Gigaom has a great article on BYOD here. Although it’s aimed at the corporate market, the BYOD movement has massive implications for education. The takeaway is pretty simple: users are going to demand slick, sophisticated mobile interfaces with access to critical data. That means that your 1990-era SIS with a Y2K web interface is not going to cut the mustard with an on-the-go principal or harried parent. And if you seriously want to get kids to use BYOD, the apps you deploy better be as good as what they see in the latest game.
The good news in all of this? Edsby has a fast, slick, easy-to-use native app for mobile devices, and it’s included in the standard Edsby license for free. Just one more way we’re making your life easier.