31st January, 2022

Spinne – Live!

Spinne (German word for Spider) is an accessible early learning sensory resource, simple to use. The digital, colourful spider shapes spin their way around the screen, following your touch or pointer.

Click the app icon, which will open and launch the Sensory App in a new browser tab.

Clicking or tapping the app launch screen will load app and fill the screen or window.

Press ESC key, click/tap the X button to remove the app from full screen, and it will continue to run in its tab or window. Close the tab or window if you are finished.

How to Use

This app could be a useful resource for therapists or special education teachers when working with their students. Spinne could also be a fun activity in a Sensory room as a touch responsive cause and effect app.

There are a range of colorful digital spiders that will either follow your touch or pointer, or run away from your touch.

Sensory Spinne contains no adverts, requires no subscription and collects no user information. 

Switch Access and Adaptive XBox Controller

Spinne can be used with the Microsoft Adaptive Controller or XBox controller, as well as other pointer devices. Spinne can also be controlled by an external keyboard.  The XBox thumb controller/joystick  and D-Pad will move a virtual pointer around.

  • Button 1, Space bar, Keyboard 1, XBox A changes the thickness of the spider legs
  • Button 2, Keyboard 2, XBox B changes the running speed of the digital spider.
  • Button 3, Enter Key, Keyboard 3, XBox X switches between changes the number of spider legs
  • Button 4, Keyboard 4, XBox Y changes the colors of the digital spider and the background
  • Keyboard 5, XBox View Button turns off/on the on screen buttons.
  • Tap Left and Right Buttons, Keyboard +/-, XBox List/Menu Button change the style of the digital spider

Make sure your Windows PC, or Apple Mac has either the Google Chrome Browser or new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser installed. Your Chromebook will already have the Chrome browser. Below we use our SandBox app as an example, which applies to all our apps.

Click the app icon above, whilst using Chrome or Edge browser, which will open and launch the Sensory App in a new browser tab

Look for the “Install” button (+ or ↓) that appears in the browser address bar, in top right area of the screen. Press this Install button and the installer pop-up will appear. See the examples screenshots below on Chrome and Edge browsers on a Mac.

Chrome Browser

 

Edge Browser

You will find the Sensory app icon added to your desktop or programs list/folder. Once installed the app does not require a web connection, and will run large screen on launch from the app icon.

Here is a video showing the install and uninstall process on a Chrome browser.

Click the app icon above using the Safari browser, which will open and launch the Sensory App in a new Safari browser tab/window. The app will launch and run.

Press the Share icon () and you can add the Sensory app icon to the Home Screen.

Once installed on an iOS device, the app may require a web connection (depends on the device), and will run large screen on launch from the app icon. We recommend holding the device in landscape orientation for most Sensory Apps, for the best experience.

Here is a video showing the install and delete process on an iPhone/iPad

Click the app icon or the install link in Chrome Android browser, which will open and launch the Sensory App in a new Chrome browser tab. The app will launch and run.

Press the Action Menu (3 vertical dots) and you can install the App from this menu.

Once installed the app does not require a web connection, and will run large screen on launch from the app icon. We recommend holding the device in landscape orientation for most Sensory Apps, for the best experience.

Here is a video showing the install and uninstall process on an Android device.

Many of our apps are also available from the main apps stores, free and low cost. Click the logos below to visit our App Stores pages.

ios app store downloadGet it on google playGet it from Microsoft

You can view short videos on most of our apps on our Youtube Channel.