We had a chance to speak to
Merilee Kern, the Owner at
about Kids Making Healthy Choices
Could you share a challenging factor of the development or marketing process?
Trying to get this APP adeopted by school systems as part of their health and/or P.E. curriculum.
Do you plan on releasing your app to other platforms as well?
If it performs well will develop an Android version
If you could describe your app in ONE word, what would it be and why?
Were there any unexpected surprises post-release of your app?
It garnered a great deal of publicity relatively quickly post-launch
What features do you hope to roll out to your app in the future?
Future plans for the Kids Making Healthy Choices APP include the addition of a “Deals" section allowing national corporate sponsors and advertisers to offer APP users price-reduction promotion codes and printable discount coupons on goods and services that foster kids' health and wellness.
What is the coolest or most innovative feature of your app?
The myriad of tools and resources, including gender-specific editions of the award-winning illustrated children's book "Making Healthy Choices - A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight Wise Kids," that can help kids get, and stay, on a healthy track are all aggregated and streamlined into a single user-friendly APP.
What is your favorite mobile app to date and which have inspired you?
My Slingplayer APP so I can connect to my Slingplayer device at home adn watch regular cable TV on my device from anywhere, at anytime.
What was your main objective or motivation for creating your mobile app?
The “Kids Making Healthy Choices" APP intended to motivate and empower overweight and obese children to get, and stay, on a healthy track while also supporting and enabling parents, teachers and other caregivers and educators with helpful resources. The APP, which is designed for both iPhone® and iPad®, also serves to motivate kids within a healthy weight range to not only continue making wise lifestyle choices, but also better understand and empathize with peers currently struggling with a weight problem, which can lessen the all-too-common incidence of bullying in schools and elsewhere.
You can view Kids Making Healthy Choices here