ToothIQ JR. App
Have you ever tried to teach a toddler proper toothbrush procedures? It’s not easy. But it might be a little easier now, with the ToothIQ JR. App, designed and developed by Softway Solutions. The ToothIQ JR. project started about one year ago. iTooth Apps came to us with an idea for an app that was both informative as well as fun for their young patients. After nearly a year of creative design, app development, and even creating custom sound effects, the ToothIQ JR. app just went live for purchase in the App Store.
Learn About Teeth
The app itself has a couple of different functions. The first being the informative side, where kids actually learned different parts of the tooth. In this section they have the option to learn about the life cycle of teeth, for example around what age they will get their first permanent teeth, lose all of their baby teeth, etc. They can also learn about the different components of a tooth and mouth as well as proper brushing procedure. They can also learn about foods and cavities, and of course how important it is to take care of your teeth.
The game portion has a few different games. The first is the Card Match game which recaps the lessons learned throughout the other modules. The second is the Tooth Doctor game where the child walks through a dental exam on Toothy, the dinosaur patient. The player cleans the patient’s teeth, flosses, and cleans and fills cavities. It helps the child to know the different procedures that can be part of a dental exam. The final game is the Braces game where the player puts brackets, wires, and colored bands on the patient and then experience how braces would re-align the teeth.
As this was a new type of project for us, there was a bit of a learning curve as we went. For instance, who knew there were so many different “drill” sounds that could be associated with a dental drill? Our creative design team had a blast creating Toothy, the dentist loving dinosaur. Not to mention they got to create a whole cartoon dentist office and dental tools, not something you get to work on every day at Softway Solutions. Overall this was a unique and thrilling project for Softway that lead our team members to try new techniques and approach tasks with a different mindset. In the end, the resulting product is loved by Softway, the client, and many young tooth enthusiasts. And it is now available on the iPad App Store.