The Moms With Apps blog supports app developers who create family-friendly apps. Moms With Apps is based on the following principles:
- Thoughtful use of technology: Parents should be up-to-speed on tech trends. Know your devices settings, what types of apps are out there, and what types of marketing practices are being used in the mobile industry – so you don’t get caught off guard.
- Apps aren’t parents: Apps are not be a substitute for parenting.
- Great developers make great apps: I look for developers with good ideas and intentions, who strive to create family-friendly content.
- Keeping kids safe online is a team effort. Developers should stay informed about privacy concerns and legislation, and are encouraged to disclose the features in their apps, and how they do (or do not) use consumer data.
Read the links listed on the sidebar and across the top of the blog. This gives you information about developing apps, marketing apps, and making appropriate apps that respect children’s online privacy. If you are ready to market your app, here are some tips:
- Get involved in forums and groups for developers
- List it in Jellybean Tunes App Report
- Announce it on App Fridays
- Reach out to app review sites
Tune in to the blog on Fridays (a.k.a. “App Friday”), which is when we highlight special deals and weekly app news.
Any questions about the Moms With Apps blog can be directed to Lorraine Akemann: email@example.com.
Media inquiries about online privacy issues within mobile apps can be directed to Jonathan Godfrey at the Association for Competitive Technology: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moms With Apps was spearheaded by four moms who were developing family-friendly apps and connected over Twitter in November of 2009. What started as a small brainstorming session on cross-marketing soon grew into a much larger and more diverse collaboration of developers. Original founders included Alesha Bishop and Jill Seman from MomMaps, Lynette Mattke from PicPocket Books, and Lorraine Akemann from My Busy Kit. One of our first Dads With Apps, Scott Weiner, set up the first forum, which is now called Parents With Apps. During 2013, Moms With Apps and the Association for Competitive Technology are partnering to bring best practices in online privacy to the forefront of kids’ app development.