GPS schools app is first for dads

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

THE team at a firm which makes smart­phone apps has started the New Year on a high af­ter pro­duc­ing the first app for pupils to reg­is­ter at school us­ing GPS.

Apps for Schools was started by friends Stu­art Short and Peter Sadler and pro­duces smart­phone apps for schools and col­leges as part of Idea Farm Ltd in Bolling­ton. They had chil­dren in school around Mac­cles­field and thought there must be a bet­ter way of schools com­mu­ni­cat­ing with par­ents rather than pa­per let­ters get­ting lost. Now they em­ploy three per­ma­nent staff and two re­mote de­vel­op­ers and last year started pro­duc­ing apps for schools in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Their work has in­cluded de­vel­op­ing the first app to al­low pupils to be reg­is­tered in school us­ing GPS.

Peter said: “Last year was a big year. We were ap­proached by clients out­side the UK and made a big tech­ni­cal push pro­duc­ing the world’s first GPS reg­is­tra­tion app for a school al­low­ing stu­dents to reg­is­ter their at­ten­dance via their phones and leav­ing more time for study.”

●● Stu­art Short, Peter Sadler and Lau­rence Stan­ley from Apps for Schools

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