AppShed Conference 2014


AppShed Conference 2014


The AppShed Conference is an intensive, one day event

that will equip you to use app creation in your teaching.


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Teachers in the UK: 

Are you ready for the new Computing Curriculum?
Does your teaching utilise the technologies your students love to use?


Benefits of mobile devicesMobile devices and apps provide wonderful benefits for teachers:

  1. Engage your student more effectively using the technology they love.

  2. Increase attention spans using informal apps.

  3. Help weaker students by providing varied and accessible revision materials.



With AppShed you can:

  • Create eLearning apps for free
  • Include homework assignments, revision material and quizzes
  • Teach computing principles through app building
  • Free lesson plans, courses, samples and guides (all free)
  • Premium EDU features provide student management and tracking.

On the agenda:

  • Exciting new products to help teachers (including "The AppShed App" and a new "Resource Library")
  • Masterclasses for teachers, presented by leading UK educators.
  • Case studies and practical advice from teachers using AppShed.
  • Get the best advice directly from the AppShed team.


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Limited Capacity. Confirm Attendance

We have limited capacity at this year's conference. PLEASE ONLY BOOK IF YOU WILL DEFINITELY ATTEND.



EDU Accounts


AppShed EDU is a premium feature that provides a number of benefits to teachers:

  • Student management (bulk upload, manage accounts)
  • Course tracking and app progress monitoring
  • Review and control the apps your students publish
  • Email and telephone support


AppShed EDU Accounts are a paid-for service providing additional teaching and management tools. There will be an EDU masterclass helping teachers maximise the benefit of these features. Everything else at the conference will use our free and open source tools and resources. Remember: AppShed's app building platform and courses are free for everyone.


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Site updates


We hope you like the latest changes to AppShed. Here are the release notes explaining what has changed in each update.



AppShed v16

Updated January 2015

Grouping students into classes:

  • Create different classes, assign multiple students to multiple classes.
  • Sort students by class in the Track courses and Track App Progress sections.
  • Assign one or many teachers to a class.
  • If the class is being removed the student accounts will be maintained within the School.


  • We have added a new role of an Instructor for AppShed EDU. The Instructor will have the ability to act as an admin within several schools that he has been added to.
  • Please contact the AppShed Support team to set up Instructors.

Teacher Limitations

Several limitations have been applied to the Teacher role.

Now the teacher won’t the ability to:

  • add/delete/edit teacher/user accounts.
  • create/delete classes.
  • add to/move students from a class;

This is to help School Admins with the consistent users/classes management. This will allow Admins to omit duplications of accounts and prevent unnecessary changes.

User Search

Now you can search for a particular user in the Users section.

 Bug fixes

  • Teachers were uploaded as students in the CSV file fixed
  • Input of date and time in Google Write wasn't saved after submission fixed
  • Viewing the source of a screen title fixed
  • Extra action is added after editing the tab fixed
  • Teachers can block/delete teachers and admins fixed
  • Teacher title changing to student when logged in as teacher fixed
  • AppShed on RM Unify - login issues fixed


AppShed v15

Updated September 2014

  •  Minor bug fixes


AppShed v14

Updated September, 2014

New Features

  • Premium courses
  • Featured Images
  • Extended Resources Database ".
  • AppShed Search
  • Our 2 exciting new products
    • AppShed Store App
    • AppShed Creator App


  • jump to Screen action fixed.
  • image chooser fixed.
  • moved the “Is Secure” toggle onto the Advanced Tab.



AppShed v13

Updated July, 2014

New Features

  • Significant performance improvements.
  • Images now with much faster caching.
  • New extension:  "Data Table".
  • New modules and themes added.
  • Create  sub-folders for images.


  • Publish requests (EDU) fixed.
  • Track courses and app progress (EDU) fixed.
  • Image sorted alphabetically.
  • Hints and Tips updated.
  • Students can't "upgrade to Student".
  • Map screen icon.
  • EDU User management enhancements.



