Review Brightstorm: Get Better Grades
Get Better Grades
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 31 Jul 2016, tested on HTC One S
Nice interface, stylish design
No significant shortcomings
Studystorm for Android brings the high school to college level courses from Brightstorm to your mobile device. These are for maths, science, and preparing for specific exams like SATs. If you haven't come across these before, I suggest you at least watch a few videos from physics. These feature Dr Jonathan Osbourne, who sounds exactly like Jesse Pinkman, and is always over-excited about the topics he's teaching.
The thing I find odd about this one is there are more videos available via YouTube than they grant you free access to in the app. Typically only the first video of each topic is free in the app, but you can see a lot more on YouTube. If you already want to pay for their service, the app could be a good way to keep organised, and not be constantly distracted by videos of cats.
The videos are well organised, but I found the streaming software a little weak. Perfect for playing through, but when I tried to jump to different timepoints it made the video stop.
I think Brightstorm will do fine with their business model, even though there's a lot of competition in this area nowadays. They're offering students exactly what they are looking for; especially around exam time. I'm sure the chemistry, biology and maths courses are great too, but I can directly vouch for the physics ones as being outstanding.