Love it 5/5
Everyone of my child's teachers are on it. It is a fun & productive way to stay connected.
Please fix notifications!!! 1/5
I've cleared them MULTIPLE times and no matter what it says that there is something to see so I go into the app and .... nothing! So frustrating.
This app has changed my life - made connecting with families so simple. Just what I needed!
Has potential... 1/5
I tried using this app for the families of my preschoolers. I theory it sounds great. Most everything works as expected. My issue is #1. With customer support/service. There is no phone number so you can get help with the app and I have contacted "support" more than three times in a week with NO response. #2. The time zone continues to "default" to New York time zone. I have tried updating, signing in/out of the app. With this "glitch" all of my postings to all of my parents are off by an hour. This is causing confusion! VERY FRUSTRATING!
Update didn't fix anything.... 1/5
Was really like the app...until it stopped working...and the update didn't help at all. Can't even access what I need to on the website via a computer either...what is going on???
Clunky, doesn't update information unless you hit refresh and didnt share messages about a field trip. Meh.
Phantom notifications 3/5
By Nikki doodle dandy
The app is great, but I keep getting phantom notifications which are annoying.
Two thumbs up 👍🏼👍🏼 5/5
This app is awesome. I've been using it for two years now and it's an excellent way to stay in the now about my son. My child's teacher communicates back and forth with me about my sons performance in school. If he misses homework or if the teacher sends home a letter etc. she informs me RIGHT AWAY. No more writing notes back and forth. The teacher even shares wonder pictures of my son and other students during class lessons and even field trips. Great way to keep up with memories being made as my child is away at school. I highly recommend this app for active parents 👍🏼👍🏼
Can't even open the app 1/5
By Horrible Speller
I can't even open the app to view the messages from the teacher.
9/18 - even with update I still can't open on iPhone 7.
Working parents can get cute photo updates 4/5
We used it last year and will again this year
Absolutely terrible. Homophobic?! 1/5
Created profile with my child and when my spouse did the same, it knocked me out as a parent. What -- can't have 2 parents of same gender!? Can't get back to my profile to fix. Contacts outside of class blows security. Don't need likes -- it's not FB.
No Message Notifications 1/5
By blue faced monkey
This app sounds great and is fairly easy to use. But, I'm highly disappointed that I do not get notifications when parents send me messages. I hoping they fix the bugs in the app. If not I will be switching to Remind.
Who knows how to get the notification bubble off this app? It's crazy annoying to me. You can't accept invitations only dismiss- dismiss is a super misleading word. Not informative about what that will actually do to the invite. I like that they can post pictures and message the class but the user interface on the parent side is ridiculous. My kids school uses it so I would really love an update.
Awesome idea, poor execution 3/5
If the app weren't so buggy, it would be a 5 star app, as the idea is fantastic. Please hire some QA testers to help turn this into the diamond that it currently isn't, but has no reason not to be!
Where are the Notifications?? 2/5
I like the app it makes it easy to message the teacher, but there isn't anyway to set up notifications. It asked me once when starting it but I haven't received any. When the teacher depends on this app to inform parent of updates, it would be nice to receive notifications of it. I think there should be a settings button to modify the type of notifications sent to us.
Don't pay for subscription! 1/5
I paid for subscription in order to download the pictures on my mobile. Even after subscription, I'm not able to download the pictures. I have sent email to their support team and it's been several weeks and have not heard from them.
Love it 5/5
By Worthless scam
So easy to use. Most convenient way to communicate with our child's teachers!
Terrible for parents 1/5
Read the reviews: all the five-stars are from teachers, not parents. There's a reason: The UI on the receiving end is horrible. Tries to be like Facebook with Likes and Comments but that form of communication doesn't make sense in this setting (I've been on Facebook since it was college-only so I know a thing or two about that). Impossible to figure out how to get rid of the notifications because it's unclear what the red number represents.
There's major potential in this app. There's just nothing to indicate that the developer has tested it with actual parents. Meanwhile we are stuck with it for the year or until they rebuild the UI to make receiving communication intuitive.
Happy to change my review ones it's significantly different, but for now it is a major pain. Please, teachers, consider the parents and just send emails rather than a half-baked app.
Not good 1/5
This new update won't even let me log in! It is frozen on the Bloomz opening page. I have information I need to share with parents and I can't. Even before the latest update it was acting crazy showing notifications that weren't there and such. About to switch to remind if they can't get it fixed. There have been so many bugs lately.
New version won't load 1/5
Worked perviously but won't load for some reason
Difficult sign up -- prefer other communication apps 1/5
Sign up is glitchy. I got signed up for my daughter's first class without issue, but when I tried to add a second class, the app kept freezing. Remind is a much better app from the parent side of things.
An ok app 4/5
By Bus Driving Mama
This app is nice. Would be better if it was more user friendly. I just installed the newest version and I can't get it to do anything. It won't even show any of my past activity or any of my account info or child's class.
App needs some work 3/5
By My Natural Reality
The app won't even open. Wouldn't open just before I updated nor after. What's up with that? The students of my parents and I have had problems uploading photos this school year as well. Also it doesn't always give me notifications. Only some of the time. I'm giving three stars for its potential but it's probably more of a two star app for now.
