The Soomo Reader
The Soomo Reader app lets you access your webtext on an iOS or Android device. In order to use the Soomo Reader app, you must already have a Soomo account and access to one or more of our webtexts.
1. What’s a webtext?
Soomo webtexts are online interactive learning resources that include multimedia content as well as questions that guide you through the concepts presented. Once you’ve accessed your webtext online, you can download the Soomo Reader app and sign in with your Soomo account. The app lets you read your webtext and complete assigned questions—even while you’re offline.
2. Getting the app
The Soomo Reader app is available for any users with a Soomo account and access to one of our webtexts. (It’s not available for trial users, though.)
The app is compatible with iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) running iOS 14 or above. Get the iOS version of the app from the iTunes Store.
The app works on Android devices running 9.0 (Pie) or above. You can find the app at the Google Play Store.
3. Signing in to your account
First, you’ll need to have access to your webtext on the web. Go to your webtext’s Tools Menu, select Get the App, and follow the instructions from there.
4. Using the app
Using the app is a lot like using your webtext on the web. Check out our Welcome to the Soomo App video to learn how to navigate, answer questions,
and submit your work.
5. Frequently Asked Questions
How does synchronization work?
When you answer questions in the app while connected to the internet, your work will be delivered to our webtext platform for your instructor to see. If you’re offline, your work will be stored on your device. You’ll see a list of pages with unsynced questions inside the Settings screen. The next time your device connects to the internet, all your work will be sent and the list in the Settings screen will become empty.
What if I’m using more than one Soomo webtext?
When you launch the app, you’ll see a list of all the Soomo webtexts you’re enrolled in, and you can select which one to open. Use the “bookshelf” menu item at the bottom of the screen to return to this list of courses at any time.
Can I change the size of the text?
Yes! First open the settings menu using the gear icon at the bottom of the screen. Then select “Text size” and choose your favorite size. Your webtext will never be the same again. (Unless you change the text size back.)
Is there any work I can’t complete from the app?
There are a few interactive features, like writing templates, that can’t be used from the app yet. When you come across these features, you’ll be prompted to open your webtext in a mobile browser.
Can I connect more than one device?
You sure can! Just click Get the App in your webtext’s Tools Menu and follow the instructions to log in on your new device.
What if I delete the app by accident?
You’ll lose any unsynchronized work, but work that was already synchronized to the webtext platform will be safe. You can re-install and re-pair your app by following the same steps you did the first time.
OMG, it would be amazing if the app would...
If you have any suggestions, we’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if my work isn’t syncing, or something else doesn’t seem quite right?
Oh no! If your work isn’t syncing as you’d expect it to, please reach out to our support team. You can contact us by email, by phone, from Soomo Messenger in the bottom right-hand corner of your webtext, or even from inside the app (by selecting Contact Support from the settings screen).