WriteReader was founded in 2012 by the teacher and author of children teaching materials Janus Madsen together with marketing consultant Babar Baig and investor Ulrik Jensen.
In 2013 WriteReader in collaboration with several researchers specializing in IT and learning for children published the first version of the WriteReader iPad App. During the next two years the WriteReader App was further developed to be able to run on other devices browsers and was localized into several languages. Today WriteReader is sold in more than 40 countries and children have globally in total created more than 1 million books with WriteReader.
In 2015 WriteReader entered a partnership with Egmont, one of the biggest publishing houses in Scandinavia, and was in 2015 as only Non US company chosen to participate in Intel's EdTech Accelerator Program.
About the WriteReader app
WriteReader is a unique digital learning platform where children from age 3–10 can learn to read by writing and publish small digital books.
With the WriteReader app the child takes pictures of family, friends, things or situations and write about them in their actual level of written language. A teacher or parent then “translates” the child's text to conventional writing and by comparing their own attempt to the edited version the child will step by step improve his/her writing and reading capabilities.
The child can later in an easy way share his/her books with friends and family or publish them on the Global online library. This way the child experiences in an early age what the written language can do, which can have big influence on the child's motivation and learning capabilities.