iAssociate 2

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Description of App

"Way more fun than word association has any right to be. 4/4 Must Have!"
-- SlideToPlay.com Review

iAssociate 2 is a word association game, where players have to figure out which words or phrases are associated to each other and was featured on ABC's Good Morning America as a game that is great for keeping your brain sharp. iAssociate 2 has been developed as a family friendly game, and features extensive VoiceOver support to ensure that as many as possible can enjoy the game.

Features:

  • Lots of content readily available
  • Updates every three weeks
  • GameCenter support
  • VoiceOver support
  • Puzzles in various topics, such as Movies, Comics, Sports, Travel and much more!

What people say about iAssociate 2

"Absolutely brilliant! My husband and I play together and always pull the other one through when stuck!"

"Great to play with friends. I enjoy word games of all types but this thing takes the cake. If you possess any sort of intelligence, get this app, you won't regret it."

"This app really challenges your mind. It make you think about stuff you probably learned in middle school. I think young and not so young should indulge in and enjoy this app. What better way to really exercise your mind?"

"I really love this game! It was a lot of fun to think outside the box!"

iAssociate was one of TUAW's favorite apps of 2009. With the release of iAssociate 2 we are now improving the game further, answering the requests our fans have made, among the biggest being more levels. iAssociate 2 offers brand new, never before seen, levels for you to enjoy. You will get to figure out what some of the most powerful forces on mother earth are, food in all different forms and tastes, go treasure hunting knowing that X marks the spot and LOTS more.

Besides the new levels iAssociate 2 also offers lots of new features to help you progress in the game. You can now get hints for all of those words which you get stuck with, but beware, there is only a limited amount of hints for you to use so use them wisely. If the Hints aren't enough then you can now also quickly ask for help on Facebook, in seconds you'll have your help requests published on Facebook allowing everyone else to aid you in the game.

If these features aren't enough then there's now a new chance for you to prove your worth by competing against all other players. By completing your levels faster than others you'll now have a chance to earn speed medals, which can help you unlock more levels faster.

Follow us on Twitter for the latest iAssociate 2 news:
http://www.twitter.com/ticbits

So, what are you waiting for, go and download iAssociate 2 and have fun!

Version

2.1.4

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

As mentioned in the app store description, iAssociate 2 now has excellent support for VoiceOver. The developers got a lot of feedback from the VO community and have implemented many of our suggestions. The result is one of the most accessible word games in the app store. There are now two VoiceOver modes, one for beginners and one for more advanced users. A sound is played when a correct letter is entered, and another sound occurs when a correct word is entered. It's easy to tell what words are associated with, what a word's clue is if it has one, and if a word is a bonus word, meaning it can't be guessed one letter at a time. The only problem with accessibility is the occasional inability to edit a word. This happens because the word is on the very edge of the screen. These words aren't visually visible, though VO can see them. It is necessary to scroll left or right one page to make the word visible and therefore editable.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

This is by far my favorite iOS word game. I have completed all the levels, no mean feat for someone who knows very little about things like modern TV shows and such. Though I was able to complete most of these levels without the latest VO improvements, the VO support makes this game much more fun and easier to play. Most levels are made up of words and associations that will be familiar to the general public, but a few, such as reality TV shows, are specific to a certain topic. I hope the word game fans here enjoy this contribution.

Developer's Twitter Username

@ticbits

Recommendations

11 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Chelsea 17 hours 25 minutes ago

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Comments

Submitted by Kelly Sapergia on Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I just downloaded and played the tutorial level of this game, and so far am very impressed. However, I didn't hear any sounds for when correct letters or words were entered, but I'm wondering if that's an iOS 6 issue or something. The Voiceover setting was set for Beginner at the time. Also, something interesting happened as soon as I started the app. I like to look around the screen first, so I began flicking left and right. When I got back to the clue the game had put me on upon startup, I was told "You have already solved this word", despite the fact I hadn't entered anything. Weird!

Submitted by Skhye on Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Both issues are caused by the beginner's VoiceOver setting. You will only hear sounds if you turn on the advanced VO setting. Also, when beginner's mode is on and VO sees a completed word, it always says, "You have already solved this word. It is ..." whether you typed it in or it was one of the starting words that was already there.

What are these beginner and advanced VoiceOver modes that you're talking about? Could you possibly be referring to VoiceOver's "Speak Hints" setting in Settings/General/Accessibility/VoiceOver/Speak Hints? Thanks, Shersey

iAssociate 2 includes two levels of Voiceover accessibility. These can be changed from the Settings screen that's on the Levels tab. After selecting the tab, you have to tap near the top of the screen to find three buttons: Levels, Scores, and Settings. The Beginner level gives you lots of information and hints on how to play the game. The Advanced mode will limit this information so you can concentrate on the game. In this mode, there are sounds that indicate when you get a correct letter, or when you've solved the word successfully. (You have to press the Done button after typing your answer in an edit box.)

