Are you a class parent who wants to send a note to all the parents in your child’s class about the upcoming “Teacher’s Gift” or “Teacher’s Appreciation Day” or simply requesting for a parent volunteer? Are you a teacher who wants to provide your students with timely reminders about a homework assignment that is due or an upcoming exam ? Are you a PTA President who needs to send weekly newsletters and emails to your PTA Members? MobileArq school directory app fulfills the wide-spread and important need for group communication within the school community. Over 20,000 parents, teachers and PTA Officers are using MobileArq to easily and effectively communicate with their school community.
What is the PTA in a cloud? What is the “cloud” anyway? These days almost all data is stored permanently on a private and secure place that can be accessed via the internet. Typically, the remote server that a user is accessing via the web interface is the “the cloud”. Data in the “cloud” does not mean anyone can see it – only the authorized users would be able to access the data. Data could be your PTA’s documents, forms or whatever you might want to store on the cloud. A PTA/PTO deals with secure and private data and financials year after year, as they build the student directory and run half a dozen fundraisers each year. Keeping your PTA/O information on a private and secure place on the internet, that is not google-able is the best time saver and collaborative tool. Instead of sending emails loaded with attachments to […]
A web app or a native app to access a mobile school directory? Mobile School Directories are generally accessed via mobile websites. While this process requires users to login and to have access to the Internet, mobile websites or web apps are also considered to be a more secure means of providing users with privacy-protected content. In the age of apps‚ where software programs or applications covering a wide range of usage can be readily downloaded and stored on a mobile device, the questions is often asked if the school directory can also be downloaded as an app. Efficient access, operation and Internet independence are the major arguments in support of having the school directory as downloadable ‘native app’. So, why are the school directories not generally provided as native apps. The main argument against going the native app route is data security. Storage of the data that is […]
Smartphone and mobile device users access mobile websites and apps for specific tasks. The distinction between the Mobile Websites and Apps dictates their usage and application. Yet, the user uses these two terms interchangeably. So, what is a Mobile Website and how does it differ from an App? We will define of each of these two terms and then assess their advantages and disadvantages A mobile website is similar to any other website accessed over the Internet. The mobile website is distinguished from a standard website is by its device responsive design, so that it can fit within the small screen and touch-screen interface. A great advantage of a mobile website is that it can work on any platform and can be readily updated as necessary. A major disadvantage is a couple of steps that are required to bookmark the mobile website by the user. Apps are software applications that […]