99check Family Locator – Geotagged Selfie Check-ins View website Apple iTunes

Keep an eye on your kids without appearing to be looking over their shoulder

Developer description

99check is family location-sharing app that helps you check on your loved ones using geotagged ... More

Editor's review

Published 25 May 2016

We've reviewed plenty of geo-location apps over the years that enable parents to keep a track on their kids to make sure they aren't in danger. However, while many may work very well in theory, a lot of kids out there are reluctant to use them because they feel it encroaches on their personal freedom and that they are being watched the whole time. There was even one not so long back that actually tracked their actions using video. But here we have a security app for iOS that gives parents the peace of mind to be able to check in on their loved ones without appearing to intrude on their personal space.

99check is a family location-sharing app for parents and kids that lets you keep an eye on your loved ones using something that every youngster seems obsessed with these days - the selfie! This geo-location based and very user-friendly app uses geo-tagged selfies to track the ones you care most about while they are away from the nest. It's convenient, simple and puts your kids on the map in a matter of moments.

When you need to know where they are, you can get your family members to check in with you by sending you a selfie.  Straight away you can see their current location on a private map along with their picture. What’s more, you'll be able to see how much battery life they have left on their device. This will give your kids the feeling of safety without giving the impression that you are looking over their shoulder all the time. Just as importantly, it also makes it much more likely that they will cooperate and actually use the app.

When using 99check, you'll realize that your kids safety and security doesn't need to come at the expense of their privacy and freedom. Rather than being seen as constantly spying on them, this app lets you check on your children by asking them where they are only when you need to know. At the touch of a button, you'll stay connected with them whilst still respecting their personal space.

I really like the idea of 99check. It's different to many similar child security apps that I've seen in that it is subtle, fast and low key. I'm sure we can all remember being embarrassed by our parents checking up on us at some point in our lives. 99check keeps it discreet and simple by encouraging your child to take a selfie - something they seem to do all the time anyway - and you'll know where they are and that they are safe and well. 99check is available now for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch on the App Store right now with an Android version coming soon.

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