StudyBlue, a free service for creating flashcards and sharing them, recently released a new free mobile app for creating flashcards on the go. The StudyBlue mobile app for Android and iPhone allows students to not only study their flashcards on the go, but create new ones as well. Flashcards created on a phone can be synced to and accessed from a computer too. Even if an Internet connection isn't available, students can still study pre-existing flashcards on their phones. Study Blue account holders also have the option of setting reminders to prompt them to review their flashcards at regular intervals.
The video below offers a glimpse of the StudyBlue mobile app in action. You can get the Android version here and get the iPhone version here.
Applications for Education
What I like about the StudyBlue mobile app is that it is available for both Android and iPhone users. Too often I come across apps that while good are only available for one platform or the other. By being available on both platforms, the Study Blue app has the potential to be used by more students than it otherwise would. I also like that the flashcards created on the mobile app can be synced to an online account so that students can easily transition from studying on their computers to studying on their phones.