The monthly cost is determined by the size of the School. This cost covers hosting the app and back end, annual App store registration fees and unlimited push notifications. Also, from time to time we develop great new app features, many of which we can deploy to your app at no extra cost. Apple and Google also update their software regularly so we maintain each app to ensure it is supported by the latest software versions.
We often get great suggestions from Schools for new features. Most of the time we see these features as being beneficial to all of our Schools so we deploy these new features at no cost. However, some feature suggestions or requests may only be relevant to the one School. In this case we may need to charge for such feature requests.
Currently our apps are compatible with iPhones, iPads, Android phones and Android tablets. We are starting to receive a few requests for Windows phone so we are currently working on this. We expect to have a solution ready by the end of the year.