Skyward has partnered with SchoolMessenger, a leading provider of notification solutions for education, to offer Skyward’s automated communication system: Skylert. And now, with two new mobile apps, one for iOS devices (like iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) and another for Android devices, it is even easier to quickly send a notification to your entire school community.
Simply download one of these free apps to your mobile device from the iPhone App Store or Android Market by searching for "SchoolMessenger", log into the Skylert/SchoolMessenger shared interface on your device and send a message. The interface is easy to use and will quickly navigate you through the process of sending a message through voice, text and email. All of the lists you are familiar with using through the web browser interface are automatically available to you through the mobile app. You can even view reports of deliveries, including real-time results of your active notifications.
Saved Messages for Instant Response
These new mobile apps include an innovative "saved Messages" capability which gives you one-touch access to a library of pre-defined scenarios, such as the need to close school for an early dismissal. It takes less than five seconds to start a broadcast that will be delivered to parents through their preferred channel – any combination of voice, email or text message – and in their preferred language. The notification system even knows which devices each parent prefers for each type of notification. There is no limit to the number of pre-defined scenarios you can have in your account.
Some additional features that have been added with the new updates to Skylert:
• You can use your pre-existing lists of contacts through your mobile device.
• You can send messages through voice, text, and email.
• You’re able to quickly trigger pre-defined response scenarios to save time.
• View reports right through Skylert.
This application is currently available, so search for "SchoolMessenger" in iTunes or the Andriod Market and download it today!