Why An App?
By The Numbers
As consumer PC sales continue to decline, many households today are opting for smartphones and tablets over a desktop computer.
The amount of time spent using mobile apps increased drastically by 21% in 2015. Smartphone users now spend a staggering 90% of their time using apps, compared to only 10% browsing the web.
– Smart Insights
80% of 18-49 year-olds and over 75% of teens in the U.S. have smartphones.
– Pew Research Center
66% of parents would like more frequent notifications about school activities with a preference for electronic communications.
Instant Communication With Push Notifications
Push notifications have a 97% response rate, and 90% are read within 3 minutes of receipt. This gives you the ability to instantly connect with parents, students and staff. And, according to a report by Forrester, push notifications also have a 50% higher open rate than traditional email.
Here are just a few ways push notifications can help when communication is most critical:
When bad weather strikes, your school’s mobile app can be a communication lifeline. Keep your school informed with up-to-the-minute weather and school alerts to make sure your students stay safe.
Teachers can quickly share due-date changes, project updates, or snow day assignments.
Staff can easily let everyone know about last-minute venue changes and delayed or rescheduled events and games.