It’s no question that things are going mobile – and have for a while. There are, however, questions on what this really means.
What is a mobile site?
A mobile website is designed specifically for the smaller screens and touch-screen capabilities of smartphones and tablets. It can be accessed using any mobile device’s Web browser, like Safari on iOS and Chrome on Android.
What is a mobile app?
A mobile app is a software application developed specifically for use on small, wireless computing devices, such as smartphones and tablets, rather than desktop or laptop computers.
What does this mean for Jackrabbit?
You can access Jackrabbit from your phone on our mobile site. Our latest enhancements have been customized for your mobile use. For example, the new Staff Portal is very user friendly on an iPhone or Android phone. There are big buttons and not a lot of text on each page for it to be simple to use.
Jackrabbit does not have a mobile app that you can download from the App Store or Google Play. Jackrabbit’s software is cloud-based meaning that you can sign in to your account on any mobile or desktop browser. What this means is you have access to your information no matter where you are or what device you’re using. Because Jackrabbit is a robust class management software, we recommend that you still do some things on a larger screen for optimal viewing. If you are running a lot of reports or are setting up classes, you’ll want to do this on a computer. Why? Computers are able to handle the processing of information better. You’ll be able to see your information easier and larger without having to zoom in and out. And it’s much easier to save files and reports on a computer.
One of the top reasons people go to an online class management software is for the ability to access information anytime, anywhere. You can still do this on your phone with Jackrabbit. We hear from customers all the time about how happy they were to be able to check a family’s account on their phone while they were grocery shopping and running errands. This flexibility is still here for you, even without a mobile app.
What if I want my parents to have an app?
If you’ve heard Jackrabbit has an app, this is probably it! We have partnered with Mobile Inventor to offer Jackrabbit Plus – a class management software with a custom-branded mobile app for your parents. With this upgrade, our team will build you an app that matches your website and can be found in the App Store or Google Play for both iPhone and Android users. The app syncs with your Jackrabbit account so parents can easily check everything in one place – register for a new class, check their transaction history, see the latest photos, receive push notifications and so much more.
Interested? Learn more about Jackrabbit Plus here!