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The Number One School Safety Platform

The Number One School Safety Platform

The first and only school dismissal and student safety application.

PikMyKid

PikMyKid is a comprehensive, smart, secure, and expeditious student dismissal platform. This app aims to resolve all the drawbacks associated with manual dispersal system.

Project Description

Project Description

TechAhead developed PikMyKid Student Dispersal System apps for Android and iOS to facilitate control and management of pickup authorizations by the school administration. We created separate interfaces for parents and school authorities to provide customized reporting options.

The Work

PikMyKid asked us to create an Android and iOS app that could streamline and transform the existing disconnected dispersal system.

Challenges & Solutions.

The app needs to provide real-time updates of dispersal to the parents and dispatchers. On the basis of these updates, a dispatcher should be able to reposition parents in the queue appropriately. Also, system should minimize manual intervention and create detailed records of the complete process. All the students are normally dispersed at the same time, resulting in high server usage during those 1-2 hours, while it stays idle for 95% of the day. System should account for these uneven server loads.

App Features

Real Time Dispersal Updates
PikMyKid’s comprehensive solution uses advanced algorithms to streamline the entire student dismissal process, providing real-time updates to parents and auditable records for the school administration.

Student Dispersal System
Parents can manage, schedule and delegate their kid’s pick-up from a smartphone. For kids who ride the school bus or attend an after school program, parents get real-time notifications on their smartphone of their kid’s status.

App Features
Real Time Dispersal Updates
PikMyKid’s comprehensive solution uses advanced algorithms to streamline the entire student dismissal process, providing real-time updates to parents and auditable records for the school administration.
Student Dispersal System
Parents can manage, schedule and delegate their kid’s pick-up from a smartphone. For kids who ride the school bus or attend an after school program, parents get real-time notifications on their smartphone of their kid’s status.

Uneven Server Load Solution
We implemented robust data fetching techniques so that the need for deploying bigger servers, which would have been unused for most part of the day, was eliminated. The server was set up at auto scale at 80% spike, and a new server was replicated.

Robust Architecture
Every single line of the code was written keeping in mind the scarce resources. Records were fetched using batch processing rather than hitting the server for each request. Few specific actions taken for optimization were: Code Optimization, NoSQL, and No Connection Blocking.

The Result

The Result

Based on client’s requirement we created the completed solution for PikMyKid, including iOS and Android apps. It is founded with the vision of simplifying the student dismissal process, reducing chaos, and easing traffic in the school neighborhood without any compromise to student safety and is successfully running in 107 public schools in US.

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