Wednesday 15th February, 2012
8:30am to 9:20am
Jeff Olson, Vice President, Research and Analytics for Kaplan Test Prep, and Brett Sandusky, Director of Product Innovation for Kaplan, will discuss the company’s challenges and successes in building Kaplan Mobile, an iOS application that delivers free digital versions of course content to registered Kaplan students and retail customers. The session will focus on how publishers can build strategic mobile delivery platforms (iOS and otherwise) which not only provide value to their customers, but are a source of data. This data not only offers insight into customer behavior, but permits companies to plan strategies for product development and improvement based on real world usage of their products. Using the recently released Kaplan Mobile as a case study, Olson and Sandusky will present the data collected during the application’s initial testing phase, and how that data influenced the product’s lifecycle.
Mobile applications, native, web, and hybrid, are an attractive product for publishers to offer to their customers. As more and more readers turn to mobile and tablet devices for content, publishers are increasingly pressured to find mobile and tablet computing solutions that fit their needs.
In this session, Jeff Olson and Brett Sandusky will discuss the company’s challenges and successes in building Kaplan Mobile, an iOS application that delivers free digital versions of course content to registered Kaplan students and retail customers.
The session will review how the project evolved from an application focused on features to one accomplishes a simple, yet necessary task: content delivery. Sandusky will explain why publishing companies should focus on enabling customers to access their most valuable asset, content, and build out an ecosystem that allows for agile functionality development. Presenting data from user behavior and actual testing results, Olson will explain how Kaplan Mobile was built to aggregate this data and he will share an analysis on how users are integrating digital course materials into their study plans.
The presentation will detail the technology beneath the application and how Kaplan is using the application as a data aggregator to further understand how students are using digital study materials and how that information can be used to drive future features and new applications.
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