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Komeer On Newstalk With Pat Kenny And Jess Kelly January 23rd 2018
Messaging service Komeer aims to corner market
Dublin businessman Pat Walsh has launched a new smartphone app that he hopes will replace SMS messaging and printed notes as the go-to method of communication between teachers and parents in Irish schools.
Walsh has invested €120,000 in Komeer, a mobile two-way messaging service parents can download and use for free on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows mobiles, using their email address to sign up via Facebook or Google.
Schools can also use the Komeer app for free to announce upcoming events and meetings, discuss security issues, or announce cases of head lice or chicken pox. Unlike SMS texting, Komeer alerts are not limited to 160 characters.
“They can create an unlimited number of groups – one for sports, one for each year, or class, and so on,” said Walsh, who has spent two-and-a-half years developing the app and testing the Beta version with 30 schools before its official release last week.
Komeer helps schools to keep parents in the loop
Our Start-up of the Week is Dublin-based Komeer, which has developed a low-cost mobile messaging service for schools and parents.
“Komeer for schools is a free two-way messaging service that saves schools up to 85pc on their communication costs, makes parents’ lives easier and provides a 24/7 child safety alert service,” said Komeer founder and CEO Pat Walsh.
Komeer has already sent more than 1m alert messages this year on behalf of schools in Dublin, Cork, Mayo, Louth, Wexford and Laois.
‘So far, Komeer has sent over 1m alert messages for schools, including 50,000 during Storm Ophelia’
– PAT WALSH
A Komeer study revealed that more than 74pc of parents say schools are still choosing to communicate with them via a schoolbag note, to announce…….
NEW DUBLIN START UP COULD SAVE DEPT OF EDUCATION OVER 1 MILLION EURO ANNUALLY
Schools across Ireland are signing up to use the new, free, mobile messaging service Komeer, which is saving each school using Komeer an average of €5,000 per year.
Komeer has already sent over one million alert messages this year on behalf of schools in Dublin, Cork, Mayo, Louth, Wexford and Laois.
This January, the app has reached a pivotal point in its business plan, announcing a new, free model that offers maximum savings to schools and the department of education in Ireland, with anticipated savings of up to 1 million euro, for every 200 schools that sign up.
A Komeer study revealed that over 74% of parents say schools are still choosing to communicate with them via a schoolbag note, to announce upcoming events and meetings, discuss security issues, and even cases of……
Local lad helps launch innovative school app
A YOUNG boy from Tyrrelstown in Dublin 15 was star of the day at the launch of a new app aimed at saving schools an average of €5,000 per year.
Darragh Barber (8) was on his best behaviour as he had some fun with CEO at Komeer, Pat Walsh, the man behind the new Dublin based start-up that’ saving the Department of Education over €1 million every year with its innovative app.
The Komeer app is a new mobile messaging service and already it has been used to send over one million alert messages this year on behalf of schools in Dublin, Cork, Mayo, Louth, Wexford and Laois.
This month the app reached a pivotal point in its business plan, by announcing a new, free model that offers maximum…
Pat Walsh talks about Komeer for schools on Phoenix FM, January 24th 2018
New innovators: Pat Walsh of Komeer
As anyone who has to communicate regularly with groups of people knows, it would be easier at times to herd chickens. But help may be at hand.
Komeer (a play on the words “come here”) is a new two-way global mobile messaging service developed by businessman Pat Walsh to take the hassle out of getting key pieces of information to groups of people.
Walsh juggles a number of different groups in his professional and personal life and was very aware of just how much time and effort goes into managing group communications.
In his role as a mentor for Clontarf GAA club, for example, he has to keep in touch with the parents of 70 boys involved in up to three training sessions a……