We were thrilled to see the launch covered by top newspapers. Here are some excerpts and links.
A lead up to the launch was covered by Start of Mysore. http://starofmysore.com/launch-smart-attendance-app-govt-school-tomorrow/
The event was a great success with the Maharaja of Mysore honouring the event with his presence. It was covered in reputable press releases in India.
Govt. school goes ‘smart’ with attendance app
St Philomena’s College (Autonomous) has adopted the Kesare Government School here recently.
On the occasion, the software of the Smart Attendance App was donated to the school. Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the scion of erstwhile Mysuru royal family, launched the Smart Attendance App on the school premises at K.R. Mill Colony.
Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/govt-school-goes-smart-with-attendance-app/article19381847.ece
Smart attendance book will save the environment: Yaduveer
“Nearly 2000 trees are cut down to prepare attendance books. Instead of these books, the smart attendance book can be used to protect the environment and to give information regarding the righteous use of Smartphones to students,” opined Scion of Mysuru Royal family, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar.
He was speaking after inaugurating smart attendance app at Kesare government school. The app has been developed by Deepak, the software engineer living in London.
Read More: http://citytoday.news/smart-attendance-book-will-save-the-environment-yaduveer/
The Star of Mysore:
Times Of India:
Govt school adopts mobile app to record students’ attendance.
The Government Higher Primary School at Hale Kesare village has become the first state-run school in the district to use a mobile app for recording students’ attendance.
The ‘Smart Attendance’ mobile app was launched on Saturday by the scion of the erstwhile Mysuru royal family Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar. The app has been developed by Genius Lead, United Kingdom-based software company, which was founded by Deepak Roy, a Mysurean and one-time resident of Hale Kesare village.
Pointing out that he had been able to realise his dreams by following his passion, Roy said, “I was good at computer science since my childhood. I worked without a salary, on my laptop for one year at my first job. I did it because I did not want to lose the opportunity of working at a good software company. I just followed my goal and improved my skills.”
Highlighting the environmental benefits of using an app for attendance in lieu of registers, Roy said, “Not only will the app ease the process of taking attendance, but it will also reduce use of paper at schools. If about 4,000 schools adopt this app, then more than ten trees can be saved from felling in a year. If all schools in the state adopt this technology, then more than 2,000 trees will be saved from the axe.”
Read More: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/govt-school-adopts-mobile-app-to-record-students-attendance/articleshow/59724293.cms