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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I use a lot of social media apps and I love them all. When I first started on Instagram I tried to keep it private because I loved using it for all my photos but then it became so easy to share on facebook and twitter and the next thing you know it is open for the entire world to see. That means I don't share what I really want, but what I think is acceptable to the public.
Health Insurer Bupa recently asked me to check out their new app Family Moments. I did think, “here comes another one just like the other ones”. And guess what? It kind of is. Of course it has quite a bit more though. Private businesses who make good apps really do it properly, they have a lot to lose if they provide something average to their clients. Also, the health industry is a competitive market so it is important to be seen as a leader in as many ways as you can and to provide super accurate data rather than opinion.
The Family Moments app is based on keeping track of your children’s development and has all the usual options to share with your friends and family and show off your children to the world, or if you had a child who wasn’t well everyone would be able to see their developing milestones, with height and growth charts included, (you can see this for perfectly well kids too).
Bupa has included fact sheets on information relating to children’s health that you can read up on, they are in categories according to milestones, toddler, preschool etc.
For me, I am using this as a non-sharing app, other than with Mr H. I have provided only him with access to the account on the Little Huey’s which allows us to both add in photos, comments (called Moment’s) that are just for us. As much as my family is shared publicly via the blog, even more is not shared, yet remembering and capturing these moments is just so important to me, now more than ever. I now have an app where we can drown the stream with images and comments about our girls and not worry about who is seeing them.
The added feature I love is also the TimeCam, which basically shows a little clip of how your child has grown over time and one I haven’t seen in any other app. This is the only section of the app that you need to pay for if you are not a Bupa member. I need to add lots more images of this as we go but it is one that I think we will really love in a year's time. Kids develop so fast sometimes you hardly see it yourself.
The Bupa Family Moments App hit the itunes store last week and to celebrate the launch they have done a couple of things:
1) Asked me to write about what I thought of the app.
2) Given me a brand new 32g IPOD TOUCH Valued at $329 to giveaway to one of you guys.
I thought that it was a worthwhile app to share and also with Christmas around the bend it might be a handy item for someone’s stocking.
Leave a comment below answering the following question:
My very favourite Family Moment was when.........
1) Australian Residents only
2) Comments are open from the moment the post is live until 8pm FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER
3) I need you to provide an email address so I can contact you. Do this privately if you wish.
4) Judges decision is final, there will be no discussion entered into after the winner is announced.
5) Winner will be the person who writes the most interesting/entertaining/creative/funny/intelligent response.
6) The prize is ONE 32g iPod Touch valued at $329, provided by Bupa.
Disclaimer – I was not paid to write about this app. In my discussions with Bupa it was confirmed with me that they also worked with the Royal Children’s Hospital to develop the Family Moments app so I know it has reputable health professionals providing the information. I did receive an iPod for myself to review the app on and full access to the TimeCam was gifted (usually $4.49) as I am not a Bupa member. All thoughts on this product are my own.