Most of us have kids to look out for, they may be our own children, a sibling or what have you. Usually we do our best to keep an eye out for them when they are around us but what happens when they leave our sight? How do we still keep an eye out for them? When they maybe, go to school, out on the playground etc
A South African startup seems to have a solution to this problem. They have developed mobiflock and in their own words this is how they define mobiflock.
“Mobiflock makes cell phones safe for children by giving parents the visibility and tools to manage their children’s phone use, and so protect them from harm.”
Mobiflock has been around for a while on Symbian phones but recently, their development team decided to spread into other platforms including Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Tekedia got hands an early preview of their Android app. The app is still in development, it has a few unfinished things here and there but seems quite functional overall.
After using the app for a while, we decided to write a detailed review to give our readers a sneak peak of what to expect when the app goes mainstream.
Registration and Setup
We registered on Mobiflock’s website for an account after which a link was sent to phone to download the app. Within seconds, we were up and running.
Installation went smoothly, screenshots from the procedure are displayed below.
Mobiflock’s dashboard has a collection of handy features that helps you remotely monitor your child’s. Use the dashboard to monitor the following:
- Incoming and outgoing Phone Calls
- Incoming and outgoing SMS & MMS
- Internet browsing history
- Phone’s current location and Location history
- Installed Applications
- You can also schedule periods that your child would be able to use their phones.
This app is a high utility and obviously has a value. We think it can easily be adopted across the sub-Sahara African region. The makers need to finish up the app and then deploy it. From what we see on the dashboard, the app is good.
Editor’s Note: This Review was done in Owerri Nigeria at Fasmicro Design Center. Fasmicro is the parent company of Tekedia. The makers of the app sent the app to Tekedia to review.