Education Apps Review (IEAR.org) recently posted a review about Mobicip, their review is below and can be found on the IEAR blog. In their review, IEAR shares the overall educational value of Mobicip: "This app is very important for education because it allows schools to send the devices home without having to worry about what the student may access." Thank you IEAR.org!
"Purpose: This app is essential for schools that send the iPod touch home with students. Mobicip is a safe Internet browser that replaces Safari on the iPods interface. Instead of Safari, students click on the Mobicip icon to access the Internet. The functionality is the same as Safari but students now only have access to safe sites. Teachers and administrators can set the filtering level based upon the age of the student.
In addition to the basic app, teachers also have the ability to subscribe to the premium service ($9.99. annually), which allows for more customization. Teachers can block or allow websites and categories on the device in order to have more control over what the student sees. Teachers are also able to login to the Internet and view each device and monitor what sites the students have accessed. There are also a number of reports that teachers can run that shows what types of sites are blocked and how often they were accessed.
Program Functionality: The navigation of Mobicip is essentially the same as Safari. It is very easy to use. Initially the teacher will need to set it up on the iPod so they can enter the login credentials. This is done only once. After this, the student can open the Mobicip icon and it will go straight to the Internet.
I especially like the bookmarks that come with Mobicip. These are all safe and useful websites for the kids to access.
Overall Educational Value: This app is very important for education because it allows schools to send the devices home without having to worry about what the student may access."