Curious - the game of learning
Description of App
Are you Curious? Get a daily workout of lessons, puzzles, and Curios and grow your Curious Quotient (CQ)! Who knew exercising your brain could be this much fun?
“Curious has mastered making learning addictive.” -- PandoDaily
“A Netflix For Learning” -- Forbes
“Curious stands out from sites like Khan Academy, Coursera, Udacity, Udemy, and Lynda.com by focusing on learning 'for learning’s sake.'” -- VentureBeat
“Curious Helps Hobbyists Share Their Skills” -- Mashable
Curious helps people reclaim between 5 to 30 minutes a day to learn something new!
Ready to learn? Here’s how the game of lifelong learning works:
- First, we start with a brief interview.
- You tell us how much time you want to spend learning a day: 5, 15, or 30 minutes
- We customize your learning experience and build you a beautiful CQ wheel. Every wheel is unique!
- You receive a daily, personalized learning workout via email and on your Curious dashboard.
- You complete your workout by reading Curios (our well-loved daily fun fact), solving puzzles, and watching lessons.
- Add lessons and topics to a focus area for longer term learning goals.
- Track your progress every time you learn. You’ll be so much more interesting!
Learn from over 25,000 video lessons on virtually any topic. Whether you want to learn how to crochet a scarf, plant an organic garden or play guitar, Curious helps you stay happy and healthy with a daily learning workout across eight key knowledge areas:
Aesthetic (crafts, photography, sewing, drawing, interior design, crochet, graphic design)
Humanities (public speaking, languages, storytelling, political science, history)
Mind / Body (cooking, fitness, nutrition, confidence, meditation, yoga, mindfulness)
Music (music theory, piano, guitar, singing, drums, ukulele, harmonica, violin, DJ skills)
Play (home DIY, sports, travel, games, gardening, camping, puzzles, biking, running)
Relationships (psychology, parenting, communication, marriage, dating, pets, leadership)
S.T.E.M. (science, web development, math, biology, hardware, computing, engineering)
Work (Microsoft Office, entrepreneurship, budgeting, marketing, finance, blogging, analytics)
And you get recommendations from your (and our) favorite NPR shows: Science Friday, PRI's The World, BBC World Service, Marketplace, and more!
You also get 5 new puzzles every day: classic crossword puzzle, math mayhem with KenKen, and more.
Download the Curious app and start for FREE! Daily Curios and intro lessons available to all users; subscribe for full access to the entire lesson library. FREE trial included with each subscription.
What have you got to learn? Get addicted to the game of lifelong learning & stay Curious!
Curious offers the following all-access subscriptions:
1 month: $9.99
1 year: $69.99
These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on your country of residence.
Your Curious subscription automatically renews at the end of the subscription term unless auto-renewal is turned off. Subscription renewals cost the same amount as the original subscription, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. You may turn off auto-renewal at any time after purchase by going to your iTunes Account Settings.
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Account creation and setup accessibility was flawless, as is the interface across the app so far. Each lesson is presented as a video of an instructor teaching material; or, in some cases, a short documentary. So far I've only watched a few lessons, but I've found the content to be delivered with enough verbal discussion on the part of the instructor that I could follow the concept being demonstrated or taught even when the specifics were only presented visually.
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1 people have recommended this app
In general, I really like the app. However, the Up and Down Words, Crosswords, and Lingouno puzzles are tricky to inaccessible. The answer choices in the music theory quiz are not read by VO, but I don't know if this interface is consistent across all quizzes. In general, the curios, word of the day, and Science Friday podcasts and intros are accessible, as is the interface for the introductory material for setup. I have a free month trial, so will play with it some more.
I have found the puzzles (as listed above) to be difficult to figure out. I went so far as to write out the crossword puzzle for the day in a 15 x 15 grid (since VO does read positions of numbers within the grid), but still was unable to surmise which numbers corresponded with which words, or which squares were blank and which were not. I wrote to the developer about it and they were willing to have a look at an accessible puzzle app, but I am not familiar with an accessible crossword app to provide as an example. Any ideas?
I am not able to read the exercises during the lessons with VoiceOver. The way to get around this is to skip the exercises, though it defeats the purpose if you're supposed to be learning.
I enjoy the content, though, and have been intrigued by the curios.