What are the advantages of a mobile app for schools?

What are the advantages of a mobile app for schools?

October 22, 2018 / blog / Comments (0)

Going the extra mile, “to launch a bespoke mobile app for your school’s communication strategy can benefit the user experience in ways that no other digital channel can offer. Here you can learn about the advantages of a mobile app for schools.
Mobile apps are specifically optimised for mobile devices to serve up information on bespoke interfaces that help users access information faster and simpler than any other digital channels. They work offline so are not affected by poor network coverage or weak wi-fi signal. Features are unlimited but typically a school would use an app for notifications and term calendar,
PFA group news and social media.
Schools are gaining in popularity among community focused schools that have multiple daily events and activities where updates to schedules agendas need to be communicated quickly and efficiently.
Having a mobi-site or responsive site is not enough to maintain user higher levels of engagement. Today’s schools now are beginning to realise the ‘App’ advantages and will soon need to consider mobile app development to stay ahead of the competition. But why should a school build an app? And what are the key benefits of mobile applications over responsive/mobi websites?
Here are the top 6 compelling reasons for you to build a mobile App for your school.

Advantages of a mobile app for school?

1. Faster:
Mobile Applications are usually 1-2 times faster than mobile websites with the actions they perform. Once you download the App it stores or moves it’s data onto your device enabling data retrieval to be instantaneous.>

2. Personalized content:
Users love to prioritize the kind of content they see according to individual preferences. This is all part to the user experience and mobile apps make it easy to tailor personalized experiences.
A mobile app can let users filter and set their preferences after they download it. The app will also get updates to improve it’s functionality which can easily be updated on your device whenever you are connected to the internet.

3. Offline access
locally but they can continue to perform offline offering basic content and functionality.
4. Push Notifications and instant updates
By building an App a school can send out instant and non-intrusive notifications to users with the app.
In-App notifications are received when a user opens an application on their devices
whereas ‘push’ notifications are received on devices regardless a user opens an app or not. These are the typical notifications that are sent out and users receive on your devices are ‘push’ Notifications.
5. Brand image
A school app serves as an extension of your online presence and is part of your overall brand image.
Your school app can be designed the way you want without reliance on a browser cache issues. Mobile app have the flexibility to be customized to your School’s brand guidelines and it enable version upgrades to enhance functionality.
6. SEO for ranking
Google recognise your mobile-app content in the same way as your website content which you can modify to improve your website SEO.
In summary more businesses and private schools are realizing the benefits of mobile apps we have highlight the main advantages of mobile app for enhancing communications. Embracing this technological is absolutely essential if you wish to ensure that your school website creates a favourable impression with your audience.” <Mobile Applications are usually 1-2 times faster than mobile websites with the actions they perform. Once you download the App it stores or moves it’s data onto your device enabling data retrieval to be instantaneous.

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peter caush

Director The School Agency

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