Missed Notifications 1/5
I love that I can use this with my student’s parents, but I don’t get notifications at times when they message me. Sometimes they message me important things about making changes to how their child will get home. There needs to be an update to fix the notifications or allow an option to get messages sent as text messages.
Has everything I want, but still glitchy 3/5
I’m impressed with the options in this app. I’ve been using Class Dojo for years, but I love the ability to schedule conferences and volunteers easily. I also LOVE the easy translation since my school has a very large ELL population. I’ve been testing Bloomz to see what I think for next year, but I’ve noticed a large amount of freezes. I know it’s a new app so I’m hoping they’ll clean it up by August.
This app actually hinders communication! 2/5
The above statement may sound perverse, but it actually puts up a barrier between direct communication between other parents. While I like being able to communicate with the teacher - who I generally wouldn't just text directly - there's no reason there has to be so many steps between you and another parent. Because of this app, parents don't get each other's information, and school directories are becoming obsolete. With the ability to email and text directly, there is no need for this app. If you want to create a real community in your school, you have to have some level of trust. This app works against that, and fosters disconnection and distrust. Plus, it's so clunky and unreliable! I frequently miss group messages, and so do other teachers. School leaders - don't believe the hype!! This app complicates communication, rather than facilitates it.
I’ve enjoyed this app 5/5
The app has been easy to use and I’ve appreciated the timely fashion in which I receive messages from my child’s teachers.
Group message. 2/5
Still can’t name group messages. Would make my life way easier if I could
Horrible features, or lack thereof 1/5
Won’t send any kind of notifications at all. Won’t even pop up with them. I have no idea if there are new posts, messages etc and I’m not going to just check it every day just to see if there’s something there. I already have enough apps I’m on, don’t need another one.
Not reliable! 1/5
Good app on the surface, but too many times where part of it - the part you need at that time - won’t work.
Keeps crashing 3/5
I have this app on my iPad and had it in my Samsung. I like how I can easily communicate with parents and share announcements and pictures.
I'm having issues with it on my iPhone though.. Every time I log in it crashes. I've never had this problem on my iPad or Samsung. Please fix!
Crashes before it opens 3/5
Not sure what is happening lately but every time o try to open the app to see messages from teachers or other parents it crashes and it won’t open. Was good but lately it’s frustrating as I need a quick and easy way to respond without going to the actual site. Please fix!!
Update no work 1/5
Sense last update not working was great before the newest update
The notifications don’t clear from the app icon so I can never tell whether there’s actually a new message or if it’s still just showing a notification from old messages I’ve already read.
Keeps us connected! 5/5
By The Calhoun 8
Great app, easy to use and allows the parents and school community to stay in touch... Great way to share events and experiences!
Good but not the best 3/5
I have 2 days trying to open my app and It won’t open, but most of the time it works great.
Making this app a requirement should be criminal 1/5
By Appy Go Lucky guy
And the UI designer should be fired.
Since the most recent updates were made my app no longer works correctly on any device. It begins to los and closes immensely.
Email is better. Constantly has red notifications on icon even when there is nothing new.
Very slow 1/5
By em prek
Since app update today. It’s been really slow loading. Feeling frustrated
It’s a great start, but APP is glitchy 3/5
I just started using Bloomz, in the middle of the school year. I increased parent connection to class announcements from 3 parents, on my old website, to 25 parents on Bloomz. I love how I can message parents in a less intimidating way, that is more like a text message than a formal email. I love that I can see who has viewed my updates, and parents can interact with it through comments and likes. I also love that families, who don’t speak or read English, can have my updates auto-translated into any language. Then, parents can write to me in the language that they are comfortable with, and I can read it in English. The down side is when I use the app, verses the online platform, I find there is a lag in posting, and items take very long to load. This is especially frustrating when I am accepting and welcoming parents. After I accept a parent on the app, it doesn’t update and shows I still need to approve. It makes it unclear to me if a parent is welcomed, and causes me to worry that it looks as though I am ignoring some parents.
Slow and not always accurate. 3/5
I switched from Remind to Bloomz this year hoping that I could be more efficient in communicating with parents. I love all the functions the app provides, however; the app has downfalls.
When I have created sign ups and then went back to change the details...I found out it never saved the changes. I’ve all tried to change/update a document that I have uploaded to find that that never changed. I’m also finding, as well as some of my parents, that the app is slow to relay messages and you don’t always get them right away. Please fix these problems.
Recent updates 4/5
I love the recent update! It has made accessing the app on my mobile device much easier.
So much better than paper handouts. You can respond instantly, to teacher questions. I especially love the requests function; that allows you to know how many chaperones, snacks, or supplies are still needed. The direct messaging to the teacher is very convenient.
What’s the use of the recent update? 1/5
App was great until the update 2 days ago. For some reason It signed me out. I’ve been trying to log in and every time I try to sign in the app keeps on crashing! There’s also a new post from my kid’s teacher from Friday’s and I can’t even open this thing 👎🏼
Great idea but glitchy 3/5
I love the concept of Bloomz. It’s great to share the calendars, photos, events, and general posts. But the number of glitches is often and therefore rather annoying.
