AppMatch

Free! AppMatch is a smartphone-based web tool that surveys users about their interests. The short survey contains quirky, multiple-choice questions, and users answer them based on their personal preferences and experiences. When finished with the survey, AppMatch then suggests apps that may interest users. AppMatch links to the App Store, so users are able to download the recommended apps, if they wish, by clicking them. If users would like more app recommendations, they can choose to take another survey. Finally, AppMatch also includes a website, and users can create a profile and log into it. By doing…

Review Overview

A. Efficiency - 5.7
B. Functionality - 7.2
C. Design - 6.8

6.6

Making App Selection Easy!

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AppMatch is a smartphone-based web tool that surveys users about their interests. The short survey contains quirky, multiple-choice questions, and users answer them based on their personal preferences and experiences. When finished with the survey, AppMatch then suggests apps that may interest users. AppMatch links to the App Store, so users are able to download the recommended apps, if they wish, by clicking them. If users would like more app recommendations, they can choose to take another survey. Finally, AppMatch also includes a website, and users can create a profile and log into it. By doing so, users can save the recommended apps to their dashboard for further review.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can use AppMatch to identify apps that may make them more efficient in the classroom, such as Genius Scan.
  2. Teachers can take AppMatch’s various surveys and answer the survey items as if they were a student in their class. Then, when the survey suggests apps, teachers can test out the apps by reading their descriptions, potentially downloading them, and saving them to their dashboard on the website. That way, when students need support in a certain area or a digital tool for doing something, teachers can refer them to one of the apps they learned about from AppMatch.
  3. After completing the surveys and saving apps to their dashboard, teachers can click an app and choose the “Internal Notes” section. They can then write a note about how they could use the app and save it. In this way, teachers will build a quick reference for using the app in their classroom.
A1. Productivity
A2. Frequency
A3. Guidance
A4. Relevance
A5. Credibility
A6. Differentiation
B1. Multipurpose
B2. Collaboration & Communication
B3. Ability to Save Progress
B4. Modifications
B5. Platform Integration
B6. Security
C1. Navigation
C2. Ease of Use
C3. Customization
C4. Aesthetics
C5. Screen Design
C6. Information Presentation
C7. Media Integration
C8. Free of Distractors

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