Our New Progressive Web App (PWA)

We are pleased to announce the release of a new app for schools, built using a technology called PWA (Progressive Web App)  The app is super easy for parents and carers to install on their mobile device and we do all the hard work by setting the app up for your school.

Our new school app is super easy for you to use and integrates within your existing school website dashboard. The controls are easy and intuitive and you can update key information on the app including your school name, contact details and which email address at school receives pupil absence notifications.

Content delivered to the app is taken directly from your school website and includes calendar events, latest news and direct messages, which offers a potential cost saving if you are spending money on text message bundles. The app also includes an absence reporting tool for parents and carers to use.

Making use of the latest technology has helped reduce development time and cost, which means we can pass this saving on to schools.

• Send messages direct to parents and carers via the app.
• Receive absence notifications by email from the app and via your website dashboard.
• Fast app install on mobile devices.
• Allows parents and carers to browse the app when not online, therefore increasing engagement
ENGAGEMENT – Parents are more likely to reuse the app, through features such as push notifications.
INSTALLABLE – Allows parents to add the app to their home screen without the hassle of an app store.
FRESH – Always up-to-date thanks to the update process.
PUSH NOTIFICATIONS – Free messaging to Android and Apple devices.
DISCOVERABLE – Because a progressive web app is a website, it allows search engines to find it.
PROGRESSIVE  – Works for every user, regardless of their browser or device.
SAFE – Served via HTTPS to prevent snooping and ensure content has not been tampered with.
CONNECTIVITY – Connectivity independent – works offline or on low-quality networks.
UPDATES – As soon as the app is launched it will be updated automatically.

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