The description of Patobook
What is this?
Patobook is an application that manages the daily communication between school / kindergarten and family. It provides an alternative to the typical sheets of paper that are used for this purpose daily.
Why should I substitute my current method?
A physical book or agenda works very well, but it has a cost, wastes paper, and takes time to fill all of them.
And this app improves these inconveniences?
This app is free and allows filling the information of several books at the same time. Besides it can be accessed from any device.
Does it work in all platforms and devices?
Yes, in Android you can access from this app and in the rest of environments (iOS, Windows, …) you can access from any browser by opening the url http://app.patobook.com. The app also adapts to any screen size (mobile, tablet or bigger monitor).
Do both teachers and parents have to install the same app?
Do you have to register somewhere in order to use it?
Every user that will use the app (from school or family) must sign in the first time. Only a valid email address is needed.
And how does the app work?
The concept is simple, any user can create a "book", which will have a name, a page layout (general or babies), and a list of authorized users. Every authorized user will have either the family role or the school role. Depending on the role the user will be able to edit certain fields.
When a user that has been assigned to a book enters the application for the first time it will automatically see those books.
So in a kindergarten or school the procedure should be:
AT THE BEGINNING OF THE COURSE any user from the school (a teacher, the director, etc) creates one book per kid, and for each book grants access to the corresponding teachers and parents / relatives. Then, the rest of the users only need to know how to access the application and how to sign in the first time.
DAILY the teachers fill in the information of their kids (whenever they want), and at the end of the day - when all the information of the current day is filled in - they insert a new page for the next day. The family will read the current day report and (later) will write comments for the next day.
Is the communication instant?
The information is saved and read on demand, there are no notifications although the application shows in which books there are changes pending to read. In the same way as with the physical book, the user decides when to open a book to save something or when to open a book to check the contents. For instance, at 11:00 a teacher updates something in a book and saves changes, the parents won't receive any notification, but if they open the application after that time whey will see immediately that there is pending information to read.
What if one day the application failed or the internet connection was lost?
The application wouldn't be accessible (internet access is needed).
We recommend to have a plan B for emergencies (i.e. a physical sheet of paper), like the one many schools have when a book gets lost or is forgotten at home.
Do you provide guarantees?
No, this application is offered for free and without guarantees. However if you have any problem or request please contact us and we will try to fix it as soon as possible.