iAdvocate is an app that was developed by Spiders in spring 2014. This project demanded the best of what Spiders has to offer. The Syracuse University School of Education came up with an idea for an app that allows school districts to work actively with parents of disabled children. Spiders made this idea a reality. The iAdvocate website describes the app as managing the following tasks:
“iAdvocate provides parents with both information and most importantly, strategies in regards to their educational rights and getting their child’s needs met. The goal of iAdvocate is to share and develop specific strategies with parents for working collaboratively with a school team to improve their children’s education and to provide the most inclusive and meaningful educational environment for students with disabilities.”
Spiders Archit Joshi ’14 and Nicky Zamoida ’14 were responsible for this project. Joshi, who handled most of iAdvocate’s development, polished the existing iOS application and later built the Android version. Zamoida wrote the text for the content-heavy app. iAdvocate is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for free download. Thus far, the app has received nothing but positive reviews.