In 1836, Samuel Morse, and a few other developers introduced an electrical telegraph system. Morse code as it later became known has been in use for more than 160 years.
What is Morse Code?
“Morse code is a method of transmitting textual information as a series of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment.”
Histroy has taught us that no matter how high tech we think we are getting, some things are totally beyond our control and at times forces beyond our control can render even the most state of the art equipment useless in the blink of an eye.
For this reason, AppCRAFT has introduced a series of MorseCode early learning educational apps available freely in Ovi Store. Our thinking is that if we start by teaching the basics of morse code to users around the world, we can equip people with potentially life saving knowledge.
“For emergency signals, Morse code can be sent by way of improvised sources that can be easily “keyed” on and off, making it one of the simplest and most versatile methods of telecommunication.” This basically means that if you are trapped under rubble after say a Tsunami, you can tap messages using morse code that can be understood by rescue teams above ground. Instead of just randomly banging, you could be sending & receiving clear messages using morse code. You could use the same language to transmit signals using lights to mountain rescue teams etc etc.
The AppCRAFT MorseCode series has been live in Nokia Ovi since March 2011 and has already seen over 28000 downloads from 190 countries, proving that MorseCode is far from dead and that people world wide are eager to learn this most basic form of communication.
Please take our new MorseCode educational app for a spin and let us know what you think.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
or open this link in your mobile browser: http://store.ovi.mobi/content/113853
In this version:
Sound issues resolved, a working close button, The app works in both landscape and portrait mode and many other new features as requested. We do hope you will enjoy this new version.
This app works on all Symbian S60 5th and Symbian3 touch screen devices.