Access Your Eazl Courses on the New Native App for iOS

If you like to take your Eazl courses on an iPad or iPhone, we’re excited to let you know that you can now do it through a brand new native iOS app. Note that this only applies to the courses you’ve enrolled in through Eazl’s online course platform. The app will show up as the “Teachable Online Courses” app in the app store (they’re one of our technology partners).

Once you have the app downloaded, you can log in with your same Eazl login and password that you’re already using. You might like using the app because you can:

  • Stream videos and view handouts/worksheets all while on the go
  • View courses offline after visiting the course once while connected to the Internet through the app
  • Take lecture quizzes from your phone (while online)
  • Pick up where you left off: your course progress is automatically synced between the iPhone app and your web browser
  • Track your progress on a course-by-course basis
  • Listen to audio with your screen turned off or turn off the screen or use other apps while you listen

We’re stoked about this! I hope you enjoy using the app. Here’s the link to download it again.

 

Google Thinks Mobile Apps are Dying and the Future is Progressive Web Apps

In this week’s Brain Boost: Progressive Web Apps and the death of mobile apps.

We were invited to a google developer summit this week and we want to tell you that Google thinks mobile applications are dying and -for most businesses- not good investments. While people use mobile apps on average for about two hours and 20 minutes a day, almost all of that time is spent in the user’s three favorite apps -usual suspects like Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, etc.

The reality is that less than one in every 10,000 apps that is developed has ever been profitable. If you want to see more of the real stats about app costs and success rates, visit this link.

progressive web apps

Getting people to use a mobile app is insanely expensive. In 2016, the founder of Selio, a local marketplace app, publicized that, to get an active user on their mobile site, it costs less than one-tenth of what it cost to get somebody to download their app, open it, and use it.

Using Selio’s numbers, getting 10,000 people to try an app would cost you about $40,000 in marketing costs.

Google thinks they have a solution. They’re calling them Progressive Web Apps. These are apps that are built on a new mobile development framework called Firebase and they’re calling these Progressive Web Apps because you get an almost identical app-like experience on your mobile browser. Things like push notifications, instant loading, more security than mobile apps, and the same look and feel as a mobile application.

If you want to check out a Progressive Web App that used Firebase and feels like an application even though it’s a web, site visit pokedex.org. You’ll see that it’s totally smooth even though it’s a mobile website.

The implication for entrepreneurs and smart professionals here is that it might not be a good idea to spend tons of time and energy developing mobile applications. On average, they cost about $140,000 and four months to build if you need full features on all platforms.

Maybe you can shortcut the whole app world and just get people to use a well-designed mobile website.

Visit these links for additional reading:
Surprising Stats about the Reality of Mobile Apps
The Economics of Web vs. App User Acuisition from Selios
Getting Started with Firebase
Try a Progressive Mobile App

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