Atomwide is about to relaunch the OpenCheck service as a new standalone, self-contained website with built-in administration features. OpenCheck enables schools to enter their status online so that parents can easily find out about school closure either by visiting the website, calling a telephone number, or receiving updates through a specially created smartphone app. This is a free service to any school using USO.
The improved service will come with a fully integrated mobile phone app that will allow parents to be notified of any updates made by your school and allow you to post updates via the mobile app.
We are currently looking for people to join the Beta programme to test our Android app. Anyone interested in taking part should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your USO account username as well as the Gmail address used to register your Android device.
An iPhone app is also currently in development and we will be asking for iPhone users to volunteer in due course. Please keep an eye on our blog if you are interested.