I was just sorting out and getting rid of some baby books the other day. I had a shelf full of books like What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Parenting by Dr. Spock, and a couple of fun baby name books were amongst my pile. I’m pretty sure I’m done that stage so I’ve passed them on to my friends. But I stopped to think about just how quickly things have changed in how we do our research. It was only 8 years ago that I had my last baby and I still depended on books at first glance for everything. Now we can inquire easily on the internet.
The other day I met with The CellGuru dude who is all things tech. He had asked if I had heard about MobileMom Apps for mommies to be. So, I was curious and downloaded them to see what they were all about.
MobileMom has a variety of apps under it’s umbrella and you can upload the apps that are appropriate for you. They include Pregnancy Test, Ovulation Calculator, Baby Names, Due Date Calculator and a few more to launch in weeks to come.
I just spent 15 minutes looking at Baby Names just for fun. The App is easy to use. You can do a random search or do a specific name search. The App will give you the gender, origin, meaning and description. You can then rate it as one of your possible choice names. It’s fun. I had no idea that Sonya meant ‘wisdom’….heh.
The Ovulation Calculator helps you quickly determine your most fertile days of the month. How it works? You enter in the first day of your last menstrual period and enter the length of your cycle. It will calculate what days you are most likely to conceive for the current month as well as estimating the days for the following 4 months.
Very interesting! The apps are fun to check out and by no means do they replace your regular doctor, of course. But we are a curious bunch aren’t we? So I asked Shaun Guidolin, Mobile Strategist at Rebellion Media a few questions about the apps.
Why was MobileMom started?
We started it to satisfy the needs of mothers on the go…to be able to get quick answers and solutions on your mobile phone.
Who contributes content to this space any experts?
We have a few moms in the space from different countries that help with the apps, we also have a partnership in place with a OB/GYN, and are in negotiations with a well known author in the space. Stay tuned!
Pregnancy Test App? I’m assuming you don’t pee on your mobile device, right? So, how does it work?
The Pregnancy Test asks several simply symptom type questions, then uses an algorithm to determine the likelihood of pregnancy.
What’s up and coming in the near future for MobileMoms?
We have a few more apps coming in March including a Kick Counter and a Baby Tracker (tracking feedings, diapers, sleep, etc), and we will also PregTalk to engage moms to be.
The apps are free and available on Apple and Android devices.
For more information on how each app works, visit www.mobilemom.com
This post was not paid for nor was I compensated. Experiences are my own.