I have been making enquiries about getting an “app” for our school.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, the word “app” is an abbreviation of the term application and usually refers to a software program that runs through an iPhone, an iPad or a mobile phone with android technology. The following definition comes from http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html:
An app typically refers to software used on a smartphone or mobile device such as the Android, iPhone, BlackBerry or iPad, as in “mobile app” or “iphone app.”
I have been investigating the viability of investing in a customised app for the school. A company called Digistorm (http://www.digistormeducation.com.au/) develop and design apps for schools that can carry a wide range of information accessible for parents, staff and students of the school including contacts, calendar, newsletters, pictures,etc. The app can be customised to match the school colours and logos.
It is not a cheap venture but with sufficient interest I am happy to go ahead. Is it something that you would be interested in? There would be no cost to download the app to your phone.
Let me know what you think.