Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) plans to move ahead with its plan to tap into the educational area. For this end, Apple Inc. recently acquired LearnSprout, an academical software which is mainly used to track the student’s performance.
Recently, the tech giant announced that it has purchased LearnSprout, a smaller tech company, which developed educational software. We don’t know for certain what prompted Apple to make this move. However, given the fact that the tech giant has been losing ground to Google, then this new and daring move makes sense.
And, if we took a gander at Apple’s statement we can clearly see that this was not an ad-hoc decision. Far from to be more exact. In December 2015, the Cupertino tech company announced that it is planning on breaking a new deal with IBM.
Back in 2015, Apple along with IBM was thinking of expanding their business ventures in the educational area. Apple’s intended to develop a real-time analytical software that would have been capable of tracking the student’s academical performance. Basically, LearnSprout did the same thing back in the past.
When asked about its recent move, Apple Inc. did not disclose any reason. Instead, the tech company argued that, from time to time, Apple is in the habit of buying out smaller companies. Moreover, in its statement, the tech giant also mentioned the fact that the company is not entitled to discuss every policy with the public.
Apple Inc. recently acquired LearnSprout, a small tech company which designed an academical tracker. Taking into account what Apple had to say, and the overall situation regarding educational software, we can clearly state that this move was necessary because Google, with its state-of-the-art Chromebook, has already seized most of the educational software market.
LearnSprout, the small tech company purchased by Apple, has designed some pretty nifty tools in the educational area. According to the software’s specification, it would seem that it is capable of tracking the student’s academical performances over the year using analytical algorithms.
Moreover, the analytical kit might prove to be very useful not only for the students but for the teachers as well. For example, a teacher can easily keep track of the student’s performance in a given interval. Also, the software is also capable of delivering an early warning to the teacher in case a student is in danger of falling behind.
In conclusion, we can’t say for sure why the tech giant bought LearnSprout, but we can rest assured that the company has an ulterior motive. There are a couple of rumors out there about Apple using the analytical software for iBook or even for iTunes.