Press Release – updated: Sep 28, 2017 06:40 PDT
LOS ANGELES, September 28, 2017 (Newswire.com) – WorldFlix has announced Paranotek’s launch of Swanlock for Android, which allows users to set time-outs for a child’s smartphone with customizable timers. Time-outs can be accompanied by customized photo messages, explaining why the time-out is necessary.
Swanlock launches just in time with device addiction on the rise. With all the fun, engaging and social activities on the Internet these days, children are at high risk of falling victim to smartphone addiction. Swanlock can help a child to build a healthy balance between their smartphone use and the more important things in life, such as family time, housework, homework, and bedtime. Swanlock is an Android app that helps children succeed in this.
Swanlock is easy to use and it’s developed with privacy and cybersecurity at heart. After installing Swanlock on any Android smartphone, one is asked whether the device is a parent device or a child device. Parent devices can set time-outs for child devices, locking the device and leaving only the lock screen visible, with a customized message sent from the parent device. Locked child devices can always contact the general emergency number or multiple emergency contacts you have set up for the device.
After a parent has set up the parent device, they can install Swanlock on the child’s Android phone and set it as a child device. Then one would click “Add new child device” from the parent device and set up a name and emergency contacts, which the child can contact even if the device is locked, and PIN-code that unlocks the device for the child device and finally scan the QR code from the child’s smartphone. And it’s all done!
By configuring a parent device, one can set up different timers for different children’s devices and customize them by weekdays and the time of the day. For example, a parent can set a time-out for when it’s time to do homework, or set up the times on the timer and set which child devices will be locked when the timer launches. Parents can manually lock the child devices from the device list when relatives come to visit and it’s definitely time to put those smartphones down. Parents or guardians can accompany the time-out with a customized photo message to enhance the message further.
Unlocking child devices is just as easy and parents or guardians won’t have to worry about their children falling in danger without their smartphone since they can always contact the emergency number or one of the multiple emergency contacts that can be set up for them.
Swanlock is developed as a lightweight version of the holistic family digital wellness app, Swantry. Swanlock only includes features that allow parents, schools or guardians to teach children how to use smartphones responsibly timewise, whereas Swantry is a comprehensive family wellness suite that includes multiple other features to keep children secure and healthy in this digital age. Read more about Swantry below.
Upcoming features in future versions include snapping a photo or attaching an image with the lock message; keeping track of a child’s smartphone usage with device use counters; setting a limit for the child device usage time that locks the device when the limit is reached and full Parano protocol integration
Pricing options include a Free Plan (up to one child device and up to one timer, with ads); an ad-free Premium subscription for $0.99 monthly or $9.99 yearly (up to five child devices and up to 50 timers, with a 14 day trial); an ad-free Premium Plus subscription for $1.99 monthly or $19.99 yearly (up to 20 child devices and up to 200 timers, with a 14 day trial).
Swanlock is scheduled to release at the beginning of the first week of October, depending on Google Play Store approval time.
More on Swanlock at: www.swanlock.com
About WorldFlix, Inc.
WorldFlix, Inc. operates in a variety of niche businesses in the technology and entertainment sphere. WorldFlix divisions include AppFarm, a platform for acquiring, developing, and growing niche apps for mobile and tablet devices; Paranotek, a Finnish technology and design company that incorporates its military-grade, proprietary security and privacy features when developing software and apps; Swantry, designed to allow parents to ensure their child is safe on their mobile device; and WorldFlix Entertainment Management, a television and movie development and management business. For more information on WorldFlix, Inc., please visit www.worldflix.co.
Swantry is an Android app developed by cybersecurity experts at Paranotek to ensure the safety of children in the digital environment while fostering trust and dialogue between caregivers and children. With Swantry, children can discover and utilize digital services and smart devices responsibly and learn to stay safe while doing so. For more information on Swantry, please visit www.swantry.com.
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