AppShed v12

Updated 21 May, 2014

New Features

  • Implement iOS 7 styles (Use Device - iPhone 5S).
  • Themes - quickly add great design themes to your apps.
  • Updating app on device now has progress bar.
  • Jump to screen uses a "tree navigator".
  • Preview of screens when using "Jump to screen" .
  • Android launch full screen.
  • Students using Starter accounts can "upgrade" to join a school EDU Account.
  • EDU User Management improved.
  • Students can login with username OR email.
  • Jump to tab - better selector.
  • Modules completely updated, many new themes coming soon.



  • Amend the publish problem:
  • It takes too long for the publish to start
  • iOS7 has a bug that it does not update unless you clear cache.
  • Publishing problems with updating webapps -
  • Re-ordering Steps not working -
  • Default Value can be zero in Form elements
  • CSV User upload more robust (EDU Dashboard)
  • Content Browsing in AppShed - Image chooser to be scalable
  • IE 11 - issue with pop ups
  • How many letters are in your name - Registration
  • IE 8 and 9 global issues



AppShed v1 - v11

Various cool stuff was added, and other buggy things were fixed











AppShed PHP Hack


AppShed SDK exclusive launch event 

On Monday 20th January AppShed is hosting the official launch of the new AppShed SDK.

The AppShed SDK allows developers to build cross-platform mobile apps using PHP. This opens up massive new opportunities for developers who were previously constrained largely to web sites. AppShed is also free and open-source.

Bring your laptop and learn how to build apps using the AppShed SDK. Attendees will receive an AppShed Pro account for free, as well as free submission of their app to the Google Play store.

We only have 50 spaces available so don't delay, register TODAY!

Eventbrite Booking Page


Event Details
AppShed PHP Hack
Google Campus
London, EC2A 4BX
20th January 18h30 -21h00

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CPD London 22 April 2014


 CPD: Mobile App Creation

Date: 22 April, 2014

Location: Francis Holland School, London, NW16XR

CPD London

This centralised CPD course is aimed at ICT Co-ordinators and Heads of Department, as well as teachers looking to incorporate technology in a meaningful way across the curriculum. 

You will learn how to create mobile apps using AppShed online tools and discuss ways in which app creation can enhance learning and support the 2014 Computing Curriculum at Key Stage Two and beyond.

The course will be led by Stuart Swann, a primary specialist and ICT Consultant with 20 years teaching experience. Stuart is a member of the AppShed Education Team.



Event Details
London CPD: Mobile App Creation
Date: 22 April, 2014
Location: Francis Holland School, London, NW16XR

Booking details

To book you place or for any enquiries please email Stuart Swann: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Cost: £50 per delegate


Places are limited. Fee is payable on invoice prior to the course. Price includes light refreshments. Lunch is not provided - facilities are plentiful and close by.



BETT "Show 'n Tell"


 AppShed will be exhibiting on Stand F92 at the BETT Show 2014 (London Excel).

Call for teachers...

Present a 10 minute "Show 'n Tell" session

Do you have a story to tell about how you have used app-building in your school?

We want to get the word out, so that other teachers are encouraged to try it out for themselves.

We believe students will benefit as teachers gain confidence using the creative and innovative tools within AppShed.

 APPLY NOW to present a session on the AppShed Stand at the BETT Show.

Next Steps: 

  • Email us to register your interest This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
    You will be presenting on the AppShed Stand at BETT. Typical audience size approx. 20.
  • Please provide a Title and Short Description of your presentation.
  • Tell us the Date/Time you would like to present.  
    (BETT runs from 22nd - 25th Jan.)
  • We will respond as soon as possible to confirm your slot.

Please don't delay, spaces will fill up quickly. 



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Why you should present...

  • Show other teachers how to utilise app-building in their school.

  • An opportunity to be recognised for your achievements.

  • Receive a free AppShed Pro Account (value £100/year)

  • Receive a free app submission to Google Play (value £225).

APPLY NOW  to present on the AppShed Stand at the BETT Show.