Category: mobile development.

Preparing for ReMarkable V2.0

With the release of ReMarkable to the Apple AppStore on March 24th, 2014, it’s been extremely rewarding to have received such amazing feedback from teachers and users from all over the world.  With over 25k users worldwide, the team here at Seedless Apps didn’t realize how much people depend on ReMarkable until all the positive feedback starting rolling in through our site, blogs and social media streams.  With all the great feedback, came some very interesting requests and functionality that teachers/users really wanted us to implement for future versions.  We first directed our focus on getting ready for our iOS8 update, which we launched into the AppStore just last month.  However, since the release day of ReMarkable we were already planning the next big update……and that time has finally come!

In the original blueprints of ReMarkable we had our own internal wish list of items that didn’t make the first release, so we focused our attention on getting those developed for V2.0.  While that development was taking place we started to get some incredible ideas from teachers who were using ReMarkable on a daily basis and knew how THEY wanted it to work.  We are in no position to tell a teacher how they should use our application, so we took a step back and opened our ears.  After hearing all of our fans out, we compiled the top 5o requests and went straight to work on implementing them into this new version of ReMarkable!!

The big update to any user will be the all new flat design and colour updates, along with the easy one swipe navigation throughout the application.  However, once users get past the gorgeous new looking user interface they will begin to uncover all of the new treats!!  We have now created a section where users can upload class lists so they can maintain student names and create customized mark sheets to store grades and assignment names.  ReMarkable users now have the ability to annotate a document directly in the app and with one tap pull down a pre defined mark sheet and allocate that documents grade to a student name and assignment task!  No more do users have to mark the documents in ReMarkable and hand write that students grade in a notebook, everything can be stored in ReMarkable and on our new cloud which can be accessed by teachers at anytime.

This is one of the main new features to be added in ReMarkable, and many of the other ones will be showcased on the new ReMarkable website blog as the weeks go by.  The development team will be posting new blogs which will outline a new feature of ReMarkable each week.  You will also be able to check out the Seedless Apps team on location at the FETC conference on January 22nd, 2015 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm where we will be hosting a hands on workshop for ReMarkable and introducing schools to the new White Label Program.  Lot’s of exciting news to come, but we just wanted to share a small glimpse into ReMarkable V2.0.

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New Mobile Development

In conjunction with all the other projects going on in the Seedless Apps studio, we have ventured on to create a new application that will help restaurants create a more personal relationship with its customers.  The name of the app is ‘RSTO’ (could be short for restaurant), and the concept of this application is to place the power of accessing your favourite restaurant in the power of your hand but more importantly allowing restaurants to interact with their customers on a digital level.

We are currently working with multiple third party vendors to port their API into RSTO, but also leverage the more useful aspects of their service to help achieve the desired level of interaction between restaurants and customers.  Being able to send push notifications to customers, update menu items and wine lists, moderate and share reviews, create and promote coupons and deals are just a few of the interactive tools restaurant owners will have access to.

RSTO will have a very friendly a la carte business model, allowing restaurants to pick and choose the specific items that they want to include in their mobile application.  Once they choose their specific items, these will then get built by our development team, skinned to match the restaurants look and feel and then launched into the AppStore by Seedless Apps under the respective restaurants name.

We are very excited to share this new restaurant mobile platform with the world, and our design and development team is hard at work to complete our first beta test coming soon.  Restaurants are welcomed to join our waiting list to reserve their custom AppStore copy of RSTO by clicking the link below.

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ReMarkable Launch into the AppStore

It’s been a few weeks from our flagship launch of ReMarkable into the AppStore for iOS and the feeling of excitement and anticipation has all come full circle with the overwhelming success of our launch.  The concept, mobile development, UX design and marketing launch for ReMarkable was all done in house here at Seedless Apps.  The concept came to us from our founder, Alok Ahuja, and was curated to conception with our development team.

Prior to the launch of ReMarkable, our marketing team began sending out small previews to teachers all over the world via bloggers, media publications and the FETC.org conference in Orlando.  With all of these outlets working towards the release of ReMarkable, the anticipation among teachers was incredible.  We experienced thousands of downloads in our first week in the AppStore and along with that excitement came more bloggers wanting to review our application and television outlets reaching to Seedless Apps for news stories.

Our development process with ReMarkable was to create the entire platform natively with objective C so we could continue to scale the application with new updates and functionality.  Since our release there has been tons of teacher feedback, and we are proud to let our users know that you can expect a new update coming in the next three weeks!

ReMarkable V.2.0 will feature a new iPhone application allowing teachers to login from their phone and get a read only view of all assignments and documents that have been submitted to their ReMarkable account.  This new app will also be accompanied with a web portal so you can get the same great read only experience on you home cpu or laptop.  User settings will also be customizable in the iPhone app and web portal.

Blogger Review

One of our first review came to us from the EdTech Round Up written and reviewed by Michael Karlin.  Michael is an Ed Tech industry leader who uses his blogging platform to educate teachers on new technology that they can adapt into their classrooms.  During our beta phase before launch, he was a great supporter of ReMarkable and that trend has now continued into our launch and for that we say thank  you Michael!

Ed Tech Blog

 

*Video produced by Dan Rascal