These days, there is a mobile app for just about everything and some of the best and most popular apps are ones that just make everyday life easier.
Lately, there has been a lot of focus by brands and app makers on apps aimed at making a parent’s life a bit easier. Here are two of the most notable parent-focused apps to be released recently.
This one does pretty much exactly what its name indicates- it “listens” to a crying baby and then translates whether it is hungry, sleepy, uncomfortable, stressed or bored.
Here is a video from the app maker with a slightly more technical explanation of the app along with a demo.
Cry Translator is available for iOS for $4.99.
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TweetPee is actually more than an app. The iPhone app combines with an external diaper sensor to monitor the moisture in your baby’s diaper and give you its pee status.
At face value, this sounds like another superfluous use of technology by a brand, but when you get past the novelty of the pee notifications, there is actually a pretty solid theory behind the system which may lead to increased brand loyalty.
In addition to the pee notifications, the app tracks your diaper usage, projects future diaper needs and lets you order diapers right from your phone. Essentially, TweetPee is a diaper inventory control system.
As the father of a 20 month old, and the parent that buys most of our diapers, I have intimate knowledge of just how many diapers one baby/toddler can go through…and how much it can cost. Anything that makes this process a bit more efficient is worth trying out in my book.
Here is a site Huggies setup to explain the TweetPee system and below is a little promo video for TweetPee. It is currently only available in Brazil, but hopefully it will make its way north sometime soon so us parents in the U.S. can give it a try.
Sorry that the video is in Portuguese I figured you would get the gist of the system regardless of the language. It is pretty straightforward.
Parents: What do you think about Cry Translator and TweetPee? Would you use them? Leave a comment and share your thoughts about these two creative uses of mobile apps.
Cry Translator app screenshot credit: iTunes