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Android App

SchoolPing 2.0.0 (Dove)
09
Mar
2020

What's New

  • Email notification toggle
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

SchoolPing 1.8.7 (Owl)-2
10
Dec
2019

What's New

  • Security updates
  • Email notification toggle removed within the app (pending a future release)
  • General performance enhancements

SchoolPing 1.8.7 (Owl)
05
Dec
2019

What's New

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

SchoolPing 1.8.6 (Owl)
17
Sept
2019

What's New

  • Includes bug fix that prevented some Android users from submitting forms through the app

SchoolPing 1.8.5 (Owl)
03
Sept
2019

What's New

  • Support for visibility of additional groups in the message recepient field

SchoolPing 1.8.4 (Owl)
22
July
2019

What's New

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • From this release we will no longer be supporting versions of Android below 6.0 (Marshmallow). Devices running unsupported versions of Android will not be able to upgrade or install the latest version of the SchoolPing app - 1.8.4 (Owl). We are making this decision to ensure we can continue to deliver market-driven features and meet the demands of our customers quickly, reliably and securely

SchoolPing 1.8.3 (Owl)
27
Mar
2019

Fixes

  • 'Service Unavailable Error' when selecting a school for Android users on versions 5.1.1 and older
  • Parents' evening booking date/time slot confirmation not displayed in the app message

SchoolPing 1.8.2 (Owl)
03
Mar
2019

What's New

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

SchoolPing 1.8.1 (Owl)
27
Nov
2018

What's New

  • Staff can send messages directly from the app - Staff can now send SchoolPing messages directly from the app to parents or colleagues, including attachments.
  • App lockout security feature - An extra security precaution will be added to the SchoolPing app in the form of a passcode lockout.
    The passcode lockout feature is optional and can be setup at first login or in the app settings. The passcode is a 4-digit code that must be entered if the app has been idle for more than 10 minutes.
    If users choose to set this up later, the option can be found in Settings under the SchoolPing app menu.

Also included:

  • Login help link on SchoolPing log in screen.
  • Enable SchoolPing staff users to switch between different schools.
  • Notify parents if parents’ evening appointment is deleted or changed

Fixes

  • Parents’ Evenings – Android users were presented with a ‘Deadline expired’ message within the app, despite having made a booking. This issue has been resolved.

SchoolPing 1.8.0 (Magpie)
18
May
2018

What's New

  • SchoolPing Pay - Teachers can now attach payment items to messages and send them to parents. Parents are then able to pay for items through the SchoolPing App using their credit or debit card. Parents can have a virtual wallet that they can use to pay for items, or it can be used to pay for School Meals.

Fixes

  • Forms display issue on the SchoolPing mobile app (narrowing of columns)
  • Child name not displaying in messages on the iOS and Android version of app

SchoolPing 1.7.0 (Robin)
17
Nov
2017

What's New

  • School switcher – Parent users can now receive SchoolPing messages from two different schools on the same app. Please see the FAQ for instructions.

Fixes

  • General app improvements and minor bug fixes

SchoolPing 1.3.2 (Duckling)
14
Nov
2016

Fixes

  • General app improvements and minor bug fixes

SchoolPing 1.3.1 (Duckling)
4
Nov
2016

Fixes

  • General app improvements and minor bug fixes

SchoolPing 1.3.0 (Duckling)
25
Oct
2016

What's New

  • Support new multi-day parents' evening forms

Fixes

  • General app improvements and minor bug fixes

SchoolPing 1.2.0 (Duckling)
5
Oct
2016

What's New

  • You can now login to SchoolPing using a verified email address or your username
  • Updated the design of the menu and added an indicator for unread messages or settings that may need your attention

Fixes

  • General app improvements and minor bug fixes

SchoolPing 1.1.0 (Duckling)
7
Sept
2016

What's New

  • Email verification reminder - If you have not already verified your email address then you may be reminded.
  • Pinned headers for school list - When you scroll the school list the header stays fixed for the current section

Fixes

  • Group icon was not always updating for branded apps
  • Calendar did not support having a different timezone between the school and the phone. You can now go on holiday and use the calendar without any issues.
  • Fixed a problem with website link not working from a branded contact screen

SchoolPing 1.0.0 (Duckling)
31
Aug
2016

What's New

  • Nearly everything in this release is new but please read through if you want to become a SchoolPing expert. We now tag major SchoolPing releases with bird names across all devices so that it is easier for us to track any issues parents or teachers may have. This release is called 'Duckling' as the product has just been born. This will display at the bottom of the 'Settings' screen.
  • Calendar - Keep up-to-date & organised by using the SchoolPing calendar. You can now see all the events that the school has created. You can also add important events to your personal calendar on your phone, just tap on a calendar event and tap 'Add to Phone Calendar'.
  • Recovery email address - When you login for the first time we may now ask you for your email address. This will be used to recover access to your account if you ever forget your password. Make sure to verify your email address by clicking the link you receive in the email after entering your recovery email address.
  • Retrieve lost or forgotten passwords - Select your school from the login screen and you will see a 'Forgot Password?' link appear. To use this feature you need to ensure that your email address has been verified. You can check this by going to 'Settings' then 'My Account'.
  • School Branding - A School can now have their SchoolPing app branded to match their school colours and logo. This includes a new 'Contact' page which contains the school address, phone number and email address.
  • Live Parents' Evening Booking System - You can now book parents' evening slots using the app. First-come, first-served so be quick!
  • Useful Info - We have added 3 new sections to the 'Settings' page. FAQ, Release Notes and an About section. We want to try and keep you up-to-date with our developments and support any issues that you may have.

SchoolPing 0.0.3
18
Jul
2016

Fixes

  • Just a few little fixes to make sure things are working correctly

SchoolPing 0.0.2
15
Jul
2016

Fixes

  • Bug fixes

SchoolPing 0.0.1 (BETA)
14
Jul
2016

Live communication from schools to parents made simple

School Ping improves the relationship between your school and parents with our live communication app. Parents can receive instant updates on their child's activity, receive documents, videos, photos and be kept up-to-date with the latest school news all in one place.

Designed to support schools in achieving outstanding parental engagement, School Ping can be used on laptops, tablets and mobiles and syncs seamlessly across all devices in real-time. *

Key features for parents
  • Receive live school news notifications
  • Receive live updates on a child's activity directly from their teacher
  • View documents, videos, images, music and even podcasts
  • Keep up-to-date & organised by using the SchoolPing calendar (coming soon!)
Key features for schools
  • Save money, time and trees! No more printing letters and paying for text messaging services
  • The app can be personalised for each school with the ability to add logo, name, motto and colours
  • All school staff can receive unlimited free support from our friendly team
Registration

Schools must be subscribed to SchoolPing for teachers and parents to use the app. Login details will be supplied to all users. If a user has lost their details they can be retrieved from the school.

* Network charges may apply (Please check with your network provider)