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Mobile App for School Community

Project Overview

QBurst designed and developed a mobile application that keeps parents and school administrators informed about school activities. The application, developed for iOS and Android, targets two types of users—school administrators/staff and parents.

The application helps parents and school administration track student performance, homework completion, school events, and more. All options are clearly displayed on the home screen as clickable list items. For admin users, the application provides the same functionalities in a broader perspective. The application can be white-labeled, and can be easily customized to meet the needs of any educational institution.

Business Requirement

  • A white-labeled application that schools can use to update parents about student progress, activities, and upcoming events. Parents can use the app to monitor the progress of their children and stay up-to-date about activities at school.
  • Simple, yet professional design to meet the expectations of different kinds of users.

QBurst Solution

The solution was built for iOS and Android devices. The app includes logins for parents and school administration. A one-time login requires users to enter their registered phone number. Once logged in, users are taken to the home page, which displays navigation to pages that contain daily notices, gallery, events calendar, and progress report, among others. The application for parents stores details of the student in a local database making the app more responsive. Push notifications are used to send new messages.

Development

Design and development was planned in an agile manner, taking into consideration inputs and feedback from the client throughout the development process. We recommended native apps as they offer greater security. The app was developed to be intuitive keeping usability in mind. A major highlight of the app’s UI is its elegant and classy design.

Benefits

  • The app was well-received and helped solidify the company’s place in the educational space.
  • The white-labeled app helped add muscle to the company’s offerings and has generated a lot of interest among existing and new clients.

Client Profile

Our client is a young and enterprising company that develops smart solutions for educational institutions in Asia. Founded in 2009, the company provides ERP and CRM solutions to clients in the educational vertical.

Features and Functionality

  • Simple one-time login using registered mobile number
  • Well-organized home page, highlighting newly updated sections
  • Single sign-on for school staff whose children study in the school
  • Up-to-date information to parents on all that they want to know about their child at school
  • Access to multimedia content of school events
  • Regular school event reminders and alerts to parents
  • Student information caching to ensure faster student search for school staff
  • Push notification support to ensure contents are up-to-date
  • Google Map integration for location tracking of events

Technologies

  • Android
    • Android SDK
    • ORMLite
    • Google Maps API
    • GCM
  • iOS
    • iOS SDK
    • Core Data