The iPhone X is a beautiful device, but the notch is controversial.

Is the area around it extra space? Or wasted space? Apple says that you should design around the notch. [0] We’re a glass-half-full team so we see it as an opportunity.

Teach a Language in 100 Days

44 pixels is enough to begin to teach someone a new language, and today we’re empowering all developers to help teach their users a new language.

We’re proud to share Flowlingo’s “Notch Maximizer”, a free open source library to help your users learn a new language. It’s simple, check out the screenshot below.

Every 10 minutes, or whenever the user taps on it, the area around the notch auto-refreshes with 1 new word and its translation. If they see 10 words a day in Spanish, in 100 days they’ll understand 76.0% of all non-fiction writing, 79.6% of all fiction writing, and an astounding 87.8% of all oral speech. [1]

Help connect the world by breaking down language barriers. It takes less than 5 minutes to add to your app. Better yet, we’ve seen retention increase in apps that have added it by as much as 100%.

Try Flowlingo to get a better idea of how it works.

Coming soon: A 44-pixel ad network, gif support, tiled emojis, mini Flappy Bird, and more.

Languages supported

العربية (Arabic), বাংলা (Bengali), Dansk (Danish), Dothraki, Nederlands (Dutch), Elvish, Esperanto, Français (French), Deutsch (German), Ελληνικά (Greek), ગુજરાતી (Gujarati), עברית (Hebrew), Heptapods’ Logograms (enabling time travel which may or may not prevent the notch from launching), हिन्दी (Hindi), Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian), Italiano (Italian), 日本語 (Japanese), Klingon, 한국어 (Korean), Malay (Malaysian), Na’vi, Norsk (Norwegian), دری (Persian), Polski (Polish), Português (Portuguese), ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi), Svenska (Swedish), Tagalog (Filipino), தமிழ் (Tamil), తెలుగు (Telugu), ภาษาไทย (Thai), Türkçe (Turkish), اردو (Urdu), Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese).

Team Flowlingo

[0] Human Interface Guidelines: iPhone X

[1] How Many Words Do You Need to Know in Spanish (or any other foreign language)?