Flipping and Screencasting tools needed for the Android platform

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We need flipping and screencasting apps for the Android platform. I am currently working with Sony to develop educational solutions for their Xperia S tablet. There just doesn't seem to be much available on that side of things in the spirit of Screenchomp or Ask3. With the advance of features and the price point continuing to drop on Android tablets I see an increase in their use in schools. People are going to want to be able to do that same things instructionally with them that they can do on the iOS side.
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Andy! Great to hear from you!
We would *love* to make an android version of ScreenChomp and Ask3. We are not averse to it and hope to go there. Thankfully, our Android skills are growing, as we develop Coaches Eye for Android.

With Ask3, at least, we need to build more functionality and value into the IOS version before we expand to other markets. Specifically, we want to make sure that we are making it easier, if not natural, for students to use the app to collaborate and help each other.

If you know of teachers that are using the app, so we can observe and chat with them and their students, let me know! We'd love to watch, listen and learn, so we can build it in the right direction before we build out the different platforms. Feel free to send me any suggestions or contacts to t dot stein at techsmith dot com or via twitter @troystein.

Thanks again, Andy!

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I too would very much like to screencapture/screencast lecture note from a device like the Samsung Note 10.1 since it allows use of the S-pen technology - I want to see exactly where I am writing and no guess as with a peripheral tablet device.
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Yes, it would be great to have the app for android tablets too!!
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With so many people using android devices, I don't understand developers that continue to develop iOS apps only. They are losing out in a BIG way. As an OpenSource technolgy-educator, I expose my students and clients to both iOS and andriod platforms. I don't recommend just one platform over the other.
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Hi- I really like your products and looking for new ways to use them in the classroom. I would like to see how I can use Ask3 with Clickers, so I can see what topics or subject matter to better explain. I would like to allow students to use their own technology, so Android development would be very helpful top make these tools affordable.
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Here Here! Let me do this in Android! iPad's too expensive!
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I also lament the fact that so many iOS apps, particularly tutorial creation/screencasting apps are not available for Android.  Great news is that at least Explain Everything (amazing screencasting/tutorial creation app) is now available in the Google Play store for $3.  We would love to distribute these on our student Android devices in my K-12 district.  Only problem is that Google Play for Education (an app license management tool) is only available on Nexus devices purchased directly from Google.  This makes it impossible for a district to mass purchase app licenses and choose whose device they can be used on, even if you have current Android tablets.  They are missing out on a lot of money from our school district to say the least.  

Oh and I do love iOS devices, but they are almost 3 times the price of Android tablets!  When you are talking about thousands of device purchases, this adds up way too quickly.. Hopefully someday Apple actually offers significant bulk hardware discounts for school districts so we can actually make a business decision that can involve Apple products; if they really believe in Education, they should make this a reality!

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