What Apple and the iPad is doing for education is amazing. If you do not believe watch this video and see the impact this makes in peoples lives… anything that makes and impact in peoples lives like this will be huge and you need to work out how you get involved….It may be easier than you think…
What is the Future Trends of Apps
When you are creating apps you need to think about new trends and where will the market be in 2-5 years time from now . I make the prediction that a revenues from of apps focused on education and learning will spike massively. Not just on the IOS but other platforms as well. Apple is leading the way for mass adoption of this technology however as the battle between Apple and Android rages this year you will see this expand into android and amazon fire devices. The fact is that the android based devices is cheaper hardware wise therefore I believe that many schools will choose that hardware of the more expensive Apple Hardware.
But what does this mean to you as the developer. Well you need to be aware of this trend and start working out how you can be creating and designing apps for this market place. You may start by designing tools and utilities or games to re-enforce a concept.
Or you may start by offering discounts to educational institutions when they purchase your apps.
But right now this is just the tip of the ice berg and you will be thanking me in 5 years if you can jump on this wave.
Future of Apps Information from Apple.com
The textbook dilemma the future of apps.
For hundreds of years, textbooks have put a world of knowledge in the hands of students. But while the way people learn has changed dramatically, the traditional textbook has stayed the same.
Some things don’t get better with age.
Paper textbooks are expensive to produce and expensive for schools to buy. Which is why schools are forced to use a book for several years to make the finances work. But information changes so quickly that some textbooks are out of date almost before they’re published. And as books are passed along from one student to the next, they get more highlighted, dog-eared, tattered, and worn.
Heavy backpacks. Weighed-down students.
It’s no secret that paper textbooks are heavy. But what you may not know is that backpack weight is an increasing problem among kids. Studies show that heavy backpacks can lead to both chronic back pain and poor posture — and many kids are carrying a quarter of their body weight in textbooks.
The textbook transformation is the future of apps.
Today’s students have grown up completely immersed in technology. iPod, iPad, computer — these are the ways they interact with their world. They need a textbook made for the way they learn.
Textbooks they won’t want to put down.
A Multi-Touch textbook on iPad is a gorgeous, full-screen experience full of interactive diagrams, photos, and videos. No longer limited to static pictures to illustrate the text, now students can dive into an image with interactive captions, rotate a 3D object, or have the answer spring to life in a chapter review. They can flip through a book by simply sliding a finger along the bottom of the screen. Highlighting text, taking notes, searching for content, and finding definitions in the glossary are just as easy. And with all their books on a single iPad, students will have no problem carrying them wherever they go