School and Nursery App Demo
As a headteacher or nursery manager, communicating with parents is now more important than ever. Schools are moving away from the conventional paper newsletter and are embracing newer technologies. Websites, emails and twitter feeds allow you to connect with some parents but more often than not, are still overlooked. Text messaging services are more effective but involve a running cost eating into that all critical budget. With nearly every adult owning a smartphone, a school and nursery app is proving an effective and efficient tool for parents and school administration alike.
These days education establishments not only have to communicate with parents, they also need to adhere to the data protection act, privacy and security policies. Appz Scopes’ education apps are built with security in mind, they are developed to have two separate interfaces. The public interface gives general school information and school events you wish to make public, i.e. PTA meeting times. The membership interface allows schools to invite parents to specific groups such as their child’s class. This multi-purpose feature doubles up as a secure way of sharing class and school information to parents but ensuring the privacy of the pupils and school are met.
Push notifications are extremely useful for sending information, whether that’s on a class to class basis to parents, PTA members, Governors or to all your app users. Push notifications are unlimited and free and are an effective method of instant communication. A school and nursery app help education establishments adhere to stringent policies and guidelines, share relevant only information and provide a direct means of contact in an instant, directly to the app users phones.
Ready to Preview?
To preview the app you need to download our ‘Preview Your App’ app by using the QR codes or by clicking on the links below. When you have downloaded the app enter the App Code and off you go… Alternatively, you can view the HTML5 website version by scanning the QR code or by clicking on the links below.
*The HTML5 version does not display the engagement features as it’s designed as a complementary mobile website, for best viewing and experience use your mobile device.
School and Nursery App Demo – Appcode: SchoolDemo8 (no password needed)
General Info: public facing interface
Parent Area Login:
username: demo password: demo
Included Features for a School and Nursery App Demo
Push Notifications: Send push notifications up to 2,048 characters to your app users at any time. Inform parents of class information, general school information and those ever critical urgent notices such as weather closures. Want to get more tactical, use your app as a messaging system, by setting up defined user groups such as the board of governors, after school clubs or even out of school staff events. By doing so, you can send highly relevant messages just to those groups. Unlike email, push notifications are completely free and unlimited, giving you the flexibility to send what you want, when you want.
Secure Member Groups: By utilising groups, schools and nursery’s can provide secure information to the members of those groups. The groups can be defined as needed and users can access via a single group login or with their own private login details. Groups serve many functions but most importantly adhere to the stringent privacy and safety policies.
Your School: This forms the part of the public interface of the app, provide contact details for administration, admissions and PTA, along with a google map of location and directions. Ideal for helping visitors find you with ease.
Events: Events can be either public or group specific. Share a chronological listing of events with detailed information regarding location, time and requirements if any. Users can click the attending button and use a google map and directions to locate the event.
Call Us: One touch calling allows users to call you within the app, a simple but useful feature.
Gallery: Use the gallery feature to display school or class photos in a stylish format. The gallery can be either public or set to a specific group or groups.
Latest News: Display your latest news via your twitter, or other social media or RSS feeds directly with your app.
Newsletters: If you still produce a weekly newsletter, you can add them as PDF downloads provided in chronological order.
Policies and Reports: Provide downloadable PDFs of all your Policy’s and Reports for ease of access for parents.
Dates for you Diary: Provide listings for parents of events in school, such as school productions, school photos or special assemblies.