When in February we published the first article about Brainstorm, a startup that brings exam revision material to students via a mobile web service, the founder of the service told us that though they were charging (a cent a question) for the service; they were looking into ways to make it free for any student to access. That time has come. The startup announced via their Facebook page yesterday evening that they have gone free.
The free for all access comes along with the launch of a revamped mobile new version of the mobile website. The new features include a chat room for students designed to let students create revision groups as well as post questions to be answered by their peers.
As for why they have gone free, the announcement says they “believe education should be free and affordable to every child and student.” We spoke to them this morning and they indicated that they have found new ways to make the business viable without charging the students for the content. Another announcement on their model will be coming up in the next few days they told us.