Noyo featured in WestonPatch

February 6th, 2012

“As a teacher for the past 15 years, I have always embraced the newest technology and tried to incorporate it into my classroom. When the iPad came out, (I found it) such an amazing teaching tool, I knew that a program like this would be an exciting, fun, interactive way to learn a language.” – Mike Sullivan, in the WestonPatch

WestonPatch features an article about Noyo: Spanish and about how technology can be integrated into the classroom to engage students, or anyone, and help them learn Spanish.

Mike Sullivan, our Chief Learning Officer and classroom technology advocate, teaches Spanish as the Field Elementary School, and is himself a graduate of Weston High School. In the article, he talks about our new languages in the pipeline – Portuguese, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, and English as a Second Language.

Noyo’s rave reviews

February 1st, 2012

It warms our heart to see that Noyo is getting such a positive reception. Between the iPad and Android version, we’ve already collected 21 ratings, all of them five star! We just wanted to share one of these reviews with you that really made us smile:


Noyo Spanish now available on Android

January 23rd, 2012

Well, it took a bit of finagling, but Noyo: Spanish Beginner Vocab Builder is now available for your Android tablet!

For $7.99, Noyo can help you learn Spanish with over 1800 professionally-voiced vocabulary words in nearly 200 beautifully illustrated scenes.

Designed to work with the Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, and all other Android tablets, including those by Asus, HTC, Sony, and Lenovo. We’ve tested it as extensively as we could and it should run smoothly on all of them, but if we’ve missed something, please let us know and we’ll fix it a.s.a.p.

Ted Chan featured in VentureFizz

January 19th, 2012

Our fearless leader and mobile technology expert, Ted Chan, writes in VentureFizz about how Amazon is in a position to become a leader in the tablet and apps markets with the Kindle Fire and Amazon Apps Market, if they only take advantage of their potential.

Unsurprisingly, our own Noyo: Spanish Vocab Builder is available on the Amazon App Store for your Kindle Fire or other Android tablet.

Noyo hosts Swarthmore externs

January 18th, 2012

Last week, we hosted 3 externs from Swarthmore, which is the alma mater of several of us Noyo-ers.

Our picture made it onto the Swarthmore College website here.

Thanks to Paul, April, Yin and Joe who did a great job and really helped out with some important tasks we had.

As CEO, I’m a strong believer that the critical thinking skills that a liberal arts education provides are the basis for a great business skill set.  It’s hard to convince Swatties to go into the business world, but when they do, they thrive!

Ted Chan '02

Upward Mobility’s (from left) Paul Chung ’14, Samantha Tanzer ’10 (seated), April Wang ’14, Yin Guan ’14, Micaya Clymer ’08, Miriam Rich ’11, Ted Chan ’02, and Joe Liang ’13.

Noyo Spanish now on iTunes

January 9th, 2012

It’s amazing how much joy you can get from just a few pixels.

See that button on the right?

This button, now gloriously displayed on all pages of our site, is a result of months of effort by a dozen people to create a vocabulary building app worthy of release.

We are very happy to announce the launch of Noyo Spanish Vocab Builder – Beginner for iPad!

For just $7.99, we’ll teach you over 1800 Spanish vocabulary terms in 194 gloriously illustrated scenes. Words are grouped into eight units, each covering a part of everyday life: Food, Travel, the City, School, House and Home, Seasons, Animals, and Sports. Each word is clearly voiced by native speaker and professional voice actor, Alba Aragón.

We are proud that our first Noyo vocabulary app is available for sale. Also excitingly, Android is going through the final stages of production and will be released very soon!

Coming Soon…

December 19th, 2011

If you’ve found this site, congratulations. You’re getting a sneak peak into something we’ve been working on secretly for nearly a year. Feel free to poke around, and watch this space for an exciting announcement…