Babiis: Keeping Families Together from Across the Miles [Macworld / iWorld 2012] | Cult of Mac

Babiis: Keeping Families Together from Across the Miles [Macworld / iWorld 2012]



SAN FRANCISCO, MACWORLD / IWORLD 2012 – The final day of Macworld / iWorld was my fifth day away from my wife, daughter and son, and despite spending time around technology that I’m passionate about and in a city that is as awesome as advertised, I was a little homesick.

That’s why when I came across a pod that demonstrated an app that may very well help me in the future when I am spending days away from my family, I was all ears. Babiis is the missing piece in my “travel puzzle” going forward.

Babiis is an innovative iPad app that allows for family members to communicate with their kids from across the miles. The app boasts a “revolutionary asynchronous video messaging system”, knows as the Baby Messenger. What this does is allow a parent like myself the ability to record a message for my kids and then they can watch it later – and it records their reaction to the video so that I can watch it the next time I open Babiis. Parents can create a small circle of trusted people who can do this as well, and all of those people will be represented by photos. That way my son – who doesn’t get to see his grandparents very often – would be able to learn to recognize them by face and corresponding voice.

There’s more to Babiis than just that. There’s educational games built-in and you can enhance the overall experience with the in-app purchases offered.

This app could be the tipping point in our picking up a second iPad for the household. We have family scattered all over the country, and this is a great way for my kids to keep connected with their loved ones on an ongoing basis – provided they have iPads, of course.

Babiis gives little ones their first online experiences…and in a truly fascinating way. Babiis is now available for free in The App Store.