Layton, Utah – Screen Time has received great reviews from users and bloggers in its inaugural year and now its developers are releasing much anticipated updates based on feedback from parents. Not long after version 1.2 was released last month, the developers have announced yet another update that includes more visual and audible feedback to children and parents as screen time is running out. The user interface has also seen some requested improvements that will make navigation a little easier for the user.
But “there’s more to come”, Rod Liberal, creator of Screen Time says “I’ve received hundreds of emails from parents who love the app. They’ve provided great ideas for improvements and new features to help with maintaining healthy screen time habits for their children.”
Screen Time has continued to rise up the App Charts both in the US and internationally and has also received numerous positive reviews from prominent bloggers around the Web:
An app that motivates my kid to clean his room? I am so in.” – Cool Mom Tech
“Impressive features that many parents will appreciate I’m sure.” – Bibsy @ itsMyi
“Parental management the 21st century way!!! This is an application that we will be using frequently and can help any type of family.” – Andrea @ Applicable2U
A sneak peak into upcoming features include iCloud integration, weekly allowance, graphs and reports, and a highly requested iPad version.
Rod Liberal, developer of ScreenTime, says the thinking behind ScreenTime is simple. “Essentially, kids are able to bank their time and trade those minutes for customized rewards. In turn, they learn delayed gratification and long-term savings concepts. Some studies show that children in the United States watch an average of three or four hours of television every day, my own kids included. That’s why we created ScreenTime.”
More and more studies continue to show the detrimental effect children can suffer from too much time spent watching TV or playing video-games. ScreenTime allows parents to set up a daily allowance of minutes of screen time for each child. It enables the parents to track when and where each minute is being spent with an easy-to-use, intuitive iPhone application. Kids are also able to “earn” more television and computer time by doing chores, completing school work, helping a sibling, or by any other means determined appropriate by the parent.
“The very best part about the application is it is fully customizable,” continued Liberal. The screens, tasks, rewards, and time allowances can all be modified by the parent or guardian to suit the needs of the family.”
Liberal’s own children’s time managing experience helped create the concept behind ScreenTime. The application is centered around a parent or guardian’s ability to help children combine all of their daily media interactions into one single system. “ScreenTime is not just a time tracker. It’s a tool that gives parents and children consistent and reasonable daily expectations for watching tv and playing video games.”
ScreenTime is an innovative new iPhone application that tracks the minutes each child interacts with the television or computer every day. It encourages children to spend less time watching television and more time doing other more productive, healthy activities.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 1.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Screen Time – Media Time Manager 1.3 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. For more information, please visit ScreenTime online.
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