Filipino Sign Language App ready for download at Google Play

Friends, may I invite you to download and test this app in your Android Phone? I called it Filipino Sign Language (FSL) app. It was quietly released in March 17 and is now on its Version 1.5.  It’s a simple informative program that teaches how to fingerspell letters, numbers and special characters using Filipino Sign Language. I designed this as part of the instructional materials in sign language course offering of MCCID College both in classroom and soon to be online. You can download it for free at Google Play Store.

As an added feature, I included a video of the Philippine National Anthem signed by our deaf student using FSL with instructions on how to sign it. It uses the FSL font, the first and only one of its kind which was exclusively designed and distributed freely by MCCID. It upholds one of our school’s major advocacy of recognizing and spreading the use of indigenous signs.

Designing and developing android applications will also be part of our curricular offerings in the very near future. We have already introduced JavaScript programming in our program last school year and will soon add app development using Java in the coming months.

Although this app is the first full-featured app that was launched in Google Play Store and is now in Version 1.5, there will be more promising FSL apps that will come out in the future and are currently in the development stage. There are also apps that are especially developed and used by religious groups. Let us support all of them.

You may download the app by either going to Google PlayStore and search “Filipino Sign Language” or click on the image below to go directly to download page

Google Play Screen

or click on the link below from our official website using your android smart phone and install it directly.

fsl.apk file

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This latest release was updated based on users’ feedbacks. This update includes:

  • adding exit button on every page when back pressed
  • modified the fonts used in images for clearer view
  • converted images into labels
  • added captions on Philippine National Anthem video with instructions on how to sign.

Feel free to make comments and suggestions on how to improve the app. Thanks!!!

 

 

 

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  1. Bookmarking this page…Thank you for your articles.I am not deaf nor mute but very recently, I have met new friends from the deaf community and because I do not speak their beautiful language, I was only giving nodding and smiling during our meet and greet. I want to learn FSL and help break the silence between the hearing and non-hearing world.I have downloaded the app.After writing this comment, I’ll check the app right away.I hope there are phrases and sentences there for me to practice.
    Thank you also for the tips how to properly fingerspell so we won’t give the readers some headache.

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