Voxy iPhone App Ranked #1 in Education in 11 Countries

Yesterday, while tracking the progress of our new iPhone app with location-based language lessons, the Voxy team discovered some exciting news: Aprende inglés – Voxy had hit the #1 spot in the App Store’s Education category in 11 Spanish-speaking countries! In Spain, the app is currently ranked #3 overall; in Venezuela, it has moved its …

Voxy Stories Now Available in Multiple Reading Levels

This is one small step for Voxy and one giant leap for Voxy learners that we can’t resist sharing. Yesterday, February 8, all Voxy stories were upgraded from super cool to unbelievably awesome. The content of these “super cool” stories of the past was written at a basic reading level only. The “unbelievably awesome” stories …

Voxy Arrives on iPhone

English language learning has never been more convenient, fun or mobile. Meet Aprende inglés – Voxy, our first generation iPhone app that is now available for download from the App Store. The finished product is quite similar to the mobile prototype developed at Startl’s Mobile Design Boost back in November. Learners can take advantage of …

Brainscape Interviews Voxy's Founder & CEO [VIDEO]

Andrew Cohen, Founder and CEO of Brainscape (and Voxy’s first guest blogger), hooked us up with some YouTube face time over the holidays. Check out his interview with Paul – Founder and CEO of Voxy – to hear some interesting thoughts on language education, mobile learning and so much more. Have thoughts of your own? …

HOW TO: Track Linguistic Communities in the US

Growing up, I used to hear about the existence of predominantly Portuguese-speaking communities in my home state of MA. Because my foreign language radar was only sophisticated enough to detect “language other than English” at the time, I never caught anyone conversing in Portuguese. Today, when I stumbled upon the MLA Language Map and Language …

An Early Christmas Present: Voxy Raises Additional $600K

What an exciting way to end 2010 and ring in the New Year! We’re so grateful for everyone – investors, employees, families, friends and Voxy learners – who made this second round of funding happen. For complete details on our investors and plans for the near future, check out the official press release and this …

Beta by the Numbers: Voxy Growth Since Launch

Do you remember our Battlefield Presentation at TechCrunch Disrupt 2010? When asked about Voxy’s “secret sauce” – what, exactly, the company was going to be excellent at – Paul responded, “media and technology.” Because of our strong commitment to both of these components, we’ve come a long way since our September 28 launch. New and …

Voxy Launches ‘Life Skills’

If you take a look at your Voxy Dashboard, you will notice that the Life Skills module is finally active! In addition to reading stories and playing Voxy’s Flashcard Game, users can now take advantage of quick language courses that are based on everyday, real-life situations. Upon completion of each course, learners will earn a …

4 Ways Technology Enhances Language Learning

In the past, language learners faced a considerable number of obstacles that were practically insurmountable without constant practice and contact with native speakers. Nowadays, insufficient classroom hours, weak context for language learning situations and the lack of authentic input are all becoming things of the past. Technology is constantly changing and enhancing the learning landscape, …