Introducing the 1.0 Version of the Free-Range Kids App

A Free-Range Kids app? Yes!!! Thanks to Tanya Ruttenberg at Blue fanifyfhsk
Door Apps
. Amazing as it is, this is version 1.0, so please let us know any bugs you encounter or great ideas you’d like to see.

Blue Door found ME and I’m so glad, because they were a pleasure to work with. Fast! Smart! Painless! Just terrific! If you go to the app store, look for Free-Range Kids. At the moment it’s hard to find, but when you do, just be aware that there’s my book ($11) and my app (free) — same name.

Here is the link to the Android version…

Get it on Google Play

Here is the link to the iTunes version…

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16 Responses to Introducing the 1.0 Version of the Free-Range Kids App

  1. Andy January 6, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    So… what does the app do?

  2. Katie January 6, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    As much as I love this blog and you, the app doesn’t seem to offer much functionality beyond being a marketing tool for you. The one part that intrigued me is that it says I can find free range kids in my neighborhood. How does this work? And by free-range kids I assume they mean other users of the app specifically. Free range kids should be easy to find –look outside!

  3. BL January 6, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    How about a “Zap Busibodies” function? That would be useful.

  4. Jill January 6, 2015 at 11:47 am #

    It will help me find free range kids in my neighborhood? Yippee! I’m in. I just need to put the finishing touches on my life-size gingerbread house with gumdrop shingles and toffee siding to attract those delicious, free range children.
    In all seriousness, have you heard about Kelly Wallace on CNN doing “provocative” interviews about parenting decisions, like whether or not it’s okay to spy on your kids and be naked in front of them?

  5. BL January 6, 2015 at 12:27 pm #

    “whether or not it’s okay to spy on your kids and be naked in front of them?”

    Not at the same time, I presume …

  6. Max January 6, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

    It would be nice to have an app for free range kids. Some swiss army knife with one-touch call to a designated phone, disableable GPS tracking, simple calendar, etc.

  7. Shana January 6, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

    So…WHY is it warning me that the app may feature nudity???

  8. Papilio January 6, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    A function to jam busybodies’ phone signal so they can’t call 911 would be nice >:-E

    @Shana: There’s just SO much we don’t know about Lenore… 😛

  9. Nadine January 6, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    Great! Congratulations! Are you looking for user experience, feedback and ideas to expand the app? Will you developing on it with Blue door?

  10. bmommyx2 January 6, 2015 at 11:12 pm #

    I downloaded it, but when I try & open it, it’s not working

  11. lollipoplover January 7, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    On Version 2.0, there will be a Busybody Offender Registry that will pinpoint on a map where people have called the police over nonsensical non-crimes involving children playing. That way, you can use the geographic pinpoints to locate neighborhoods that are free of douchebags.

  12. SanityAnyone? January 7, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

    BUG: More/Fans page. Pressing the RECENT button multiple times causes the displayed messages to be added to the list repetitively. Need to clear data contents each time button is pressed before redisplay. How does one become a “fan” and show up in the list?

  13. Matt January 7, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    Oh sure….more anti-Windows phone discrimination…..


  14. SanityAnyone? January 7, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

    More/Zingers suggestions.

    Khalil Ghibran on Children

    While I was searching, I found this page that has a number of great ideas. I am thinking of writing all kinds of quotes, values and ideas on my bathroom walls for the family to contemplate.

  15. Maggie January 8, 2015 at 9:51 am #

    is there a reason the app needs access tto my camera and mic? I generally won’t download apps that need these permissions unless I know why.

  16. Gabe January 17, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

    That’s a lot of permissions the Android app is asking for. That’s generally frowned upon.