Mobile App helps OpenStudy connect students, professors, and learning enthusiasts on the go.
Palo Alto, CA — April 15, 2014 — OpenStudy, the world’s largest “studying” network on the Internet with over 10 million users worldwide and a motto of “Give Help. Get Help” today launched an iOS mobile app. Users can now access OpenStudy from their mobile phones and tablets to ask questions, get answers and help someone. “We know about 15% of our users prefer to use OpenStudy from their mobile devices,” CEO Preetha Ram stated. “Released just in time for the exam season, the OpenStudy iOS app will enable students and professors to offer and seek help from any location, at any time.”
With over 7 million page views a month, and registered users spending over 4 hours a day, OpenStudy boasts an extremely dedicated user base. The social network’s primary demographic, high school and college students, post thousands of questions a day, grouped into subjects such as “Chemistry”, “Computer Science”, and “English.” Speedy responses to questions are powered by students, professors, and other education enthusiasts lingering around to dole out wisdom and receive medals for their answers.
Often times, students in desperate need of help will find the explanation they need and then help other students out with similar questions. This student then becomes part of the everexpanding army of tutors, ready to step in where the students, textbook and teacher have failed. With these students now able to browse OpenStudy’s questions and engage in backandforth conversations around the clock on their iOS devices, we expect OpenStudy’s average response time to skyrocket.
OpenStudy is a Palo Alto startup funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and Learn Capital. In addition to providing students access to gradesaving answers, OpenStudy serves as a social community and safety net for students who either lack access to information or have become disengaged from their classes in school. OpenStudy’s design as both a MMO and a homework help site have created an environment that can succeed where schools fail.
“EducationFocused Startup OpenStudy is a platform for ‘massively multiplayer study groups’.” ~TechCrunch
-Written by Nikhil Ram, Long time OpenStudier, Writer, Gamification Expert, Social Media Consultant.
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