Samsung launched their latest parental control app namely Marshmallow on Google Play store. The name has nothing to do with Google’s Android Operating System Version. The app launched targeting children to use android devices in a ‘healthy’ manner over parental guidance. The app is launched exclusively for Samsung Galaxy smartphones and is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later.
Samsung Marshmallow encourages children to develop healthy smartphone habits, and earn marshmallows as the reward. The parents can use Marshmallow to talk about smartphone usage habits with their children. The most interesting fact in the app is that it is really different with other parental control apps available in Play Store, as the Marshmallow allows the kid to decide his/her daily limit for their own smartphone usage instead of letting their parents decide it for them. But still, the overall smartphone usage is under the control of parents as the Marshmallow gives the permission to prevent their kids from using selected apps on their devices. It has a bedtime control feature that can be customized by the parent to choose the bedtime for their children in order to have a sound sleep. The app also sends weekly usage report to the child and the parent.
The Marshmallow mode featured in the app allows the children to use only eight apps thus reduces the kid’s smartphone usage. The child can earn Marshmallows as the healthy usage reward and loses the points when he does not. After gaining enough points or Marshmallows, the child can approach the parent for a gift card to redeem the gift cards that can be used at Best Buy, Dunkin Donuts, Amazon, Google Play.
The South Korean smartphone giant aims that this parental control app based on self-control can simply make the children learn how to use a smartphone by making his or her own smartphone usage plan, achieving goals, and getting rewarded. If you’re interested in trying out the app download it from the below link.