MOBILE LEARNING APP DEVELOPMENT
Learning management systems are not limited to PCs only. In the modern age, a good learning management system is one that is built as a mobile first LMS; an LMS that allows you to deliver seamless training to learners directly on their smartphone. We are experienced at developing mobile learning applications for every training need.
MOBILE LEARNING APPS
According to Statista, in 2018, worldwide mobile app revenues touched $365.2 billion, and in 2019 this number rose to $461.2 billion. It is further expected to grow to $808.7 billion by 2022. Statistics show the alarming rate of rapidly growing utilization of mobile apps year-on-year.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MOBILE LEARNING APPLICATIONS?
How is a learning app different from an eLearning course?
eLearning courses are dependent on the availability of internet connectivity. Although, offline training is possible, it still requires a laptop. Learning apps allow learners to take their training on-the-go and send their progress back to an LMS whenever they are connected to a network.
Learning apps make training more accessible. With an online/offline system, learners can download and consume the content whenever they want. It is a flexible way to learn!
Content present in learning apps are bite-sized. Learners can consume this microlearning in shorter time frames and at their convenience.
The usage of smartphones is at its highest. Research indicates that an average smartphone user touches their mobile 2,617 times a day! Having training available as an app, at your fingertips, allows for higher and more frequent learner engagement.
ESSENTIALS OF A GOOD MOBILE APPLICATION
We are experienced in building software applications for over 14+ years. Over the years, a set of fundamental rules governing application building were devised by our development teams to ensure that all our applications are flawless and enjoyable to use. Here’s how we do it:
Great UI and UX
Needless to say, a good UI and UX is essential for an enjoyable experience on a mobile application. The size of screen and a mobile’s inherent features and services can be used to the advantage of developing an application. Subsequently, it can also hamper the experience if not thought through carefully.
Calibrated Need for a Feature
Mobile applications are trimmed down versions of software, built for quick actions and nimbleness. Loading an application with more features than needed slows it down and makes it difficult to wield in instances where the person needs quick assistance. Hence, a good application carries only the most needed features.
Offline Usage and Bandwidth Management
Applications are built for mobile phones which frequent in and out of data and internet bandwidth regularly. Hence, it is critical for applications to work under limited and even no bandwidth, ensuring that the application is not rendered useless in any situation.
Applications for Both iOS and Android
The most common operating software for mobile applications are Android and iOS. As a result, it is integral that the application built is accessible and works on both operating software to give learners a greater degree of flexibility instead of forcing them to choose a device based on the application.
CAN WE BUILD YOU A MOBILE APPLICATION?
We believe in learning on the go! So, whether it is a learning app you seek or an LMS to manage your training needs, the learner’s convenience is of utmost importance to us. Here are a few examples of how we can add value to your training ecosystem with the help of mobile learning apps:
Workplace learning apps: Make your microlearning content available to your learners on the go. Push your eLearning to the app and allow learners to pull the training whenever they need. It makes for great just-in-time learning. Access videos, SCORM compliant courses, and job-aids or reference materials (like, documents, presentations, and images) on the app. You can also start the onboarding process of new employees before the actual date of joining. Push your induction training, compliance information, etc. to the app so they are ready to get started the day they step into your office. Studies show this method can reduce the no-show percentage by 50%!
Performance support apps: Once the online training has been consumed by your learners, what happens next? Most organizations do not invest in post training follow up and coaching. Mobile apps can be designed for learners as well as their managers to provide post training follow up and coaching. Managers can check and monitor performance of their teams and provide feedback, coaching, or even design a new learning path based on how their team is performing.
Knowledge repository apps: Host a library of skill-based content and allow your learners to choose the training they want. Grow the skills of your team by allowing them to access training on their own time. You can also provide just-in-time training material available for learners to access whenever and wherever they need to.
LMS apps: Everything can be mobile, including your LMS. Our LMS Abara has a learner side app. This makes it possible to access your training anywhere, any time. The app won’t hinder the learning activity even if your network is affected. It pre-fetches the content seamlessly to have it ready to go for your learners. The offline LMS app is compatible with most devices as well as operating systems, such as iOS and Android.
It is important you analyze your current training ecosystem and identify the challenges and gaps you’d like to fill. The possibilities are endless! Speak to one of our consultants to find out the right solution for you.