(PRWEB) November 12, 2013
A new Android app called Chores for Rewards allows parents to block mobile device use until children have earned it through positive behavior and completing chores. Parents define which apps can be accessed and set daily time limits for children’s use. It is available for free from Google Play.
The app from Chores for Rewards, LLC replaces the Android device’s home screen, so children must log in to use the device. Once a child reaches the daily time limit or expends all earned time, access is automatically cut off. Because app time is connected to finishing chores, tasks, and goals, it rewards children for contributing to the household. A complete tutorial is included to simplify customizing the settings for any family.
Parents first establish their own admin accounts, allowing them to configure user accounts, assign chores, select the apps children will be permitted to use, and place limits on usage time. All settings can be accessed from a single Setup screen. Administrators also have the ability to view summaries of each child’s account, including:
- Chores completed and pending
- App time earned and used
- Cash rewards earned and paid out
All accounts can include first and last name, email address, nickname, and picture. Teen accounts can approve the chores marked off in younger child accounts. Admins can also recall user passwords in case children forget them.
An unlimited number of six pre-loaded chores can be configured for free. Additional customizable chores can be purchased within the app: five for $1.99, 10 for $2.99, and unlimited for $5.99. Advertising supporting the app can be removed for $1.99.
Pre-loaded chores include:
- Brush your teeth
- Make your bed
- Clean your room
- Take a shower or bath
- Mow the lawn
- Do homework
Each chore completed earns a user a set amount of app time as well as a cash reward. Children can check their chore time and earnings on their own “My Chores” screen. All approvals and payouts are handled by the parents or teens.
Chores for Rewards includes connectivity to Facebook and Twitter so users and administrators can share their accomplishments. More information and a video are available at http://chores-for-rewards.com.
This app was developed for Chores for Rewards by Zco Corporation, one of the largest app development companies in the world.