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Let’s Swoodle; The Future of Group Project

Swoodle

Imagine being able to do group projects without ever having to leave the comfort of your own room. Well, now there’s an app for that. Kris Nixon (Content Crafter) and his team at DisplayNote Technologies have created Swoodle, a completely free messaging app that allows for document sharing, voice calls, and video communication all in one place.

DisplayNote Technologies itself creates collaborative education software. The idea for Swoodle came about when half of Nixon’s team was in Belfast and the other half was in Spain. In order to communicate and work on projects they used a variety of different mediums to stay in touch. That is, until they decided to create an app that does it all.

It was created with the idea of real time collaboration in mind and took roughly a year to create. Instead of using traditional email, students and creators are able to upload and share pictures and documents instantly, making edits and sharing opinions in real time. It is a great resource when doing group projects and everybody has different schedules and are unable to meet at one place and time.

“Real time means real time,” Nixon said. “With Swoodle, the fuss of meeting is taken away.”

Students can import and share files from a variety of sources such as Dropbox and Google Drive. The document then synchronizes across the multiple devices which have synched up to the app. It is then that the students can go in and write their comments and share their opinions, completing assignments that would have normally taken a few hours or a day in just a few minutes.

Swoodle is also a potentially great tool for teachers, as well. With the Doodle feature, teachers are able to share lectures and notes with students that are connected with the app. The doodle page acts as a white board where teachers could potentially lecture and post notes for students that are unable to attend class.

The app does a great job of connecting those not only a few hours apart, but countries apart as well.

“A father on an oil rig in the middle of the ocean could connect with the app and help his son all the way home with his math homework,” says Nixon.

The app is available for download on the App store for iPhones. The tentative release date for Androids is September 18. By the end of the year, DisplayNote Technologies hopes to have a desktop version available.

Swoodle is available now on the Apple App Store for those interested in giving it a try.

Imagine being able to do group projects without ever having to leave the comfort of your own room. Well, now there’s an app for that. Kris Nixon (Content Crafter) and his team at DisplayNote Technologies have created Swoodle, a completely free messaging app that allows for document sharing, voice calls, and video communication all in one place.

DisplayNote Technologies itself creates collaborative education software. The idea for Swoodle came about when half of Nixon’s team was in Belfast and the other half was in Spain. In order to communicate and work on projects they used a variety of different mediums to stay in touch. That is, until they decided to create an app that does it all.

It was created with the idea of real time collaboration in mind and took roughly a year to create. Instead of using traditional email, students and creators are able to upload and share pictures and documents instantly, making edits and sharing opinions in real time. It is a great resource when doing group projects and everybody has different schedules and are unable to meet at one place and time.

“Real time means real time,” Nixon said. “With Swoodle, the fuss of meeting is taken away.”

Students can import and share files from a variety of sources such as Dropbox and Google Drive. The document then synchronizes across the multiple devices which have synched up to the app. It is then that the students can go in and write their comments and share their opinions, completing assignments that would have normally taken a few hours or a day in just a few minutes.

Swoodle is also a potentially great tool for teachers, as well. With the Doodle feature, teachers are able to share lectures and notes with students that are connected with the app. The doodle page acts as a white board where teachers could potentially lecture and post notes for students that are unable to attend class.

The app does a great job of connecting those not only a few hours apart, but countries apart as well.

“A father on an oil rig in the middle of the ocean could connect with the app and help his son all the way home with his math homework,” says Nixon.

The app is available for download on the App store for iPhones. The tentative release date for Androids is September 18. By the end of the year, DisplayNote Technologies hopes to have a desktop version available.

Swoodle is available now on the Apple App Store for those interested in giving it a try.

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