Elderly-friendly Android apps are Launched

Singapore is the first country to launch special Android game apps for the elderly, reported Today. Can See, Can Hear and Snakes & Ladders Plus are the two apps created by the AHE and Nanyang Polytechnic.

Can See, Can Hear helps users to score points. It consists of four memory games. Users match pictures and sounds of animals, fruits, mahjong tiles and even old-time movie and opera stars.

Snakes & Ladders Plus is similar to the classic board game. The game's instructions are in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. It differs in users having to answer multiple-choice history questions if they hit tiles with ladders or snakes on them.

The Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports congratulated AHE and NYP for coming up with the apps. He applauded the technology as an improvement in the lives of seniors, calling the project innovative.

Singapore hopes to export its elder-friendly Android apps to the USA and Canada.