Introducing Family Matters, A New iPhone App and Giveaway!

First things first! The winner of the Punkin Chunkin t-shirt giveaway is…

I’ll get that in the mail asap so you can start showing your Punkin Chunkin pride. Captain also answered both questions correctly! Congrats!

On to today’s giveaway!

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted about having a look at a new app for an iPhone (also works on the iPod Touch) and even though I don’t own either Apple product I’m reviewing the product anyway. The concept is so solid that I was sold just by watching the video. Here are the details about the product:

– Look forward to waiting for your food in a restaurant with your kids.
– Calm and distract a nervous child in the doctor’s office.
– Bond and feel closer to your children.
Anywhere, anytime but always having fun…

Some of the questions and activities are simple – these help children build confidence. Some are deeper and probing. There are hundreds of activities designed to engage all family members of all ages.

Unlike other applications that quiz or provide facts, this tool is venue-driven. This means the activities are geared toward your location. We currently cover common places you may engage in conversation or need to pass the time such as restaurants, waiting rooms or on long road trips. Of course there is a general category for use around the dinner table or practically anywhere you have a few minutes to spend together.

Scott Weiner, the creator of the app made the following video of the product in order to show the valuable ways this tool can be used.

I really like the concept of this app. I know Thor rarely wants to talk with me about his day and this app asks kids fun and intriguing questions that could start some great conversations. Because it is a technology driven product I think kids today would be more likely to want to answer the questions. It’s fun and a good way to connect with kids and keep them busy while sitting through mundane waits at places like doctors offices or restaurants.

The app is getting great reviews from others as well. You can see for yourself by clicking here: Family Matters Reviews. As you can see it’s a valuable tool for keeping up with the kids and keeping them happy. Scott was kind enough to offer me the app for free but since I don’t have an iPhone or iPod Touch (darn it!) I’m going to offer this app for free to one of you! To enter please first make sure you have either the iPhone or Ipod Touch that runs the 3.1 system. If you do then simply leave me a comment telling me why you would like to win this app! See, it’s easy peasy.

You can visit the Family Matters website or leave your questions or comments here, they appreciate hearing your feedback!

The giveaway ends Friday November 20 at 11:59 PM eastern, the winner will be posted on Monday! Good luck! iPhone apps at AppStoreHQ

9 thoughts on “Introducing Family Matters, A New iPhone App and Giveaway!

  1. Like you, I own neither device, but this application does sound pretty cool.(Aside: my daughter thinks that iPhones live at the mobile store in the mall, and serve only one purpose – so she can browse the Treehouse TV website on the demo unit when she's waiting for me to look at the newest phones.)


  2. I am the ONLY person in my family who does not own an IPHONE! Yeah – the 15 year old has one, but I do not.Okay – so it is my own fault because I only like “cute” phones – meaning pink. And with my pretend (not fake) nails, I have difficulty with the whole touch pad thing. Oh and I am inept with new technology.So – bottom line, I will let someone else win this time!


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