Axon launches Android version of award-winning parenting app

The Android version of the NCT Babychange app will be launching on 3 December 2012. The popular app, which was created by Axon Publishing, has been available to iPhone users since 2011 and helps users to locate their nearest baby-changing facility and rate them for others.

The app was created for NCT, the UK's largest charity for parents and is sponsored by leading nappy care ointment, Bepanthen.

The iPhone version has been attracting praise since it was launched, winning the Best Mobile Solution Award at the 2011 International Content Marketing Awards. It was also named fourth in The Independent's best parenting apps and featured in The Sunday Times App 500 List.

The app, which is free to download, has over 7000 baby changing sites listed, including supermarkets, train stations, shops, restaurants, libraries and local authorities with the capacity to add more.

Using geo-location based features and Google Maps, parents can pin point the nearest baby changing facilities in the area. Selecting a particular facility will bring up its name and current ‘star' hygiene rating, further selection brings up the full address and location details. Places highlighted in green indicate a clean hygiene level that's recommended for use again, while facilities in amber indicate they need more parents to rate them to confirm their status.

As a guide to other parents, after visiting a changing station, users can confirm it is open and rate it on two sets of criteria depending on its hygiene condition:

  • How clean were the facilities, rate using 1-5 stars
  • Would you use the facilities again, rate with yes/ no answer.

Users can also add new or unlisted baby changing sites to the app's database, and rate them, so that even more parents can benefit. 

John Smigielski, Editorial Director of Axon Publishing, said: "As content thinkers, we love solving problems. And the NCT app is a great example of finding a simple solution to a challenge that many parents encounter. Thanks to the Android version, now even more mums and dads will have access to a tool that enables them to find the best babychanging facilities."

Parents can download the app from Google Play as well as from the Apple App Store. More information can be found on NCT's website.

Posted in Member news
5thDec 2012

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