The Parent-School Relationship will never be the same again – the future is now.
Push Notifications can go to the whole school, a class, a set of classes, or even to just the parents of one child. Powerful.
At the core of the app is the Updates feed, where parents can see exactly what is going on in the whole school or just the relevant class. Text, images, and video can be uploaded to the feed by authorised teachers, and parents can 'like' and share appropriate content.
All aspects of the school schedule can be entered; timetables, lunch menus, school events, offsite events; and offsite events can even have turn-by-turn directions straight from within the app so parents never get lost again!
Each child can have his/her portfolio updated directly from either the back-end via a web-browser, or more conveniently in some circumstances, the Teacher version of the app itself. The portfolio is updated in real-time with text, images and videos, and can 'ping' a parent to notifiy them that there's new content available.
Secure Logins for all
2-step SMS authentication for Parents, and 128-bit SSL encryption on all transactions, means the app is secure, and with it, all the data.
Within the Parent version of the app is the ability to notify the school of an absence, without the need to phone the school (as long as it's before 10am). This information is presented to the school on via the live web portal.
Individual Child Granularity
Rather than just being a 'me-too' app in terms of being able to show newsletters and push-notifying the whole school, the ZapTap solution enables teachers and parents to communicate with individual children (or groups of children). This is an incredibly powerful feature, one which some schools are using to replace the classic 'link-book'.