CUSTOM SCHOOL APP

Key Benefits to your school include:

• Engage and Improve Communication with Parents, Students, and Staff
• Send Unlimited Push Notifications for Important Updates and Announcements
• Increase Attendance at School Functions as well as Parent & Community Participation
• Help Eliminate Bullying & Improve Security using custom reporting forms
• GPS Locations and Contact Information with Click-to-Call
• View ProgressBook, EZ Pay, and Lunch Menus
• View Staff Directories and Contact Details
• Post Up-to-Date Sports Schedules and Scores
• Provide Tournament Schedules and Locations
• Sell School and Sports Apparel & Merchandise
• Offer Advertising Space to Existing Booster Supporters
• Instant Access to Official School Rules & Regulations
• List Nearby Local Points of Interest and Reference
• Allow Parents and Students to Post on School Fan Wall
• School Photo Galleries and Email Photos for Gallery
• Increase app usage through Social Sharing using Facebook, Twitter, Text and Email
• Submitted to iPhone, iPad, and Android App Stores within 30 Business Days
• Robust and Extremely User-Friendly 24/7 Content Management System

SCHOOL APP FEATURES

GPS Locations and Directions

Give parents, visitors, contractors etc. turn-by-turn GPS directions to your school location(s) from anywhere in the world.

One-Touch Calling

Give your parents and students one touch calling from inside your app. No numbers to save or remember.

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Push Notifications – Send messages directly to parents, students, and staff

Send messages to your audience whenever you’d like using our easy to use content management system.

– Segment Push Notes for separate departments
– Send messages directly to app users’ phones
– Inform parents on school events and meetings
– Alert parents & students about delays and closings
– Update app users on new app content
– Unlimited push notifications included
– Send geo-location enabled messages

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Custom Email Forms

Create a custom email form for reporting bullying or other threats, maintenance requests, special sign-ups, appointments, and everything else.

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Event Listings Feature

Include all of your school events inside of your application. Keep your audience informed on the go.

Event Attendance

Let app users notify others they are attending any event inside of your mobile app.

School Calendar

Include an existing calendar from your school website, use an RSS feed, or easily create a list of events.

Email Photo Feature

Allow parents and students to take a photo or send an existing photo and email it directly to your school.

Native Image Gallery

Display images of your school or school activities in a beautiful image gallery specifically optimized for the iPhone and Android.

– Accommodates multiple galleries.

Fan Wall Feature

Set up a fan wall or comment board for your parents and students to leave feedback on your school, report sports scores, etc. Manage the comments online.

Mailing List Feature

Stay in contact with your parents and students by gathering names and email addresses directly inside your application.

Nearby Locations Feature

Provide locations of any relevant organizations in the area using a GPS locator map.

Voice Recorder Feature

The voice recorder feature allows app users to record voice notes and email them to anyone at anytime.

Notepad Feature

The notepad feature allows app users to record text notes and email them to anyone at anytime.

Blog Integration

Include a blog by integrating your RSS feed to allow your app users to quickly and easily read your blog posts.

Facebook and Twitter Integration

Integrate your Facebook page and Twitter feed to connect with your parents and students through their favorite social media sites.

YouTube Integration

Easily display hundreds of videos from your YouTube channel beautifully inside of your school’s mobile app.

Instagram Integration

Automatically integrate all of your photos from Instragram into a beautifully displayed format for your school’s app.

Flickr Integration

Display images of your school in a beautiful image gallery format directly from your school’s Flickr account.

Constant Contact MailChimp Integration

Easily import contacts gathered from your mobile app into your favorite email marketing campaign service.

 

APP-SPECIFIC FEATURES

Current Technology

Upgraded iOS framework to 7.0 (supporting only iOS 6+)

Landscape Orientation

App users can view the app vertically as usual or rotate the app horizontally for a wider viewing experience.

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Sharing

– Sharing control for all views
– Google Plus social integration
– Editable sharing text
– Sharing URL’s for all platforms (iTunes/GooglePlay/Mobile Website)

Social Engagement

– Comments on most tabs
– Activity feeds (GPS / QR / Loyalty Tab(s))
– NEW Social Tab
– Social Onboarding
– User stats displayed via web platform

Loading / Caching

– Offline content caching
– Background image loading / caching

 

SCHOOL APPS USA BENEFITS

Affordable

Forget about hiring dedicated staff or training existing technology employees for several months. Our custom mobile app for your school has a reasonable one-time development fee and then a nominal fee per year after that for hosting service, content management, unlimited Push Notifications, functionality maintenance, training and support.

Works on Apple and Android Devices

Our apps are compatible with iPhone, iPad and all current Android models. HTML5-based devices are also supported.

App Live in Weeks, Not Months

Why wait? Your app is submitted to Apple for review within just 30 business days after initial payment is received, and to Google Play within 10 business days after Apple completes their review and approves the app.

Custom App “Face” Design, Icon, Backgrounds, etc.

We utilize over 20 years of graphic design experience to create for you a customized “face” image for your school’s app including logo and school images.

We also create a custom app icon for you (which is installed on smartphone screens when the app is downloaded), as well as custom backgrounds and headers used throughout your school’s app.

App Management

Update your app as often as you like: add and delete tabs, edit tab titles, change content, post new information links and organize into categories – all in real-time.

Upgrades

The world of smartphones and apps can and will change quickly. School Apps USA is on top of it, and will release new features and functionality as things change. You’ll receive the opportunity to upgrade to any new bells and whistles as they happen.

Promotion

We provide a custom QR Code for you to use on your printed and online promotions, as well as marketing tips to help with ideas to promote your school’s app.

Analytics

Find out how many times your app’s pages and features are being viewed.

Simple Submission

School Apps USA will submit your app to Google Play Android Market, as well as submit to Apple for review to include in iTunes App Store, and provide you with a custom landing page for users to select which device they use and download the appropriate app.

CLICK HERE FOR AN EXAMPLE LANDING PAGE

Technical Support

As a full-service mobile app provider, our support for your application does not end when the initial setup is complete. School Apps USA pledges to provide on-going maintenance and enhancements. Enhancements include new functionality, as well as support for new mobile platforms as they become available.