Latest update doesn't open 1/5
Was an ok app before the latest update. Now I can't even get into the app. It just spins on the loading page.
Won't log in 1/5
Won't get past the log in screen. Doesn't even work.
Love it 5/5
My son's kindergarten teacher used it last year and his first grade teacher is using it this year. I love the app, it helps us keep up-to-date with what's happening during the day. Allows the teacher to post photos through out the day as well as notes home
Potential is there but I can't even use it 1/5
I can't even log in anymore. It continues to say "new password" but does nothing changes and it stays there. The first couple days of use were great but after that, it's been a fail.
Doesn't work 1/5
Nothing about this app works or is even remotely intuitive. I was once logged in, but after upgrading, I can't see anything. It just spins. I wish the teacher was on class dojo this year!
By Cool game😜
Wish there was a zero star rating! I have repeatedly entered the invitation code for my child's school and have been repeatedly told to enter a valid code. A six digit alpha numeric code really isn't that tough to enter, I have verified with the school that this is the correct code, yet I am still asked to enter a valid code.
NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME GUYS!
It doesn't work 1/5
By S Nove
It keeps telling me that I don't have an access even though I used it two years ago when my daughter was in kinder. This time around for some reasons it keeps denying access to me.
Upgrade introduced new bugs 1/5
I got through the critical upgrade required on 9/7/17 by reinstalling and rebooting my phone. But now I have to reset my password and reinstall every time I want to open the app. I don't want to do this, but I do want to see the message and photos that my kids teacher posted.
What the hey?! 4/5
Update: After taking a suggestion from another parent (also using the app) to restart my phone, the app started working again. No more endless update requests.
Worked great the first day, now it's saying I need to upgrade my version, which I've done, but it's still asking me to upgrade. I've even deleted the app and reinstalled, still not working. Awful!! Fix this!
The big is fixed! 4/5
It's a decent app. Not super user friendly due to the layout. But overall ok.
Behavior page won't load 1/5
Behavior page won't load and the app keeps crashing.
I upgraded and no the only thing i c is the upgrade dialog 1/5
I upgraded and no the only thing i c is the upgrade dialog.
Also add a report a bug feature.
App stuck 2/5
When I open the app it directs me to upgrade to the latest version. I am already on the latest version.
Not as easy as it could be 3/5
The only reason I am using this app is because my child's school is requiring us to use it. I've had so many problems with it crashing or telling me that there's an upgrade and not letting me use the program until I get the upgrade. I've also had problems sending messages to my child's teacher with this app.
Deeply buggy 1/5
Mandatory upgrades get stuck in a "send you back to the appstore for the upgrade you just installed" loop, message delivery statuses incorrect even when it did work, etc.
Just was told to update to new version.....now stuck in continuous loop between update and google play store.. great app....not
Upgrade not working 1/5
Upgraded app as directed, and now still cannot get into the app! Even now that I upgraded, the alert to upgrade is still popping up, keeping me from seeing the teachers messages. Please fix!
I've already upgraded and uninstalled and reinstalled several times!! Why does this app keep saying "upgrade"?!! Such a colossal waste of my time. 😡
Update/upgrade is useless 1/5
I was prompted to update Bloomz ..then when I tried to open Bloomz, it goes to a page saying to upgrade.
The uninstall --reinstall did NOTHING, same message appears to upgrade; saying critical updates are needed.
Very frustrating when this is suppose to be an easy-efficient way to communicate w/ my child's teacher.😡
Update problem 1/5
I updated the app, but the update notification hasn't gone away, leaving me unable to use the app...please fix this!!
Update required 1/5
After about a week, when I open the app, it prompted me with a "update required" notice. After I completed the update, the "update required" notice is still present & won't allow me to view/access the app.
Keeps sending me inbox messages I can't read for a few hrs.
Won't function after upgrade 1/5
I upgraded the app and now when I go into the app a pop up appears telling me to upgrade. When I click the upgrade option it takes me to the App Store but the upgrade is already completed. Ive restarted my phone and nothing seems to be working. This app is now useless which is unfortunate as I was having a pretty important conversation with my child's teacher.
I'm forced to upgrade but there is no upgrade 1/5
After upgrading to this version I'm still getting the prompt forcing me to upgrade and not allowing me to use the application. The prompt sends me to the App Store where there is NO new version because I'm already using the latest one.
I love being able to instantly communicate with my child's teacher! They're able to update us on class events and needs and we can contact them with any problems we have. Also loved that last year my son's teacher would take pictures of various activities as the kids did them! It made me feel like I was part of the class and got to take part in their day 😍
Can't add new class 1/5
Can't add a new class in on the app. I have to actually go on to the site to to do so. It freezes after I put the invitation code in. Shows overlaying images and won't do anything else.
Ok so far 4/5
Update: emailed support about notifications and they said uninstall app and wait 24hrs. When reinstalled it should ask to allow notifications which it did for me. So far so good
Original: I used remind me app last year and worked great. This year the teacher wanted to try this app and so it's ok so far. One complaint is I never get a notification for announcements. Looked for a setting but can't find one in app or on phone settings