Leading neuroscience and brain training company Lumosity announced on Monday that they are finally releasing Lumosity app for Android. With that move, they are attempting to increase their mobile presence after the launch of their iPad and iPhone apps last year.
According to the company, their brain training app has more than 60 million users. At present, almost half of those are accessing Lumosity through mobile devices. This year, the San Francisco-based company will try to focus more on the mobile platform by increasing its games library and adding more languages, apart from its long-awaited release of the Lumosity app for Android.
The company started in 2005 and began operating its first web application back in 2007. It hopes to elevate its users? collective IQ by letting them play engaging games intended to exercise their brains. Those games are supposedly founded on actual neuroscience research studies.
Lumosity CEO Kunal Sarkar said in a statement, ?We?re excited to launch our Android app, which will allow us to reach more users and provide them with a convenient and fun way to train with Lumosity from anywhere at any time. Our goal is to create the best, most accessible brain training experience, and with Android reaching 80 percent of the smartphone market share worldwide, launching on Android is an important step toward that goal.?
As with its iOS counterpart, the just-released Lumosity app for Android is free to download. However, if you want to get the full experience, you will have to shell out a few dollars by subscribing to the app?s service. A monthly subscription will cost $ 11.95 and a one-year subscription will make you $ 59.95 poorer. Upfront, that?s relatively pricey for a brain training program that?s not backed by major scientific bodies. But millions have obviously been sold to the idea behind Lumosity.
The company?s iPad and iPhone apps have secured the top spot in the U.S. App Store?s Education category consistently. Lumosity for iPad have held the number 1 position in the App Store?s Education category for 111 countries, while its iPhone version held the similar spot in 72 countries. At the time of this writing, the new Lumosity app for Android has gathered more than 10,000 downloads.
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