Technology has become an integral part of every industry, and education is no exception. Education apps are at the forefront of this digital transformation, making learning more accessible and engaging.
Learnie, an innovative education app, is a prime example of how technology can revolutionize the way we learn. In this blog post, we will delve into the story of Learnie, its collaboration with Somnio Software, and the impact it has had on the education sector.
Learnie: Bridging the Gap in Education
The education industry has seen significant changes with the advent of digital technology. Learnie, developed with a vision by Pete Mastin (CEO), is a microlearning app that seeks to empower learners with easily accessible knowledge. It caters to a global audience, available on both iOS and Android platforms as well as on the web. With over 100,000 downloads and a strong presence in app stores, Learnie is making waves in the education sector.
Learnie proves to be an invaluable asset for businesses aiming to provide training for their workforce and for individuals eager to broaden their expertise. Those who create content on Learnie also have the chance to earn income by sharing their courses on the platform. Remarkably, Learnie has received recognition as a leading performer, securing a place among the Top 20 Specialist Learning Systems and receiving distinctions in the Talented Learning Mobile Breakthrough Awards.
Main features of the app
- Mobile community microlearning platform fueled by user-generated content.
- Available on Android & iOS.
- Learnie Business - Workforce Impact Learning. Business owners use Learnie to increase performance, capture knowledge, create employee engagement and more.
- Learnie Pay$ - Content creators create community and subscription revenue streams. Learners find learning and community.
The Challenge: Code Complexity and Login Persistence
When Learnie approached Somnio in 2022, they were facing two key challenges. First, their app's architecture and code structure were error-prone, hindering its scalability and maintainability. Second, they needed to implement a feature related to authentication persistence across mobile and web platforms. Learnie's users were demanding a seamless experience when transitioning between devices, so we got to work!
Somnio's Approach: A Comprehensive Solution
We took a strategic approach to address Learnie's challenges:
- Code Review: The journey began with a thorough code review. Somnio's experts meticulously examined Learnie's existing codebase, identifying weaknesses and inconsistencies.
- Progressive Changes: Building on the code review, Somnio proposed a series of progressive changes to enhance the app's architecture. These changes focused on code organization, algorithm optimization, and adherence to best practices.
- Firebase Integration: Implementing the login persistence feature was a critical goal. Somnio seamlessly integrated client SDK and admin SDK functions of Firebase, ensuring a smooth user experience.
/ "You had a sense that they (Somnio Software) knew how to solve complicated problems and wanted to work with the team in an agile way." - Pete Mastin, CEO of Learnie
The Outcome: Transformation and Empowerment
The collaboration between Learnie and Somnio yielded remarkable results:
- Login Persistence: Learnie now offers users the convenience of persistent authentication across mobile and web platforms, meeting their demands for a seamless experience.
- Code Refactoring: The app's architecture has been significantly improved, laying the foundation for future enhancements. The codebase now follows industry best practices, enhancing scalability and maintainability.
- Future-Ready: With Somnio's support, Learnie is well-prepared to tackle future challenges. They have a robust foundation for further innovations in the education sector.
Learnie's Journey to Empowerment
Learnie's partnership with Somnio exemplifies the power of collaboration and technology in the education industry. By overcoming challenges and embracing technology-driven solutions, Learnie has positioned itself as a transformative force in education.
Want to learn more about the app? Head over to Learnie’s Success Case page!