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May 06, 2010

iPhone App Launched for Public Schools by MacroSolve

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

MacroSolve, Inc. a provider of mobile business apps, has announced the launch of a new mobile app that serves the needs of public schools. Edison Preparatory School, a public school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be the first public school in the nation with its own branded mobile app. This app will be distributed by Tulsa based Waller & Company Public Relations.

This app will be used by the school to communicate with students, parents, and the local community. Real-time information regarding school schedules, extracurricular events, volunteer opportunities and many other pertinent school activities, will be provided immediately to the Edison school community.

MacroSolve president and CEO Clint Parr said schools have an ever increasing need to connect with parents, alumni, local businesses and students effectively and efficiently. Every age group now owns smartphones and downloads apps by the billions this year, giving the company a means to create an innovative way to inform, coordinate and attract a more vast community of interest, bringing more resources to principals and administrators. Additionally content for the app can be managed by the students themselves, creating projects of student interest and learning in the classroom.

Barrett Waller, president and CEO of Waller & Company Public Relations added saying that they've signed on to become a reseller of MacroSolve's mobile apps, as they have seen tremendous potential for their widespread use in a range of markets, including school systems. This app will make the schools more efficient and strengthen the community bond between schools, their students and the public. As a company they believe that they can support a national roll-out of this school app.

The app is now available to Edison students and families on the iPhone (News - Alert) app store.

Edison Principal Stacey Vernon says that the app is a wonderful tool, which enables them to make real-time announcements and broadcast immediately. He added that it is more cost effective than traditional communications channels. Also by reducing use of paper, they will be able to create an environment in which their tech-savvy students could also participate in the creation and upkeep of content.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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