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"Folr", monitoring app, to watch over your nanny & children

Press Release   •   Sep 08, 2014 14:18 +08

One of the best uses of the app is knowing where the nanny is with the children. With increased work hours or lack of childcare experience for many parents, according to the International Nanny Association, as many as 1 million nannies are working in the United States.

Parents are forced to leave their children in the care of a trained caregiver/stranger. That needs an immense amount of trust in an outsider to provide optimum care without any oversight. It is not uncommon for nannies to abandon their posts during the day or take their wards on personal errands outside the safety and comfort of the home.

There are plenty of reasons to worry about the location and safety of those you care about most. Hence, Folr can be installed on any mobile device (smartphone or tablet) to unobtrusively update users on the locations of the most important people in their lives.

"As a parent of a young child, I've often wondered how I can be sure he is safe at home with the domestic helper," says Steven Ellis, CEO and Co-Founder of Folr. "By combining the ever-present smartphone and location-sharing, you can monitor the location of your family, friends or nannies in a safe, discreet and convenient way."

Folr is targeted at concerned users who would want to know where their babies are with the nanny, where their teenagers are after school, where their spouse goes during a business trip or where their friends were out and about.

Folr only takes 3 easy steps to start:

1st, download Folr from Google Play Store or Apple App Store for free.

2nd, users can select whom they wish to follow from their phones' contacts.

3rd, Folr will send that person a request. When they accept, they will be prompted to download Folr to be a user as well.

This app will be especially important during times of need or distress. Users can see from the history to know where the followed was and predict where they could be. This "History" function will be $29.99 USD per year (less than $2.50 USD per month), to be reassured on the path of the followed.

Also, another distinctive offering by Folr is ensuring privacy for users and those they follow. First, Folr will not have any advertising. Second, Folr will not sell user data to 3rd parties. Third and lastly, Folr allows the followed to set the days-of-week and the hours-of-day that their device can be tracked. They can also, at any point, deactivate the tracking.

"Folr is unique in location-sharing as it provides options in history and privacy. The app gives a complete timeline of the device location," says Ellis. "Also, users get complete autonomy over when he or she is tracked so when the nanny is off-duty, she is off the radar."

Folr also has many practical uses for institutional and social purposes. School administrators can easily handle school's attendance taking, discipline and on-campus liability. Also, on a night out, party revellers will be able to see which of their friends are also unwinding nearby.  

For more details, please contact:

Peter Yu

Head of Public Relations, JF2

+65 9451 9142

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Download: Google Play Store or Apple App Store

CEO and Co-Founder

Steven Ellis

Steven is a software developer and entrepreneur, with over 14 years experience in software development and design. is Steven's fourth entrepreneurial endeavour, and he believes fervently in the possibilities that web and mobile offer in disrupting existing industries, and in creating new ones.

Folr is part of JF2

JF2 (pronounced J-F-Squared) is an early stage startup studio that nurtures greenfield ideas to change the world. Unlike traditional accelerators or incubators, it will unearth great startups from the idea stage, provide seed funding, help organic growth, and lead to a flourishing exit.

Folr is also part of 88mph

88mph is a seed fund and accelerator. We invest in early stage web/mobile companies with the ability to scale across Sub-Saharan Africa. Our main focus is attracting the best entrepreneurs, investing seed cash, and bringing them to a point where their businesses can grow independently, or be adequately evaluated by angels and VCs.