[Android India] Android App Review: KIDO’Z Play Mode-Safe For Kids [Education & Security]
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As parents, we know our kids want
to use our devices, but how can we let them use them safely? A new app called
KIDO’Z Play Mode is the perfect solution. It allows you to give your tablet
or phone to your child knowing that they will only have access to the apps
that you approve of. Only you will have control if and when this special
interface is removed.
When using the app for the first
time, you will need to set up an account. During this process, you will also
be able to set configurations for each child in the house. You can even
include their pictures for an avatar. With the account you will also set up a
password that will be used to get into the settings or to exit the app. For
the settings, you can control what apps are visible to your child and even
set time limits. Time limits are essential because we all know that if we let
them play all day they will. Your account is also accessible via your
desktop browser, which will give you more control. You can do things like
select what web pages they can visit and add videos as well. KIDO’Z gives you
complete control of every aspect, which will give you piece of mind when you
hand your child your tablet or phone.
As I mentioned, you have full
control of what apps are visible, but KIDO’Z also threw in some extras. They
included a More Apps section, which is their own app store for kid safe apps
that you can download. There is also the KIDO’Z Browser which is preset with
1,000 or so pages that are kid safe and will engage your child. Then there is
KIDO’Z TV and KIDO’Z Games. KIDO’Z TV is a series of videos by category like
Sesame Street, animals, movies (just quick scenes), learning, and so on.
KIDO’Z Games are online flash based games, and unfortunately most of the
newer devices won’t have flash to access any of these. You can also chose to
have any of these applications show up on the main screen or not.
The interface your child will see
is as simple as can be. It’s iOS like, in that there are no folders or
widgets, just a simple display of icons for them to choose. When they are
finished with a particular app, the KIDO’Z interface will return. There is no
way your child can go back to the main screens of the device unless they know
the password. The interface actually resembles the Nabi tablet
interface, which is clean and simple to use.
KIDO’Z is absolutely free and for
those of you looking for something simple to keep you kids locked into their
own apps and/or if you want to limit their time, it’s the perfect app. Easy
to setup and easy to use. That’s two combinations I love. Check out my hands
on video below and hit one of the download links to get started. As always,
let me know what you think.
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Thanks for these android app reviews. This app for kids is very interesting. It’s complete fun and kids enjoy it. My kids who go to a Phoenix pre-k just love playing this game. Now I am looking for an app to build their mathematical skills.