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Hard, if not impossible School Android apps deployment. Adobe misses a big opportunity!

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Sep 26, 2019

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I hope some top managers at Adobe are reading this: Adobe Android apps are top of category under many aspects, however deployment in schools is very hard if not impossible.

 

We are starting to use Chromebooks in our school, and as you may know, these devices can run Android apps.

Some apps are particularly suitable for a young audience, for instance Adobe Skecth. Problem is that each user is forced to sign in to Adobe Cloud before using the app.

 

As you may understand, a 5 years old student, not only will find it hard to navigate the initial subscription form, but it won't be allowed to subscribe at all, as for Adobe age restrictions policy. Why is that? Didn't Adobe think that young users could benefit from this app category?

 

There should be a huge change on this, as many Adobe Android apps are suitable for a very young audience and Adobe could hugely benefit from this, building a huge fidelity/retention user program for the future.

 

Don't forget that 60,000 schools are using Chromebooks all over the world. 

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Hard, if not impossible School Android apps deployment. Adobe misses a big opportunity!

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I hope some top managers at Adobe are reading this: Adobe Android apps are top of category under many aspects, however deployment in schools is very hard if not impossible.

 

We are starting to use Chromebooks in our school, and as you may know, these devices can run Android apps.

Some apps are particularly suitable for a young audience, for instance Adobe Skecth. Problem is that each user is forced to sign in to Adobe Cloud before using the app.

 

As you may understand, a 5 years old student, not only will find it hard to navigate the initial subscription form, but it won't be allowed to subscribe at all, as for Adobe age restrictions policy. Why is that? Didn't Adobe think that young users could benefit from this app category?

 

There should be a huge change on this, as many Adobe Android apps are suitable for a very young audience and Adobe could hugely benefit from this, building a huge fidelity/retention user program for the future.

 

Don't forget that 60,000 schools are using Chromebooks all over the world. 

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LEGEND ,
Sep 26, 2019

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It's unlikely your message in this user to user forum will reach the attention of anyone above typical staff who occasionally visit.

 

I believe the problem with pursuing anyone below the age of being a consenting adult is just that... you cannot enter into a contract that sticks when it comes to minors - it will most likely be a matter of the school taking the lead/subscribing role in arranging utlilities for their students.

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Sep 26, 2019

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There are programs for k-12 kids. They need to be handled via the school and parents need to consent. Ask a sales manager for details.

 

I know that for iOS environment, there exist special programs for teachers and system managers handling such problems. The teacher or system manager acquires the program for the school and deploys them to the devices. Those programs are third party programs and to my knowledge they work with any program to be deployed.

 

That’s more a device and system software problem than user software problem.

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Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer

I'm not an Adobe employee. All advice constitutes my own opinion. Use at your risk! 🙂

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The school would take in account the responsibility if the app allowed this, but sign in is required for every user, eventually requiring the admin to login *ALL* school accounts and proceed with fake/other user data to allow subscription to Adobe Cloud

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