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ANNOUNCING NYLE DIMARCO!

PRESS RELEASE 11/6: THE ASL APP FEATURING NYLE DIMARCO!

The ASL App is thrilled  to welcome Nyle DiMarco to our team as a signer and creative collaborator. Nyle is a native signer, born into a fourth generation Deaf family.  Nyle DiMarco is a model, actor and advocate. Nyle is the first and only Deaf contestant to appear on the television show, America’s Next Top Model. By joining The ASL App, Nyle brings a unique combination of humor, style, and personality.  We promise you, learning ASL just become a lot hotter.

Since The ASL App  launched in May 2015, we are thrilled to announce we’ve exceeded 85,000 downloads! Keep signing, keep learning, and keep connecting! We are grateful for all the reviews, comments and feedback we’ve received.  

We know you want MORE signs and phrases. With Nyle on board, we are adding new bundles that feature him: Sign That! With Nyle and Celebrations!  Available as a free download is the Nyle “Sampler”, a taste of what is to come. Currently there are more than 150 videos featuring Nyle for your viewing and learning pleasure, with many more on the way.  

We are now offering The ASL App Pack - our entire collection of over 800+ signs and phrases, for a flat rate of $9.99. Pay once, and receive new bundles as they are released; it’s an awesome deal! Alternatively, you can choose to download individual bundles at $0.99 each.

Highlights of our design:

Original ASL-centered translations

Fluent and native Deaf signers  

Professional video quality

ASL phrases and slangs

Slow Motion button & touch video controls

Facebook and Twitter shares

Favorite signs & access them in your own “Favorites” bundle

Information button (for further explanation on uses of signs and culture)

 

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Official Press Release of The ASL App

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - THE ASL APP - JUNE 4, 2015

 

INK & SALT LLC PROUDLY ANNOUNCES:

 

THE ASL APP

 

 

 

The ASL App, http://bit.ly/theASLapp, developed by Deaf people is an app for iOS that introduces you to conversational American Sign Language (ASL), designed specifically for ease of use to provide the foundation for communicating using ASL. The ASL App is ideal for sign language novices, service industry workers, parents of deaf children, students, anyone with deaf colleagues, and everyone interested in learning a new language.

 

The ASL App is free to download, and offers optional in-app purchases to download more signs. There are themed bundles designed to help you navigate the process of learning a new language. The App includes over 450 sign phrases and words to start signing!

 

The ASL App is available on the App Store, and works on all iPhones and iPads running iOS 8. Download it at: http://bit.ly/theASLapp

 

The navigational approach and design are what makes The ASL App uniquely comprehensive, packed with various features including: a Slow Motion button (and replay), a Star option that enables you to add signs to the Favorites folder for quick and easy reference, built in Facebook and Twitter shares, and an Info button (expanded tips and further explanations on signs).

 

*Proud Winner of the People’s Choice Award, at the 2013 Media Rise Festival*

 

The ASL App is a product of Ink & Salt, LLC, a creative productions company that specializes in projects that satisfy the ever so curious mind. We offer consulting and project management services.

Contact: Matt Malzkuhn, mattmalz@gmail.com

Website: http://www.theASLapp.com

General Inquiries: theaslapp@gmail.com

 

Enjoy The ASL App, made by Deaf people for you! It can be used anywhere, anytime and by anyone!

 

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Winner of People's Choice Award

At the 2013 Media Rise Festival Pitch Night The ASL App won the People's Choice Award after delivering their three minute pitch! The People's Choice Award meant that the audience who attended the pitch night voted for us. Many thanks to you all who attended and voted for us!

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Production Notes

Yesterday we spent a rainy Saturday in the best way possible by filming bundles for the ASL app! Pavel the dog provided morale support while we rolled on all afternoon. The idea behind this app is to provide a way for anyone to learn conversational ASL before and after meeting a deaf person. We want convenience & fun. Moreover, we want to make sure the ASL hearing people learn is authentic. This drives our motivation and passion. 

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Crit Before Pitch!

'Twas a hushed night as we all huddled in the cozy quarters of Queen Vic's on H Street NE to practice the pitch for Media Rise Now festival.  

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