Who uses family apps
Most of the target audience for family apps are parents with children, particularly new parents with young children. Family apps can also be used by older kids and teens in high school who are about to go to university. This audience will find family apps helpful because families, especially parents, can be very busy meaning that they need a faster way to interact with their family.
Family apps can be used for different purposes. Main reasons people download family apps are for:
Organising. People download family apps to help them organize things. They can be helpful to remind users which important tasks they have to do. For example, ‘Remember the Milk’ app helps to organize priorities, to-dos, due dates, lists and other things.
Another example ‘Grocery IQ’ helps to build grocery lists quickly from the database of millions of items. It helps people to organize their shopping lists and have everything in one place.
Rewarding the kids. People use family apps to rewarding their kids for the chores and other tasks. For example, ‘ChoreMonster’ app sets up tasks for the kids and they get rewards for it.
Location. There are apps for families which help to know the location of each other. ‘Life360’ lets to share your location with the family members.
Taking care of others. Family apps could also be used for taking care of people. For example, the app ‘Care Zone’ makes simpler to take care of yourself and the family members by managing the health care, medications, and appointments.
Babysitting. There are families who used babysitting apps to help them to write down all the important things about their kid to the babysitter. It helps the babysitters to learn about the kids’ activities, allergies, bedtimes, schedules and other important details. A good example of it is ‘Babysitter Pro’ app.
Kids activities. There are also family apps for children to keep them occupied and help them learn new things. For example, ‘Kidzongs’ app features simple educational animations accompanied by music.
What is ChoreMonster?
ChoreMonster is a group of web and mobile that help parents manage chores of their children. Parents can access ChoreMonster on their mobile device as well as a desktop computer. Parents have to create an account. Children can also access ChoreMonster on an electronic device with their own account.
How does it work?
- Quickly and easily create scheduled chores with point values. When your child says they’re done, you approve and they get the points.
- Add rewards that your kids “purchase” from their point collection. A reward can be anything from money to a camping trip.
- Watch your kids willingly and enthusiastically do their chores, with the need for chore charts.
- Sign into the ChoreMonster mobile or web app, designed especially for kids, and see their chores for the day.
- Review all the possibilities they reward they can get and how much they’ll need to have to get them.
- Along the way, kids will earn random monsters for an added fun surprise.
- Suddenly find themselves wanting to do chores
Your kids will beg to do their chores!
Choremonster makes chores fun by engaging and rewarding your kids! Parents Magazine named ChoreMonster one of the App-solute Must Apps for Families in 2015!
Take the tension out of chores with an easy-to-use tool for your 4-12 years old. Kids earn points by completing chores and earn rewards to be used towards things like ice-cream, an hour of Xbox, or a family camping trip. Parents manage their children’s chore and the rewards they can earn.
…..or these popular publications:
“We now give fewer ultimatums, engage in less browbeating, and have more time to relax….with the kids”– Mister Mom Blog
ChoreMonster “…..makes it more likely that the trash can is emptied, the toys are put away, and the vegetables are consumed”–The New York Times.
Benefits of using this app:
- Easy to access information from phone and desktop computer.
- Easy interface for parents to input information and for the child to access information.
- No need to print out chore charts.
- Easy for child and parents to monitor the progress of chores.
The design of family apps
Family tends to carry a very innocent and simplistic design to them using bright vibrant color schemes, which usually consists of some type of warm color this is because warm colors tend to bring a sense of warmth and energy. Children tend to be attracted more to vibrant fun block color. Which many family apps incorporate this into their designs choosing to incorporate red, blue and yellows in their design instead of more muted colors such as light shades of beige or neutrals greys and brown.
When it comes to ui ux designs they use simple easy designs, which have large writings and logos clearly representing its functionality. This makes it easy for a child to get an idea of what it might do and once they learn to make it easy to memorize. This is because children tend to find it easier to memorize picture than words. An example of this is choremaster which uses block colors such as blue and brown and design in its ui this makes it easy to navigate through and easy for a child to learn how to use. This allowing the user experience to be pleasant without a person having to use all their brain power attempting to figure out what everything does. Choremaster also has 2 different ui one for children and one for adults. This allows a more detailed ui with more functionality and freedom for adults. It allows them to choose what their child has access to and because there is a completely different ui for a child the child doesn’t need to see everything that the adult does as it can become more distracting and confusing for the child. You also don’t want your child to have the same level access as the adult