Was Showbie your first project?
No, our team has built several other pieces of educational software over the last 8 years. Most of them were for our local schools in Canada.
What inspired the app?
We ran across a school in our network using iPads and they had a WebDAV server installed in the school to do school work management. It was really complex and cost them a lot of money to setup and manage. We thought we could do better.
Have you been pleased with the reception for Showbie?
It's amazing. Today, we're used in 65 countries every day and every 8 seconds, during the school day, a student submits work through Showbie to their teacher. Needless to say we are thrilled!
Did you expect Showbie to make such an quick impact in educational circles?
Not at all. We are absolutely thrilled with the response to Showbie and the feedback we are getting from educators and classrooms using Showbie!
What features of Showbie do you think make it particularly useful in the classroom?
We've focussed on "less steps" involved with the paperless classroom workflow as a primary guiding principal. As a result, the easy classroom setup is something we find educators are pleased with. The automatic self organization of the assignment folders means the teacher can spend more time providing better feedback and lessons rather than searching and sorting a cluttered inbox for files. Lastly, our rich feedback tools like voice notes mean that individualized feedback is only a few taps away!
What additional benefits does Showbie Pro offer?
Today Showbie Pro offers longer voice notes, larger video and in-app annotations on documents. Much more to come.
Do you have any other projects in the pipeline?
Lots more updates to Showbie. We'll be releasing updates to the app frequently in the next 12 months. Stay tuned!
Colin thank you for taking the time to talk to us.
To read our 5 star review of Showbie, click here.