As the launch date of our brand new iPad app is fast approaching, we have received enthusiastic feedback from the teachers who participated in the app pilot program. The participants’ excitement with the application’s functionality exceeded all our expectations.
Part of the feedback showed some misunderstanding concerning the development and purpose of the new iPad application. Some users thought that the new app is a mere upgrade of our older social networking application which was intended and limited purely for social interaction.
Like an iPhone vs Pager
We would like to clarify that the upcoming app is a completely new product built from scratch, and for a different purpose to the older one. If the old app was like a pager, the new application is like the latest iPhone. The old app served its purpose, which was simply viewing glogs, just fine. The new one is primarily focused on educational needs of teachers, schools and whole districts, and has been created in anticipation of the exponential growth of the use of electronic devices in education.
iPad Experience vs Web Version
You will find all functions of the Glogster EDU platform tightly and intuitively integrated in the new iPad app, including the Glogpedia™ library. In addition to this you get Webpicker – the new integrated Web browser. With this new tool, adding new content is a matter of simply searching and dragging text, photos and videos onto your glog. This means that you can take the whole Glogster experience with you wherever you go, and create your glogs faster, more easily and with a lot more fun. Simply put, the app is a massive enhancement of the desktop Glogster EDU platform.
We have also designed over 10,000 new graphic elements created exclusively by Glogster for you to use with no worries about copyright issues. Categorized by subject, you can use these high-quality graphics for any type of content. And yes, they are all free to use to your heart’s content.
On top of these new features, the app will integrate into your English, Spanish or Czech system language. But of course we don’t want to stop here, so expect more languages to be added gradually.
We believe the new Glogster™ iPad app will elevate the educational process to a new, truly exceptional digital learning experience.