SAN FRANCISCO, September 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Free Android and iPhone App Allows Children to Check-In at Various Locations - Location-Based Interface Shows Child's Position and Closest Adults in their Nearparent Network
Nearparent Ltd., an app development company, announced today its innovative child safety social network app is now available in five additional languages, including Finnish, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Nearparent is an Android and iPhone application used throughout the world that allows the creation of a trusted and private network of adults available to assist the user's child in time of need. The app is also SMS compatible, allowing users of non-smartphone devices to experience some of the functionality of Nearparent.
"We built Nearparent to be a fully functional network that can help keep children safe by letting parents create a private social network of friends and family," said Topi Jarvinen, one of the creators of the Nearparent app. "However, for an app to offer real value, it needs to present information in the user's native language. The introduction of five new languages for Nearparent signals our goal of introducing the Nearparent app on a global stage. Caring about the safety and growth of children is a universal concern, and we are proud to give parents a free app that helps them to unobtrusively care for their child when they are not physically together."
The Nearparent interface is integrated with GPS, and is built to intuitively guide both novice and experienced technology users. In the map view of the app, various color-coded icons plainly indicate the child's status and whereabouts. A green icon is to denote a shared location, where the child is checking in to a place in order to let parents know about their location and activities. A yellow circle with an exclamation point means the child needs non-urgent assistance, and can wait some time before someone in the network needs to provide assistance. A red alert that appears on the map is a more urgent request for assistance that needs to be fulfilled by the closest available adult in the child's own network.
For more information, visit http://www.nearparent.com, or download Nearparent for free on the Android Market and iPhone App Store.
About Nearparent Ltd.
Nearparent Ltd. is a Finland-based app development firm founded in 2010 by entrepreneurs Antti Kosunen and Topi Jarvinen. Nearparent Ltd. is the creator of Nearparent, an innovative app that allows parents to create a closed network of friends who can provide their child with help when they are in need. The app was launched on the iPhone App Store and Android Market in June 2011.
SOURCE Nearparent Ltd.