Build

Better EdTech

Developing EdTech applications and software for schools can be a daunting process. At EdUnity, we help businesses build applications that schools love - addressing key challenges in education including implementation and deployment, user experience and data management.

EdUnity School Communication and Parental Engagement App

A Better Route,
To Smarter EdTech.

Design

Every aspect of your app is customisable from design, to choosing from more than 100 features to add.

EdUnity App Store

Development

The EdUnity App Store brings new ways to extend your app with more features, integrations and customisations.

Deploy

We are always investing in new features to keep your school's app state-of-the-art. It's why we release new features every month.

Popular Features For School Apps.

Over 100 features available to choose from. See how tools such as E-Forms, Notifications and News Stream can help you improve the way you connect with parents.

Notifications
News Stream
Photo Gallery
Mailbox
E-Forms
Calendar
Folders
Appointments
Notifications
Single Sign On
Seamless UX
Privacy Tools
App Store
Staff Accounts

Every School App Is Unique.

Customise your School's App inside and out. With 100+ features and design options to choose from, we aim to deliver an App that meets your school's long term needs.

EdUnity Developer

Developing EdTech applications and software for schools can be a daunting process. At EdUnity, we help businesses build applications that schools love - addressing key challenges in education including implementation and deployment, user experience and data management.

Building EdTech Applications for

eduCCate Global
AWS
Google

A Technical Framework Built for EdTech

Schools Are Tired of an App for Every Service

EdUnity Developer offers a cross-platform development framework for EdTech Development. Our framework lets you build apps compatible with EdUnity, so schools can use your service within their school's existing app. Apps can still be published for the App Store and Google Play. One development framework, covering every platform.

School Bus Tracking App

Lets parents and students track the school bus, receive automated alerts in case of delay and pick up reminders.

See How It Works

Safari

How it Works

The service uses an API to link a School Bus Tracking Service which submits real-time updates about the status of the bus.

Notifications

If the School Bus is delayed, the service is configured to automatically notify the relevant parents and/or students. Notifications are also be configured for pick up reminders and safeguarding notices to inform parents their child has arrived or is in transit.

Why Build Your Apps on Our Frameworks?

A Framework Built for EdTechs

Due to the nature of our platform, EdUnity is built to offer quicker and easier development. The core foundations for any app such as the Core User Interface, Push Notifications and Privacy Settings are already embedded into the framework. This means you can spend more time building the user experience, rather than the mechanics of the app.

Why Schools Prefer Apps Compatible with EdUnity?

Easier for Schools to Use and Manage

Schools use countless digital platforms and services everyday. Managing multiple apps can present challenges from deployment, to data privacy and the learning curve associated with new apps. EdUnity allows schools to put an end to this, using their existing app as a hub for all their school services.

Our Framework

BUILD ONCE, RUN EVERYWHERE.

The EdUnity Framework is based on the Ionic and Zend Frameworks to deliver a Cross-Platform experience and uses JavaScript and PHP as the predominant development languages.

Help, We Don't Have Developers!

Access Certified Developers

We know not every education company has the technical expertise to build app's in-house. This is why we have partnered with a range of Development Agencies that are able to work with our Frameworks and build apps for education.

EdUnity offers a wide range of features to craft the perfect school app. Every app we design is created uniquely, in  collaboration with one of our Solutions Advisors to ensure your app can be a long term partner in your school's digital strategy.

Frequently Asked Questions

See some of our frequently asked questions. Did you know you can also tweet us @EdUnityOfficial with your questions?

How Does Integration Work If a School Doesn't Have an App?

EdUnity Developer is a 'Framework' for building great EdTech. It allows you to build full-scale applications that a School can add seamlessly to their existing School App and tech ecosystem. In addition to the integration, our platform allows you to publish a standalone version of the same app - ideal for schools who aren't yet using their own app.

How Are EdUnity Apps Different To Other School Apps?

EdUnity School Apps are built specifically to the school allowing for customisation of the design, features and functionality. Other School App providers can market services as 'Parent Apps' or 'Gateways' that can be downloaded to a mobile device and used in limited ways. These services, usually require schools to share a universal app which can limit functionality and negatively impair performance. Applications that are built specifically to a school's requirements allow for a better understanding of long-term needs and will ensure technology scales appropriately.

What Kind Of Support Does EdUnity Provide?

EdUnity offers dedicated support with all subscription plans. This includes Live Chat assistance within the School App Manager, Email and Telephony Support. Schools also benefit from access to a School Solutions Advisor to get the most out of an app during their subscription as well as built-in 'On Screen Guidance' to dramatically reduce training and on-boarding requirements.

Does EdUnity Work With School Groups And Multi-Academy Trusts?

