author Marlee Hirson, Wednesday November 4, 2015


The article, “6 Ways a Prototype Can Prevent a Mobile UI Disaster”, by Proto.io highlights an aspect of AppArmor’s design process, which is the importance of digital prototypes. Digital prototypes are not only important for the design process of our apps, but for the safety aspect as well. [Read More]

author Marlee Hirson, Wednesday October 14, 2015


In the spirit of Thanksgiving and appreciation for leftover turkey, the AppArmor team has reflected on the past year and for what we are thankful. AppArmor has grown tremendously this past year, as we’ve had a number of new schools sign on with us. We are incredibly thankful for our awesome relationships with new and existing schools! [Read More]

author Marlee Hirson, Friday August 28, 2015


You have likely heard the saying 'timing is everything' before. When it comes to marketing your school's safety app and driving student downloads, this is certainly. Different events and holidays during the semester present valuable opportunities to reach students and increase app downloads. [Read More]

author Marlee Hirson, Friday August 28, 2015


Safety plans are purposefully very detailed, which is helpful in the sense that they cover all aspects of a situation. However, when it comes to application, they aren’t the best. In most cases, there is simply too much information for a staff member or university student to remember in the event of a high-stress crisis. The irony is that the more comprehensive the plan, the harder it can be for someone to process and action. [Read More]

author Marlee Hirson, Friday August 21, 2015


A common inquiry we have at AppArmor is why we use a suite of apps, as opposed to a single safety app. The initial question customers have is how are they going to get students to download more than one mobile app. We prepare the suite of apps in an App Bundle, which is featured on the App Store. App bundles allow you to communicate with other apps, directing user communication through your school's mobile safety app. [Read More]