How Does the myON Mobile App Work?

The mobile app keeps track of reading - even while the student is offline. Students cannot read a book until they are logged in to a myON account. Even if they are offline, they will be prompted to log in. (This is how myON knows whose account to attribute the usage to.)

To start using the app, the student adds his or her account to the app on the device while the device is connected to the internet (or online) and logs in using either the password or PIN. After that, the student logs uses the user name for this account to log in every time the student uses the app, even if the device is offline. Once the mobile device has an internet connection and the app is opened, the student's offline usage will sync with the student's account in myON. The usage will be stored in the app indefinitely until the app syncs with the cloud when an internet connection is available. For more information, see How do I read books offline?

The key is that the mobile device must be connected to the internet in order for the usage to sync. So although students will never receive a quiz or benchmark test through the app, the usage itself does sync to the student’s account in myON.

Note: Once the app is connected to the internet, the data from the myON app is gated through a queuing system to integrate with a student's other reading data. The reading data does not sync in "real time"; this may take 24 hours, or sometimes longer. This is done so that the volume of offline reading data does not flood myON's systems, and myON can maintain the integrity of the data and the system as a whole.

For more information on how to get the myON app, see Mobile Devices and Apps, or click one of the links below.

Using the myON iPad App

Offline Reading with myON

myON App vs. myON on the web