Our team at Parangat Technologies developed an intuitive mobile app for the Zero Investment for Innovative Education programme (ZIIEI) to make their resources more accessible and user-friendly. This app amplifies ZIIEI’s impact by enabling teachers across India to more easily access resources, connect with one another, and share best practices—wherever they are.
The end product provides an excellent user experience with intuitive navigation, visually appealing screens, and smooth performance. Since launching, the app has received outstanding user reviews and achieved the core goals set by Zefoo
Understanding ZIIEI’s Goals
ZIIEI works with teachers spread across India to empower innovation in education. Their mission is to collaborate with educators to identify needs, surface solutions, and harness the power of zero-investment innovations.
We saw an opportunity to magnify their impact by creating an easy-to-use mobile app
At the outset, we took time to understand their specific goals:
Optimised for Teachers
With ZIIEI’s goals in mind, our focus was designing an intuitive interface optimised for teachers. The app needed to fit into their busy lives and provide value without friction.
We conducted user research including surveys and interviews with teachers across India.
This provided critical insights into their needs and pain points which informed the app’s development. Key findings:
Armed with these user insights, we designed the app experience around seamlessly meeting teachers’ needs.
Maximizing Reach & Accessibility
Developing this app for ZIIEI presented an exciting opportunity to innovate in a meaningful way. Our goal was to maximize their reach and accessibility for teachers across India.
We focused on building an app that would work well on low-bandwidth networks, essential for rural areas. Our development approach concentrated on optimization and performance to ensure reliable access.
The app was designed responsively for seamless usage across smartphones, tablets, and basic mobile devices. This improved the experience for teachers with varying levels of technology access.
We also implemented offline functionality to enable access even with intermittent connectivity. Teachers can download resources when online and continue accessing materials offline as needed.
Throughout the process, user-friendly design was central to our approach. We wanted teachers to instantly feel at home in the app and be able to intuitively navigate it.
Through rapid prototypes and user testing, we refined the information architecture and interface elements. Clear navigation, thoughtful menus and flows, and a clean visual design all contribute to the app’s usability.
We also implemented thoughtful UX touches like progress trackers, saved drafts, and reminders to create a frictionless experience. These details help the app fit seamlessly into teachers’ workflows.
We at Parangat Technologies collaborated closely with ZIIEI to deeply understand their mission, objectives, and pain points of their users. With teachers’ needs at the core, we designed and developed a mobile-first experience that simplifies access to resources, connections with peers, and sharing innovations. Thoughtful design choices, rigorous testing, and rapid iteration resulted in a highly intuitive app that users love.
Parangat Technologies handled the full application development lifecycle for this project. Our development team built super-fast, accessible native apps tailored specifically for teachers’ needs.
Leveraging Parangat Technologies years of expertise in mobile app development, we were able to craft an exceptionally intuitive and user-friendly app experience.
We analyzed teachers’ key tasks and optimized the information architecture and workflows to make these actions seamless. Core workflows like accessing resources, sharing innovations, and connecting with peers are incredibly straightforward.
Following visual design best practices, we implemented clear hierarchies, ample white space, and an interface aligned with ZIIEI’s brand. This creates a delightful experience.
Thoughtful UX touches guide teachers through workflows and enhance engagement. Elements like progress trackers, reminders, and saved drafts reduce friction.
By optimizing performance and implementing offline functionality, the app delivers a smooth experience for teachers on low-bandwidth networks with limited technology access.