A new app called Snapsolve allows students to take photos of their homework and then get tailored, personalized responses and help from both tutors and their peers, and it’s available for the iPhone now.

Have you ever been doing your homework and found yourself stuck on a question or a problem that you just can’t quite get to grips with? It used to happen to us all the time, and back in our day we didn’t have Google to lend a hand. We’d have loved to have something called Snapsolve, but we were just a little too early.

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Created by a startup going by the name of StudyRoom, Snapsolve allows students to take photos of their homework and then get customized answers and explanations sent via the app. Rather than rely on automation and machines though, Snapsolve actually uses real tutors to get the work done, meaning students get just what they need and with an all-important personal touch along the way.

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Available to students at 100 schools across the United States, the app is currently iPhone only but versions for Android and the desktop are on the way according to StudyRoom.

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Students will have to pay to get the help they require, which should come as no surprise, but the prices are far from inhibitive. Prices range from $1.99 to $9.99 depending on the difficulty of the question at hand, and the app even offers something called ‘peer mentoring’ which allows students to offer to tutor others for a flat rate fee. It’s this that the company will be using as its business model, and adds an interesting layer to an app and service that already has our attention.

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The Snapsolve app itself can be downloaded for free from the App Store, with other platforms in the works as we mentioned earlier.

(Download: Snapsolve for iPhone on the App Store)

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