KOCHI: In the hustle and bustle of daily life, how often do our modern day parents get time to keep tab of their children’s academic life. Will their kids’ performance and competence at school matter that much to them? The answers may be quite displeasing.
To counter such a situation that may leave a black spot on their parenthood, the tech nerds of Astream Infotech, a Kasargod-based startup, has come out with a mobile application that would act as an interface between parents and the school authorities.
Smart Diary, the brainchild of Astream Infotech, with Ramzad Kumble at its helm, is an interactive mobile application that connects parents with the teachers and the school.
According to Ramzad, its founder, the Smart Diary will enhance communication between parents and teachers to a great extent and at the same time it will improve the efficiency of schools.
As it is a cloud-based application, the data from the respective schools will reach the parents in real time. “Smart Diary helps the parents get the mark list, news, notice and remarks of their child at the right time and also it helps get the contact and payment details of the school.
It facilitates to interact with the class teacher and to get their feedback,” he says. “Our team met parents of many children and the principals of many schools. From the discussions, we came to know that (I) Parents find it difficult to get the school details at the right time.
(II) Some schools provide SMS facility, many parents don’t even bother about it in their busy schedule. (III) There is no modern student tracking and skill and academic activities tracking and monitoring system for parents. And Smart Diary is the net result of our extended survey,” he adds. Another vital feature of the app is the graphical analytics it offers.
It helps the parents analyse the performance of their child which is the first time been introduced using a mobile app and push notification helps the parents get things within seconds. “We have launched the product in five CBSE schools. We are in talks with more than 25 schools in Kerala and Karnataka to implement this technology in the schools.
Our aim is to implement the application in over 5,000 schools in India and Gulf by 2017, and which would be used by millions of parents and making them so close to school,” Ramzad says. The android version of the app can be downloaded for free on Google Play Store. The IOS version will be launched soon.
Indian Ministers Mobile App
Another informative app from the stable of Astream Infotech is the ‘Indian Ministers Application.’ The app is a single application with all official social accounts of the Indian Cabinet ministers and state ministers with independent charges. The app is used for getting feeds from Indian ministers. It has helped many users get updated with issues of national interest, whether it be business, technology, education or other schemes from the Central Government.