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Since we last checked in which them in March, siblings Melissa, Matt and Megan Malzkuhn, as well as developer Tim Kettering, have been quite busy. The team behind The ASL App, a simple, intuitive app for learning American Sign Language, has created two new products.
And remember, all this constitutes a passion project for the four Gallaudet University graduates.
The first new app, ASL Stickers with Nyle, is the first ASL sticker pack for iMessage, according to the team. The stickers feature Nyle DiMarco of “America’s Next Top Model” and “Dancing with the Stars” fame, expressing all sorts of reactions and slang terms in ASL. “It takes our communication on a new level,” Melissa told Technical.ly in an email. It goes for $0.99.
The second new app, which Melissa hinted at during our interview in March, is a free app for teaching ASL to children. Called ASL with Care Bears, the app is much like its adult-focused sibling but featuring more of the colorful bears. The app is free, with additional bundles available for in-app purchase.
The original project from this team, The ASL App, is currently nominated for “Best web/mobile product of the year” in Technical.ly’s upcoming D.C. Innovation Awards. Haven’t cast a ballot for your favorite finalists yet? Get on it before voting closes on Dec. 13 at midnight.
Winners will be celebrated during a party at WeWork K Street on Dec. 14.
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