West Hartford, Connecticut – Harpers Ferry Software today is pleased to introduce Back to Sleep 1.0 for iOS. Mara Lieberman enjoys her daughter waking her up in the morning, except when her daughter chooses 4am to do it. “It’s not her fault” says Lieberman. “My daughter is too young to understand a regular clock.”
Desperate for a full nights sleep, Lieberman created an app for her iPad that explains to her daughter how long she must wait before waking up the rest of the household. Today, she made Back to Sleep for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch available to other parents on the App Store.
“My app uses the metaphor of a field of sleeping sheep to explain to my daughter when she should go back to bed and when it’s ok to wake me in the morning. My daughter knows that when all of the sheep wake up and leave the field, she can come wake me.”
“Back to Sleep is a regular part of my life now. Every night, before I go to bed, I launch the app and plug in my iPad on my daughter’s nightstand. In the morning, she returns my iPad at an appropriate hour. I get two things: a fully charged iPad, and a full night’s sleep.”
Lieberman’s inspiration for the app comes from more than sleep deprivation. She’s a certified school teacher and a licensed family therapist. “I wanted to help parents by making it possible for their kids to succeed. Children develop the discipline to follow instructions long before they develop the ability to tell time from a clock. The Back to Sleep app gives kids an effective way to gauge the passage of time.”
To accompany today’s release of Back to Sleep, Lieberman produced a website and a short video about the app. Back to Sleep is available in six languages so that parents around the world can get a full night’s sleep.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
* 3/4Gen iPhone, iPad, or 3/4Gen iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 57.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Back to Sleep 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) for a limited time and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.
Harpers Ferry Software was founded by Mara Lieberman and Peter Wagner in 2012 to create innovative software products to make parents’ lives easier. Back to Sleep is their first product. Copyright (C) 2012 Harpers Ferry Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.