Samsung has launched its new parental control app called Marshmallow on Sunday. The purpose of this new app is to encourage children into developing healthy smartphone usage habits. Samsung says that the management app is based on self-control and reward the children with present based on smartphone usage.
Different from other parental control apps, Marshmallow allow kids to decide a daily time limit for their smartphone usage instead of letting their parents make it decision for them. The app also allows parents to protect their children from using certain apps on their devices. Moreover, parents can set up bedtime for their children to ensure that their kids can have a good sleeping.
The app enables kids to use only 8 apps and helps user in decreasing their kids ’smartphone usage. Not only parents but also children get daily as well as weekly usage reports for their detailed information and kids can get Marshmallow points when they use their smartphone properly and loses the points when they does not. With certain Marshmallow point, kids can buy gifts which can be used at outlets including Best Buy, Amazon or Dunkin Donuts, etc.
Samsung says that a kid use Samsung Marshmallow she or he already learns how to use smartphone naturally by making his or her own usage plan, achieving goals and getting rewards. Furthermore, parents can use this app to talk about smartphone usage habit with their kids.
The app is meant only for company’s Galaxy smartphone and is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 or later. The Samsung Marshmallow is available on Google play store.