Last month we proudly announced our 5000th download of FCE Academy. We’ve just had a look at the figures for May and realise we’ve now reached 8000 downloads! This makes us very happy as it means our hard work over the last 12 months is paying off. Add to this our average 5-star reviews on GooglePlay and we’re chuffed to bits. Now we need to get cracking on some more apps …
Psst, wanna see our new app, CAE Academy?
Here's a sneak preview:
Looks pretty good, we think.
We're testing the app on Android now and we expect to publish in a few weeks - just in time for some last-minute revision for the June CAE examinations.
If you'd like to join our band of testers, fill in this simple form and we'll get in touch.
If you have an Apple device, you can still sign up. The iOS version will be ready soon.
This time last month we were proud to announce our 2000th download of FCE Academy from Google Play. Well, we just checked and we have hit 3,000!
That's 1,000 new FCE learners benefiting from our app in the space of a month. Which makes us very proud.
Add to that 1,860 downloads from iTunes, and we should soon hit 5,000 users. Which will make us even prouder.
At the beginning of the month we began advertising for teachers to review the texts for our forthcoming app CAE Academy. We've had a great response and the first part 1 and part 2 texts have just been sent out to our reviewers.
But we could still use more opinions - please do sign up here if you would like to see some of our texts.
In preparation for the arrival of CAE Academy, the 2nd app in the Academy series, we have redesigned our website and rebranded ourselves on Facebook and Twitter. Have a look at the new Prosperity Education site, where you'll find information on the apps and the Cambridge exams, as well as free practice tests. And, if you haven't done so already, like our Facebook page and follow our tweets. This is the best way to hear of promotional offers and giveaways ...
We're working hard on our next app, CAE Academy, and hope to publish it in April.
We're looking for ELT teachers who would like to review the app for us once it is published. You can sign up here.
On the form, you'll see an option to review our texts. If you tick this box, we'll send you some Word documents for your review.
We look forward to working with you...
We've just had our 2000th download of FCE Academy Lite on Google Play. Yay!
(Actually it's 2001, but we missed #2000)
Let the fireworks commence!
Work on CAE Academy is underway, and we're finally ready to reveal the list of our texts. Our expert reviewer has given her opinion, and now we are editing and getting them ready for inclusion in the app.
If you would like to see some of the texts, why not sign up to our mailing list? We'll be in touch with some samples.
J. K. Rowling
The Marvel Comic Universe
The Giant’s Causeway
The Mary Rose
Watching paint dry
The Mandela Effect
The Great Outdoors
App for that
Off the grid
Fastest man alive
Another five star review on Google Play :-)
Just bagged ourselves another 5 star review on Google Play. Thanks Brian :-)
FCE Academy is great value, with 1,000 FCE-style questions for less than the price of a textbook. But we know some people like to try before they buy. So we came up with what we think is a great idea: FCE Academy Lite - a sample of our Use of English questions for absolutely nothing. Zilch. Big fat zero.
If a student wants to upgrade, they can (and if their teacher is in our Partner Programme they will probably get a nice discount, and we share the proceeds with the teacher). If not, at least they will have benefited from a few of our tests.
We're delighted to announce that our app FCE Academy is finally live on the App Store. So now all you Apple users can get hold of the app for yourselves.
It's not too late to sign up to get it for free - we're looking for ten more people to review the app. You have to promise to give us a review, but it must be an honest review :-)
To celebrate our success to date, since launching FCE Academy 2016 last month, we are giving away - for free! - 4 of the 120 tests available in the app.
To claim your free resources and to see what all the fuss is about, see our Free Resources page.
Today, we released our first instructional video, showing the app in action.
Trivia: The accompanying music, 'Cantabria', is written and performed by our very own, multi-talented author, Michael Macdonald.
This morning we had one of our regular summit meetings and came to a momentous decision: we will soon be working on the iOS version of our FCE Academy app.
We hope to be in the app store in a month or so. Meanwhile, if you would like to try it for free, please sign up here. We gave lots of teachers and students completely free access to our Android app during development, so why not for Apple users?
We've had some lovely feedback from one of our first student users, Vanessa:
Which we think translates as:
Well, one week into publication. How are we doing?
We began the week by sharing our app with teachers and students who had signed up during our development. We've had 39 installations from eight countries.
We have had some lovely reviews from students trying the app. Here are a few sample quotes from our new favourite people:
Here at FCE Academy, we have our very own catch-phrase: To Infinity and Beyond!
OK, we may not have thought of it, but we say it a lot.
On June 25th we said it more than a lot, because we finally published our brand new app, FCE Academy. You can get it right now from Google Play, In fact you definitely should - the more teachers and students get to see it the better.
We are so keen, we are offering it for free to anyone who contacts us to request a code. Absolutely free, no obligations, but we'd love it if you left a review. Preferably with five stars.
Meanwhile, we have to tidy up the garden...