MIS Systems Thread, Groupcall Emerge iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch app for MIS access. in Technical; @jonrose - i have done some digging, and i think it's a request from the server at your side asking ...
13th December 2011, 01:52 PM #91
@jonrose - i have done some digging, and i think it's a request from the server at your side asking for updates from the groupcall server, and the refusal is coming from there. Not sure why, but if you have had no luck with support, might be worth pointing them in the right direction.
@all - currently testing out a beta release which has the feature i've requested most - a time to live, so now you can configure how long the app will work for offline, before it auto-wipes. So rather than a remote wipe, it now has a built-in self destruct.
Also, got some tweaks to come with faster load times, better quality pictures, and some more data available in app.
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13th December 2011, 02:06 PM #92
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@vikpaw I had a call back from support about an hour ago and he remotely accessed the server. He confirmed what you have written and just restarted the service and hey presto!
We are coming to the end of our trial (tomorrow), but if the powers that be decide to go ahead with it as I hope, the self destruct feature would be excellant!
19th December 2011, 02:30 PM #93
If anyone is attending BETT, they should be demonstrating some of the BETAs with extra functionality, and i'll be around too, so you can see it with some real data. Started my time to live countdown today.
13th January 2012, 09:53 AM #94
Had a good chat with the sales lady and the techie guy yesterday at BETT. New iPad version looks sweet.
The new android version has also been released this week.
But more importantly they know about the admin side of it setting this up for us and are working on a better way. I made it clear i'm sick of copying device id's from strange log files
20th January 2012, 12:28 PM #95
The Android version is available on the Market as a free download. It includes a demo mode - which I found quite impressive. Does anybody have any up to date price info?
20th January 2012, 12:43 PM #96
£2950 + VAT site license, I heard they do not make a profit , the only reason they charge this amount is to pay for the write back rights to SIMS SQL database ( im guessing this goes to CAPITA)
20th January 2012, 01:14 PM #97
We now have it hosted externally using windows azure.
But on the Android app I just get "Accepted" and it doesn't log in.
On the iPad app I log in fine but then get an error about "$full_name" missing. It does work fine though.
20th January 2012, 01:31 PM #98
zag i have exactly thre same problem on the ipad, weird thing is if you install the iphone add on the ipad it works! i have logged a call with them about this.
21st January 2012, 07:13 AM #99
@Ace - it's the same pricing as for the iPhone version, don't forget it's cheaper for Primary schools, and also, you don't need to pay the full site fee, you can build up to it, at £299 for initial device licence and £99 for each subsequent.
21st January 2012, 03:03 PM #100
Also from my conversations with them there is going to be a parental app released late spring. With a view to have a web front end aswell.
22nd January 2012, 06:15 AM #101
At #bett_show they announced a partnership with Schoolcomms to allow Emerge users to send messages via their Schoolcomms account, not just being tied in to the Groupcall messenger. I think this is a fabulous way forward.
Are there any current or prospective Emerge users out there that currently use Schoolcomms? Certainly for us, being able to send emails / texts out of the app using our account will be really useful.
22nd January 2012, 10:58 AM #102
Wow, capita's pricing must have gone through the roof as previously it only about £175 ish to write back to SIMS.net per school.
Originally Posted by andydis
22nd January 2012, 11:01 AM #103
Hold on hold on, have I missed something. I know Groupcall do a lot more than just the messaging and write-back, but does isn't this what Schoolcomms also does? Where is the benefit in having both, does one not supersede the other?
Originally Posted by vikpaw
Apologies if I sound like a noob I want to understand this relationship better.
22nd January 2012, 02:49 PM #104
Schoolcomms is for sending home messages (either txt or email) - being able to tie into there system means We would be able to txt/email a parent from the device using Schoolcomms rather then groupcall messenger.
Originally Posted by GREED
22nd January 2012, 03:10 PM #105
The idea is, even if you are not a customer of service A from supplier A, you can access it via supplier B as well as using their service B. Think of it as combining their resources for mutual benefit. You may not want to get rid of messaging from schoolcomms, but why do you have to use multiple apps / interfaces when you can piggy back on another. Partner's working together great isn't it. I know it's hard to get your head around.
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