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AutoCognita is one of five finalists in the Adult Literacy XPRIZE and a semifinalist in the Global Learning XPRIZE.
We are honored to be the only team in XPRIZE history to attain this achievement in two different XPRIZE competitions.


Tap Tap Read is now available on Google Play

December 9, 2019

HONG KONG & BELLINGHAM, WA (December 9, 2019) — AutoCognita is very excited to announce that Tap Tap Read, our literacy app for youth and adults, is now available for free on Google Play! 

Tap Tap Read empowers low-literate youth and adults to teach themselves basic reading skills with short, interactive lessons that are fun and engaging. Lessons on alphabet, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension help students become solid readers.



•    Lessons work offline once app is downloaded
•    Most lessons take less than 5 minutes to complete
•    Friendly clean design helps students focus on lesson
•    Curriculum based on science of reading


Alphabet - 26 letters of English alphabet

Phonics - 42 phonic sounds

Vocabulary - 400 common reading words; compound words; contractions; word endings; prefixes and suffixes; syllables

Comprehension - read and understand fiction and nonfiction stories

Fluency - read stories out loud to boost reading speed and accuracy

Download the app today and check it out for yourself! 


AutoCognita presented at UNESCO’s 5th Annual Asia-Pacific Meeting on Education 2030

November 8, 2019

BANGKOK (November 8, 2019) — We were honored when UNESCO invited AutoCognita to give a presentation about our mobile literacy app at the 5th Annual Asia-Pacific Meeting on Education 2030 (APMED) held in Bangkok, Thailand on Oct 1-4, 2019. 

The meeting specifically focused on two targets within Sustainable Development Goal 4:

Target 4.1 - ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes

Target 4.6 - ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy

After the four-day meeting, we came away with an even stronger belief that AutoCognita’s solution— providing literacy lessons on mobile devices— was key to reaching SDG 4.6 by 2030. Teachers simply cannot scale to meet the learning needs of 750 million low-literate youth and adults. Teachers can’t scale, but an app can.

Our presentation at UNESCO focused on three core strengths of our literacy app—its pedagogy, design, and modularity. A strong pedagogy is the backbone of our app. We teach reading using a structured, step-by-step method backed by science. A strong pedagogy combined with a flexible, modular design allows our app to be easily localized to other languages. 

After our presentation, several organizations contacted us to explore running pilots in Thailand, Mongolia, China, and Pakistan.

If you are interested to learn more about our app or presentation, please contact us to set up a time to talk. We’d love to hear from you.

AutoCognita named 1 of 5 finalists in $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE

June 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (June 22, 2018) —Tomorrow, at the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, XPRIZE—the global leader in designing and operating world-changing incentive competitions—and its sponsors, will award $100K to each of the five finalist teams in the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE, presented by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Launched in 2015, the competition challenges teams to develop mobile applications for existing smart devices that result in the greatest increase in literacy skills among participating adult learners...

AutoCognita (Hong Kong, China) - Led by Frank Ho, the team applies the constructivist learning approach to engage learners through action. Adult learners effectively acquire basic literacy, numeracy and life skills through a comprehensive curriculum and sound pedagogy.

AutoCognita to launch new, enhanced literacy app this fall

June 15, 2018

BELLINGHAM, WA (June 15, 2018) —AutoCognita is currently working on a new, enhanced version of our reading app that will be launched this fall.  Enhancements include:


  • Diagnostic test to place learners in the correct level

  • Dashboard that allows users to better track their progress

  • Advanced content such as prefixes, suffixes, and multi-syllable words

  • Fluency module

  • Longer and more complex fiction and nonfiction comprehension passages

  • More intuitive navigation system

  • ‘Test out’ feature for more personalized learning

  • Works well on low-end mobile devices


Interested? Join our mailing list to keep track of our progress and be notified as soon as our new reading app is ready for release!

AutoCognita only team in history to reach semifinals in two XPRIZEs

July 18, 2017

HONG KONG (July 18, 2017) — AutoCognita, an EdTech innovator with a mission to change lives by delivering scalable literacy solutions to underserved adults and children around the world, competed in both the Adult Literacy XPRIZE and the Global Learning XPRIZE.  It is the only team reaching the semifinals in both competitions, marking the first time in XPRIZE history that a single team has reached this milestone in two separate XPRIZE challenges.

Pictured above:

Left:    Dana Rozier - Head of Content

Right:  Frank Ho - CEO

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