As Google’s first product manager hired from outside of the United States, one of Charles Wiles most significant undertakings was helping to design the first version of the Android operating system. He has since moved to the EdTech world as the co-founder and CEO of Zzish, a data-driven platform that provides opportunities for teachers and developers.
“Zzish is an infrastructure and toolset for developers to build state-of-the-art mobile learning apps,” he explained in an interview with Table Crowd. “Many people would love to create educational learning apps, but building a fully featured app with personalized learning that’s ready for use in the classroom takes a lot of work. Zzish lets people build high quality learning apps for a fraction of the time and cost it would take otherwise.”
According to him, there are over 200,000 educational apps already in existence, with very few having the effect the developers desired. Zzish solves the issue by providing developers with advanced technology and a global distribution when they plug into the platform’s API and teachers with the resources they need for their students. The software has a huge global market, and ministries of education from various countries have reviewed the product.
He has a master’s in engineering and computer science from the University of Cambridge, a PhD in computer science and robotics from Oxford University as well as an MBA from London Business School. Before founding Zzish, he was the managing director at VisualDNA and propelled the company’s revenue from zero to $3 million in just two years.