Failing. Not failed!
We are failing everyday and that is how a startup is different. It is a daily struggle to not be part of the ‘90% who failed’.
I started in 2012 and it has been quite a journey till Roo Kids Chat App. Always a right time to look back and revisit the lessons learnt. For the journey is not over yet.
Get Set, Go – The First Few Months in 2012
Gungroo was build with the vision of a safe & secure messaging for kids. That is how we started and that is what we are today. But somewhere along the way …
Private Family Network
The product started as a private network for families where an admin could allow kids logins to be created (without an email) and family members joining using their email address.
Majority of the kids are now born amidst technology. Their growing up time is surrounded by various kinds of devices and equipments. Television, computers, phones, video games etc are there in almost every home now and kids get used to these without your knowledge. You might see that the kid knows many things in the devices which you might not be aware about.
Why Apps for Kids?
Children, who are little older, are more curious about various kinds of apps and websites. There are websites that have inappropriate content and not suitable for child viewing. Parents should be cautious about the sites the child is visiting or the apps that he/she is using.
Giving the child access to all kinds of apps is not correct. Apps for kids that have suitable parental controls should be allowed. Out of the many such apps available for kids, Roo Kids is a great app for kids.
Why Roo Kids?
Roo Kids is an instant messaging app for kids through which children can keep in touch with their friends, discuss studies and also share fun experiences. Downloadable from Roo Kids on iTunes, the app can be installed in your iPhone or iPad easily.
The most amazing feature of this app is that it has excellent parental controls. Therefore there are no chances of any threats on using the app. All cool features are listed here.
When the apps have suitable parental controls, parents can be assured that the child is safe in using the app. Since everyone is surrounded with technology nowadays, it is not possible to restrict kids always on not using smartphones, iPads, iPhones or other electronic gadgets.
Choosing apps with controls is the best option. It neither obstructs the enjoyment of kids, nor does it cause headache for parents. However, it is good if parents monitor the apps from time to time and see that the controls are activated. With proper preparations, it is possible to give liberty to kids for using various kinds of apps for fun.
Among the apps for kids, Roo Kids stands out as a safe & fun instant messaging app.
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Cat owners would understand the statement that “they are the next in line species after humans”. These feline friends of ours already have a high status on the internet and there has been a whole segment of mobile apps that have been created just for them. From dancing laser dots to digital fish and mice, cats have been kept busy. “Paw Me” is offered as yet another feline game that introduces various characters that your furry friend would be able to run after. The unique thing about this app is that it allows multiplayer game play wherein the whole feline community in household can take part in the chase.
Unlike other feline games, Paw Me would continue your cat to get curious and “paw” that strange prey on the screen. The game is integrated with several natural sounds that will make the environment just the way you would have wanted. If you have a friend who owns a cat too, you may as well let your feline counterparts compete with each other with real time scores! You can even go further and share these results on Facebook and Twitter instantly! Apart from that, you have the opportunity to customize the app / game environment as per the preferences of your cat.
In case your cat sees a real mouse on the floor, well, you can substitute him/her. “Paw Me” also allow human players in both single and multiplayer modes. The paid version of the app comes with several incredible features that helps enhance the game environments and allows a longer play. This certainly is a unique app from Cloudcom S.L. and could be recommended for all cat owners. And kids under watchful eyes due to Social integration. It is truly a real-time Multiplayer Game for Cats and Humans.
Download: Download Paw Me from iTunes App Store
The app also has a free version. Visit Paw Me Lite to now more about the free version.
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We have had several animal puzzle and similar apps in the past. But what this particular app lives up to is matching its functionalities to its descriptions. 101 Animal Puzzles for Kids is clearly aimed for pre-school kids where they can play with animals using various drag-n-drop features. One will be clearly able to see the love that the developers have put behind the app. We would like to thank the Little Clever team for their focus into minute details that will make this app a healthy and comforting experience for kids.
The puzzles integrate a lot of content and every stage is well characterized. Kids will certainly take interest in the realistic animal graphics and attractive scenes to present them. All a child need to do is place the missing and spread out pieces of the puzzle into the right places. All the pieces are present at the top of the screen and lineout of the placement is given as a hint. This makes it quite easy and interesting for the concerned age group.
