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Feb 12, 2019 - Accepting App Transfer Into Your Apple Developer Account

If you’re an existing customer and you now have your own Apple Developer Program Membership, the next step is to accept the transfer of your school app(s) into your school district Apple Developer Account. This involves submitting a simple form. ...

Feb 11, 2019 - Sign Up for an Apple Developer Program Membership

Organizations such as school districts must now have their own Apple Developer Program Membership in order to get their apps published in the public App Store. This is because, with Apple’s recent change to its App Review Guidelines, they ask that apps are submitted directly by the provider of the app’s content. If the app content and the app developer do not match, Apple will likely refuse to publish the app. ...

Jan 8, 2019 - Case Study: A Junior High School in Nova Scotia - Vipers e-Genda

Appazur’s Laketa Smith interviewed Jonathon Sproul, a Math, Science, and Technical Education teacher, about his school’s 3 1/2 years of experience with “Vipers e-Genda”, an iOS & Android mobile app developed for Georges P. Vanier Junior High (Middle) School and in use since April 2015. ...

Jan 3, 2019 - Apple Policies Affecting Custom Apps for Schools and Colleges

Thousands of schools and school districts are engaging with students and parents with a customized, branded mobile app for messaging, calendars, and information access. In 2017, Apple cracked down on unauthorized and cloned apps in the App Store, and as a side effect, software companies are no longer able to publish template-based apps on a customer’s behalf. Instead, the school district must now have their own Apple Developer Account in order to get their app published in the public App Store. Therefore, this is a good time to review what the options are for getting your own app published. ...

Oct 22, 2018 - School Engagement - Doing It Right At Elphinstone!

The administrators at Elphinstone Secondary School, located in the picturesque town of Gibsons, just north of Vancouver, British Columbia, were frustrated. The traditional ways of communicating with parents - like phoning or the school’s website - weren’t working any more. Those old approaches felt “a bit lethargic” according to John Brisebois, Principal. Parents would get a “robocall” and hang up at the greeting, missing the message. Emailing was similarly ineffective; parents were less and less likely to look at their email in a timely manner. ...

Oct 24, 2017 - Appazur is Hiring! Backend Developer (Python) in North Vancouver

Appazur Solutions Inc. is seeking a talented backend developer to join their growing team. The developer will be a key player at this exciting EdTech company that is helping schools all over North America leverage mobile technology to improve student success and parent engagement. The applicant has a passion for education and educational technology. Responsibilities include designing, implementing, and testing new backend features and REST APIs that support iOS, Android, and web apps. Work with a current software stack including Python, Django, MySQL, Redis and Celery. Ensure code quality through unit testing and code review. Reproduce and debug reported defects. Contribute to documentation using HTML and markdown. Fast-paced environment where features and fixes are deployed to production continuously. You’ll work directly with the management team and bring new features to life every month. ...

May 2, 2017 - Appazur is Hiring! Operations Analyst in Raleigh-Durham or North Vancouver.

The Operations Analyst will be a key player at this exciting EdTech company that is helping schools all over North America leverage mobile technology to improve student success and parent engagement. The applicant loves their iPhone or Android and has loaded it with their favorite apps, and has a passion for education and educational technology. ...

Mar 17, 2017 - SCSBC 2017 Conference Presentation - Leveraging Mobile Devices for Increased Parent Engagement & Student Success

Appazur’s Trevor and Mark attended the Society of Christian Schools of British Columbia (SCSBC) Conference on March 8, 2017 in Sumas, Washington and gave a presentation on Leveraging Mobile Devices for Increased Parent Engagement & Student Success. ...

Aug 10, 2016 - New Video - Hear FPSS students and administrators talk about the impact of the app at their school.

We recently interviewed students and administrators at Fleetwood Park Secondary to see what kind of an impact our community solution has had on their school. ...

May 17, 2016 - Announcing Scheduled Notifications - The Most Requested Feature!

With this recent enhancement and others, the capability for teachers to communicate with students and parents via the app has been greatly improved. ...

Apr 18, 2016 - School Provides iPad Kiosks with New Shared Device Feature.

At Frank Hurt Secondary School in Surrey, BC, students who don’t have their own mobile device will now be able to use their “FH Sting” school app at an iPad kiosk at the school. ...

Jun 11, 2015 - Appazur School Apps now available for Chromebooks.

Appazur apps are a great fit for iPad or Chromebook 1:1 programs! Try out the Sunnycrest High demo app: ...

Jun 6, 2015 - Meet us at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia!

We’re looking forward to the Monday June 29 sessions about mobile devices in the classroom. See you there! ...

Jun 1, 2015 - Meet us at the CASSA conference in Montreal!

This year’s annual conference will be July 2 - 4, 2015 in beautiful and historic Montreal. Come and meet us at the Easy School Software table. ...

Jan 31, 2015 - A new free Block Scheduling Tool.

Does your staff manually type up the school year’s block rotation? That’s labor-intensive and error-prone! Use one of our easy Google Spreadsheet (or Excel) templates to quickly and easily generate the year’s schedule, and you can update it easily at any time. ...

Jan 9, 2015 - Bnei Akiva Schools Toronto mobile app launched.

Bnei Akiva Schools of Toronto has announced their new Appazur school app: ...

Nov 16, 2013 - Beyond the Newsletter - Home-School Communication at BCCPAC.

Chris Wejr’s workshop at the 2013 BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) fall conference featured Appazur’s SD78 School District App. He discussed working with parents and families to become aware of the possibilities for enhanced home-school communication, and helping PACs to connect with the parent community at their schools. ...

Nov 5, 2013 - Presentation at the Mindshare Learning EdTech Leadership Summit.

Appazur’s Trevor Cox presented today at the Mindshare Learning EdTech Leadership Summit, along with a number of other new Canadian companies, as part of the Startup Showcase organized by MaRS at their amazing technology and innovation hub in Toronto. ...