Yes. EdUnity offers a Trust Solution that is geared towards Group set-ups. A minimum of 3 schools on a single license is required to access this service. Please contact us to discuss Group Solutions with an Advisor.

I Need A Custom Feature Or Integration, Can EdUnity Help?

Yes. We are happy to work with clients that require more advanced or customised features. It could range in use case from School Bus Tracking to integrating with a specific platform. If you have a requirement that is outside of our core features, it is certainly worth asking. Custom developments are quoted separately to subscriptions and your Advisor will be able to discuss the most appropriate way forward.

What is the EdUnity App Store?

The EdUnity App Store is a place where our amazing clients discover new platforms and services that work seamlessly with their School App. It's also a place hundreds of teachers each month discover new education platforms.

Can We List Our Platform on the EdUnity App Store?

Yes! You can list your platform on the EdUnity App Store if you meet one of two criteria. Either your service currently integrates natively with EdUnity - or you have a mobile responsive and web-based version of your application that you intend to turn into a fully integrated app within the next 2 years. We call these "HTML 5 Apps" and whilst they can't use native functionality such as Notifications or Single Sign On they are still a popular choice for schools. If you have a

Why Was My App Listing Rejected?

If your listing was rejected, reach out to our team and we'll be happy to help. Listings will be rejected if the submission is incomplete or inaccurate. We also reject listings which don't fulfil our criteria (for example your web app is not mobile responsive).

Are Web Apps Eligible for Listing?

If you have a Web App that is fully responsive, mobile compatible and you intend to further develop to be fully integrated within 2 years from the point of listing - you are eligible for inclusion on the EdUnity App Store.

Is EdUnity Compliant With GDPR And Other Regulatory Requirements?

EdUnity is fully compliant with GDPR and regulatory requirements in the United Kingdom and European Union. EdUnity is also registered with Dun & Bradstreet and holds a D-U-N-S® number. A D-U-N-S® number is a unique identifier for a company, used internationally to establish and conduct checks on a business’ compliance, activities and operations.

What Are Features?

Every school app is made up of individual features, for example, an in-app mailbox or a calendar page. These features, when added together create the overall app for your School. We have many features available both created by EdUnity, as well as a wide range of third-parties in the EdUnity App Store.

What Is The EdUnity App Store & How Do Integrations Work?

The EdUnity App Store is a place you can go to discover new features, apps and services that plugin and connect with your School App. As a result of the EdUnity App Store, your app can get smarter over time, driven by new third-parties and apps that will be made available.

How Often Are New Features Released?

We release new features and improvements every month. Once more, it's our schools who decide what we release. Clients can vote on new functionality and features, so over time, your app will keep getting smarter and better!

How Quickly Can We Have A School App?

That's up to you! It can be within just a couple of weeks by the time all changes and iterations are finished. We advise schools to get in early, busy periods around April and the Summer Holidays can mean higher demand and may slightly increase waiting times.

What Are Features?

Every school app is made up of individual features, for example, an in-app mailbox or a calendar page. These features, when added together create the overall app for your School. We have many features available both created by EdUnity, as well as a wide range of third-parties in the EdUnity App Store.

What Is The EdUnity App Store & How Do Integrations Work?

The EdUnity App Store is a place you can go to discover new features, apps and services that plugin and connect with your School App. As a result of the EdUnity App Store, your app can get smarter over time, driven by new third-parties and apps that will be made available.

How Often Are New Features Released?

We release new features and improvements every month. Once more, it's our schools who decide what we release. Clients can vote on new functionality and features, so over time, your app will keep getting smarter and better!

How Quickly Can We Have A School App?

That's up to you! It can be within just a couple of weeks by the time all changes and iterations are finished. We advise schools to get in early, busy periods around April and the Summer Holidays can mean higher demand and may slightly increase waiting times.

FAQs

EdUnity Developer Program

Discover some of our most asked questions about the EdUnity Developer Program.

What Types of EdTech Should Integrate?

The use cases for integration vary, however, companies that we integrate with will typically serve 1 or more of the following user groups; students, teachers or parents. If one of these groups are your target audience, then building your service so it works with a School's App can have significant benefits across usability, implementation and help optimise your product.

What Would Be the Difference Between Developing on EdUnity versus Native Code-Stacks?

EdUnity is built on a hybrid code-stack, this means you can develop once - and it works across a number of platforms. The end product is no different to building using traditional code stacks or frameworks. The only difference is, aside from working on iOS and the App Store - your service can also work within a School's App. By using our frameworks, development is often quicker and therefore reduces costs. We also keep our frameworks up to date to support the latest devices and technologies so you don't have to.

