Introducing Symbly Go for iPad

We’re very excited today to introduce Symbly Go, the companion app to Symbly available now for the iPad on the Apple App Store. We’ve had a vision for a long time of Symbly as a “complete package”, and the Symbly Go app is the last major piece to that puzzle.

Symbly Go does one simple thing: it seamlessly allows you to have access to your library of visual supports wherever you need them. It’s completely uncomplicated to set up and use. Just log in with your Symbly account and it takes care of the rest, downloading your supports in the background whenever you have an active Internet connection. After the initial download, you can go anywhere, even where there isn’t an Internet connection via Wifi or 3G, and you’ll still be able to access and use your supports. As you make changes to your supports on the Symbly website, those supports are downloaded whenever an Internet connection is available to your iPad. And if you’re really looking for real-time updates, the Symbly Go app supports our innovative real-time collaboration technology, allowing you to see updates come through to your iPad immediately.

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Symbly’s real-time collaboration — work with others, from anywhere

This post is part of a series examining a few of the great features of Symbly as we approach our public launch. Symbly launches on January 28!

One of the greatest advantages of web-based software is the ability to use it from anywhere. You don’t have to worry about carrying around installation CD’s, and there are no fears of going over your “activation limit” for a serial number. You just enter a URL into the browser on any computer and login to your account. But beyond that basic ease of use, Symbly takes it one step further by giving you the option to collaborate with other users in real-time.

Real-time collaboration means that two (or five, or ten, or more!) Symbly users can have the same support open at the same time. As one edits, the other other sees those changes happening right away. It enables our users to collaborate in real-time across any distance.

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Symbly Teams — Because it’s always better to work together

This post is part of a series highlighting a few of Symbly’s great features as we approach launch day. Symbly launches to the public on January 28!

In the philosophy behind Symbly, one of our strongest tenets is the belief that the special education community needs to be empowered to work together. That’s why, from the very beginning, we’ve always known that Symbly should include sharing as a primary feature. However, sometimes you want to be a bit more focused in your sharing, rather that sharing a support with the entire world. Perhaps you have a group of colleagues that need to collaborate on a student’s team. Or, you want to create a team that all Symbly users can join centered around a broader topic, such as “Supports for Elementary Students”. The Symbly teams feature allows you to do just that.

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