It’s sad to say a final farewell to the entire series of the Speech with Milo apps 😢. See the details on this post on the OMazing Kids Facebook page. There has been some good discussion in the comments section about how much folks loved the apps and about the sustainability of apps in the future: https://www.facebook.com/174264525957894/posts/3163202193730764/
I recently discovered that they were all missing from the App Store so I e-mailed the app developer to find out whether or not they would be returning. I didn’t have much hope this time since they were even gone from my “Purchased” area, their Facebook page had disappeared and their other social media sites were dormant.
The app developer should be proud that their series of apps was so well loved by multitudes of SLPs and kids. I had several patients over the years who would specifically request Milo.
We have lost lots of fabulous apps in the years since iOS 11 was released. Many app developers couldn’t afford to keep updating them or had to pick a few to update and let the others disappear. I guess I was so surprised that all of these particular apps disappeared since they had been around so long and at one point this developer was even collaborating with PRC.
If you have an older iPad with these apps currently installed on it and the apps are still working, then you will only continue to have them as long as you leave them installed and don’t update the iOS on that device. Unfortunately I only had a couple installed since I am retired. The iPad Pro that I purposefully kept on iOS 10.3.3 is starting to feel like a time capsule full of apps that are from a bygone era…. what I now think of as the “golden age of apps”. We see far fewer new apps released now and many developers have gone the route of subscriptions and/or in-app purchases to attempt to remain sustainable.
Here is the reply that I received: “Hi Angela, Yes, unfortunately they have been removed from the App Store. The last iOS update took them down and we are not able to update them. We are so very sad to discontinue them after 10+ years. Thank you for reaching out. – Poorani”
Speech with Milo: Verbs
Speech with Milo: Sequencing
Speech with Milo: Articulation Board Game PRO
Speech with Milo: Articulation Board Game
Speech with Milo: Prepositions
Speech with Milo: Adjectives
Speech with Milo: Nouns
Speech with Milo: Interactive Storybook
(Spanish) Speech with Milo: Verbs
(Spanish) Speech with Milo: Prepositions
Feelings with Milo
Language Lab: Spin and Speak Social Skills
Language Lab: ing Verbs + Prepositions
Language Lab: Adjectives
Speech with Milo: Therapy Tool Kit
Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC
AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/