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iPad App Developer Seeks Teacher Input On New App (Plus, Win The App For Your School By Naming It!)

by Kelly Walsh on November 6, 2011


Please offer your observations and ideas for this fun productivity application for teachers, and take a shot at winning copies of the app for your school by suggesting a name for it.

Mobile Simplified is an application development company working on an iPad app for teachers. The application is intended to make it easy for teachers to interact with their calendars, to create and maintain weekly class schedules, and to manage a To Do list. Mobile Simplified is asking EmergingEdTech readers for their feedback and ideas, to help make this application easy to use and really helpful.

Below you will see screen shots of the application, with some explanation of the intended functionality of each screen. If you have any observations or ideas you wish to suggest as you look these over, please comment and share your ideas. Wouldn’t it be cool to know that your idea influenced the application’s final design!


[Note that this contest was a big success, but it closed a long time ago. - KW 11/12/12]

We are also running a contest to name the application. If you suggest a name for the application that is selected, you’ll win free copies of the application for your school! Just drop a comment to suggest a name for this application (please be sure to include a functional email address, as this is how we will contact you if your suggestion is the winner). Thanks, and good luck!

On this calendar screen, all you have to do is drag the appropriate event icon on to the applicable date, and it creates that event for you:

App Calendar Screen Image Click on the pic to bring up a larger image

All the class blocks on this page are all customizable and you can drag and drop them around as the weekly schedule changes:

App Class Blocks screen image Click on the pic to bring up a larger image

This is just a simple little To-Do note list organizer:

App Class Blocks screen image Click on the pic to bring up a larger image

This screen allows you to customize the background or even create a custom school background with the colors of your choice for text and background:

App config screen shot Click on the pic to bring up a larger image

Please comment and share any suggestions you have about how to make these screens and tools easy to utilize and productive (while still remaining straightforward and focused … trying to put too much functionality into an app often just results in clutter and complexity).

Another area where feedback is being sought is with the different types of events that are integrated into the application. Currently, there are 15 event types:  PTA Meeting, Field Trip, Open House, Back To School, Test, Quiz, IEP, Conference, Assembly, Faculty Meeting, Duty (Lunch, Recess), Holiday, Vacation, Evaluation, In Service Day. Do you have any suggestions for other Event Types that are important to include?

Thanks so much for taking the time to look this over contribute your ideas or observations. Also, don’t forget to offer any great names for the app that you might think of – remember, you can win copies of the app for your school (Mobile Simplified will award 30 copies to the winning school) if your suggestion is selected!

Related Posts (if the above topic is of interest, you might want to check these out):
10 Excellent iPad Applications for Teachers
Using The iPad As A Digital Whiteboard (Plus 4 Cool Free Apps To Try It Out)
Five Fun Free iPad Apps for Elementary School Teachers And Students


Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer and a faculty member at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY and is the founder and author of As an education technology advocate, he frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, periodically running Flipped Class Workshops online. His latest eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book was published in September, 2013 and is available here. In his spare time Walsh also writes, records, and performs original (and cover) songs (look for "K. Walsh" on iTunes or or check out his original song videos on here on YouTube ).

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