The new app, coming to both the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android), will allow students to download for free and register a phone or tablet with their school. Once registered, students can view their own data stored in 5-Star Students including:
- Point totals
- Participation in activities
- Event attendance
- Behavior occurrences
In addition, students can access eligible surveys or voting polls right from the app, making for a simple distribution process for the school. Schools will also be able to send mobile notifications through the app to those students that have opted to receive messages.
Students can also view lists of available school activities and upcoming events, right from their device. This will provide multiple opportunities for schools to promote their activities and events directly to students.
Lastly, the app will feature several options for students to "self check-in" to certain events. First, school personnel can create a temporary code for an event to allow students to check-in themselves. The other option is to utilize a proximity beacon, available from 5-Star Students. Each beacon broadcasts a Bluetooth signal that can be picked up by the app if within range. A student would be notified by the app when near a beacon, allowing them to check into an event associated with the beacon during that time.
We will be publishing more information about the Student App, including pricing and beacon options in the coming months. If you would like to be contacted directly when it's available, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org