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As a mom of three boys I know how much kids love apps. As a parent, the process of finding the information I need about the apps was not only confusing but also incomplete because the current app stores don’t provide everything I am looking for. I have seen different figures on the number of apps out (and they change by the minute), but current numbers are around ONE MILLION APPS! Most of all, getting the complete information I needed to make sure the app was safe for my kids has been challenging.
Enter Moms With Apps “a first-of-its-kind destination that gives parents the power to choose the best apps for their kids“. I was more then thrilled to receive a press outreach email about getting more involved with Moms with Apps. Their website has been one of the sources that did provide the information needed to make decisions about kid’s apps. Now they are expanding the features on their website, and it could not have come at a better time (maybe they heard my S.O.S. pleas every time I search for apps online)!
Moms with Apps currently has 285 developers in its community and 885 apps in the discovery center. The website is also founded by parents who “who love using technology with their own kids, Moms With Apps only features developers who have committed to high standards for protecting kids’ privacy and building great family-friendly apps”. The new Moms With Apps features will enable me to quickly find out what is inside each app which will make the decision process so much easier. Most of the apps they cover are from independent developers and you can edit your search terms for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kindle Fire, Android Phone or Tablet or Windows Phone. Moms With Apps is even looking into adding more features like the ability to rate apps.
Here is more information from the press release that explains the three things the Mom With Apps website offers:
1. Helps you find the rights apps for your children. All of these apps are meet a set of design and development guidelines, including the following:
2. Know what’s inside the app before downloading!
Search for apps based on these specific requirements:
3. Meet the developers behind the app. Find out what inspires them and share your feedback about their app with them! If you love a developer’s app, you can search for more by them under the developer’s page:
How are you been choosing kid’s apps? What information are you looking for about the kid’s app that help your decision process?
Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Moms With Apps and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.