First-of-its-kind App Allows Parents to Call a Technology Time-out Until Set Activity Goals Are Met
P-Ink Ventures Inc., a mobile app company, announced the launch of Goya-Move, the first-ever mobile application aimed to assist parents in managing their children’s screen time by setting step goals. The app, which stands for “Get Off Your Apps,” allows parents to set step goals for their children, blocking specific apps until those step goals are met. Unlike other tools on the market that operate as “parental control apps,” Goya-Move promotes digital wellbeing and encourages children to participate in physical activity, making it easier for parents to get their kids moving and off their devices. No Steps, No Apps.
The Goya-Move interface lets kids see their step progress on their device, while parents get to manage and monitor the step progress and app blockage from their own device. With numerous customizable features within the app, Goya-Move makes goals attainable for children, and even adults, of any age. Parents can even credit steps for instances when the child does not have their device on them.
“We believe in a reward-based system at Goya-Move,” said Keri Mackey, Co-founder and Marketing Director at Goya-Move. “Rewarding kids with screen time allows for a better mindset toward being active. With this revolutionary app, parents can end the stigma around exercise and get kids moving again.”
Goya-Move has created a more reasonable way of dealing with screen time addiction and provides a goal obtainable method for children to learn about screen time moderation and teach them accountability. The app allows parents to:
- Set the number of steps for each child to make in a day
- Choose how many hours in a day each child should complete those steps
- Select which apps to block if the step goals are not met
“We have taken the ‘technology time-out’ method that we use in our own household and turned it into an app,” said Isaac Gredinberg, Co-founder and President of Goya-Move. “We hope Goya-Move is a tool that will be adopted by parents and tech companies around the world to combat cell phone addiction in children and promote digital wellbeing.”
The app offers a subscription based pricing model dependent upon the number of child devices connected to a parent account to suite families of all sizes. Pricing ranges from$1.99/month for (1) child device and $2.99/month for (2) child devices to $3.99/month for (3) child devices and $4.99/month for (4)+ child devices.
Goya-Move uses the latest encryption technology and security policies to ensure all data remains private and secure. The app does not have any advertising on either interface and will never sell its users information to a third party.
Goya-Move is a Proud National Sponsor of National PTA supporting grants to local PTAs and schools across the country in the 2018-2019 school year as part of the association’s Healthy Lifestyles initiative.