If you’ve ever used Qustodio before, you know that core of our product experience for parents is the reporting we do of kids’ activities on your Qustodio desktop Family Portal dashboard. It is second to none in the way it summarizes screen time, app usage and content browsed. We’ve long wanted to bring that experience to mobile in order to make things easier for you. Today, we’re taking that step with the launch of the latest version of the Qustodio app, which features a brand new experience for parents on mobile.
To install, just download the Qustodio app to your own iPhone or Android. During installation we’ll ask you a simple question: “Is this a Parent’s device?” Just answer yes, and the Qustodio Parent’s App will start.
Once the Parent’s App opens, you’ll see the list of all the kids you have protected with Qustodio. When you click on each child, you’ll see their screen time use for that day and a timeline with all their activity. You’ll see the games, apps and websites they surf and, if your child’s device allows it, you’ll also be one click away from viewing their latest location updates. You can scroll down to view historical activity or you you can just pull to refresh the timeline to get the latest updates.
Think of the Qustodio Parent’s App as a much simpler version of Qustodio. It’s still very much a version 1.0 and for now, you’ll still have go to our desktop Family Portal change rules and settings. But, to make things easier, we’ve added an auto-login feature to do this automatically for you.
This is just the start of what we’ve got planned for you in 2017. We’ll be rolling out many improvements and changes to the app all during the year. Our goal is to make Qustodio the most useful and recommended by parents all over the world.
True to Qustodio form, the new Qustodio Parent’s app is free. In fact, as a parent, you can install Qustodio on as many parent devices as you want. As far as protection for your kid’s devices go, you can protect one device for free (Mac, Windows, iOS, Kindle or Android). After that, you can protect more devices by upgrading to a Qustodio Premium Plans, they start at just $49.99. And, starting today, if you’re an iOS user, you can now upgrade to Premium directly in the App using Apple’s in-app purchase.
We hope you enjoy this new mobile experience, and as always we look forward to your comments, feedback and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.