Some countries of the schools possess their own branded native apps and distribute information to stakeholders both inside and outside of the school as a matter of course, helping to improve school branding (improving the school’s image). In addition, the school’s logo and name is displayed in the list of icons shown on the smartphone screen, meaning that it is frequently seen by users, helping to enhance school increase the branding.
Through the push notification function, it becomes easier to inform users of new information when compared with email, leading to the possibility of encouraging repeat visits to the school’s website.
As smartphone users are accustomed to downloading apps, notifications of school-named apps on the App Store and Google Play make it possible to guide users to the school website more easily than by URL entry or QR codes.
- School-named native apps can be created and updated easily.
- PDF files such as school pamphlet can be uploaded freely.
- PDF files of things such as uploaded pamphlets can be viewed from smartphones and tablets without issue. - New announcements made through push notifications.
- School official native apps
- Guidance to information pages for alumni
- Guidance to donation application information pages, etc.
- Distribution pages for course materials or various types of documents
- Guidance to job hunting pages
- Guidance to class evaluation questionnaires, etc.
- Can be used even without a PC.
- Can be used in free moments such as during commutes.
- New information can acquired automatically (badges/banner dialogs etc.)
just by downloading the app.
- Downloaded PDF files or other content can be viewed even when there is no connection to the internet.
Wallpapers (background images), icons, captions and links (in-app, out of app) can be freely specified from the administrator screen. School website optional pages can also be introduced to users within the school app.
School in-app contents pages can be created from the administrator screen. Images and text can be edited and easily created from 3 types of template, and HTML can alos be directly edited to allow unlimited design and layout creation.
When content is updated, push notifications can be sent to users. As new information can be conveyed even without opening the app, it is possible to create a more efficient method of information distribution.
School information, various types of documents, and course materials can be shared openly within the school app by uploading PDF files from the administrator screen. In addition, files and information can be viewed offline by users downloading these from within the app when online. Users can be registered within the app.
Up to 10 optional items can be specified as information to be acquired during registration, and with an SNS account login the login procedure can be further simplified. In addition, it is possible to specify content that may be viewed only by registered users.
Information updates can be written within the school app from the administrator screen. Furthermore, Facebook, Twitter, and RSS information can automatically be acquired and displayed. In addition, information updates can be notified to users automatically through push notifications.
Videos can be viewed through the school app by linking to YouTube from the administrator screen.
Maps can be displayed through the school app, by linking Google Maps.
In some countries of the schools, the possession and administration of a native app for a school in the same manner as a website and the distribution of information to stakeholders inside and outside the school is done as a matter of course, helping to improve the image and branding of a school. It can be said that this same viewpoint is also required in Japan.
High school students who are considering the move to higher education download School App 2, information being distributed to them continuously from that time on. In addition, the school’s logo and name is displayed in the list of icons shown on the smartphone screen, meaning that it is frequently seen by users, helping to increase the desirability of the school.
The educational affairs office can provide a simpler route for initially and repeatedly accessing class evaluation questionnaire pages for currently enrolled students. An increase in the number of replies can also be expected through push notifications. Furthermore, the app can be utilized for notifications or distribution of various types of documents/course materials for currently enrolled students.
The app can be utilized for contact or notifications and the distribution of various types of documents for students who are engaged in job hunting, establishing a link to job posting pages on the school’s official home page.
In some countries of the schools, native apps are utilized to increase the engagement of graduates (love for one’s school and related memories). Continuously distributing the latest school information to graduates leads to an increase of interest in the school, donations towards the school, and the recommendation of the school to relatives and friends.