Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – While taking a 2500 mile road trip with his young daughter, software developer Sean Peck became inspired. He knew many restaurant chains had locations with play areas, but that often times these areas were not marked or directly near interstate exists. Yet he knew his little girl needed to get all the pent up energy out, that sitting in a car seat all day creates, and with that “PlayPlaces – Ultimate Kids Road Trip App” was born.
When asked about the App Sean had this to say, “Traveling with kids is certainly easier today than in the past, with portable DVD players, game systems, and other things, but little kids still have a lot of energy they need an outlet for, particularly when on very long road trips. Everyone wants to reach their destination safely and quickly, and I was always on the look out for places to stop when lunch or dinner time rolls around that I can stop that will also let my daughter play as well. Unfortunately, finding one or planning your trip around one was virtually impossible, it was really a hit or miss proposition particularly if traveling somewhere new. I knew if I could provide a simple easy application that I would use, others would like it.”
After initially creating the app, adding Rest Area locations became the next logical step. “When I was testing the app, and I personally use this app every time I travel with my kids, it became obvious, adding rest area information would be something every parent could use as well. Whenever that “I have to go potty” comes from the back seat, its nice to know if the rest area is coming up, or if you should get off at the next exit, so I added that as well.”
Currently “PlayPlaces – Ultimate Kids Road Trip App” contains the locations of over 6000 Restaurant locations including McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-A & Chuck E Cheese locations and Rest Areas across the US.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* 0.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
PlayPlaces – Ultimate Kids Road Trip App 1.2 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.
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