The most primal force driving moms is keeping their children safe. If we could bubble wrap them, put a GPS on them and guarantee no harm would come to them most of us would jump at the chance.
Well, put your bubble wrap away. You don't have to go to extreme measures to keep your family safe AND stay connected. The parents behind the Folr, a location-tracking application, want to help us all get back to the joyous part of parenting and take some of the stress out of the equation.
Apps are meant to make life better. Technology, when done right, should bring us closer. Folr gives real-time geo-locating information and locations for your family, friends and loved ones. Right now I use a mix of email, text and phone calls to keep in touch with the ones I love.
What I am doing now is a scattershot approach. I need something better. Hello Folr. Here's how it works. Download the Folr app on your iPhone or Android device. Once the app is installed it updates you on the locations of the most important people in your life.
How I plan to use it: I am going to have an open conversation with my babysitter and my husband about using Folr. It's not about being nosy. Folr is a great tool for nannies and babysitters to keep working parents up to speed on the day's adventures. Forget the nanny cam, this is less intrusive and more positive. You can keep up with the fun via your phone or tablet without requiring constant texting.
Got an elderly relative that values independence? Can't blame you! This can keep far-flung relatives in close touch.
Our older daughter will be entering middle school soon. We want to give her freedom but worry about her safety. We can give her a cellphone, but we can't guarantee she'll text. Freedom is nice, but this mom worries. Folr means I will be able to pinpoint where she is at all times.
Imagine instantly being able to pinpoint where the kids are. God forbid an emergency happens, right now would you know where to reach your sitter or spouse? Folr is unique in location-sharing. The users can see history--a timeline where the kids have been and it has unparalleled privacy. Also, users get complete autonomy over when he or she is tracked. You talk to your child, nanny or sitter to set up how the app will be used.
Here's what it looks like;
Get more information on the app here www.folr.com
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