A mobile app for kids and their parents that won first place at Startup Weekend Twin Cities 5 is finally becoming a reality.
Co founder and CEO Aneela Kumar describes it as a “kid friendly travel guide” that helps families create memories while on vacation, or while exploring their own neighborhood.
A scavenger photo hunt, journal, and trivia questions — are among some of the features designed to entice more interactivity between kids, parents and their surrounding environment.
Kids can stamp their digital passports based on where they’ve been, starting right here in Minneapolis with the Mill City Museum, Wild Rumpus Bookstore, and Lake Harriet as some of the nearly 20 pre-loaded places to explore.
Kumar’s idea dates back to 2006 when she was traveling with neice and nephew in search of something fun and unique to do.
“Kids can get so zoned out in their games and devices that sometimes they don’t know even where they’re going or remember what they’re doing. Kid Around is that a balance between technology and the real world.”
The app is free to download and Kumar says they’ll be watching and learning from early users to explore future features and revenue models.