RM Unify schools should now use the browser based version of Blippit instead of the CC4 download This is the easiest way to sign in with RM Unify.
Schools using the original Blippit App Maker will still be able to access this through RM Unify until renewal time when special upgrade rates will be applied to everyone migrating over to Blippit IO.
We love the fact that RM Unify’s approach gives their schools the single sign-on experience. The way that we have modified Blippit IO for schools using RM Unify means that there’s no distractions or worries about usernames and passwords either – which has to be a good thing! If you’ve never tried single sign-on services you may want to find out more.
Upgrading software can be simple sometimes and trickier others. Thankfully because Blippit IO is largely a Cloud based service you don’t have to worry about how to upgrade it ‘just happens’.
The only extra things we recommend you doing when we roll out the latest upgrades are as follows and they vary because of the different platforms that we’ve written Blippit IO to run on.
Chrome App Users
- Chrome is a fantastic browser as Chromebooks are fantastic bits of hardware. We recommend the Chrome Web App version of Blippit IO as the easiest and fastest version to use. When an upgrade has been made that you log out of your Google Account and then back in again to make sure Chrome goes and gets the update for you.
Mac OSX Desktop App
- If you’re a Mac user of the Blippit IO desktop application then we’ve made a little utility for you to keep on your device that clears out previous files that your Mac will be hanging on to from the older Blippit IO. Just download and install Clear Blippit then run it and you’re ready to go again.
Windows Desktop App
- If you’re a Windows user of the Blippit IO desktop application then we’ve made a little utility for you to keep on your device that clears out previous files that your PC will be hanging on to from the older Blippit IO. Just download and install Clear Blippit then run it and you’re ready to go again. If you’re an RM Unify school using a CC4 network your Network Administrator will download and install this for you via the RM Support Portal.
- You don’t have to do anything extra. All changes are instant in Safari when you’re in either the App Maker , Blippit Blocks or you’re bravely coding using Blippit IO Purecode Python (not really ideal on a laptop with all those characters!!). The most you should ever have to do is reload the page if after an upgrade there seems to be something not quite in the right place