A few weeks ago when flicking through my timeline on twitter, I read about two schools creating an ‘app’ for their school. An ‘app’ is short for application software.
Both Ian Addison (@ianaddison) and Simon Widdowson (xannov) had both managed to create an app for their schools. So I thought I would like one of those for my school to help withparental engagement. After tweeting them both a few questions I set about creating the ‘Mereside app’
Once I had mange to get all the key pieces of information into my app – I then had the issue of getting it published. They are two ways to go about this.
1) sign up and join Apple’s developer group – for an annual fee
2) find someone who is already registered
Having decided method two was the way forward – Twitter again helped me find Doug Stitcher (@therenegade78) who helped me through the process of getting my app approved through apple and getting it approved for android devices as well. We also managed to get a feature in the local newspaper.
Currently we are still the only school in Blackpool to have an ‘app’ but I am sure once more schools see the potential of having their own app, more and more school we be develop theirs. Download the Mereside app – here for iPhone or here for Android here