Submitted by Ken Downey on Wednesday, December 5, 2012

When I heard about the new word game IAssociate2, I went to the app store and grabbed it. Oh, how disappointed I was. I couldn't make sense of it at all. I could hear how many letters there were in the word I was to solve, and that's about all. Sometimes, if there was a clue, I could read that, but not always... Then, I opened the game yesterday and ... I played it for three hours straight. Everything is now completely accessible, including all the associations for each word, and how many unsolved associations there are for each word. I have nearly solved the food puzzle, the only difficulty being iOS 6 related focus errors, as well as text fields not going into edit mode when I double tap them. The developers of this app have surely outdone themselves this time, and have earned my gratitude. Thanks guys!

Great game. I had a bit of initial confusion too, but once I had it figured out I was hooked. And great to see such a high level of effort and engagement from the developers when it comes to VoiceOver. Deserving of a Hall of Fame nomination I reckon!

Submitted by alex wallis on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

does anyone know on the levels screen by the side of each level why VoiceOver says the phraise n slash a of n slash a. Obviously its not the word slash, but the symbol, it seems to have this to the right of the percentage completed of the level, and it doesn't seem to matter if you have started the level or not, this text is always shown, just curious what it means.

I was also wondering about this, and tweeted the company about it. Here's their response: "The NA/NA represents your rank on the highscore boards, NA means you haven't submitted your scores." Hope this helps.

Submitted by alex wallis on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In reply to by Kelly Sapergia

thanks that has answered that question. I also noticed something else, the name of this entry is spelled incorrectly on applevis, the title is actually iAssociate 2 on the app store, this entry on applevis has acquired an extra s in associate, so should probably be renamed so people can find it easier. the correct spelling for the app name actually taken from its app store entry is iAssociate 2.

Submitted by alex wallis on Monday, February 11, 2013

Does anyone else find as you complete more and more of a level it becomes increasingly difficult to find words you haven't solved? The end of levels annoy me in particular as the screen is just full of words you have already solved. On the level I am on at the moment for example I have one word left to get, but its driving me mad looking for the box to enter the actual word. I know you can use swipe gestures to change pages and so bring more words into focus but I find at the end of a level I have to touch in exactly the right place to find the box a word needs to be in as flicking usually doesn't take me to it. I think there should be a setting to allow words once all associations with them have been found to be removed from the screen so leaving only unsolved words. I have suggested this to the developers, and they said they will consider adding this feature. If anyone else agrees with me, I guess it would be worth them also contacting the developers so they know there is demand for such a feature.

Hello, In the app description it says you can get help solving a word from your facebook friends. I can't figure out how this is done. Hopefully someone out here will know. Thank you.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 2.0

- Two new levels added, Divine Intervention and Secret Identities
- The whole level store has undergone big changes, we have switched from separate In-App Purchases to an internal currency to better help reward you players and to be able to offer cheaper levels for all of you.
- iCloud sync added, all the levels that you get are now automatically synchronised through iCloud to all your devices running iAssociate 2 (iOS 5.0 or later required)

Submitted by alex wallis on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hi, a new version of this app has come out, but there seems to be a bug if your playing with a bluetooth keyboard in this latest version. The issue seems to be that if you press up and down arrows together to access an edit field for guessing a word, the quicknav is deactivated as expected. But when you have finished entering your guess and press the enter key on your bluetooth keyboard to submit the guess, the quicknav is not automatically turned back on so you can use your arrow keys to continue navigating the grid. This also means that pressing up and down arrows together to go back into the edit field for guessing a word no longer works unless you manually enable quicknav again by pressing right and left arrow keys again. It seems to be that you now have to manually reenable quicknav after it has been turned off. Can anyone else confirm this issue I have written to the developers but will be interested to know if others experience this.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

New Voice Over improvements but also mentioned above. There might be an issue with using bluetooth keyboard with the game. So if you have seen any issues. Please let us know!

 

New in v2.0.3:

 

- Two new levels, Tale of Two Cites and Rock
- Possibility to earn Tokens by watching videos
- VoiceOver improvements, it should be easier to flick through all words now

 

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, March 30, 2013

I'm noticing a lot of voice over issues with the new version. I have advanced voice over mode on and when I try and flick to a word to solve it it jumps all over the place. Focus is horrible, and it is making the game almost unplayable. I already let the twitter account of the devs know but is anyone else experiencing this?

Submitted by alex wallis on Saturday, March 30, 2013

In reply to by Kelly Sapergia

Hi, I think these issues might be down to the developers trying to solv the annoying issue where you try to solve a word, but when you tap it you accidentally tap the hints button without realising. I asked if this could be fixed and they said they would try to do so so I think my request could be the reason for the VoiceOver issues, I am sure if we contact the developers they can have another go at fixing it. The issue is something to do with word position on the screen, and I think the developers were trying to pack the words closer together on the screen perhaps.

Submitted by Nancy on Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hi: I have also noticed voice over issues after updating this game. Voice Over seems to jump all over the place and I can't get it to stay focused on one word. I hope the developers will fix this problem because I really like the game. I may wait to play until another update comes along.