Further, if a kid is interested, he/she can opt for 7 levels of difficulty for arranging the same animal. This will ensure that they are able to gradually adapt for higher skill levels. Alternatively, if a kid gets bored after some time, he/she can easily switch back to their favorite levels.
Another unique element in the 101 Animal Puzzles for Kids is the voice over integration. Every animal is introduced in detail to make the kid take more interest in what he is making. Also, your kid gets to identify 101 animals by their voice and the sounds they make or are associated with.
A grown-ups menu will help a parent set the optimum difficulty level that the kids should be able to handle. Again, adjusting the difficulty is just about sliding the scale. An attractive game interface, every parent should check out this app.
Created for Kids: Yes
The app also has a free version. Visit 21 Animal Puzzles for Kids to now more about the free version.
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Among the first things that a consumer looks for in a smart device is its image capturing capabilities. However, photo editing is as important a function as is image capturing. While there are many apps available in this category, we really think that Photo Studio HD helps users go a step further with their needs.
It’s really easy to add effects, combine frames and filters and even superimpose pictures with Photo Studio HD. The platform presents an amazing editing platform to create 3D effects and create unique artwork. If you are looking to make a statement through your photographs, Photo Studio 3D certainly helps your framing and editing skills.
Photo Studio HD presents innumerable possibilities when it comes to image editing. You can either wrap and roll picture like a Paper Mache or apply sharp filters that totally transforms the frame you have captured. The app even has a voice control to operate the editing process. With millions of effects, it is really fun playing away with pictures.
Photo Studio HD presents a highly intuitive and attractive platform. Apart from editing, it also presents easy links to share on social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.
Overall, Photo Studio HD is a tool that should be tried and tested by every photography enthusiast!
Animals is fun-filled interesting app for kids which teaches them about animals eating habits and how they live. It is a simple yet learning oriented app that introduces kids with their favorite animals, their habitats, how they live and what they like to eat.
The best part of this app is its simple yet effective appeal that not only generates the interest of the children but makes them learn more and more about the animals. With over 50 animals in the game, it is the perfect app to engage your kids in these summer holidays.
While the app does not possesses any additional fun oriented features, but the visual appeal of the game and its engaging graphics keep the children intrigued in the game. Moreover, wide varieties of animals augment the fun in the game.
It is a wonderful gaming app embellished with astounding graphics and interesting narrations. While the interface is child friendly and simple to use, the background music sets the perfect atmosphere for playing.
Overall, with trendy graphics, interesting animal facts and great background music, this gaming app makes is an apt learning tool for children, especially the ones who love animals.
The dawn of smartphones have made gaming more portable. While we have been seeing a dozens of new games being brought out every day, Tiguidou is special because it attaches learning and self improvement to an entertaining gaming process. The core aspects that this game focuses upon are memory enhancement and strategy building. Currently, the game is available to Apple users.
Tiguidou is all about sharpening of your memory skills. A completely strategy oriented game; this will involve planning and combining your speed and hand eye coordination to better yourself at each stage. The games comprises of 400 questions, all of which require analytical skills at different levels. This is a game that will keep your positively engaged even in your spare time.
All gamers share a common interest – the fun of being able to get through levels. One tuff questionsolved will get you to a higher level. It is actually progress we are talking about and there is a lot of fun and excitement in success, howsoever small it may be!
Tiguidou has been aptly designed for gamers interested in this category. Completely smooth operations, everything other thing will be served on a platter except for a win!
Overall, this is a gaming app that everyone must try.
You vs The World for Kids is a gaming and entertainment platform molded into a highly educational experience. While the modern kids wouldn’t be able to grow without a smart phone around, it is better to make sure that he/she inculcates a learning experience along with the required doze of fun.
A largely well made app, You vs The World for Kids have been designed by keeping in mind the demand for entertainment and games by kids. The games available in the platform do encourage a lot of positive choice and educational input that would trigger curiosity and learning as the kid grows up. smart devices are one of the best modern ways to help the child learn and apps like this make the theory functional.
It’s easy to entertain kids as they are born curious. The various gaming platforms included in the app are quite vibrant and keep the kid hooked on!
Completely designed by keeping in mind the limitations and capabilities of kids, You vs The World for Kids can be a great experience.
Overall, this is an app that every parent should try out once.