ASL for the People

THE ASL APP is all about teaching you conversational ASL. Packed with 1000+ signs and phrases, easy navigation and features, with different signers, The ASL App is designed to make learning easy, accessible, and fun. Start signing today! 


ASL for the People

THE ASL APP is all about teaching you conversational ASL. Packed with 1000+ signs and phrases, easy navigation and features, with different signers, The ASL App is designed to make learning easy, accessible, and fun. Start signing today! 

What is the deal here?

We are creating an app that introduces and teaches American Sign Language (ASL). It's called "ASL for the People" because this is for anybody including but not limited to family, friends, co-workers, or your average joes who want to learn American Sign Language. It basically mean that you don’t have to enroll in a class to learn ASL and this is important because not everybody has the time, money, resource, and long term commitment to do that. 



Sign Together

The app you'll use on the go. 

Sign Together

The app you'll use on the go. 

What's the goal?

We believe in the importance of bridging communities together, especially in cities where we live (Washington DC, San Francisco, and Boston) with large and thriving Deaf & signing communities. DC is unique - thanks to Gallaudet University, the only university in the world for the Deaf, alas our alma mater. We have been approached by so many people asking us, "Where can I learn ASL?"

Instead of facing confusing resources scattered across the internet, we wanted to make learning ASL super easy, accessible, and fun. That inspired us to create the app, so our friends who don't sign, can sign away. So more conversations can happen, ideas to emerge, and collaborations to come! 



THE ASL APP offers you over 1,000 videos, hundreds of signs, and many phrases that we use in daily, every day conversations. We offer over ten different themed bundles (your starter pack is absolutely FREE), ranging on topics from "Bars, Dining, Food" to "Nature, Environment, Money, and Time," and many more! 


How will you use this? 

This is designed to be used on the go and one-handed; so you can already start practicing with friends, family, or loved ones! You can use with friends, at bars, at coffee houses, at restaurants, on the metro, waiting in line, and so on. The goal here is to get you going and confident that when you meet a deaf person, you can start a conversation! 

Available for iPhones 5, 6 and 7, iPads and iPod Touch. 

Why us? 

What makes this app authentic? The people behind this.

We’re Deaf, fluently bilingual in ASL and English. We've all been signing ASL since birth. Each of us bring specific and unique skills to the app: Matt teaches & develops ASL resources; Melissa manages creative projects including app development and specializes in interactive storytelling; Tim is a hardcore programmer and dreams in Objective C (no objection, here!); and Megan is an all around designer and technophile. 




The Signers

Made by Deaf people for you

The Signers

Made by Deaf people for you

Kriston Lee


A native of Seattle, Kriston Lee has been performing and dancing his whole life. He travels around the world training aspiring dancers and he teaches performance techniques. 



An avid hiker, Matt is pursuing his PhD in Cultural Studies and working at Georgetown University as a Research Specialist. From the San Francisco Bay Area, he is third generation Deaf from a Deaf family. He loves pitbulls, fine coffee and working out. 

Bobbie Jo


Bobbie Jo hails from Pennsylvania, where she grew up signing in a Deaf family. An educator at heart, she currently teaches and inspires new generations of teachers at Gallaudet University .

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A dabbler in all things digital, Melissa heads her own lab focusing on motion capture, 3D technology, and storybook app development. With her love for languages and the absurd, she creates projects that pique curiosity.



With his Thai and Chinese heritage, Jesada grew up in a multilingual family and is a self-proclaimed linguist and foodie. His love of languages took him around the world, but his heart belongs in San Francisco where he is based now, enjoying the culinary delights.



Nyle is a native signer, born into a fourth generation Deaf family.  Nyle is a model, actor and advocate. As the only Deaf contestant on America's Next Top Model, Nyle emerged a winner of the final season (Cycle 22). 


The ASL App Bundles

The ASL App Bundles


We have 19 bundles with more coming; once you buy THE ASL APP PACK you get all the paid bundles, and what is coming! We have plenty planned for release. What is included:

Know Your ABCs - Learn the ASL alphabet (included, FREE!)

Know Your Numbers - Learn all the numbers (included, FREE!)

Universal Gestures - Review what you already know (included, FREE!)

Handshape Exercises - Warm up your hands, and get used to the different handshape positions. Get your muscles to become fluently aware. (included, FREE!)

The Basics! A good way to get started! (included, FREE!)

More Basic Signs! Again, a collection of more basic signs. ($0.99)

Looking Good Today! A collection of signs that is related to looks, fashion, and different complimenting phrases. ($0.99) 

Mood Swings! A collection of signs for different moods, emotions, feelings. ($0.99)

Life of the Party! A collection of signs/phrases designed to fit what will be said at social events, or at bars. ($0.99)

Dining & Signing! Signs and phrases for eating out, for the restaurant industry. ($0.99)

Foodies, Rejoice! Signs and phrases covering food, dishes, drinks, and different ways related to eating. ($0.99) 

The Wilderness Beckons! Different signs and phrases of our natural environment. Perfect if you like camping, hiking, or road trips a lot. ($0.99)

Great Timing! Signs related to time, scheduling, calendars, days of the week, and more. ($0.99)

Dollar and Signs! Everything related to money, budgeting, invoicing, making payments and so on. ($0.99)

Country Name Signs! Sharing the signs for different countries around the world! ($0.99)

Colors! It's a colorful world!! Know your colors, and we're introducing Jesada! (Included, FREE!)

Nyle Sampler! A preview & mixer of what is to come, with our signer and creative collaborator Nyle! (Included, FREE!)

Sign That! With Nyle! A great introduction - if you meet a Deaf celebrity/role model? What do you wanna say? Fun stuff here with Nyle. ($0.99)

Celebrations! Signs and phrases on holidays and festivals, everything joyful and meaningful! ($0.99)