Bringing Up Baby the iPhone Way with the Award-Winning BabyBubbles App

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Being a new parent is stressful, but understanding the individual routine of your baby alleviates much of the worry. By logging a baby’s daily activities -- everything from feedings and naps to crying and diaper changes -- parents can become attuned to their child’s personal life rhythm. That’s where BabyBubbles, a new award-winning iPhone app from developer Michael Kaye, can help.

The intuitive and fun user interface of BabyBubbles makes it easy for parents to log the daily progress of their newborn

New mother Nicola Jackson noted that "Using BabyBubbles meant I could put away my endless scraps of paper and start getting some really useful information."

Being a new parent is stressful, but understanding the individual routine of your baby alleviates much of the worry. By logging a baby’s daily activities -- everything from feedings and naps to crying and diaper changes -- parents can become attuned to their child’s personal life rhythm. That’s where BabyBubbles, a new award-winning iPhone app from developer Michael Kaye, can help.

BabyBubbles is a media-filled journey through your baby’s life. Simple interactions with the app through its unique user interface let parents log events, add video, audio, and photo attachments or notes, share moments in baby’s life with friends and relatives, and view charts and statistics generated from the collected information.

Kaye was inspired to create BabyBubbles when his friend Nicola Jackson gave birth to her baby boy, Balthazar. To quote Kaye, “I was fascinated to discover the importance of keeping track of every feed along with all the other things a new baby does and so wanted to turn a complicated task into something that was quick, simple and fun. The aim is to save parents time and give an insight into their baby’s habits and routines and save them much needed time.”

After testing BabyBubbles, Jackson noted that “Using BabyBubbles meant I could put away my endless scraps of paper and start getting some really useful information. Everything from how much milk my baby had throughout the day to looking back over a whole week to see which time of day and night he was sleeping and waking – quite invaluable when trying to establish a routine to suit both mummy and baby.”

Of course, parenthood is more than just keeping track of diaper changes and baby feedings. It’s also capturing that first smile in a photograph, or letting friends and relatives experience your joy through social networking networks like Facebook and Twitter.

While in early development, BabyBubbles was a 2009 App Star Award Runners-up award winner. App Star Awards are awarded to brilliant upcoming apps by Appsfire in partnership with Appli Store and Le Web Paris.

Fun and useful features of version 1.0 of BabyBubbles include:

  • A unique and simple interface featuring bubbles that signify key events in baby’s day.
  • Adding photos, movies, and audio of your baby to the timeline.
  • Automatic charting of feeding, sleep, and diaper totals per day, as well as feed and sleep patterns.
  • Sharing life events with the world through Facebook and Twitter integration.
  • Room for more than one baby for parents of multiples.
  • Secure backup of all BabyBubbles information to any Mac or PC.
  • Localized in English, German, and Dutch.

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPod touch (photo, video, and audio functionality may not be available for iPod touch users)
  • Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
  • 4.5 MB

Pricing and Availability: BabyBubbles is available now in the App Store for an introductory price of $5.99 (USD). Review copies of BabyBubbles are available to the press upon request.

About Michael Kaye: A London-based independent software developer, Michael has worked in the IT industry for 20 years. His experience with Apple products goes back almost as far, including a stint doing development for Apple’s Newton MessagePad. Michael is the primary developer and consultant for The British Library’s International Dunhuang Project Web Database.

BabyBubbles App Website: http://babybubblesapp.com
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/babybubbles/id330769473?mt=8
Short demo video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrxsqnosDWk
BabyBubbles Screen Shots: http://www.babybubblesapp.com/screenshots/

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