New features for Child Care professionals

We’re rolling out today new features and improvements designed especially for nannies, child care administrators and teachers.

Inactive children profiles

You can now mark a child profile as inactive. You can use this for children that are not coming to the child care anymore, either temporarily (vacation, sick, …) or permanently. The child will not appear in your home page but you can still access the profile in your settings page, and bring it back to active status when needed.

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Custom Message in the automatic daily email

The app can already automatically send summary emails to parents at the end of the day, with no action from teachers. You can now also add a specific message, it will be added to the daily email (Premium plans only).

Email all parents

We’ve received a lot of requests for an easy way to send an email to all parents. This is now feasible in the settings section of the web application (Premium plans only).

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You can now export the attendance report for all children in a pdf file. You can keep it for your record, or give it to parents for billing purpose (Premium plans only).

 

Dashboard

This one has been available for some time already. Make sure to update to the latest version of the application on your iPad or Android, you’ll love it. The dashboard will also be available in the next version of the iPhone application.

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If you don’t have a premium account already, check out all the features available in the subscriptions.

New features for Child Care professionals

New features in the iOS application

Here are the new features in the latest version (4.0) of the iOS application that we recently released:

Mosaic- Print a Photo Book: we’ve partnered with Mosaic so you can create a book with your photos saved in the application. Pick 20 photos from your album and you will receive a beautiful photo book a few days later. It’s easy to order, shipping is fast, and the quality is excellent.

Tap on the photo button on the home page of Baby Connect to order your book.

Sound customization: You can now customize the sound for the push notifications, reminder alarms and timer alarms.

Dashboard (iPad only): this is especially useful for child care professionals who can have an overview of all children in the classroom.

The dashboard will display the time since the last feeding, diaper change, potty, or sleep on the same page.

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You can easily save new events from the same page, and quickly view which children are in the classroom and which children have been checked out. No need to switch to each child page anymore.

Child Care administrators can also easily view all classrooms and all children in each classroom via the dashboard page.

 

New child selection interface (iPad only): it is now much easier to switch child with the new interface.

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The new version is available now as a free update on the AppStore.

New features in the iOS application

New features in the latest Android application

We’ve just released a new version of our Android application. This is a major release with several important new features:

Timeline Graph: this was one of your most requested feature. This graph allows you to easily identify trends and patterns in your child schedule.

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– New Weekly and Monthly bar charts in addition to the daily charts are now available.

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– Old menus have been replaced by new Sliders for the child selection and for common menu options.

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Dashboard Page: this is especially useful for child care professionals who can have an overview of all children in the classroom.

The dashboard will display the time since the last feeding, diaper change, potty, or sleep on the same page.

You can easily save new events from the same page, and quickly view which children are in the classroom and which children have been checked out. No need to switch to each child page anymore.

 

 

 

Child Care administrators can now easily view all classrooms and all children in each classroom. This is only accessible to Professional and Enterprise subscriptions.

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Several others minor new features (for instance a new photo browser) and plenty of bug fixes were also included in the release. The new version is available now as a free update on the GooglePlay Store and will be available shortly on the Amazon AppStore.

New features in the latest Android application

Baby Connect on Windows Phones

We are pleased to announce the availability of Baby Connect on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1.

Baby Connect is the only baby tracking application available on all platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Web.

ScreenshotParents and caregivers can use the application on their phone and easily exchange information about theirs children with the application. For instance, mom can use the application on an iPhone and dad on his Android phone, nanny can use the Windows Phone app and grandparents can use the web application. Each event will be automatically synchronized on each device.

When changing phone, users are still able to download the application on their new device, whichever type it is. Logging in the application with an existing Baby Connect account will automatically synchronize the whole history to the new device.

Baby Connect on Windows Store

To celebrate the new release, Baby Connect is free on the Windows Phone Store for the next 3 weeks.

Baby Connect on Windows Phones

Our new application: Daily Connect

Daily Connect IconWe are pleased to announce the availability of our new application Daily Connect.

We’ve received several requests from child care centers who want to use Baby Connect not only for their baby rooms but for all children: babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

The application can already be used for older kids. It has support for potty training and solid food, and the ability to remove unused categories (like nursing or diapers) as the child grow. But the name of the App is a limiting factor for such deployments.

Download Daily Connect

Daily Connect is the same application as Baby Connect except for its name and icon. All Baby Connect features are available in Daily Connect. Both applications are sharing the same server and the same data store. Users can log to Daily Connect with their existing Baby Connect account, no need to create new accounts. An event saved with Daily Connect can be viewed on Baby Connect.

Try Daily Connect

  • If you are a child care center and are happy with Baby Connect, you don’t need to change.
  • If you are a child care center and want to start using Daily Connect in your toddler rooms, the parents don’t need to buy a new app: they will still see the updates with Baby Connect even if you are posting via Daily Connect.
Daily Connect is also available on the web at www.dailyconnect.com, on iPhone, iPad and Android, at the same price as Baby Connect. We will keep releasing all applications at the same time and we will continue to include the same features in both applications.

We welcome your questions and comments!

Our new application: Daily Connect

Baby Connect, new version 2.3

We have released a new version of our iPhone, iPad and Android application. Here are some of the main new features:

Doctor visits

Doctor visit screenshot

doctor visit iconYou can now enter your scheduled doctor visits, list the past and upcoming appointments, choose the doctor from your contact list and add the appointment to your phone calendar.

Before the visit, you can enter the questions you will want to ask in the notes section of the event, and write the answers during the visit.

Quick entry buttons let you easily enter weight, height, and head size measurements, as well as the vaccines given during the visit.

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diary iconThe diary category allows you to record memorable events. You can upload a picture and enter a long text describing the event.

You can easily browse through all the uploaded photos, or list all the diary entries in chronological order.

Skins

At the bottom of the kid settings page, you can now choose the colors for the background and for the buttons of the home page. This new feature is currently only available on the iPhone Application, it is not yet available on the Android and iPad applications.

Here are some examples of different skins you can now use:

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You can choose a different skin for each child.

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And More…

There is a long list of additional new features and bug fixes in this version. Check the description of the version before downloading the update.

The new version is available as a free update on the Apple AppStore, on the Android Market and on the Amazon AppStore.

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Baby Connect, new version 2.3