Did you ever imagine teaching would be conducted online in the pre-Covid-19 era? In the eye of the pandemic, there was a strict lockdown that led to the shutting down of educational institutions. This led to a wave of transformation in the education sector like never before. Zoom emerged as a savior that helped to adapt to these unfamiliar conditions and became a primary tool in conducting online classes.
The eLearning industry has gained momentum like never before. The primary trends in educational apps are gamification, foreign learning apps, programming & digital education.
If you are planning to develop an educational app, the best time is NOW. Still not convinced, let numbers do some talking.
- According to Businesswire, the online education market in India was valued at INR 39 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach INR 360.3 billion by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 43.85% during the 2019-2024 period.
- India’s e-learning market is the second-largest market after the US which is expected to grow at a rate of 15.64% and exceed $48 bn by 2020.
- Gamification will be one of the prevalent trends that will be used to deliver an immersive and personalized experience to the users.
- IBM conducted an experiment to understand the learning speed during the traditional method of training & online learning & decide whether it is spending wisely or not. The results were astonishing. IBM found that those who enrolled in eLearning courses learned more than five times as much material compared to traditional training, allowing the company to make significant cost savings.
- According to the World Economic Forum, around 1.2 billion children are out of classrooms when schools were shut down globally due to COVID-19 induced lockdown. This whopping number indicates the immense potential that lies in the eLearning market.
These statistics prove that the Edtech industry has a wide scope for growth and it is a great idea to consider building an educational app.
First, you need to decide what kind of educational app you want to build?
Apps designed for kids
It a universal complaint of parents that their kids spend most of the time on mobile phones. The educational apps for kids are the perfect remedy to keep them productive. Kids can learn how to read, write, count, communicate with help of these apps. For example, Youtube Kids, Duolingo, Quick Maths, Dragon Box are some of the popular educational apps.
Certification courses apps
The certification courses help to develop knowledge about a particular area of interest within the comfort of the home. It helps to update the knowledge about the new developments in the field you are working in. You can develop new skills and polish your skills through these apps. Udemy & Coursera are the most prominent certification course apps.
Learning languages apps
Learning a foreign language is usually perceived to be a difficult task. There are apps that can make the journey of learning a language seamless and fun. The modern apps provide courses that are divided into exciting games and a series of tests to examine the user’s command & knowledge of the language in a fun way. For example, Duolingo provides users with a test to find the knowledge of the user on daily basis. Another app called Memrise provides short videos with experienced speakers.
Apps for classroom education
The Covid-19 imposed lockdown led to the shutting down of schools and colleges since March 2020. This led to a need for an app where the online classes can be conducted hassle-free and the adoption of virtual classes is easy. Zoom emerged as a savior and everyone started using it to conduct virtual classes, seminars, webinars, etc. But the need for a structured classroom education app still remains unfulfilled where there are additional features such as record classes, scheduling classes, track students’ progress, conduct quizzes, track attendance, etc.
For example, Byju’s is an online learning app where the students can learn the concepts of their curriculum from basic to advanced levels. The videos are designed in an engaging & personalized manner that makes learning for the students easy. The students can replay the classes numerous times, take up examination quizzes, understand concepts through practical examples, etc.
Competitive exams preparation apps
These apps help to prepare the students for competitive & entrance exams. It offers solutions to understand concepts from basics, practice tests, quizzes, quick tips for memorizing, progress tracking, customizing difficulty levels, etc. For example, ExamPrep or GradeUp are popular apps specially designed for competitive exam preparation.
Apps designed for teachers
The educational apps for teachers is a simple app version and don’t have many features. But it helps to make the teaching process convenient and easy. The teachers can schedule classes, track student’s progress, plan the course material, and keep parents updated about the grades of the students. Some of the popular education apps for teachers are Kahoot, Seesaw, Google Classroom, Additio, Schoology, etc.
In this section, we will learn about the features and USPs that make educational apps like Byju’s successful. The features are the prima facie of the app. They make the first impression in the mind of consumers and shape the user experience. Some of the distinct features that determine the success of Byju’s are:
The main feature of Byju’s that helped to gained popularity was video tutorials. It has well designed, systematic, and exclusive course structure that is in accordance with the academic syllabus in schools and colleges. It facilitates step by step learning that helps to make the learning process easy and keep students motivated.
Byju’s provides one on one personalized experience to its users by guiding them through the learning process in an individualized manner. They design learning programs in a manner that serves the unique learning requirements of every kind of student.
Byju’s designs its course structure and syllabus in a very logical and systematic manner that is in line with the academic structure of the schools and colleges.
Unlimited replays and practice
The users can replay the videos and can practice quizzes & tests innumerable times, which gives enough room for practice and perfection.
Tests & Quizzes
The tests and quizzes in Byju’s are designed in a manner that evaluate the true knowledge of the students.
Deep analysis & review
On the basis of various performance metrics & measures, the complete scorecard is generated for every student.
Weingenious Technocrats provides additional features in the educational app that makes it extraordinary, innovative, and user friendly. The features vary from being basic to advanced level. The basic or MVP features stands are features that satisfy the user’s basic needs. Whereas the advanced features add engaging functionality that delivers a unique user experience. We specialize in integrating every type of feature be it simple to the most advanced level according to your business requirements.
We provide quick signup and login system. There are a variety of options such as email, mobile number, or social media accounts through which the customer can log in or sign up.
Search & Filter options
This feature can make your educational app stand out. Our advanced search and filter options help the user to make a perfect choice and have a great learning experience.
Our logical and systematic navigation menu ascertains easy navigation between different categories in the app.
Security is the most crucial factor while making payment in any kind of app. We integrate a secure payment gateway that makes the payment process easy and secure.
The learning materials are the core component of the app content. The learning materials can be published in various formats such as images, audiobooks, videos, interactive exercises, etc. that allow active interaction with users.
The scheduling system enables effective management of class schedules (for both teachers and students), exam schedules, group events, individual meetings, etc.
Save your favorites
This feature will help the students to save their favorite modules, topics, and lessons. So the students can directly view their wish-listed topics under the favorites menu.
The push notifications will help to create more user engagement. The notifications are useful in reminding users about online classes, tests, scores, studied time, targets achieved, etc.
Apart from these, we can also integrate other features that you want in your dream educational application.
Determine the educational app idea
Firstly, there should be a basic idea behind which you want to develop the app. This idea will help you to determine the design, content, and features of the app.
Conduct Market Research
Secondly, identify the problem you want to solve with your app. You will get to know the information gap that your app can bridge. So, you need to conduct market research and identify if there is a need for your product in the market. Then, conduct the competitor analysis to understand their product offerings, price ranges, level of competition, etc.
Select app features
Once you have finalized your product, now it is time to select the features you want in the app. Because the features will determine the uniqueness of the app. The features can vary from being basic to the advanced level according to your business idea, budget & requirements.
Hire dedicated developers
This is the most important step of the app development process. You need the right team to build your app. App development is a technical process so you will need the technical expertise to build the app.
We are an expert team of dedicated and passionate developers. We will develop the app in the exact way you want. Get a quote now.
Test the app
After the app is developed, it is time to test the app from multiple angles and conditions. So, all the bugs and errors are identified and fixed in this step.
You are all set to go Live
Finally, your app is all set to go live on different play store platforms.
Thus, these are the steps involve in the process of educational app development
Thanks for staying with us through the blog. We hope you find it insightful. Now when you have stayed with us till the end of the blog. You might have an idea for the educational app. And, all we need is an idea to make a beginning.
Reach out to us with your idea and we will take care of everything. With us, you only have to focus on the idea and rest all the worries on us.
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