Garbage app 1/5
This app could be good in theory but is just garbage in terms of performance. I constantly see loading spinners, I wonder if the developers know how to use basic caching and prefectch for images. It’s hit or miss if I am to get notifications on this thing, half the time they don’t show up.
The fact that this app has 5 star reviews makes me realize that this market is either insanely easy to satiate, and any random developer can vastly improve on this app and drink Bloomz’ milkshake, or bloomz will get its act together. Hoping for the later but have very low expectations.
I Love It But It Doesn’t Always Work 2/5
Today I need to post a reminder about testing. The app will not allow me to post when I click the plus sign to add a post. It just shows the same screen but it is lighter in color. Please help!
Fast and awesome way to interact with teachers and parents 5/5
This app made it simple and straightforward to interact with parents and teachers for my daughter. Better than phone calls and emails. Highly recommended.
Great App 5/5
By C lower
This app is great it keeps me in touch with his teacher constantly.
Solid app with TONS of potential! 4/5
While I absolutely love the premise of this app and what it is able to accomplish thus far, I still can’t help but feel that there is much that can be done to the app that would make it even more amazing and special. Lots of potential that I hope is tapped into!
Great communication ap 4/5
Love the ap. Gives me the ability to reach out to my students parents quickly. However, sometimes I do not revive my notifications immediately or at all for messaging part of ap.
This could be a good app...with some work 2/5
Lots of bugs. App is not very responsive. It could be a good app with some work.
The camera is terrible, you must have a picture already available in the photo library in order to upload to Bloom messaging.
Can’t see posts 1/5
I receive notifications on my phone and via email when the teacher posts but when i open the app, I cannot see what she has posted. When I open the emails, it directs me to the blooms app and I still cannot see the new posts. I enjoyed this app early on but i have had nothing but issues the past few months.
Proud Mommy 5/5
I use this to keep track of what my son is doing in school. It is really nice to have.
I love how I can talk to
Other parents in my child’s class without searching for numbers. Other apps that our teachers have used didn’t allow for that. Everything about this app is awesome.
Love it! 5/5
It’s such a great way to communicate with teachers and parents! My sons teacher writes a summary everyday of what went on in school.
Great way to connect! 4/5
Really enjoy the communication with teachers and parents! Participants on the class board are approved by the teacher, so access to pics and info is secure.
Best application for teachers and parents!! 5/5
I absolutely love this app and how easy it is to use to communicate with the teacher and class!!
Tremendous tool for parents 4/5
What a fantastic alternate to pinning notes to a kid’s jacket! This gives a reliable single point of contact for my child’s K teacher, as well as a way for that teacher to broadcast information or photos to all the parents for the class.
I love that this is not Facebook and none of the other social media does not creep into these focused interactions.
On the downside, the app is slow to view and I do miss a few FB-ish features around viewing media. Also, getting notifications about postings seems haphazard so I recommend opening it at least once a day to not miss any important information.
But, overall, a great tool for parents.
By Eskrima De Campo JDC-IO
Simple app to stay in touch with teachers and fellow parents.
Love this App! 5/5
Really love how this App keeps the line of parent-teacher communication open and available at all times! I can write my sons teacher a message and she can reply to me directly, or make a whole post for all parents to see. 10/10 would use again.
Awesome app! 5/5
I love this app! My daughters teacher uses it to keeps us parents informed and to send reminders. I would rightly recommend it.
Best app 5/5
I love this app, thank you
Good but needs work 3/5
This app is good because I can communicate with teachers and other parents without having to their personal info or give out mine. I get the whole year schedule of testing and field trips and events. And I can upload pics of those events.
What could use work is the notifications and calendar. I have missed entire conversations I should have been a part of because the notification didn’t come in or I couldn’t find what the notification was for.
In the calendar, it’s great to know what’s coming, but being able to click on the event and add it to my own device calendar would make it better. Or to be ale to set a reminder for the event from Bloomz. Then I wouldn’t miss special clothing days, dressing appropriately for field trips, etc.
Can't create a school group type 1/5
By Cmndo brndo
The app crashes every time I try to create a group type for my school. Worthless.
The app is very easy to use as an administrator. I will say that it slightly confusing if you are not an avid smart phone user. A few of my parents had difficulty with figuring out how to Adjust notifications. Other than that, it has been a wonderful app. I'm definitely planning on using it next school year!
By Okalie dokalie
My sons kindergarten teacher is always keeping all of the students families up to date with any news. It’s awesome! I love it!
I love that I can see daily (our teacher is super about posting) what our son is doing in class. Great way to ask him questions and jog his memory about his day when he says he can't remember what they did :) . And I love how easy it is to communicate with the teacher and other parents. It's all right at your finger tips!
Love it 5/5
I think all teachers should use this app
Great form of communication 5/5
Great form of communication between Teacher and Parent
Great communication app! 5/5
My daughter’s teacher uses this to let all of us parents know what’s going on in class, and if they are having a party so we can sign up to bring things. I love this app! We (the parents) can also talk to each other about birthday parties, activities between our kids, etc. It’s wonderful.
Great App 4/5
This app has been great for communication with my students’ parents. Easy to use!