iOS educator’s app updates

Near the end of April, the old iOS educators app will no longer be available. Many of you will already be using the new iOS app which was released in April 2020. For those of you that aren’t, now is the time to get it from the app store!

You can read more about the new app here.  Here is a quick rundown of some additional updates we have added over the past year that will make documenting, sharing, communicating and working together to support children’s learning and development, a whole lot easier.

So, what’s new?

  • The new story editor lets you layout your blocks of text and images, just like you are able to do on the desktop version
  • Create stories with improved offline saving so that your work isn’t lost if your internet connection cuts out
  • Easily select and add learning tags by searching or browsing curriculum folders
  • Style features (layout, fonts, colours and position of images) are no longer stripped out when a story that is created on the desktop, is opened and edited on the app
  • You are now able to change the date of a story to reflect the date the observation happened
  • Create and manage community posts and conversations in the revamped community area, where it is much easier to keep track of things
  • Manage draft stories and approve stories from your team
  • Edit and print published stories
  • Create and edit child notes
  • View plans and family moments
  • Respond with comments, images, video and audio for richer communication
  • Stay on top of new posts, responses and communication with a clear and concise activity stream

Don’t forget, at the end of April, the old iOS educator’s app will no longer be available for you to use. Get the new app today!

 

 

Posted by Sonya McIntyre

Sonya was born in Lower Hutt and went to Rata Street Kindergarten and Petone Kindergarten. A qualified ECE, she studied at Victoria University in Wellington and has worked with home-based educators, in community-based childcare and in kindergarten. With childhood memories of reading books and writing stories, combined with her passion for all things social media, Sonya segued into her role with us at Storypark as social media manager.


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5 Comments

  1. Hi Megan,
    Great news, our developers are currently working on push notifications as we speak, so it should be complete in the very near future 🙂

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  2. What about Android?

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  3. Will the app for Android be updated too? There is no mention of this, just that the iOS version will no longer be working. The Android version hasn’t been updated since 2019?

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  4. Hi, is the new app available on Android? I have just uninstalled my old one and downloaded and it doesn’t have any of the above mentioned features.
    Is it coming soon?
    I am looking forward to it as I’m not using the app at all in the old/current version without half of the functionalities on the desktop.

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    1. Sonya McIntyre May 6, 2021 at 11:29 pm

      Hi Marta
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      Our team started with building the new iOS app first because our data showed us that it had significantly more users, with an increasing number of requests for new features as well.
      If you use an Android device please let us know what improvements you would like to see. Also, we would love to know why these improvements are important to you.
      By giving us this valuable feedback, it will help the team to prioritise improvements for our Android users as well.
      Hope we can help,
      Sonya

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