Everloop.com Announces “Everloop Goobit”, The First Social Mobile App for Kids and Tweens
LAFAYETTE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Everloop.com, the leading safe social networking site for kids under 13, announced today its official launch of Everloop Goobit, the first mobile social app for kids. The free mobile app is now available on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), giving children and tweens immediate access to Everloop’s network wherever they are, as well as offering a lineup of innovative new features.
Everloop Goobit presents a variety of features that offer the ultimate mobile solution to what both kids and parents are looking for today. Safety features, including required parental verification and moderated communication (preventing bad language and cyber bullying), are combined with entertainment-oriented capabilities that reflect major mobile and digital trends today.
“Our goal for Goobit was to combine the key social features kids are looking for on a mobile device into one easy app,” says Hilary DeCesare, CEO and Co-Founder of Everloop. “Now, kids can stay in touch no matter where they are using a safer, secure and fun resource that’s truly the first-of-its-kind.”
Everloop Goobit gives users the ability to post, comment, share and “like” things on their own loops and or loops of their choosing. Unlike the popular photo-sharing app, Instagram, which makes all posts accessible to every one of the users’ followers, Goobit allows kids to decide which loops they want to post to. This new development enables kids to share posts and photos with as few or as many friends as they choose.
The new app also includes Everloop’s signature “Goobs” feature, the extremely popular practical joke system exclusive to Everloop users. Kids can now “Goob” each other, splattering virtual bugs or pulling the ultimate virtual “toilet papering” prank on each other’s mobile screens.
A demo video featuring Goobit’s capabilities and rich graphics can be accessed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC1qcgAwsE4&noredirect=1
“Kids are increasingly accessing digital technology through mobile devices, and current estimates place mobile phone access among kids under 13 already around 60%,” says Sandy Barger, Chief Marketing Officer. “Goobit embraces this social movement by providing kids and tweens the most captivating aspects of social networking capabilities in a fun, easy app that contains the advanced safety features of Everloop.”
Goobit is releasing just in time for Halloween so kids can take part in the Goobit Halloween Decorations Contest. Through Nov. 1(st), kids can upload pictures of the craziest, spookiest and wackiest Halloween decorations that they see for a chance to win EverCredits. EverCredits are used to buy premium virtual goods on Everloop. 10 winners will be selected.
Everloop is the leading online site for kids to connect with friends, play games, discover new talents, create and have fun. Everloop’s unique looping technology allows kids to join groups by interest and its breadth of content supports development of core skills including creativity, collaboration and communication. Above all, safety is the top priority and Everloop employs comprehensive privacy protection and 24/7 monitoring technology to guard young users against bullying, bad language and inappropriate sharing of information. Parents can decide the level of independence their child has and which features they have access to with the simple click of a button. Working together, Everloop and parents train kids to be responsible digital citizens. For more information visit www.everloop.com.
R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations