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Last modified: March 02 2019 16:04:06. This page has been written for developers. It provides an overview and first level technical document to the wordties application. Last updated on March 2, 2019, 4:04 pm

1 - Try it


2 - Introduction.

The wordties.com APP picks up data from the server's export routines served from a combination of exercises on the database and media on the server.


Have media specific to particular questions and media ( mainly images ) that form the generic style of the entire exercise. All this media is served up to the APP by XML ( Some exercise packs are free but some are on sale )

3 - Example Generic Pack Style Image Set

Not all images are shown here. Text may be superimposed on some images.
The app will pick these images up from the Play Store using XML. The App developer should visually scan the XML to see how the generic style images are set. The app should then follow the path to each image and save a local copy when downloading a pack.

TAGS for Generic Media paths

  • <GenImgFront> </GenImgFront>
  • <GenImgMenu> </GenImgMenu>

4 - Example Media Specific to a Particular Question

Not all images are shown here. Text may be superimposed on some images.

TAGS for Question Specific Media paths

These tags will be within the question or question part tag for the question they relate too.
  • <questionChoiceImg> </questionChoiceImg>
  • <partHintImg> </partHintImg>

5 - Wordties

Wordties are a kind of question card with a single word answer that needs to be typed in. There's no multiple choice because this activity is about finding a single word. There are many other types of questions in various other packs for all sorts of things, ranging from English grammar to Mathematics. Questions of various forms. For example: Multiple-choice, Enter an answer, enter a blog link to an essay you've written and many more.
Wordtie questions have clues as their parts. The player looks at the various clues, including images and audio and when they see the word that all clues are pointing to they enter this word and score points.
These clue parts do not have the multiple choice radio buttons activated, but they offer text and audio hints. The player should type in a single word answer. After an incorrect attempt the screen fades away and that question remains unavailable for a set time.

6 Example Wordties Card

Each card is basically a simple question. Find the word
It's a kind of vocabulary activity based on collocations. That is how words are joined together. Not grammatically joined together, but the the way words generally collocate. EXAMPLE GAME CARD IMAGE

7 - Different Types of Exercise

There are lots of types of question sets in many different forms. Even crossword puzzles.
Choose the packs you like the look of There will be some packs that have a small price attached to them to help pay for the artists etc., Even these packs can be obtained by sharing the app on social media and getting credit points.

Some Question Types

  1. Write an answer ( EG: Wordties - Write a single word answer )
  2. gap fills
  3. multiple-choice.
  4. Crossword puzzles
  5. Sort into order

8 - The database

The application never accesses the database Everything is passed to the app via XML and the play store


Test your code on the wordties.com Test Data

9 Pack Downloads

Word Ties Play Store The wordties play store shows all the packs you have and the packs that you can have.
When you get a pack from the play store all the media for that pack is saved on your device and your scores are posted to the site from time to site when you visit the wordties play store The app should be programmed to visit certain pages and find the marked elements on a page that lead to the required files. <HTML> classes will be used to label the elements on a page that lead to certain files and data required for the app to play offline.

Game Packs - Server Storage Area

A directory outside PUBLIC_HTML will have all the pack data. Each subdirectory will be a game pack. Inside each game directory, there will be a number of files.
This data will be served to the application via web pages that will show all the available packs, marking which are already installed and which have an update available and which need a payment or credits.

Work With Us

We are the game makers. Looking for online stores to supply.

Make some spare cash by sharing our app download or selling our cards for us, we will keep you well stocked and make sure that you make the profits. Refere the game and receive 50% of any purchase as credit.

We are looking for online stores to sell our card games. If you have an online store and you think that our games could make a welcome addition to your catalogue, just tell us about it.

iBiscuits web sites. Cheapest , quickest and simplest We can provide a portal site, with email contact at a price that you simply won't believe. We will give you everything for the cost of a cheap monthly hosting subscription.

While you are selling our games at your store, we guarantee to keep you well supplied. If you hold the stock yourself, we will take back any unsold stock. We can handle all the postage if you want to deal solely with online marketing and taking of credit card payments at your store.

Wordties Portfolio

Open up to a new way of learning vocabulary whoever you are! Collocations is the way to go. This way! Download the app now and make a little of cash or gain free packs by referring the game to friends.


Wordties is a new vocabulary game . based on knowledge of collocations.

Bid to Guess the Word

During play, you have a chance to name the word. You may have to outbid the other players, so be careful not to lose too many tokens.


Idioms and expressions Pack. A good knowledge of idioms and idiomatic expressions will help you find the words in this set.

About WordTies

You won't believe how quickly you ' expand you vocabulary. Blast off with WordTies!

  • ABOUT IMAGE /applications/wordties/images/jousting.jpg

    An interest in developing materials for English learning led us into vocabulary collocations and later into wordties.We noticed that native speakers of any languagealways enjoy games based on vocabulary and speaking.For example, the long running BBC programme called "Just a minute"
    This vocabulary activity went down a storm in EFL classrooms.Orders were high. Soon people started playing this game for fun and various theme packs were successfully introduced.

  • ABOUT IMAGE /applications/wordties/images/patch-the-dog.jpg

    This dog might be called "patch", but the word "patch" could be used in different ways

  • ABOUT IMAGE /applications/wordties/images/sponge-fish.jpg

    A sponge could be used in the bathroom or for cleaning a car, but it could also be a type of fish

  • ABOUT IMAGE /applications/wordties/images/elbow-patch.jpg

    This is another type of patch. You might see these visual clues to the word in the artwork on each card. If your knowledge of English vocabulary is strong enough, you can take a risk at guessing the one-word answer. Be careful. There are penanlties for incorrectly guessing the words. Check out the rules of the game

  • Be Part of WordTies

Meet the WordTies Team

Can you guess who the real boss is at Wordties? Probably not, because we are a team! And the best way to become a successful team is if everyone does exactly what I say.

Leon Wooldridge

Marketing and Web manager

Judit Wooldridge

Graphic designer and card designer

Mark Wooldridge

Artist and Game play tester

Daniel Wooldridge

Artist and App Developer

We are all waiting to hear from you. Contact us today for your free app download token