Thursday, April 4, 2013

Build Me An App! #DevCup #EdChat

Evernote's DevCup is kicking off and the Evernote Ambassadors have been asked to share with all of the developers out there what they want in an app that would work with Evernote. Well, I am always up for issuing a challenge, so here it is.

Build me an App!

The Problem:

I use Evernote for just about every aspect of my educational life. I use it for lesson planning, file storage and note-taking for meetings. However, my frustration is in the fact that I cannot see my lessons or notes in a calendar or attach them to specific dates. This would allow me to move more easily between different days and different lessons. Evernote has allowed me to "Remember Everything", but I need a solution that allows me to organize like a teacher.

The Challenge:

Create an app for educators that can give us what we need.
  • I would love to be able to pull up a calendar and see a day, week or a month and attach specific notes to them. 
  • I need to be able to access any attachments in the notes. They should hopefully open within the app if possible.  
  • I would also like to be able to create a quick note in the calendar and have it saved in Evernote. This would be perfect for those quick appointments that come up with students, staff and parents.
  • I need to be able to add photos to the calendar as well. I often like to write out my lessons on my IdeaPaint covered desk and take pictures to store in Evernote. It would be better if I could write the lessons, snap a photo and attach it to a specific date in the calendar. 
  • I need to be able to easily move items around on the calendar. If I get sick, I need to move a lesson from one day to the next without a hassle. 
  • I also need to be able to share the information in the notes very easily.
  • I need it to work on the iPad as well as the iPhone and iTouch. 
Why This is a Great Idea:

There is nothing out there that does what an educator needs an app to do and this could be huge for all of the tech savvy educators out there. An all-in-one app that allows educators to access their notes and make quick additions to the calendar is something that educators need. Trust me on this, I'm an educator. Actually, I'm the Evernote Education Ambassador. ;-)

If you have questions or want to pick my brain about making this app, drop me a line and we can chat. 

1 comment:

  1. Check out the script described here. It lets you do most of what you're asking for.


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