Biometric and Smart card based attendance machines, are applicable only for School & College type of Institutions where the Student logs-in and Logs-out just once in a day. Also this mechanism is feasible only if the institute is willing to spend high cost. The data collected in the machines has to be imported time to time unless it is a very costly real-time machine.
While on the other hand, in college level of institution, where it is required to have period wise or class wise attendance, it is not possible for the whole class to go to the biometric machine and then get back before the beginning of every period. Data entry of such enormous attendance data for reporting is a mammoth task as well.
Thus even with Biometric and Smart card based attendance machines, the system of manual attendance register will prevail.
Eduapplet provides a hybrid solution which is as handy as the manual Attendance Register and as techie as the biometric machine. The teacher marks the Attendance on the android device, where he gets the list of students in his class and quickly put a tick on the present candidate. The data is automatically posted to the server for instant reports and sending message to absent candidates.