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New iHEARu-PLAY Link
Nov. 14, 2017, 8:35 a.m.

Dear iHEARu-PLAY users,

we are very happy to inform you, that we have moved all code and data to a new, even more data protected server. From now on you can reach us via this link:

We are currently working on more features. Stay tuned, Christmas is coming soon :)

Update: Integrating the speech analysing tool VoiLA
May 19, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

We would like to introduce VoiLA, our new feature where you can analyse your speech according to your gender or emotional state. Check it out and we are happy to get your feedback!
Furthermore we have worked on several improvements to make iHEARu-PLAY even better. Another new update will be coming shortly, making it possible to load the play website faster again. Thank you very much for your patience.
We are very thankful for all your Support and your Feedback and hope you are happy with our new update!

Update: New Progress Bars, Presentation of Datasets, Tutorial Videos and many more
April 24, 2017, 10:11 a.m.

The iHEARu-PLAY Team proudly presents you novel Features and Improvements. Thank you very much for playing and giving us your Feedback to improve our Service.

New Features include:

  • Showing a Progress Bar for not only a single Level, but also for the enitre Dataset you are annotating
  • Selection of a new Dataset after finishing one, is now easier 
  • Bugfixes in the Report Button for Video Tasks
  • If added to a Task, you can now watch Tutorial Videos, to get a better understanding of what is needed for the Task
  • Some Bugfixes in the Bonus Items 
  • According to user Feedback, we have improved our Time-Continuos Rating Tasks 
  • We can give you further Information on the Task now during Annotation  
  • Small Bugfixes and Improvements

Have fun playing and enjoy the new features. We are very thankful for your great support in the past!

Small Improvements
Nov. 22, 2016, 2:10 p.m.

We are happy to inform you that we fixed small bugs and improved the usability of the website. Thank you very much for giving us your feedback and making iHEARu-PLAY better in future!

Check out our new Features
Oct. 25, 2016, 11:02 a.m.

Dear players,

we are happy to present our latest Update, which brings you the following new Features:

  • The Annotation Mode now uses Levels instead of the complete Database
  • Databases can be sorted now (e.g. by Progress or alphabetically)
  • Badges are waiting for you when completing Databases
  • You will be presented with Database Statistics after finishing the Database
  • Self-Assessment Manikin Rating as a new Annotation Type
  • Added Support for Annotation of Images

There is always something to improve. The main improvements are:

  • Modified Representation in Annotation Index Page - check it out!
  • The Tasks for Recording are separated now by a visual divider of Prompts
  • The first unfinished Prompt in our Recording Mode will be selected automatically
  • Voting is available after a shorter time listening to the data
  • Modified 2D-Annotation Grid Size
  • Removed completed Databases from Annotation Picks
  • Keyboard Navigation works for discrete-numeric Questions now as well

Thank you for your continued Support! If you experience any Issues, please let us know by contacting us via our Contact Formular or just report the Bug directly at the Task.

Update: new annotation task types, improved keyboard controls
July 22, 2016, 2:31 p.m.

Dear players,

with the latest update we bring support for a new dataset type and two new types of annotation tasks:

  • Image datasets
  • Rating on a continuous numeric scale
  • Time-continuous rating
We have published a set of new datasets that leverage these new annotation task types and encourage you to give them a try.

The update also brings improved keyboard navigation on the annotation page. You can now select and submit answers for most task types using keyboard shortcuts: start/stop player (space), select answer (tab, arrow keys), submit (enter)

As always, thank you for your continued support and please let us know if you experience any issues.

Welcome to the iHEARu-PLAY Preview!
May 20, 2016, 8:32 p.m.

We are happy to announce that iHEARu-PLAY is now open to everyone as part of a public preview! Please note, that iHEARu-PLAY is still being developed, which means you may encounter small bugs or website issues but we are working hard on making iHEARu-PLAY ready for production as quickly as possible!

As early testers you are invaluable for us in getting the details of the game right. Please let us know if you have got any feedback, suggestions or bug reports. You can reach us via Twitter, Facebook, or the contact page.

This is an exciting time for us. We can't wait to hear what you think! Have fun playing for science!

Website update
May 20, 2016, 8:31 p.m.

Dear players,

with this update we are bringing lots of exciting improvements to the website and even a couple new features for you to try out. Here is what's new:

  • Register and sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account
  • You can now change your e-mail address in your profile
  • You can now delete your account in your profile
  • Overall website appearance has been refined
  • Annotation mode and recording mode are now balanced out in the number of game points they give
  • Double-click on an answer in annotation mode to select and submit at the same time
  • Several badges have been renamed and tweaked
  • Lots of smaller fixes and improvements
Please let us know what you think and thank you for testing iHEARu-PLAY!