SchoolMessenger Takes Top EdTech Digest Prize

SchoolMessenger’s Custom Mobile App Solution Wins Top Prize in 2015 EdTech Digest Awards Program

Nation’s leading school mobile solution recognized among “the best and brightest tools, leaders, and trendsetters” in the education market

LOS GATOS, CA - March 20, 2015 - SchoolMessenger, the leading provider of communication solutions for the education market and a subsidiary of West Corporation, today announced that its Custom Mobile App solution has been named best Communication Solution in the 2015 EdTech Digest Awards. The Custom Mobile App solution was further recognized as a finalist in the Emerging Technology Solution and Mobile Device Solution categories in the program.

Each year, the EdTech Digest Awards honor tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. The program has previously recognized SchoolMessenger, honoring the company with a Cool Tool Award and several finalist designations in 2013 and 2014.

"Being recognized by this distinguished panel of educators and industry innovators is a great honor, and a testament to the success we are having with our Custom Mobile Apps solution in districts throughout the country," said Robert Iskander, general manager at SchoolMessenger. "We are thrilled that EdTech Digest has again chosen to recognize us for our technology leadership.”

Originally launched in 2012, and currently in use by more than 300 districts nationwide, SchoolMessenger’s Custom Mobile App solution allows districts and schools to claim their place in the app stores and deliver news, events, grades, emergency alerts and more to parents and community members on the go.

Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as Editor in Chief of EdTech Digest, noted that the awards program was designed to encourage innovation in the field of education technology. “Shining a spotlight on the best and brightest, we intend to generate even more activity in this sector for the benefit of future generations," Mr. Rivero said.

For more information about SchoolMessenger's Custom Mobile App solution, visit: A video and free white paper (“Best Practices for Developing and Launching a District Mobile App”) are also available.

About the EdTech Digest Awards Program
Recognizing cool tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector, the mission of the annual awards program is to get workable technology solutions for education widely known about and well thought of with the purpose of reshaping the education culture and creating a new and better future for students. Over the years, the best products and brightest minds have been featured helping millions of students, teachers, parents, administrators and others in and around education. The EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program is a division of EdTech Digest, LLC.

About EdTech Digest, LLC
EdTech Digest is a leading source of cool tools, in-depth interviews and notable trends in the education and technology space. Celebrating all the latest gadgets, gizmos and new technologies moving education forward, the online magazine delves deeper into the stories of the people behind the technology to discover what drives them to conceptualize, create, develop and deploy their products and services to the masses. Featuring movers and shakers in and around education dedicated to making a difference for our future generations, read it online at

About SchoolMessenger
SchoolMessenger, a subsidiary of West Corporation, is the leading provider of communication solutions for education. Thousands of school districts, public schools, colleges, universities, private schools and other educational facilities in all 50 states depend on the company's innovative solutions, including the SchoolMessenger notification service and custom mobile apps product line. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. For information, visit or call 888.527.5225.