What Kind of Apps Wouldn't Be Suitable for Development on EdUnity?

Though possible, applications which are heavily reliant on Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR) often work best using Native frameworks. Aside from this a wide range of applications can be suitable.

What Kind of Apps Would Work Well for Development on EdUnity?

EdUnity is especially good for systems such as Learning Management Systems (LMS), School Management Information Systems (MIS), School Administrative Tools (Bus Tracking/Classroom Feedback), eLearning Content (eBooks, Audio/Video apps) School Uniform Suppliers and much more. We would encourage reaching out if you want to discuss the use cases around your product and explore if EdUnity could be beneficial.

How Do I Get Started?

Please contact us to get started and a member of the team will reach out to explore your use case and advise on different options available.

FAQs

Benefits for Schools

Discover why schools look for suppliers that work with their school's app.

Automated Deployment

One of the biggest challenges for school's is managing multiple different systems. When each service has its own app, and every app requires its own user account - you can begin to understand why for a school with 500 pupils, 1000 parents and 50 teachers - life can get a little daunting.

This changes with apps that work with EdUnity. When a School has an existing app, they can simply add your service, it's then instantly available to everyone across the school, without the need to worry about deployment. You can also opt to sync information such as names, classes and user status to help organise your app to function, cutting the onboarding time for schools.

Secure Data Flow

Data is an integral part of any school application. Even if it's a user's name, email address and class - keeping this up to date and managing it securely can be a hassle. EdUnity, lets schools sync this automatically whilst respecting the privacy of parents and students. It also means, education platforms can quickly have the information they need without needing to ask the school every time.

Familiar User Experience

When every platform has a different design, it can be a challenge to learn how to use it ("the learning curve"). By embedding your service within a school's app, the learning curve can be significantly cut down. Teachers, parents and students are already familiar with their school's app, so using your service can feel like a natural part of the school's app.

FAQs

EdUnity Developer for EdTechs

Discover why education companies want to develop their services on EdUnity.

Do Apps Still Work on iOS & Android?

Yes! If a school doesn't have an app, then your application can still be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play and used standalone. Our framework works cross-platform, and doesn't require any modifications to support multiple devices.

Faster & Cheaper Development

The EdUnity framework encompasses much of the groundwork that needs doing when building an app. Core functionality, such as the User Experience, Push Notifications and Privacy Settings already exist. This means, Developers can spend more time on the experience and integration with your service, saving time and resulting in a more cost-effective approach to development.

A Technical Framework Built to Meet The needs of Education

We built the EdUnity Framework to meet the needs of education businesses. From fast and scalable development - to the features and functionality you need to run your business. Once more, we are constantly evolving the framework to meet and support new devices and platforms.

Access our Partner Network

Companies which integrate with EdUnity are able to use our compatibility badges and access our partner network. Our partnership network lets you reach a new client segment by advertising and targeting school's that have an app or are linked with the EdUnity ecosystem. We also proactively push our partners to schools to raise the awareness of integration potential.

EdUnity Developer

Register as an Education Business

Are you an education organisation interested in understanding how EdUnity Developer could help you? Contact us and we will connect you with a Solutions Advisor who will be happy to explore your requirements.
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EdUnity Developer

Register as a Developer Agency

Are you a Developer Agency or Enterprise looking to ensure your next Education Apps are built to last? EdUnity Developer offers access to training, developer documentation, certification and engineer support. Developer Agency memberships start at €1,000 a year which optional training and certification programs.
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Register on the EdUnity App Store

Our team bring together some of the very best expertise in education, and technology. We passionately believe in the potential of technology to help schools and education globally, a belief that remains deeply embedded across our products and services today.

Web App

Suitable for schools with up to 350 students.

Add Free

Free/month

or £960 a year

  • Suitable If You Already Have:
  • A Mobile Responsive Web App
  • Want to Promote your Business
  • Plan to build on the EdUnity Framework

Native

Suitable for schools with up to 750 students.

Get Started

Ready to Learn More?

We would love to see if we can help you further. Please leave your contact details on the form or by email us at hello@edunity.co

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£125/month

or £1'500 a year

  • Your Own School App
  • All Standard App Features
  • Unlimited Communications
  • Marketplace Integrations
  • Product Updates
  • Technical Support

Large

Suitable for schools with unlimited students.

Get Started

£250/month

or £3'000 a year

  • Your Own School App
  • All Standard App Features
  • Unlimited Communications
  • Marketplace Integrations
  • Product Updates
  • Technical Support

School Savings Guarantee Eligible

We know that Schools can save money by switching to EdUnity - which is why if you don't save on the cost of switching to EdUnity we will match the cost difference in your subscription renewal.
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