Millennials do not only care about their physical health, but about their spiritual and intellectual development just as much. While 95% of students own a smartphone, 77% admit that technology helped to improve their grades.
However, the great bulk of the downloads belongs to apps for kids. According to KQED, over 80% of paid educational app downloads target children.
It also should be noted that by 2020 users are predicted to spend more than $37 billion on educational apps, which triples the 2016 figures.
Types of Applications and Their Main Features
One learns as one lives, and eLearning apps cover the majority of age groups. Let’s take a closer look:
Apps for small children.
If there is a piece of technology, there is a huge possibility that the child will eventually get round to utilizing it. So instead of keeping an anklebiter busy with Flappy Bird or Sonic Run, parents all over the world download educational applications. eLearning for kids is very lightweight, it’s easy to consume and comprehend.
The majority would probably agree that high school/college was quite a challenging experience at times. Nowadays technology helps students escape these times with a whole skin.
It can be either a tutoring app, tests preparation, or a group course platform like Google Classroom.
Additional knowledge or skills.
Now it comes to various quizzes, science, languages and pretty much all you can imagine. From traveling all over the world via VR to learning how to play piano, these educational applications suit multiple age groups, lifestyles, interests etc.
Some of the necessary features are:
- Simple UX and minimalistic UI
- Planning and scheduling
- Progress and achievements tracking
- Rewards for reaching new levels
- Payment system (for tutors)
- Multiple languages
How to Create an Educational App
Here are some core features for your educational app:
- Personal profile
- Difficulty levels
- Payment system
- Cloud services integration
A note from Thunderrise:
Developing a basic educational app takes about 500 hours, and a team of iOS dev, Android dev, web dev, and a designer will be able to finish off in about two to three months.
Of course timescales and the final price would depend on the desired features and your developer’s hourly rate.
If you want to get an estimation and develop your own educational app, make sure to contact us.
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