Roo Kids, a safe & fun instant messaging app for kids with minimum yet critical parental controls, announces the release of a new version with slew of new functionality and User Experience improvement.
Roo Kids, a safe & fun instant messaging app for kids with minimum yet critical parental controls, announced released of new version with slew of new functionality and User Experience improvement. The new version allows a new user to get started faster, chat with various chatbots while waiting for friends join, download themes & stickers and has multiple user experience improvements.
“Roo Kids aims to be for kids what Whatsapp, Kik and Facebook Messenger are for grown up. Parents want kids to explore, learn and master the digital world. But, parents have few important concerns: 1/ Strangers chatting with their kids online, and 2/ Kids getting distracted during homework or sleep time,” said Dinker Charak, Founder & CEO of Gungroo Software Pvt Ltd, the maker of Roo Kids.
“We addressed these concerns heads on and introduced few key features. Parents get to review their kid’s Contact list and disapprove anyone. Thus no stranger or unwanted person can sneak in. Kids can block any user or message, with immediate effect. Parents can set curfew time slots, during which the live chat will not work,” Dinker elaborated.
“We started with a web version when Gungroo was founded in 2012. We soon realized that instead of the PC, it is the tablet the device a family shares. Our first version was for iPad and the app continues to be highly optimized for iPad. In this new release we added support for iPhone too,” Dinker continued, talking about the evolution of Gungroo and pivot to Roo Kids.
Who said boys don’t like gifts! Though they may not seems as choosy like girls, they love to receive gifts anytime.
Here is the list of the Top 5 Birthday Gift Ideas for boys:
1. Wheeled toys
Boys like to play wheeled toys like cars, bike, trucks, trains, etc. Wheeled toys are the best birthday gifts for boys of age below 10.
Boys would love to go for gadgets more than any other gifts. Music players, phones, headphones and play stations are very popular gifts among teen.
Gifting construction games like puzzles, building blocks, scrabble is a very good idea since boys like building stuff.
4. Warofga Card
Parents want something fun+learn and this is the perfect gift for your boy. Warofga is a physics game and suggested blue color for boys.
Gifting science experimental game is very common among the students and it’s very useful to them as they get to learn more on science.
Those who have seen the Japanese movie ‘Battle Royale‘ (again based on a novel of the same name) have already encountered this theme. So have readers of the short story, ‘The Lottery‘ by Shirley Jackson. Even those who have heard of the Greek legend of King Minos of Crete asking defeated King Aegeus of Athens to send seven boys and seven girls to the Minotaur – a half-man, half-bull monster.
For many parents the movie came as a surprise. They were surprised to know that the book was already very popular among the teen audience. Should the movie be shown to young kids is a very controversial topic.
In an article on the subject by Joshua Gans asks a very pertinent question: And what age is appropriate? When ever a parent encounters a life situation that can be harsh on the kid, the question in their mind is: at what age will exposure to this situation appropriate.
We at Gungroo join the parents on this journey. A partner to a parent who is guiding the kid online just like they guide them in real life.
Those who have been following the ‘Rich Kids of Instagram‘ phenomenon must have at least these two thoughts on there mind:
1/ the extravagance, and
2/ the kids exposing their private moments in public
Parents of kids who are in transition from being dependent on parents for everything to being totally independent do not have it easy. Not only do they have to figure things out in real life, but now they have the kid’s online life to consider too.
These parents need proper tools to help kids go through this transition in their online life. These tools should,
1/ be easy to use and configure, and
2/ provide the whole breath of parental control that allow parent to start from moderating all action and graduating to giving kids complete independence
Gungroo is working towards that – being a partner to a parent who is guiding the kid online just like they guide them in real life. Give our alpha version at try at http://www.rookidsapp.com.