Submitted by Chelsea on Monday, April 1, 2013

In reply to by Kelly Sapergia

I am having a few focus issues as well, but they have made improvements to the game. You can now use the item chooser (two finger tripple tap) to find unsolved words, and the hint button now states when it's been activated. these two things help me play the game now. Chelsea

Submitted by alex wallis on Thursday, April 18, 2013

there is a new version out, it adds two new levels and says they have made VoiceOver improvements. I find though that the quick nav feature still seems to be broken for VoiceOver on a Bluetooth keyboard. What I mean is, if you press up and down arrows together on a Bluetooth keyboard quicknav is turned off and you can interact with the text field as normal, but then once you submit your guess, quick nav isn't automatically turned back on, so if you want to navigate the word list with the right and left arrow keys on your keyboard, you have to manually enable quick nav again. this has been an issue for the past few versions now, before the update at easter came out the behaviour with quick nav used to be that you could press your up and down arrows together and interact with a text field, and after you submit your guess you could then resume navigating the word list with your keyboard without having to manually enable quick nav again. does that make sense, and do other people agree with my findings?

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Friday, June 21, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
What's New in Version 2.0.8

New in v2.0.8:

- Two new levels have been added, "Critter Crew" and "Occupational Surnames"

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Friday, August 2, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 2.1.0

New in v2.1.0:

- Two new levels have been added, "Urban Legends" and "Zebra Crossing"

Submitted by Kristen on Friday, October 18, 2013

Is anyone else getting an issue on IOS 7 in which double tapping on an unsolved word brings you automatically to the beginning of the field, not the end? For example - I double tap on an unsolved word that has a letter "H" at the beginning already as a hint. Instead of the cursor appearing after the H, it appears before it and any letters I enter go before it. This is especially annoying when there is already text in the field - like a clue or a hint - as it's hard to find the text field again to double tap and send the cursor to the end of the field. To get around this I just re-type the word, regardless of the hints already there ... though it would be nice if it went back to the old way. Anyone able to bring this to the developer's attention as a minor bug?

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Friday, November 8, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 2.1.4

New in v2.1.4:

- Two new levels have been added, "Celebrity Chefs" and "Going Solo"

Follow us on Twitter for the latest iAssociate 2 news:
http://www.twitter.com/ticbits

Submitted by Minh on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I just recently started playing iAssociate and love love the game as a whole, but there are a couple of voiceover bugs that make it virtually impossible to play. Firstly, while playing, Ithere are a couple of edit boxes that I voiceover won't focus on. Like whenever I double tap, it just brings me to the hints button. The second issue is that I can't seem to finish a level. It will tell me you have solved this word and it has one unsolved association, but there are no unsolved associations anywhere. It is absolutely infuriating. I'm goign to contact the developer, but has anyone experiened this problem?

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

No problems here. Just enable if you did not already the voice over mode that makes it easier to play.

For the most part, I'm not having the problem with not being able to edit texsts, though that happens occasionally. My big problem is that I get to a point where I know there are more associations, VoiceOver just won't let me see them. I've closed and reopened the app, have advanced VoiceOver on, restarted my phone, tried switching to different pages... everything I could think of. I even got a new phone for unrelated reasons, and that still didn't fix anything. I emailed the developer, but no response yet. Can anyone think of something I haven't tried? Any help would be appreciated.

Submitted by Lorelei on Monday, May 11, 2015

In case anyone's curious, the problem persists in the latest update, though they said it should be fixed in the patch notes and in an email they wrote to me. I contacted them again, so we'll see what happens. They've been really nice and understanding so far, so I think they'll fix it, but it can't hurt to have more people request.

In case anyone else is interested, the email address to reach the developer is info@ticbits.com.

Submitted by André Silva on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hi everyone,

I think that the more levels screen in iAssociate 2needs to be more intuitive and easier to navigate for VoiceOver users. The layout of this particular screen is monstrously chaotic and isn't very easy to use for us. For one thing, this screen doesn't display the levels in alphabetical order, which makes it very difficult to select the level that we want. How is this screen layed out? Could someone give me some tips on how to navigate within this chaotic screen using VoiceOver, please?
All the best,
André

Submitted by alex wallis on Saturday, January 23, 2021

Hi all, probably have no hope of finding an answer to this considering how old this game is, I have tried reaching out to the developer but got no response.
i'm looking for a 6 letter word associated with apple, yellow and fruit that is on the bonus land level. It is a shame to see that iassociate 3 is still totally inaccessible, but at least 2 is on the appstore for now.

I think the word you're looking for might be banana. I agree about Iassociate three. I played every single level of Iassociate too and wish there were more.

Submitted by alex wallis on Sunday, January 24, 2021

thanks yes that was the word, funny I thought I had got banana earlier but maybe that was a different level, i've still got well over a hundred levels to do, so I dread to think how long its going to keep me occupied.

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