Spell Up, A Google Chrome Experiment



The wizards over on the Google Chrome team are at it again with yet another “experiment”, this time it’s “Spell Up”. A voice powered browser based “game” that helps you learn how to be a better speller. Check out the video after the break it’s full of awesome!

Google always has these little projects slash experiments and frankly they tend to be superfun, it’s one of the endearing things about Google as a company. If you want to try Spell Up you’ll need a computer with microphone access to play. Just head over to the Spell Up website to check it out. Read a little bit more about Spell Up below and there’s even more info on the website on the info icon. Tell us what you think of Spell Up in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. Social links are to the left of your screen.

Spell Up is a new voice-powered game that can help improve your English. Using a combination of different web technologies, the Chrome browser will understand what you say and use it to control the game action. There’s nothing to download, and no need for any new plug-ins. Just speak to play! To build up your word tower, listen for the words and spell them aloud, pronounce them correctly, solve word jumbles, and guess mystery words by filling in the missing letters. Along the way, you can earn medals and coins that can be used to activate power-ups and add more levels to your tower, faster.

Spell up makes use of the following technologies.

  • Web Speech and Text-To-Speeh APIs

  • CSS3 and Canvas

  • Web Audio

  • Google Web Fonts

  • Google App Engine

  • Google Play Game Services

  • Google+ API

  • Google Cloud Storage

  • Google Translate API

  • Vibration API

  • Dictionary API

Source: YouTube

Spell Up Website

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