use one language for texts and another for audio, thus, allowing patients to effectively communicate with professionals who speak a different language.

We’ve uploaded this new app PictoDroid Med to Google Play and our web:

Next you can see a video of the app.

Next you can see some screenshots of the app.

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New version of PictoDroid Lite v3.0

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We are happy to present the long expected new version 3 of PictoDroid Lite!

This version includes many new features, such as a pictogram manager in the application itself, automatic downloading of pictograms from ARASAAC, image capture, sound recording to associate them with pictograms, MP3 audio files usage, manager of different users, possibility to accumulate pictogramas at the top of the screen, pictograms in five languages ​​(Spanish, English, French, German and Italian), possibility of text in one language and audio in another, etc..

If you use the safe mode in version 2.1.6, it is not yet available in this new version, so we recommend not update the application.

You can see an example of pictograms manager usage in the video below:

The users manager is shown in the video below:

The accumulation of pictogramas at the top of the screen can be seen in the video below:

And there is an example of the use of different languages in the video below:

We’ve uploaded this new PictoDroid Lite version to Google Play and our web:

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