EdTech Software Development

What is EdTech (Education Technology)?

EdTech is the next new thing in the education industry. It is a combination of software and hardware that help students to learn at their own pace. Some examples are online courses, interactive whiteboards, tablets for teachers, math games.

Some examples of EdTech are LMS or Learning Management System which is a software system that helps educators manage the process of teaching from course design to the management of classroom activities and student data; Classroom Response Systems (CRS) which monitors students’ responses on interactive whiteboard or tablet; Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) also known as smartboard which provides an interactive screen on the classroom wall

Education technology can be defined as any software or hardware that helps learning in schools or colleges. For instance it could be an interactive whiteboard that allows students to use tools like drawing pictures or keyboard-to-text conversion to make learning more interactive and fun

Why you should build a EdTech product

The global education technology market size was valued at USD 89.49 billion in 2020 and is expected to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.9% from 2021 to 2028.

Educational online resources are becoming a better way for people to learn through digital equipment. They allow learners to access materials from anywhere in the world without the need for physical books or internet connection.

Education technology solutions will continue to evolve and take advantage of advancements in the latest technologies such as IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. This will help students learn in innovative ways using new technologies.

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How to Start a EdTech Company

Startups are one of the most attractive fields to enter today. If you have the right idea that can disrupt the market, there is endless potential. EdTech startups are on a similar path where they offer an education solution that is tailored to the demands of students and educators for learning in a digital era.

It’s important, however, to understand what it takes to start a successful edtech company before you jump into it. From funding to marketing, understanding what you need before embarking on this journey will ensure that your startup will not only have a higher chance of success but also have better chances at getting noticed by investors and customers alike.

A startup in an EdTech company can be of different types. A startup’s goal can be to create new software for learning, education, or training. A startup can also focus on new products for self-education, or creating ways to improve current education systems in some way.

EdTech Software Development Steps


  • Defining and understanding the participants and roles in the product being created – in the development process and in the target solution
  • Defining and understanding the end user

Problem definition

  • Defining the problem that exists in the market for a given user profile
  • Frame your problem statement according to specific users


  • User story mapping. Defining the Product Backlog (scope of work) with the help of User Stories describing the processes
  • Sketches (low fidelity) presenting the user flow in the application
  • Definition of processes interacting with other modules

Building prototypes

  • High fidelity wireframes visualizing the graphical interface
  • Extending mockups with a clickable prototype
  • Database structure. Database model describing table and field structure

UI/UX Product Design

The key is to select the most important problems whose solution will significantly change the life of the target user. Thanks to such an approach, already at the stage of Discovery and Design, it will be possible to build a successful product on the market much faster. It is always worth asking yourself the question “what value does the feature give to our user? Is it worth the investment?”

Software building – Development stage

Currently, most solutions are designed in the mobile-first model, while assuming that the main device through which users will use the application will be a phone. Technologies available on the market nowadays enable very fast creation of cross-platform solutions, thanks to that while creating a mobile application we can prepare it to work on Android and iOS devices. If our MedTech solution will be used also on a computer, in a browser, it is worth considering creating a Progressive Web App (PWA).
Whether we build a mobile app or a web app, in order to use the server connection, we need to build a server app that is responsible for processing data and communicating with the other services.
Frontend application is simply what we see on our computer or phone screens - graphical interface. One of the parts of building software is to create front-end layer, which in communication with server application (backend) will display data to user and will allow to interact with whole system.

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Interactive Education Platforms

Students are becoming more and more reliant on interactive education platforms. It is an interactive way of teaching to help them learn the material required, understand the topics better, and also be able to interact with their teachers or peers.

The idea of interactive education platforms came from a personal need to improve my business skills. I eventually found a way to use technology to learn anything I wanted, for free! The self-education industry is worth more than $482 billion.

It’s no surprise that people are turning to interactive education platforms as an alternative or supplement to traditional classrooms.

Internet of Things in EdTech

The IoT will play a pivotal role in the future of education. It will not only provide educational institutions with the ability to adopt AI and data-driven methods for personalizing and improving learning, but also empower learners with personalized and flexible learning options.

The Internet of Things is already a significant contributor to the EdTech industry. It helps create more personalized and interactive learning experiences. IoT-enabled EdTech tools can connect to various data sources and provide students with a more immersive learning experience.

Blockchain Solutions

Learning and education has been one of the most important industries in the country. With technology advancements, we can see a lot of changes to the industry.

Blockchain has emerged as a solution for many problems in this industry such as its opaque nature and centralization of data. Implementing blockchain technology will improve the quality and efficiency of learning platforms such as Academic Software and Self-Education software.

It will also help solve other problems like IoT (Internet of Things) security risks, lack of trust, lack of transparency, costly transactions, cryptocurrency fees etc. Blockchain solutions can be used to address these issues which are seen in this industry today.

Third-party Integrations

The integration between different software is happening more and more. Third-party integrations are a great way to make things more efficient for software producers as it allows them to customize their product with features from other providers.

A third-party integration is a way to connect your software with other software. A common use for this is to allow the user of the first software to access data from the second software. This can be done by connecting their databases or applications.

They recommend us

Coders Lab – EdTech Startup

With the greatest pleasure and full responsibility, we recommend GMI as a professional contractor for web applications and CMS systems. We chose GMI primarily because they approached our inquiry very professionally. Very fluent contact at an early stage of talks announced that the implementation would be equally efficient and it actually was.

If there is an opportunity in the future to jointly implement another project, we will definitely use the services of GMI again.

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Multikurs – language education platform

We highly recommend using the programming services and long-term cooperation with the GMI Group, which provides the company Języki Online with comprehensive support for the multikurs.pl e-learning platform along with a dedicated CMS system, including development work as well as optimization of existing functions.

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Q2 Smart Lockers

I have worked with the GMI Group on many projects over the last 4 years. I have always been satisfied with the quality of the commissioned works, which were made by Mikołaj Lehman and his entire programming team.

GMI has unique skills to translate ideas into reality. They are very efficient, discreet and, above all, trustworthy.

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