SIAB benefits from the inherent security built into Apps downloaded from Apple’s App Store which protects against Malware and Viruses that could disrupt or interfere with the system. The lack of IT infrastructure in rural schools in India and SSA demands a system with minimal or no requirement for back-up or help in an IT ‘trouble shooting’ context.
Apple’s freely available software development kit (SDK) ensures that any developer wishing to create an App for download from the store must apply for a ‘code-signing’ certificate from Apple. This certificate identifies and tracks the App which cannot be downloaded and executed until it is checked, cleared and sanctioned by Apple’s iOS system. These built-in security measures by Apple help minimize or eliminate ICT problems that are more commonly associated with Apps developed for Android