GPS schools app is first for dads
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