When we say family, it’s like sticking together no matter what. In this time of ours where technology seems to keep family apart, it’s a good thing that some applications and software developers are able to appreciate what a family is and come up with family-oriented apps for smartphones and other digital devices. Here are some of these apps that help keep family together even at free time while enjoying the full benefits of digital technology.
It may look like a simple app but it is the simplest and best way in tracking family’s activities and schedules. To use Google calendar is to set up gmail account for all family members to track everyone’s appointments in Google calendar. Sharing the calendar with everybody is a good way to set up or schedule family activities to avoid calendar conflicts. Family members can enjoy each other by simply knowing each free time to dining outside or scheduling family movie time. Google calendar is not only available for smartphones but also web-based so everybody can access it from computers or laptops. You can check https://www.google.com/calendar/ to get started with Google calendar.
This is a handy app for locating family members. Glimpse shoots up real time locations so family members can see the exact location of one who’s on the road. The app also is very useful when family is spending free time at the mall or at an event, and things like spreading out or splitting out happens. It’s available for iOS, Android and Windows phones. You can set up who can see your location and for how long that makes it a security-friendly app. Visit https://www.glympse.com/ for more details.
For couples sharing responsibilities in taking care of their baby must have this application. It helps couples to track baby’s schedules like feeding time and visit to the doctor as well as information on baby’s health like immunization schedule. It allows working couples to spend their free time taking care of the baby when the nanny is on off. This app can be bought in iTunes Apps Store. It is available as free app for Android unless specified. See www.baby-connect.com/ .
Teaching cooperation and teamwork in your family can be digitally achieved through Chore Hero Application. It helps moms to manage household chores by delegating some to members of the family. Either moms can assign the person to a home chore or let the app picks randomly the best person to do the job on his free time. Each member can be synched together as the app is available for iOS and Android phones. Visit iTunes App Store or https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/chore-hero/id332416271?mt=8 to download this app.
Windows Family bingo generator
Windows family Bingo generator is a free app for windowsRT capable device and can be enjoyed by the whole family including granny. The app has a player’s page and caller page. Bingo game is played with US 75 bingo call balls and a 5×5 grid that can be populated randomly. As the number is called, clicking the number will have it turned into yellow. The call page allows to check out called numbers and to see if someone is cheating. Children as young as seven years old can play the game with the whole family. See http://www.bingo-apps.co.uk/no-card-details-mobile-bingo-sites/ for details.
Sing-along family app
Okiplay.com has several family sing-along apps to enjoy an evening of fun and singing. Toddlers can learn to sing all-time favorite nursery rhymes and easily get to be the start of family hour. Oki Play app was created by parents themselves making them an authority in keeping up with children. Parents can also join and enjoy some childhood trip down the memory lane. Visit http://okiplay.com/ and learn more.
Family-oriented apps offer solutions to digital distractions that are to blame in deteriorating family relationship and affecting family ties and values. Family-oriented apps help family connect, nourish and balance family relationships and put added emphasis on being together while spending family free time.