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Make An ‘App’ for your class

It certainly isn’t everyday that you can say you have developed a mobile application. Well, with thanks to AppMakr I can safely say this today. AppMakr is an exceptional online tool that allows you to develop native iPhone/iPod/Android and Windows mobile applications without any programming experience.

Simply use the step by step guide to include media via RSS from a variety of sources making it a potential one stop shop for all of your web content. With this in mind, I set about to develop an application across all mobile platforms that could be used within my senior PE class to bring together all of the class content.

The basic idea behind the application is to make all of the class content available to my students at any time. As my students travel for in excess of half an hour each day to school this becomes a perfect platform for them to complete bite sized, personalised pieces of revision. The best thing is that as the content is sourced to the app via RSS, they to can have an input into the content creation.

Check out the final product below.

You can access the ‘App’ in the following ways;

  • To download the iPhone based ‘App’ simply visit the app store and search VCE PE or follow the link here
  • To download the Android based ‘App’ simply visit the linkhere while on your Android phone to complete an ‘Air Drop’ install.
Its worth mentioning that the development of ‘Apps’ using www.Appmakr.com is 100% free, however Apple require a $99 developer account in order to make them available on the Apple Store. This is not the case for Android devices and apps can be installed/developed for free.
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6 Responses

  1. Teachers could use appmakr.com to develop their own app for use in their classes. It would be a fantastic way of sharing student work via simply linking student blogs to the app.

    That way students could walk around with an application that shared their classes/schools work.

  2. Hi,

    My name is Christina Henson and I am a student in Dr. Strange’s EDM310 class at the University of South Alabama. I will be writing a summary of your post on my blog. Please feel free to visit if you like!
    HensonChristinaedm310.blogspot.com

    This is very interesting. How much time would you say you invested in the app? Is there a lot of maintenance? I can imagine this will be highly recepted among your students.

    Christina

  3. This is fab we are a PE department in England,using iPods and iPads in PE.Really want to develop our own apps and would love to hear from you about your experiences!

  4. Hi,
    Am trying to make an app for my senior class as well and have been using app makr. I am having a couple of struggles.
    Can I add documents? Is the only way thru setting up drop box?
    Have set up a video link, a newspaper link and my wetpaint site, but the wetpaint site look is horrible.
    Wanted to add some home work revision and answer sheets. Is this possible.
    Thanks
    Julia

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