World of Coins

Collecting coins => Coin collecting => Coin collecting accessories => Topic started by: Figleaf on July 03, 2019, 08:30:33 AM

Title: Smart phone apps that can help you collect coins
Post by: Figleaf on July 03, 2019, 08:30:33 AM
When at last exchanging my iPhone 5c for an iPhone 8+, I lost two apps. One, called "coins" was the product of a Swiss (?) museum. It just presented exquisite coins of all ages and parts of the world from the collection. The other, "coin flip" (?), did just that: you choose a coin, and when you "throw it up" with the phone, it goes through the sounds and movements of a coin being flipped. IIRC, both were discovered by Christian. Not life-saving apps, but good memory trainers and they amused me on long bus rides and in waiting rooms. Just wondering if something like it is still around.

Peter
Title: Re: Smart phone apps that can help you collect coins
Post by: Figleaf on July 03, 2019, 08:35:28 AM
Not an app, yet available on an iPhone and likely on other platforms: Duolingo. Good for learning other languages and scripts with a very limited, but daily time budget and free. They just added Arabic! This is your chance to amaze your friends. Be aware that only machine-struck coins have easily readable Arabic, but you have to start somewhere.

Peter
Title: Re: Smart phone apps that can help you collect coins
Post by: chrisild on July 05, 2019, 01:17:23 PM
The Swiss "Money Museum" has some educational content (for iTunes U) here ...
Our iTunes U offering | moneymuseum.com (https://moneymuseum.com/en/focus/fuer-sunflower/itunes-u)

Don't know whether these work, as I do not use an iOS device. The link to the "Tune Space" app on that page (which supposedly is for Android) is dead though, or at least unavailable here.

Christian
Title: Re: Smart phone apps that can help you collect coins
Post by: Figleaf on July 05, 2019, 04:53:32 PM
Thank you. I think this museum is most likely to be the one that posted the app. I contacted them.

Peter