advertisement
advertisement
advertisement
Most Innovative Companies

Drops

Daniel Farkas and Mark Szulyovszky wanted to create a language-learning app that was accessible and visually appealing—and would make users feel like they’re playing Candy Crush. Since launching in 2015, the app has introduced more than 30 languages. Drops focuses on the 2,000 most common words in a language, with a focus on teaching vocabulary over grammar through mnemonic games. The app champions niche languages and includes features like character drawing, which allows you to practice writing characters for languages like Mandarin and Japanese. In 2018, the app added the Hawaiian language, which is endangered and reportedly spoken by fewer than 300 natives. 

Lists
2019: Education
Data
headquarters: Tallinn, Estonia
advertisement
advertisement