Why Gateway Apps?


As the popularity of iPhones, iPads, Android and other smartphone and tablet devices has exploded, K-12 leaders are recognizing the importance of mobile apps and social media as part of their stakeholder communication and technology plans.
Instantly communicate with parents
Our school mobile apps allow pop-up messages and instant alerts to remind parents of upcoming events or changes. They can also include sick notes and online payment systems.

Here’s a look at why Gateway Apps is your local solution for mobile app development and management for schools and school districts: 

For School and District Administrators:

  • Gateway Apps is the simplest, least admin-intensive way to provide your school or district’s stakeholders parents with a powerful, free, custom-tailored mobile app
  • Our team handles all of the initial setup, graphic design, programming, publishing to the app stores and support – getting started is as simple as completing a simple online enrollment form and sending us 3-4 logos, mascot or facility images
  • Content Automation tools eliminate any duplication of administrative efforts
  • Our Content Management team serves as an extension of your staff to make sure your school or district’s app has the most current and relevant content
  • Apps by Gateway Apps are highly rated in app store user reviews averaging 4.9 out of 5 stars
  • Promote a unified message with cross platform communications to the mobile app, via push notifications and to social media
  • Marketing tools provided at no additional cost include print pieces, a launch announcement, press release, QR Codes, App Store badges for your website and a universal app store link
  • Can reduce existing expenses for printing, publishing and more saving schools and districts potentially $10,000/year or more
    Newsletters you can read anywhere
    Our school mobile apps allow parents access to the school newsletter, whether they are near the school or half way across town.

For Parents:

  • Notifications from administrators and teachers make it easy to stay informed and on top of what’s going on at their child’s school and in the classroom
  • One click to call, email and visit the school website and social media pages
  • One click to call, email and visit approved school websites and social media pages
  • One click to subscribe to school calendars, athletic calendars, PTA events and more
  • Quick access to everything school-related including calendars, directions to events, contact information for teachers and administrators, important documents, cafeteria menus, sports scores, school resources and more
Quick and secure access to information
Our school mobile apps are native apps that are installed on parents’ phones. As well as being a format parents feel comfortable using, native apps provide greater security and quicker access to information.