Youhere.org: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Youhere.org is attendance supercharged using mobile-phones.
  • Each student uses their own mobile phone to self "check-in" to class.
  • Youhere fully automates attendance, and eliminates "roll calling" entirely.
  • Yes! Location abilities (GPS, etc.) on a student's phone are used to verify their presence in your classroom.
Yes. Think of the last time you used Google or Apple maps on your phone.
  • Were you impressed with how it always seemed to know your location?
  • Youhere uses the same location capabilities as these mapping apps.
  • If in doubt, try it for yourself. Tell this map where you are, then "check in" using the app as you move around. You'll see.
This is unusual, but some may forget theirs, or show up with dead batteries. We have two ways of handling this.
  • A teacher can manually check-in a student using their online roster.
  • A (printable) QR-coded roster can be created. With this, a teacher can use their own phone to check in a student.
Yes and no.
  • Teachers (free): 100 inital student check-ins. (This should be plenty to try out the system with your students.)
  • Students (free): Our app for checking-in (Apple App Store or Google Play) . Students do not pay to use Youhere.
  • Teachers ($29.99): Unlimited attendance for 12 months, after the 100 free check-ins have been used.
  • Discount? Contact us at fopcontact@gmail.com for a discount on school-wide plans.
  • The website is for teachers (or group leaders), to set the geolocation and time(s) of their attendance needs. Attendance records are also compiled and available there.
  • The app is what each student (or group participant) uses to check-in with their phone.
  • In order to compile a report for you, we only log when a student successfully checks into your class.
  • We do not log where a student is if their check-in is not successful.
  • We don't ask for any contact information on your students.
  • Want fully anonyminity? Have your students use pseudonyms, when they enroll in your class using the app.
  • Student privacy is built into the architecture of Youhere. Read our privacy policy.
Mostly teachers, in their classrooms, but also...
  • Music teachers, to be sure students are going to practice rooms.
  • Coaches, to be sure athletes are going to the track/field.
  • Fraternities and sororities, to be sure pledges make it to study time in the library.
  • Leaders of after-school programs.
  • Outdoor docents, rangers, and trail guides.
  • Union activists at rallies and meetings.
About 15,000 people per month check in using Youhere, from all over the world. Here is a check-in snapshot from a recent Tuesday.