Smarter Learning

Tom consults through Smarter Learning LLC, a business established in 2011 to provide traditional publishing services such as content strategy and business development.

For a time Smarter Learning built mobile apps for Apple devices (iOS), with a focus on the educational and consumer markets. Descriptions of some prominent app projects are below.

Educational apps

Some of Smarter Learning's earliest projects were apps created in partnership with Scientific Publishing Ltd, a US-based publisher of anatomy and physiology resources.

SPL licensed its text and artwork to Smarter Learning to create a suite of three iOS applications. For Understanding the Digestive System (below), we combined SPL's content with interactive drag-and-drop exercises; our primary audience was students studying for exams.

The other apps in the series, on cholesterol and diabetes, were created for a consumer audience. All apps allowed users to bookmark content and search full text, among other features.

Consumer apps

Smarter Learning partnered with author Janet Zappala to turn her cookbook, My Italian Kitchen, into an iOS app. Recipes and photos from the book were repurposed, and we introduced interactive features such bookmarking, text searching, and note-taking.