• 0 Garden State Comic Fest NJ

    Here I am hanging out at the Garden State Comic Fest with Bitten Apple TV holding a box full of Black Panther on Saturday, April 7 at the Showboat in Atlantic City, NJ. The two day event was superhero wonderful!

  • 0 Black History Museums Video VIP Tour Added to the App

    We've added our Black History Museums VIP Tour videos to the Black History Museums app. You'll now be able to watch all 12 video episodes right inside of the app. Previously, this video series was outside of the app on YouTube. Depending on the version of Android that you have, you'll see the link to the videos at the top of your screen or in the Black History Museums App menu (3 vertical dots). You'll notice that the download size of the app remains the same because we pull in the videos directly from our YouTube channel as you select them. From left to right, the three red circles highlight the controls for the 12 videos. | < go to the previous video > start the video | > go to the next video As you see in the screen shot below "Connecticut," press your phone or tablet back button to close the video window. Download this new version of the Black History Museums app now. Enjoy!

  • 0 Brain Health Audiobook App

    Brain Health Audiobook app is a three hour audio presentation that reviews brain workout enhancement strategies. Although this information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only, you'll discover multiple strategies that are discussed for optimizing brain health and brain fitness. Topics include How to reduce stress, finding brain health fitness solutions, the role of music in promoting relaxation, public reaction to brain health strategies, and discoveries made by scientists in the fields of brain growth, aging, and regeneration. Brain Health Audiobook uses clear and understandable everyday language to present the discussion and is appropriate for high school age or above, however when needed, scientific elements of brain anatomy are mentioned and explained. Educators will enjoy the chapters covering super learning and student attitudes in this brain health app. The total time for this professional quality audio presentation is three hours and 17 minutes. Discover more: Brain Health Audiobook

  • 0 Black History People App Update

    Here are just a few of the new additions recently added to our Black History People App. You can grab it from Google Play or the Amazon App store. 

  • 0 20 Years of African American History Apps

    • Apps
    • by Hugh Smith
    • 03/19/2018

    With an interest in the subject material since high school, I pitched the theme to my adviser as a capstone project during graduate school. He said no to the idea, but I went ahead anyway to create and complete the digital reference you'll discover more about in the video below. We knew this project would have value. App research was done between 1993 - 1998. After 5 years, Empower Encyclopedia CD-ROM  was completed in the spring of 1998. A little bit more background about us. Quikthinking Software was registered as a trade name in 1989, a year after we graduated from college. We released our first non-history business app in 1993. The venue in the featured video: the America's Center, St. Louis for the 7th Annual Missouri Black Expo in August, 1998. I programmed Empower Encyclopedia for Windows using the Visual Basic language/software development kit. We pulled the CD-ROM off the market in 2005, as cell phone app excitement was really beginning to pick up speed in the market place. Today, a significant portion of Empower Encyclopedia lives online at BlackHistoryPeople.com and in some of our Android and IOS apps. In 2018, we celebrate 20 Years of African American History App publishing. 

  • 0 App Feedback

    • Apps
    • by Hugh Smith
    • 03/01/2018

    We always love your feedback and answer your comments about all of our apps whether it's here, on Facebook, on Twitter, or in one of the app stores. Thank you for evaluating two of our most popular titles. Here's how it looks in just one of the app stores on March 1, 2018.

  • 0 6 great apps to try this week for Black History Month

    • Apps
    • by Hugh Smith
    • 02/12/2018

    6 great apps to try this week for Black History Month. Free to download. Here are some 5 star user reviews... 1) Black History Audio Book - Way Up says this app is  "Enlightening" 2) Black History Audio Book II - Darlene Moore shares her enthusiasm: "let it shine" 3) Black History People - Uhuru Sawyers sums up her thoughts: "Really deep and the truth" 4) Black History Quiz for iPhone - brand new (be the first to review it!)     Black History Quiz for Android - Vickie Harvey says "Helps you keep up with history" 5) Black History Inventors - Bartell Keithley echoes "This app is inspiring to me" 6) Black History Inventors Quiz - Tina Butterfly's comment: "Excellent"

  • 0 Black History Inventors App Reinvented

      G. Biggs' recent public written comment regarding our inventors project is one an app developer doesn't want to see: "At first, this app was great! But now it keeps shutting down! Seems funny..." Hugh Smith quote: "As the Android version upgrades keep coming, the old apps stop working." We started developing and releasing Windows software in the 1990s based on the C and Visual Basic programming languages with one title launched in 1993 (C) and another in 1998 (Visual Basic). By 2011 - 2012, our focus turned to Android mobile apps. Black History Inventors was one of our first mobile apps in 2012. The structure for the way the app was designed is based on a cookie cutter framework. We all have to start somewhere. It was clear this app needed re-development, but other projects were ahead in the queue. Well, a flurry of recent users including G. Biggs have spoken so we took action. As our app development sophistication has now blossomed, we put aside one day to rebuild Black History Inventors from the ground up. We succeeded. The inside story is that the new Black History Inventors was included as one of four different sections in our 2015 Black History Inventors Quiz app. Inventors is downloaded eight times as often as Inventors Quiz although the Inventors Quiz app user rating is higher. As programmer and writer Will Bontrager from Willmaster.com recently told me regarding both apps: "some people are more cerebral than others. The less cerebral may have uncomfortable school exam memories associated with the word "quiz." As we celebrate Black History Month, we are thrilled that we were able to squeeze this long overdue update into our insane schedule. Watch and listen to the new video at the beginning of this story. Download Black History Inventors from Google Play or the Amazon App stores.   

  • 0 Audio Game

    Here's a sneak peek screen shot of our new black history audio game (not the real title). The game is finished, but we won't be releasing it until early spring, 2018.  Get a quick email when we release a new app! More details at the bottom of this page

  • 0 Black History Quiz for iPhone

    Black History Quiz for iPhone is an excellent fact based trivia game for inspiration about people, movements, and pioneers. The app keeps you in the questions until you select the right answer. You’ll find several hundred questions in the quizzes including multiple choice, picture, and true or false. Our Android version of this app has been downloaded over 25,000 times and it's our most successful app in the Amazon App Store. It's in 3rd place in the Google Play Store among our apps. Enjoy the iPhone version! This is the first of many more to come. I'll post the link in the App Store within 24 hours. Happy New Year! Update: Black History Quiz for iPhone ready for download.

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