December 31, 2009 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Mansfield, MA - Weiner Family Studios todeay announces "A Family Matters" iPhone application has been selected by Apple for inclusion on the App Store "What's Hot" list. It has shot up the charts and is currently ranked #4 Top Paid Travel Application in the US and continues to climb.
This family-oriented app is unique in that it emphasizes family communication over traditional video games that "keep children busy". According to the Developer, Scott Weiner, "We created an App that provides rich conversation starters in the form of open-ended questions and activities so you can engage your children more effectively."
This is a true mobile application that take advantage of the iPod Touch or iPhone to provide venue-specific activities. This means whether you are in a restaurant or on an airplane, "A Family Matters" has specific activities and questions to entertain, educate and help you learn more about each other.
An example question you might discuss in the Doctor's office is "Why should we wash our hands?" An example of an activity in a Restaurant might be "Write a thank you note to your server".
Jason Scott, developer of another popular iPhone app, Sunday Drive, says "We've used [A Family Matters] for the Dr. Office and a road trip with my son Sebastian, 4. [His] enthusiasm for conversation is through the roof. Cheers to a true family bonding creation... Seriously smart app, I love it."
Mr. Weiner says "We believe this apps' popularity demonstrates that parents are looking for more from their mobile devices. They don't just want video games to babysit their children all the time. I love video games but I love my children more and anything that helps me improve the quality of our busy lives is great. We are thrilled so many others are finding value in it too."
* Current venues include Restaurant, Road Trip, Dr. Office, Airport/Airplane, General for other situations. Many more planned for future upgrades
* Almost a thousand questions and activities for your family to explore
* Store your favorites to revisit any time
* Create your own activities and store them - kids love this feature and come up with some great ones.
* Twitter or email questions you think others will enjoy
* Parenting tips on communication and usage of the application are included and updated with each new version
* Compatible with iPhone or iPod touch (2nd Generation)
* OS 3.0 or later
Pricing and Availability:
A Family Matters 1.10 is only $1.99 (USD) and available now worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Promo Codes are available upon request to media.
Based in Mansfield, Massachusetts, Weiner Family Studios is a family-run venture founded in 2009 dedicated to developing family-oriented multi-media products. Jason Scott is the developer of Sunday Drive, a web app which highlights back roads & hidden treasures throughout America in an effort to preserve historical sites & promote responsible recreational land use. Copyright (C) 2009 Weiner Family Studios. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.