Kami is a web application and thus it is compatible with a range of different platforms. This article should give you an overview of the way Kami works on each device and what the requirements are. 

Chromebooks (Recommended Platform)

Kami was developed primarily with 1:1 Google class in mind. 

Requirements:

  • A valid email address to create a Kami login (this can be the same as school issued email address for ease of management)
  • The Kami Chrome Extension needs to be installed on the browser
  • To access the full suite of features students and teachers need access to either a free trial license or a paid plan (more information about the different plans can be found on the pricing page here  

Note: If you are an network administrator it is possible to deploy the Kami Chrome Extension via the G-suite admin panel (see our article on how to do that here).

 

Desktop

PC / Windows

Since Kami is a web application it can be access from the browser you just need to ensure that you have Chrome and Kami extension installed and that you create a login. 

Mac

Again since this is a web application, you are able to use Kami on both Windows or on Mac OS.

Requirements:

  • Chrome browser / app is installed (recommend latest version)
  • The Kami Chrome Extension needs to be installed on the browser

 

Mobile And Tablets

iOS

Kami can be run on iOS, however as there is no iOS app using Kami on an iPad or Apple phone must be done through your browser. 

To access Kami on an iPad or iPhone:

  1. Go to web.kamiapp.com in your Chrome app.
  2. Click Sign in and log in using your Google account details.
  3. Load up the Kami document using the Open from Google Drive for any files assigned via Google Classroom or Open from Computer options.

Once your file has loaded up in Kami you can make full use of the toolbar, with some notable exceptions. You will not be able to:

  • Make video, audio, or screen share comments.
  • View existing audio or video comments.
  • Use Speech-to-Text to transcribe.

All other tools will function as normal and edits to docs will be synced to Google Drive. 

You can find out more about Kami on iPad here: https://help.kamiapp.com/en/articles/3969028-kami-for-ipad

Android

Kami doesn't have these limitations on non-embedded PDF content on Android and will render these changes in the Drive/Classroom app as well as the Chrome app. 

Functionality should be otherwise very similar to using Kami on other devices. 

Requirements:

  • Chrome Browser / app is installed (recommend latest version)
  • Optional: Google Drive and Google Classroom app
  • Optional: Kami PWA installed 

Notes: There is a Progressive Web Application (PWA) option for Kami . It isn't quite a stand-alone Android app, but it will allow you to access the Kami tools directly from you home screen. 

To do that you just need to go to https://web.kamihq.com/web/viewer.html on the Chrome app on your Android device, go to the hamburger icon on the top-right. Then select 'Desktop site'

 

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