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Grovo

Internet Elearning Video Repository


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Published 05/16/2011 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Grovo is a website dedicated entirely to learning. Users can discover online courses and other educational tools. The courses cover many internet and tech-related subjects, such as Google apps, Craig’s List, Quora, Open Table, Facebook, Skype, WordPress and Zillow. Users can access quizzes, a glossary, widgets and request training. A business training area is also provided so companies can find a better way to education employees. Grovo’s business related tutorials cover many important subjects, such as productivity tools like BaseCamp, Google Calendars, Google Docs and Gmail, online marketing with GoDaddy, Facebook ads, ReTargeter, Google Places and Google Analytics, and social media tools like Twitter, Yelp, Yammer and LinkedIn. Grovo allows users to access these tools, track progress through activity feeds and utilize new weekly lessons.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Grovo was founded in July of 2010 by Jeff Fernandez, Nick Narodny and Surag Mungekar. The application was intended to provide users with an online training and education resource that covered a lot of ground. The current Grovo team is based in New York City and includes CEO Fernandez, Chief Content Officer Narodny, CTO Mungekar, Investor and Advisor Ajay Rajani and Ajay Vashee.

What are the differences to other apps?

Grovo gives users a huge selection of training and educational resources that cover some of the most popular applications used today. Companies can provide effective training for their employees while individuals can improve their skills. Grovo covers Facebook, Google, Yelp and many other widely popular tools.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Grovo website welcomes users with a white background and blue color scheme. Hints of green are found throughout while stylized cartoon images of professionals help highlight the purpose of the site. Six blue links at the top of the page allow the user to navigate while a search tool bar enable users to search for specific items. Courses are listed into categories so the user can explore possible options. The Grovo website also breaks down available courses by subject to include social media, productivity, online marketing, web essentials, shopping and entertainment.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create a Grovo account by clicking the green “Join Now” button located in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The registration form asks the user for a first and last name, email address, password and optional promo code. A blue button is also available along the right side of the form for users who prefer to sign in through Facebook. A note at the bottom of the form advises the user that by submitting their information they are automatically agreeing to the Grovo privacy policy and terms of service. Those who fill out the form can click the green “Create Account” button at the bottom to complete registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

Grovo users are given the option of a free and one of three paid Grovo membership. The free account includes unlimited access to the site’s non-premium video lessons, quizzes, lesson notes and more. The first paid membership is the Premium membership which costs around $5 per month and includes unlimited access, new weekly lessons, one user and a seven day free trial. The Maximum membership costs around $50 per year and includes the same features. An Enterprise option is also available for teams, but require the user to contact Grovo to obtain a quote.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Grovo is a tool for anyone who wants to learn an application. The website could be interesting for businesses that need a better way to train their employees on the applications they use. Grovo covers many things from social media to productivity tools.

  • View video lessons online through Grovo
  • Take quizzes to test knowledge
  • Track activity through a Grovo profile
  • Try weekly lessons (with paid membership only)
  • Choose between one free and three paid membership options


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