Guidebook Dominates as Mobile App Platform of Choice in Higher Education with More Than 1,000 Customers

Share Article

Most prestigious, top-ranked universities select guidebook to advance campus-wide digital strategies to improve student reach, engagement and discovery.

“Guidebook enables colleges and universities to connect with their students where they are -- on their mobile phones -- throughout the full student lifecycle,” said Jeff Lewis, founder and CEO of Guidebook.

Guidebook, the leading platform for building mobile applications, is proud to announce a significant milestone serving the higher education sector: the company has signed 1,000 prestigious public and private institutions, including Stanford, MIT, Columbia, NYU, Yale, Oxford, University of Cambridge, and more. Notably, Guidebook is the preferred provider used by 80% of the top 50 U.S. colleges (as ranked by U.S. News and World Report) for building custom campus apps that make it easier to reach, engage, and share information with students, families, faculty, and alumni.

“Guidebook enables colleges and universities to connect with their students where they are -- on their mobile phones -- throughout the full student lifecycle,” said Jeff Lewis, founder and CEO of Guidebook. “The fact that IT departments can achieve this while sidestepping the costly and time-consuming process of custom development is clearly resonating with customers. More and more institutions are tying other systems into their apps to successfully execute on large scale digital initiatives, and it’s been great to see the positive response from both students and staff members.”

With Guidebook’s platform, any education professional can build and deploy mobile apps for any number of campus initiatives, such as new student and Welcome Week events, admissions and orientation, housing activities, student and Greek life, and campus tours. Guidebook apps have robust engagement features such as push notifications, surveys, live polls, discussion feeds, and more.

Institutions are leveraging Guidebook to enhance communication and engagement on campus, as well as to assess the success of events and ongoing initiatives by tracking a range of metrics. Here are some examples of the significant milestones Guidebook customers are achieving:

-The National University of Singapore saw an increase in the number of downloads of course materials, between 75 and 100%
-Korea University College of Medicine decreased printing costs by $45,000 annually
-King’s College of London built and launched their native iOS and Android apps in 30 days, from start to finish
Strong Foothold Across the Higher Education Market
The company has achieved significant growth amongst higher education institutions, and as of Q2 2019, holds significant market share across U.S. Carnegie Classification® categories:

-60% of large, four-year (L4) institutions with more than 10,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment, including Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Auburn University.
-25% of medium, four-year (M4) institutions with at least 3,000 but fewer than 10,000 FTE enrollment, including Princeton University, Brown University and Santa Clara University.
-11% of small, four-year (S4) institutions with at least 1,000 but fewer than 3,000 FTE enrollment, including Julliard, Depauw University and Reed College.
The company’s focus in Higher Ed has enabled it to continuously enhance its offering and tailor features to better support institutions. Guidebook was selected as the “Top Winner” by higher education institutes in Campus Technology’s annual award for “Most Valuable On-Campus Technology” -- three years in a row. Powerful functionality contributes to Guidebook’s success in higher education, including:

-Intuitive Features: anybody can quickly build, deploy, and update native apps with Guidebook's user-friendly drag and drop platform.
-Scalability: IT departments leverage the scalability of the Guidebook platform to easily align multiple mobile initiatives with larger institution-wide digital strategies.
-Award-winning Customer Service: dedicated Account Managers and SMEs, often whom have backgrounds and expertise in higher education, work 1:1 with education professionals to customize offerings and troubleshoot questions within minutes and hours.
-Comprehensive Branding: a full range of branding and customization options allow higher education institutes to put their brands forward and tell the story of their campus to many audiences, making a Guidebook-powered app a seamless, integrated part of any larger digital campus experience.
For more information about Guidebook’s higher education solutions and for access to free, ready-to-use templates and use cases, please visit: https://guidebook.com/schools/.

About Guidebook
Guidebook empowers individuals and businesses to create beautiful, feature-rich, custom mobile applications – without any coding. More than 100,000 organizations, including industry-leading brands such as Coca Cola, Amazon, YouTube, Google, and Samsung, and the world’s top universities have selected Guidebook as their mobile application platform of choice. Guidebook helps companies and organizations of any size extend their brand, connect with employees, engage with audiences in real-time, and delight users as they discover a trove of valuable information. Guidebook-powered apps have been downloaded more than 14 million times in over 75 countries. Based in San Francisco, Guidebook is a private, venture-backed, award-winning company with offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Carmen Hughes
Ignite X
+1 (650) 576-6444
Email >
Visit website