So with this app you have the ability to create a page of 25 buttons and with a few clicks drop it down to a 2 button page. You can access a quick message popup on every page. You can turn on a message window. It's simple to add a photo symbol to a button from your library or camera. Don't have your own photo? A couple of taps and you can search the internet and drop an image on your button. Multiple images can be placed on a single button. Buttons can speak a synthesized message or you can record your own. Not only can you make grids for communication, you can easily make scenes for context based messages. And it SCANS. Craziness! It's an amateur AAC page developers dream. Easy to use, easy to customize with a ton of great features.
There are several options to get started with the GoTalk Now App:
GoTalk Now Free- one book with 3 pages, Free
GoTalk Start- one book with 5 pages, $19.99
GoTalk Now- unlimited books and pages, voices, templates, backup and restore, and sharing via wifi, $80
GoTalk Now Plus- all of use above plus Symbolstix library, Ready, Set, Communicate book and Acapela voices, $150
This app is one to have in every classroom and is also a great simple app to trial AAC with your child. It has potential to help teachers and therapists introduce vocabulary symbols, especially for activity based boards. I believe it has potential to give students an ability to participate in their environment, learn new symbols or to practice more advanced syntax and morphology in a low distraction environment. For my purposes, it has become an exceptional evaluation tool. If you took the time to build it, you could create a communication app with absolutely everything you could possibly need for a 25 location comprehensive communication system.
A real disclaimer: I was given an evaluation version of this app to test out. Then again, I'm given a lot of apps. I only talk about the good ones :)