Since I first started competing in memory I have been quite fond of the spoken numbers event. My first encounters were with the official program, which I found to be a little complicated and inflexible. After a while or so I might have messed up a bit, but the program didn’t work anymore. I also stumbled upon an online application, which would only work on Internet Explorer (duh, who uses that nowadays?), so that wasn’t an option neither. And then I got a hint from Boris about the GT Deluxe-program. Awesome program, but as I upgraded to windows 7 I couldn’t get it to work anymore. And then there were of course memocamp. Surely OK for the task, but I was kind of hoping to get something like GT Deluxe. To make a long story short; I made my own program, which I would like to share with you guys.
As it is written in Java it is “platform-independent”, ie it should be possible to run on all major operating systems [Windows, Mac OS X, Unix]. All you need is the Java runtime environment 1.6 or higher.
[Update 2017.01.20: I now host the program on GitHub. Download link below.]
Instructions on how to run is provided in a README-file. Please take your time to read it through.
The program is capable of…
…playback of up to 990 numbers in intervals between 500 and 3000 milliseconds.
…generating numbers/binary numbers into excel-files for easy printing.
…evaluating and highlighting wrong/correct answers.
…storing your results.
Feedback is appreciated.
PS! This is actually the program that is used at official memory competitions.