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Guten Appetit

by Iga Larasati and Rian Erlangga Saputra



Introduction


Nowadays learning
foreign

language is very important. Glo
balization has
already spreaded

around the world.

People are

costu
med with the
sophisticated things, such as laptop, smartphone, android, and many more. In
this globalization era, youths should think more globally with a smart way.


Living in a globalization should give a positive impa
ct to the people,
especially for th
e youth which is going to be the next great generation of the
next future. Now the youths are already introduced with a lots of kinds of
knowledge. From the exact things, until softskill.
It’s such a great way to start
to “travel” the world with our knowl
edge.



Knowledge is not just about the pattern of a chemistry or physics, but the
most important thing to understand and to communicate with people,
everyone needs language.
Language is such a bridge in communication.
To
know more about chemistry, mathem
atics, physics, or the other subjects, we
need of course a language ability which is going to be used to understand the
content of the subject or chapter.


Everything begins with language. A baby which is growing up, learns
language firstly then followed
by the other things.
The world seems so easy
when we
understand or even

speak more than a language. So we make a new
innovation of learning German with a smart way with your smartphone.



The application: Guten Appetit



Guten
Appetit is a name of an app
lication which is a collaboration product
betwe
en technic and language field in a workshop called Mobile Apps
Goethe
-
Institut SEAMOLEC Camp (MAGIS Camp) that was held on May, 17
th
-
23
rd

2013 at Park Hotel Jakarta.


It

is an android
-
based application where people can learn German easily
whic
h is created by Rian Erlangga Saputra as the technic developer and Iga
Larasati as the creator of content.



Language
:
German



Germany is the most favorite country among Indonesian

students who want
to study abroad, comparing with the other countries in Europe. Indonesian
students have started to study in Germany since many years ago, with the
total alumni was about 30.000 people.



Beside,

there are a lot of literatures which ar
e
distributed all over the world
including Indonesia, that are written in German. That’s why learning German
is a thing that can not be denied. Whether they study in Germany or in
Indonesia, they need German to understand the daily life in Germany or to
u
nderstand in
-
depth the literatures that have been spreaded in Indonesia.


Our application is called “Guten Appetit”. These are German words which
mean “Have a nice meal”. There is certain meaning behind these words.
“Visual meal” which is going to be
enjoyed by users. It i
s related to our theme
which is “Essen und Trinken” or Food and Drink.




Tec
h
nology

: Android


Android is a Li
nux
-
based operation system that i
s manufactured for touch
-
ware such as smart computer and tab computer. It grows rapidly an
d becomes
smartphone operation system that’s mostly used. It also becomes first cellular
operation that ever been.



The development of smartphone with android operation system has a huge
development. Google claimed, more than 900 million people all over t
he world
have and active android operation system. The users reached number until
125% from 2012. For example in Indonesia, the development of android users
is high enough to reach 40 % every year.



Purpose


T
his application is produced to facilitate

people who want to lea
rn basic
German with a fun way
.
Learning in a class with a book can be a little bit
boring. We have to spare more time to learn in a class. Now learning German
mustn’t be at class. Learning German with a simple quiz and colorful
appe
arance can be a great choice. Learning anywhere and anytime with

Guten Appetit

.



To make an
android

mobile

as a learning media.
The great technical world
has given us a sophisticated android
mobile
which can help our daily life

easier and faster
. Start

from communication with others, browsing, reminder,
until

entertainment. Some schools have forbidden their student

to bring a
mobile phone because they think the mobile phone will disturb their study.
And then came an idea that I want to say to my teacher
, why don’t we just
make our android mobile also as a learning media?



User Interface Design



In order to make the learning method lasts as simple as possible, we made
the layout of this application that is easy to be understood and used.
It’s
designed
with 4 types of qu
izzes:

o

Multiple Choice


Vocabulary ability


Multiple choice enriches basic Ge
rman vocabularies. With picture,

writing, and audios made people easier to remember and to pronounce

how these words sound.

o

Jumbled sentence


Reading abil
ity


Enhance the ability of users to read German dialogue and to understand

the context.

o

True or false statement


Listening ability


Enhance listening ability by listening to the dialogues that have been

recorded.

By listening to the dialogue, people can understand the story as

well.

o

Fill the blank



Vocabulary and writing ability


By reading a story user can understand the situation in order to be able to

fill the blanks and write the correc
t word in every blank.


















Start

SPLASH

Start

Quiz


About

Help

Exit

Material

Vocabulary

(Picture, Writing,
Audio)

Menu

Food vocabularies

Picture, writing,
and audio

Start

Quiz

About

Help

Exit

Food

Drink

Pictur
e

Pictur
e

Multiple Choice


OK

Your Score:

100!


Continue

Learn again?

LAYOUT

Development


In development we have several steps to develop this application. The
development between content and technic was separately and then collaborated
at the end.


From the content, it was started with the introduction of A1 German materials.
We learned how t
o make the beginners understand to learn German without
English words
. After that, we made a mind map of A1 German material that we
are going to provide. So that our material will not get out of the A1 level. Got
done with the mind map, that was the time t
o decide the types of quizzes that we
are going to make. In deciding the type of quizzes, we had to discuss to the
technics, whether it can be made or not. When it works, then came to the
realization of the idea.


From the technic, it was started with the

technic guidan
ce from SEAMOLEC’s
team.
Got done with the guidance, the technic correlated the content’s idea to
technic’s ability. Followed by coding and trial & error. In trial & error we have to
fixed something which is still error. After everything is
right, we uploaded it on
Google Play.



Evaluation,
Publishing
,

and Scoring The P
roduct


After workshop, the final product was launched on Google Play.
It

can

be

access
ed

and download
ed by users freely
.
The evaluation was conducted

during
one month by Goethe
-
Institut’s

& SEAMOLEC’s team, and public.



Scoring was made of three criteria

after one month evaluation,

as follows :
Technic (30%), Language (30%), and
download (40%).

In this one month, we
updated the application, did a prom
otion through social media and real life as
well.


The social medias that we mostly used are Twitter and Facebook. Through
Twitter, we mentioned our friends, friends of friends,

posting everyday,

until
“German
-
Learning” account. That was very effective,
but it needed hard work to
keep the graph stabile

and always in progress

indeed
. Whereas through
Facebook, we post the URL as a status, posting to friends’ timeline, and shared to
the opened


private groups. From opened group we posted at “German
Indonesi
a Group”, Samsung android, and many more.


During one month the graph was relative stabile in progress, here i
s the graph of
our download progress:

Guten Appetit Download Graph
from August 5
th
-

September 5
th

2013


One month
-
evaluation is intended to imp
rove the quality of the application, both
content and technic. The juries were Goethe

Institu
t & SEAMOLEC’s team and
public. During this one month, we got some suggestions
in order
to make our
application
better, whether from the technic or from the conte
nt.


From the technic we are suggested to make the User Interface (UI) Design better.
The colors should be softer, the view of main menu hasn’t been so compatible
with few kinds of devices. Such as tablet. It hasn’t been compatible with the big
screen of
tablet. It should be big as big as the tablet. Beside, this application
hasn’t been with database which can make the
stora
g
e

faster.


From the content, we are suggested to have more kinds of quizzes
. So that
learning can be progressive when users can lear
n one step better than before.
That’s why we should make some levels of quizzes.



Conclusion


Guten Appetit is such a good collaboration between language and technic.
Learning language can be interesting with

the wrapping of
android

mobile
,
which is now very booming.
Through MAGIS Camp we can know how big our
opportunity to make andr
oid mobile as a learning media.
Gu
ten Appetit is now
ready to be played

and help you to be a master!