How Montessorium became one of Steve Jobs’ favorite startups

Montessori education is all about self-directed learning, hands-on activities, and collaborative play. When Montessorium, a Silicon Valley startup, approached YML, we took the power of AI and turned it into a powerful learning experience.

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    Email at 3:30am from Steve Jobs congratulating YML on the work with Montessorium
  • 4th
    Ranked mobile app for kids in preschool (The Tech Edvocate)

Smart learning depends on smart data

YML built an AI-enabled flashcards experience that uses image-recognition intelligence and augmented reality to help kids learn the Montessori way.

“I love what you are doing. Thank you. Let me know if we can help.”

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs Former CEO and co-founder, Apple

Using machine learning to deliver critical skills to kids

Today Tooder is a responsive, education-based app and has received widespread recognition in Forbes, Wired, NBC and the Huffington Post.

“Intro to Letters is a gorgeous app that teaches children to read & write letters in a simple, beautiful setting.”

How we did it


  • Brand and Content Strategy
  • Product Strategy
  • Research
  • User Testing
  • Release Management


  • Information Architecture


  • UX/UI Design
  • Art Direction
  • Accessibility
  • Motion Design


  • Technical Architecture
  • API & CMS Development
  • Manual & Automated QA
  • Prototyping
  • Front-end and Back-end Development

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