Net Texts came to Icreon in 2011 to build the company's technology from the ground up. The company cofounders wanted a way for teachers to build their own textbooks, using a variety of free educational information, into beautiful digital textbooks.
The textbook industry is an multi-billion dollar industry that is monopolized by a few companies. Together with Net Texts, we sought to build out a platform that teachers could use to distribute educational content across tablets, smartphones, laptops, and the web.
From the outset, we worked with Net Texts at a grassroots level. From working with the company, to taking surveys from teachers, to iterating on designs with actual students, we focused on making sure that the features
we were planning were actually relevant to the people using them. This ultimately helped us ensure that the technology platforms we built were built 100% around the needs and capabilities of Net Texts biggest customers – schools themselves.
Net Texts apps all have a robust set of functionalities to view and edit content such as documents, slideshows, videos, interactive tests, and web links.
Courses that are used on Net Texts are automatically stored on mobile devices so that students can use the educational material regardless of connectivity.
When students download updates for courses, only new information is downloaded to save on time, bandwidth, and data costs for schools.
Net Texts apps have sign on functionalities that allow a student to sync course data across iPads, Android tablets, PCs & Chromebooks.