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Icreon Tech and Net Texts, Inc. Partner on Android-Based Open Education Tablet App

Icreon Tech, an IT consulting firm in New York City, today announced that it has completed development on the Android platform for Net Texts, Inc., an open education tablet app available in the Apple App Store, and now, the Google Play Store. Net Texts is used across the United States as an essential classroom tool and textbook replacement option in K-12 schools. The app is currently being evaluated for adoption throughout schools in New Jersey, Georgia and South Carolina.

Icreon Tech and Net Texts collaborated to develop an education app for students and teachers, enabling learning through the use of technology like never before. Using Net Texts on tablet computers, students can access course materials that are extracted from various online open education resources and contributors such as Khan Academy and the Gilder Lehrman Institute.

Teachers also benefit, as they are equipped with a separate web application aside from the app. Net Text’s back-end web access allows teachers to customize course materials for specific classes and share lesson packages with other educators. For example, while reading a PDF about the Gettysburg Address, students can also view a slideshow of Civil War photos suggested by their teacher.

Since launching a pilot program in 2011 with six schools in Atlanta, Georgia, the app has skyrocketed in popularity and is now used across the country. Net Texts and Icreon Tech recently extended the app to the Android platform to give schools, students and teachers alike greater choice in devices used for learning.

“Incorporating interactive rich media content functionality, offline capabilities and easy course updating features were key objectives for Net Texts. Without those functions, the app would not be as effective for teachers in a classroom setting,” said Sandeep Sawhney, CTO at Icreon Tech. “The content management system grants teachers the ability to deliver customized courses supplemented by multimedia, creating a 360 degree solution for 21st century education.”

Net Texts’ development on the Android platform marks the second time the company has partnered with Icreon Tech. During the initial iPad app development and Net Texts upgrade project, Icreon Tech incorporated features that enabled simultaneous audio and video play while viewing PDFs. The company also added additional functionality within the app to create customized interactive tests for students. The Android version also comes equipped with these features and is available for download at www.Net-Texts.com.

About Icreon

Icreon Tech (www.icreon.us) is an IT services provider specializing in a variety of web and mobile-based technologies that empower organizations to be more efficient and profitable. Since its inception in January 2000, the company's formula for success has been simple – to bring businesses a technology differential, through design, development or consulting.

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