December 7, 2010 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Epsom, New Hampshire - Active Mind Apps today is pleased to announce Kids' Quotas 1.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Developed specifically to serve as an activity time tracker, Kids' Quotas helps manage a child's time in any activity. Each quota represents an activity for one child. The app tracks the time that each child spends doing each activity. The arguments over screen time take place in countless households everyday:
"You've played on that computer too much this week!" "No I haven't!" ...
"She's played more than me!" ...
"I've practiced enough this week" ... "No you haven't!"
How It Works:
First, a parent and child work together to establish the time limits. They then create a quota for each activity with the appropriate timeframe (daily, weekly, monthly) and the allowed time. Finally, a simple touch starts and stops each quota timer. A status bar progresses as time elapses, instantly showing the time remaining. When "Time's Up", that's it! No more time means no arguments. Kids' Quotas can encourage too. Children can be congratulated when they have read enough hours in a week or practiced their musical instrument enough minutes in a day.
"The idea came to me after daily requests by my girls to use my various iThingies, such as iTouches and iPad, as well as computers and TV," said Bradley Keyes, founder of Active Mind Apps. "We were constantly debating over how much they'd played and whether or not it was too much. I decided to lay some ground rules, like only 2 hours of iThingie time per week, and create an app that tracks the time spent by each girl for each week. They would get to choose when to use their time, within reason, but once their time's up, they're done. It really worked! They watch their time and when it's up, they don't even ask for more. They just wait until next week. Kids' Quotas has stopped the arguing."
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 0.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Kids' Quotas 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store.
Active Mind Apps is a small, independent software development business founded in 2010 by Bradley Keyes. Its current focus is on apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Copyright (C) 2010 Active Mind Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.