Pune, India (PRWEB) October 27, 2013
GameDesk, a US-based non-profit organization with a mission to develop the next generation model of education, collaborated with Josh Software, a leading India-based company focused on building innovative online solutions working exclusively in Ruby On Rails, to build a revolutionary online portal that answers the needs teachers have today and prepares students for success by providing free, ready to use lesson plans paired with engaging learning technologies, Educade.org. Josh Software supported Educade.org to build a dynamic framework to enable organization and classification of content for the best end user experience. Being a collaborative platform between students, teachers, and content creators, there was a fundamental need for a high performing and convenient online solution for content creation as well as consumption.
Being experts in building innovative web solutions, the Josh Software team was given complete independence on the technology and architecture of the platform and provided the entire technical strength to the GameDesk team. Efficient content management was integral to the success of Educade.org, and Josh Software worked closely with the GameDesk team to deliver a great content filtering and classification solution. The Josh Software team recommended sending all the content and data to the browser to enable fast data loading and search. They built a client side filter for the end user to filter in a real time to browse and select the content of their requirement rather than pagination which will hinder an efficient content filtering process. A major challenge was to have all the content present on the home page for filtering data and also ensure that the webpage loads instantaneously to ensure excellent user experience. To enable this, Josh Software built a content streaming and search-filtering tool that enabled the web page to load the initial few widgets and then at intervals silently stream all the remaining widgets on the page. This solution allowed for an enhanced user experience. This tool enabled the data to be hosted on the browser, where the client-side filter could be possible even when the user was off-line.
Speaking on the partnering with Josh Software, Lucien Vattel, founder, CEO and executive director of GameDesk, said, “We were able to find a great match with India-based Josh Software. They were able to go beyond the brief and understand what we were trying to achieve with Educade.org. This understanding helped us to develop a great platform together; this was validated by the overwhelming response we received post the launch. We look forward to continue to work with them in our mission to continuously improve and evolve Educade.org to revolutionize the current model of education.”
Adding on, Gautam Rege, Director, Josh Software, said, “ It was a exciting experience building the solution for Educade.org. Working with the great design geniuses at GameDesk was an added bonus and enabled us to build a great web application for Educade.org. We were able to build a new content streaming and search-filtering tool in developing this solution that we contributed back to the open source network. Most of all for our team, the positive feedback from students, teachers, and content creators using the platform was simply awesome!”
In a short time after its launch, the portal boasts of more than 4,000 registered users. Feedback for the revolutionary education platform from educators, content providers, and students has been highly positive, as they are both impressed and inspired by this unique solution to making serious learning fun.