Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mobile Mum - App Review & Giveaway

Two weeks ago we had a very unfortunate accident.  Our fur kid of 7 1/2 years, a Black Labrador Retriever, bit my son's face which resulted in emergency surgery.  Approx. 1/2 of his upper lip was gone.  The plastic surgeon essentially worked a miracle for my little man.  He was able to change the orientation of the wound and the only "sacrifice" is that the opening of my son's mouth may be ever so slightly smaller.  Folks let me tell you, there is two small visible scars that we believe will fade and not be noticeable in time.  There will not be a need for another surgery!!  And, the opening of his mouth is just fine.  My son is healing well and hasn't skipped a beat.

While all of this was going on, we had to keep my 3yr old daughter entertained.  My parents and my father-in-law were at the hospital with us.  Everyone took turns keeping my messy princess busy.  One thing that was annoying is that the hospital cable only had one cartoon station.  That particular station does NOT have kid friendly cartoons at night.  She had played the iPad throughout the day and also played with various peoples iPods and iPhones.  It never ceases to amaze me at how these little kids can navigate their way around this new technology!  She had been a trooper all day and had been really well behaved.  We were out of ideas and she was getting tired.  Then it hit me.  Mobile MUM!

I had downloaded the app a few days prior and played with it myself but I hadn't shown the kids yet.  The hospital had free web access so it felt like I had just found the golden ticket!  The nurses brought my daughter some nice warm blankets and we made her a make shift bed on the love seat in the waiting room.  It worked like a charm.  We got my daughter to sit down, relax and watch some shows before she drifted off to slumber land.  (By that time it was 11pm-ish.)
Fell asleep while watching a program from Mobile MUM.

You're now asking yourself, "What IS Mobile Mum?", right?  Let me explain:

Mobile MUM is the Most Fun Children's Entertainment Environment Ever. With enchanting games (note: games currently available only on iPad) and the Best in KID's TV, Give your Kids Something Great to Play!. Mom will love the intuitive player and the kids will love having their favorite programs at their fingertips. Mobile MUM mixes the best in educational entertainment programming and unique interactive games, providing hours of fun.

Mobile MUM is available on the iPad, iPhone, Android and Online
· Mobile MUM lets mom choose from many preschool shows for their child to watch
· Enchanting and educational games are mixed with the video for the most fun KIDS interactive environment.
· The program is simple for Mom to set up, and easy for a child to use

· Sample of programming available on Mobile MUM
o The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That
o Sid the Science Kid
o Pocoyo
o Mighty Machines
o Animal Atlas
o Busytown Mysteries
o Pajanimals
o Noonbury and the Super 7
o Chloe’s Closet
o Will & Dewitt
o Hopla
o Dive Olly Dive
· Sample of game's available on Mobile MUM (ONLY AVAILABLE ON iPAD – Coming Soon to iPhone & Android)
o What’s Shake “n”?
o Sandy Shapes
o Hide & Peek

My honest feedback and personal opinions:


It's so user friendly, especially for my 3yr old.
Full episodes with no commercials.
Fun games that my 3yr old is able to do.
It's convenient - gotta love modern technology!
You can repeat the same game/show by pressing "again again", select a new game/show by pressing "new new" or see more of the same program by pressing "more more".
There are shows to please both my 3yr old and my 5yr old


The kids are unable to choose which game or show they want.  I understand the concept of why it is the way it is (the shows/games are randomly selected) but trying to explain to my 3yr old that I can't control which show is on wasn't so easy.  It was easy enough to change the show but the load time was frustrating for her.

That being said, it did not, has not and will not deter us from using the app.  It's such a minor non-issue and a personal opinion.  We love it anyway and you may love the way it is!


Would you like to give Mobile Mum a try with your toddlers and preschoolers?  The kind folks at Mobile MUM are going to award one of my readers with a 3 month subscription!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Mobile MUM on Facebook and "like" their page.  ** PLS. INCLUDE A VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR ENTRY**

Bonus Entries:

1 Entry Each:  Follow me via any social media.  GFC, RSS, Facebook, Networked Blogs, Twitter, e-mail subscribe
1 Entry Each:  Leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway blog post or give me a shout out on my FB page.
1 Entry: Follow Mobile MUM on Twitter.
1 Entry/Tweet - Include @Mobile_MUM @BlackOlive03 in your tweet.

Good luck!

The giveaways ends 3/27/2011 at 11:59pm EST.  The winner will be chosen via and will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

I received a 6 month subscription in exchange for this review.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  No other compensation was received.


Betty Manousos said...

So sad to hear that.:( hope your son is really well by now.

That Mobile Mum sounds awesome.

Have a great Monday!
B xo