guest written by John J. Walters
This is the second “announcement post” I’ve written for TestSoup in about a month. If we don’t stop soon, our hubris will no doubt become our undoing. But today we focus on happier things, because today I have the pleasure of announcing to you that TestSoup’s entire flashcard line is now available as apps on Apple’s mobile operating system. So if you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, check us out!
The good news is that all these announcements havene’t gone to our heads. Our apps are the same, low price as the online cards. I mean, come on! It’s not often that you can find a convenient way to study for an upcoming standardized test for less than the price of a fancy sandwich.
I won’t lie to you. We actually have questioned our sanity on that issue. But our loss is your gain, as they say. Maybe we’ll wise up down the line, but for right now we’re simply kicking back and enjoying the increased cool factor that comes with being in some way associated with Apple’s lineup.
We’re also working on creating free trials with 10 sample flashcards of each set (for those who like to try before they buy) literally as I type this post, so I expect those to be finished and available quite soon. Watch our Twitter feed for updates on that.
The goal, as it has always been, is to make test prep affordable, mobile, and intuitive. We’re still keeping our “sign up and start studying in under 60 seconds” thing going. We’re just trying to make it so you don’t have to be seated in front of a computer to use our system. As a side note, if you’re a fan of carrying around 850 page tomes that prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that you are, indeed, studying for the GMAT, then our service might not be for you.
TestSoup means to change the way people study for tests. We started our quest to end expensive, ineffective, and inconvenient test prep a little over one year ago with our online flashcards and similar apps for the Blackberry operating system. Now we’re moving forward once again with our iOS apps. And, before you send me any angry emails, let me be the first to state that our Android apps are already in development. Patience.
We’re also looking to expand both our offerings and our reach. Already, more than 25 schools endorse TestSoup as an official way to help improve your scores on standardized tests. And we’ve started a similar partnership program with qualified tutors. Finally, if all that isn’t enough for you, we have plans to begin working on eBooks and online quizzes in a continuing effort to make studying more interactive and more efficient. So stay tuned.