In addition to Microsoft and Vodafone, LShift was required to work with an Over The Air (OTA) server supplier (SmartTrust) and a SIM supplier (Axalto). LShift was also responsible for working with all suppliers closely during the design phase before integrating the components.
The prototype developed achieved all objectives and was delivered in time and within budget. Subsequently LShift has been engaged to further refine the underlying protocol and architecture prior to Vodafone launching products based upon the framework.
The bespoke CMS allows an editorial team, spread across Europe, to contribute to the site and manage local translations to ensure that the site remains permanently up-to-date.
Initial activity focused on investigating this dynamic audience. We are continuously watching and updating our research according to the technologies that emerge for use as mobile-learning delivery vehicles.
This product has been a commercial and critical success – with thousands of core licences now being used. PCPlus tested it and gave it their Editor’s Choice award. Customers appreciate the way the rental model helps them run a professional business from day one without a large initial outlay. The model also allows them to keep things simple at first, but leaves them the option to move to more sophisticated versions of software when required.
Over various releases the suite has included the following:
The results of the initial proof of concept have been well received, with the overall feedback suggesting that this approach would be effective at providing more flexibility for the student and more support for the teachers. The various literacy, numeracy and maths applications have been tested across the whole of the National Curriculum and age groups and the project is currently undergoing government review.