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Title: Chrome App for schools
Post by: wfplump on Sep 28, 2017, 11:11 pm
Good afternoon,

I'm working with several middle schools in the Los Angeles/Orange County areas to develop an elective computer science course. Many of these students have access to chromebooks or other chrome OS devices at school. I am interested in using Arduino with about 30-40 students. What would the bulk cost be in order to purchase the Chrome app for these students to use. Please let me know. Thank you.
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: 00alis on Oct 02, 2017, 02:27 pm
Dear @wfplump
we are working on pricing plan and bulking installation option for schools, we will post on this forum page as soon as we are ready to launch. Thanks!
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: dan_bell on Oct 18, 2017, 04:20 pm
Our middle school at Collegiate School in Richmond, VA are 1:1 Chromebook and use Arduinos extensively with Macs in the classroom, which has proven problematic at best. We'd like to use our Arduinos with our Chromebooks, but are currently unable to even install the app and try it out, let alone purchase it, which we are very interested in for at least 100 users. Our domain extension, though Google Education, is not @gmail.com, but @collegiate-va.org. Could this be source of the issue of not being able to install? I've attached a screenshot of this from the Chrome store. Please advise.
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: sandeepmistry on Oct 19, 2017, 03:51 pm
Hi @dan_bell,

You'll have to wait until the bulk option for schools is ready.

In the meantime if you'd like to try it out, I suggest you create a @gmail.com Google ID and try out the Chrome app with it's 5 day trial.
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: ravenn on Oct 19, 2017, 10:20 pm
dear person,
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: dan_bell on Oct 20, 2017, 05:27 pm
What is the time frame for the bulk option to be available?
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: sandeepmistry on Oct 20, 2017, 07:18 pm
Hi @dan_bell,

The current planned timeline is end of November.
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: pwelte on Dec 04, 2017, 03:37 pm
It's now December. Is there any update on this? A school-friendly Chromebook app would be a very useful tool.
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: 00alis on Dec 04, 2017, 05:32 pm
We are on it! Updates on a launch date next week. Thanks for your interest and patience
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: pwelte on Dec 20, 2017, 10:53 pm
Any update?? New semester starts January 3.
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: mastrolinux on Dec 21, 2017, 03:26 pm
Hello @pwelte,

We started a private beta program and are going to invite you later today.
Thank you for waiting.
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: tsemko on Dec 21, 2017, 05:46 pm
How do we sign up for this Beta?  I am losing my middle school program because the Codebender Edu site is failing so often lately that students are not able to program with Arduino in their class.  I have Arduino in the curriculum from 6th-12th grade but I am stuck on Chromebooks in 6-8.
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: mastrolinux on Dec 21, 2017, 06:12 pm
Hi @tsemko,

Now Arduino Create is a very stable platform and have incredible uptime. We invested a lot in stability and we already have good uptime (99.98% in the last year for the first page and 99.95% from a functional point of view of the main components of the Editor, our goal is 99.99% for 2018).

My colleague is writing you too and please tell to other schools we now have a working and reliable solution for all Chromebook users.

Thank you!

Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: RodneyG on Jan 02, 2018, 07:00 pm
I am trying to switch my school to the Arduino Create app, but I can't install it.  When is the solution for schools going to be available?

Or, could you invite me to the beta test?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: 00alis on Jan 05, 2018, 03:09 pm
@RodneyG

The public version is going to be available very soon, so I would kindly ask you to wait for another week or so,
we will make a proper announcement via the Arduino Blog when everything is ready to be used.

Thanks a lot for your interest in Arduino Create.
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: 00alis on Jan 15, 2018, 12:51 pm
Updates: we are really close! Everything works, we are just fixing the way invoices are made and then we should be able to release the Chrome App to the public this week.

Thanks for your patience!
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: 00alis on Jan 22, 2018, 05:01 pm
We are finally live, still refining a few details but you can go ahead on https://create.arduino.cc/plans/chrome-app (https://create.arduino.cc/plans/chrome-app) and get a licence for your school. Please provide any feedback opening a thread on this Forum section.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: azaubi on Feb 07, 2018, 05:01 pm
The public app seems to be working great, with one caveat:  I initially signed up about 10 students but I have gotten 2 new students so I need to add them to the plan, but I cannot find out where to go to add students to the plan or manage my subscription!  Where do I go?  I tried going into my profile page but that only allows me to change my email/password, etc.  Nothing there about my subscription.  I need to add them ASAP! 
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: sandeepmistry on Feb 07, 2018, 07:50 pm
Hi @azaubi,

You can add members via:

1) https://create.arduino.cc/plans/chrome-app
2) Log in with the same Arduino ID you signed up for plans
3) Click edit plans
4) Click add members
5) Select existing team from drop down
6) Add emails
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: jtinsman on Feb 12, 2018, 11:18 pm
With the educational plan, are you able to load custom libraries for use by the team?  We currently use edu.codebender and needed to load some "PS3" libraries.  I reached out to them and they said they couldn't load them.

So I'm hoping this solution allows us to load libraries for use by all the students or by team within the plan.

Regards,
Jim Tinsman
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: 00alis on Feb 13, 2018, 09:41 am
@jtinsman
yes you can use custom libraries by just importing them. You will have to do so for each of your student's laptop. Let us know if you need further guidance on that.
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: jtinsman on Feb 13, 2018, 01:59 pm
That helps.  I'm trying demonstrate to the school that it will work under the education plans you have.  Does it work identically for the individually plans?  If so, I'll just use that to demonstrate this is a more complete solution than the "edu.codebender.cc" they are currently using.

Also, my apologies for the cross post.

Jim
Title: Re: Chrome App for schools
Post by: mastrolinux on Feb 13, 2018, 10:37 pm
Hi Jtinsman

From the coding point of view the features are the same but with the school plan you can also manage teams of students. Everything else is the same. In the future we will add more features to the school plan.