That’s their goal, anyway. There is a site called Moms With Apps that is a searchable database of nearly a thousand smartphone/tablet apps geared towards kids. It doesn’t have every single app – yet. But they are adding more every single day.
As part of this compensated campaign with The Motherhood and Moms With Apps, I learned a ton about this new directory. Like the fact that they prefer to list independent developers vs. big name corporate apps. I didn’t see any apps by Disney or Nickelodeon.
Who should visit this site?
- Parents that want to find apps for their kids.
- Independent app developers that create child-friendly apps
Parents – this site is incredibly easy to use! You can search for apps based on the device you own (it lists apps for Android, Windows, Kindle, and iOS), or search by age range, subject, or keyword.
Then, after you select an app you want to learn more about, they made nifty little icons to show off the commonly sought after features! You can literally scan and find what you are looking for in minutes. It shows screenshots, a description of the app, and on the right sidebar it has this wonderful icon set of “What’s Inside”
Developers: If you create apps for kids, then definitely browse this site and reach out to the owners to be added! Contact them at
info@MomsWithApps.com to be added. When you join their growing community of app developers, you will be given a logo to display. That logo will lead users to this site so they can find all the other apps you created. It’s a fantastic resource!
Parents, what is the hardest thing about finding apps for your kids?
For me, it is knowing whether the app offers in-app purchases (a huge no-no for me), and whether it works without internet (it has to or else my poor kids must suffer without a game to play).
I asked them if they planned to offer a rating system. I really wanted to be able to find the most popular apps or read reviews so I could know if my child would actually love the app before downloading. They said they are working on something just like that. But they are taking it one step further – instead of just a parent leaving a review, the review will be sent directly to the developer too so the developer can answer any questions or concerns immediately. I love this idea! This sounds like it will severely cut down on buggy apps!