OUR STORY

Felix and Simon

It concluded that learning math via "incidental problem solving" can be considered an effective alternative to "conventional mass studying environments".

Semper integrates learning into daily life, so learning languages, studying for exams, or improving math skills becomes effortlessly routine.

However, only now, with smartphones everywhere, can we apply these principles for everyday learning. Semper delivers short learning opportunities of about 3-5 seconds spread out over the day. It uses natural breaks in the user's flow, such as lock screens or the start of another app. This way, it is comfortable while relieving the user of having to remember or schedule the learning sessions.

TWO YEARS AGO, A SMALL TEAM SET OUT TO BUILD THE WORLD’S BEST LEARNING TOOL.

What began as an observation – that learning is most efficient in many short sessions throughout the day – evolved into a highly praised app with over 1,000,000 learners.

Semper, a mobile "microlearning" app, delivers short learning opportunities of about 3-5 seconds spread out over the day. It uses natural breaks in the user's flow, such as lock screens or the start of another app, so that users don’t have to remember or schedule learning sessions.

Co-founders Felix Nienstädt and Simon Smend knew they were onto something when they began analyzing user’s learning patterns and seeing results. "In a time of information overload, processing abundant content has become a pain point for many people who want to learn, but don’t know where to begin," says Simon.

“Semper breaks down information into bite-sized pieces. It makes learning and training an implicit part of people’s days – without requiring the motivation or organization to reserve a time to study. This has resulted in faster learning speeds and proven retention rates."

INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION

In 2014, the University of Potsdam ran a study analyzing the effectiveness of Semper. The study examined more than three million responses to math questions and found that users’ performance – including accuracy and speed – doubled over a two- week period.