These days being a parent isn’t always easy. Sometimes, parents need a little help with monitoring the actions of their children be it to keep them safe or just to keep a better watch on their daily activities. A new application, Mobile Nanny from Retina X Studios, is looking for help parents out in such cases by offering a complete monitoring, filtering and restriction solution for Android.

With Mobile Nanny installed, parents can now login to an online interface which gives direct access to any given device in which the application is installed. Parents can then effectively monitor and review such things as text messages, calls, web sites visited and even pictures taken with the device and even set up time based calling, app usage schedules. Mobile Nanny is available now in the Android Market but it does have a subscription-based price attached to it. For one year's worth of service, you'll be looking at $49.97. You can read the full press release after the break.

New Android Monitoring and Filtering Software Hits the Market

Jacksonville, FL November 2nd 2010 – Retina-X Studios, LLC, announced today
the immediate availability of Mobile Nanny for smartphones running the
Android operating system. The hybrid software and service is available now in
the Android Market.

This parental control system allows parents to effectively monitor, filter
and restrict their child’s Android phone. The software records and blocks
the activities the parent specifies, and can restrict usage of the device to
a schedule the parent configures.

According to 2010 data from a Pew Research survey, one in three teens send
more than one hundred text messages per day. Many parents are not fully aware
of how often or exactly what their child is texting about. With sexting on
the rise, many parents forget the responsibility to know whether or not their
child is using a device safely and wisely.

Mobile Nanny, a stealth application, allows parents to see every action their
child performs in an easy online account. Items recorded are every text
message sent or received, every call dialed or received and every photo
captured. Parents can view actions inside the hidden interface on the phone
itself, or they can login to a secure web panel from any web browser to view
logs and GPS locations.

"A teenager with an instant communication tool in the palm of their hands is
a necessity in today’s world. However they are not adults, and many times
they’re not yet mature enough to handle this type of technology. Mobile
Nanny helps parents to bridge the gap between technology and safety." states
James Johns, CEO of Retina-X Studios.

The software also acts as a safeguard in case the worst happens. One Retina-X
Studios customer, Adam Dobbins, had the following to say about the
company’s software. "Our daughter stole our truck, bank cards, credit cards
and the phone. The only way to find her was by tracking with your software.
The police were able to catch her. We would not have caught her as fast as we
did without your software."

For parents simply worried about what their child is doing, simply knowing
isn’t enough. Certain actions performed by a child may need to be
corrected.  The program can block any phone number from SMS and calls.
Websites and applications can also be blocked. The parent can even setup a
specific time schedule that the phone can be used, thus restricting the time
their child can use the device.

Mobile Nanny also includes instant SMS commands the parent can send to the
child’s phone. This allows the parent to track where their child is at any
given time using the Instant GPS Locate command. It also provides an
anti-theft feature for tracking the number of any SIM inserted to the phone
in case the phone is lost or stolen.

A one-year subscription to Mobile Nanny is priced at $49.97. The system
supports Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and Windows Mobile smartphones. The
product is coming soon for Symbian OS and Windows Phone 7. For purchase and
download information, visit http://www.mobile-nanny.com or call
1-888-475-5345.

 

Reader comments

Mobile Nanny monitoring software now available in the Android Market

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May work for grade school kids.
After that, I'm placing my bets on this thing being high on the kill list of every task killer out there.

Would love to hear how they plan on addressing task killers, rooting, etc.

Also, it sounds cool but I wonder how many parents would have to have their kids help in setting it up. ;-)