One Million Parents, Teachers, and Administrators Now Connected
Bloomz just announced that its fast-growing parent-teacher communication app has officially passed the one million user mark. This number includes teachers, administrators, and parents from more than 79 different countries, though 94% of users reside in the United States.
During the 2016–2017 school year, the app saw a remarkable amount of use, including:
· 8,194,464 messages sent (16 per minute)
· 5,738,374 photos shared (655 per hour)
· 114,578 videos shared (314 per day)
The company has seen rapid growth since launching in March 2015, now reaching teachers in more than 26,000 schools. Last year, the company raised more than $2 million in funding, and is poised to continue its accelerated growth with the new school year approaching.
Chaks Appalabattula, the CEO and founder of Bloomz, first got the idea to create the app when he and his wife simultaneously fell ill and were unable to take their children to school. “I know first-hand how vital the school community is for parents to lean on in difficult times,” said Appalabattula. “With Bloomz, parents are never more than a click away from support, whether that means support during an illness, help with their children’s homework, or a means of communication for ELL students and their families.”
According to research, one of the best predictors of student achievement is parental involvement in a child’s education. Bloomz offers a direct line of communication between parents and teachers, enabling both parties to easily work together to help students succeed.
The Bloomz app includes convenient tools such as real-time updates, photo and video sharing, event and volunteer coordination, behavior communication, student portfolios, parent-teacher conference signups, and much more. Bloomz is the only comprehensive app positioned to connect not only parents and educators, but also PTAs, church groups, Girl/Boy Scouts, and daycares. It even includes translation capabilities for non-English speaking parents in more than 80 languages.