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ATTENTION PARENTS!

Many of the one star reviews are from children who are frustrated by the features of DinnerTime Plus! From the perspective of a parent this means that DinnerTime Plus is working well. So please take the average rating with a grain of salt.

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The new DinnerTime Plus 3.0 is here! Please make sure both the parent's and kid's devices have this latest app version installed.

DinnerTime Plus is THE BEST Android app for parents to monitor and control their children’s smartphone/tablet usage.

"[DinnerTime Plus] is the simplest solution you’ll find for parents who want to give their kids time-outs from their phones & tablets." - Lifehacker


FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS:

Real-time monitoring: See exactly what your child is doing on their phone in real time
Instant breaks: Set instant ‘Dinnertime’ or ‘Take a Break’ breaks pausing your child’s device activity for up to 24 hours
Scheduled breaks: Create up to 2 ‘Scheduled Breaks’ such as ‘Bed Time’ or ‘Study Time’ that automatically block your child’s device usage following a customized schedule
Set permitted apps: Allow your child to access specific apps during their breaks
App and Device time limits: Set time limits for how long your child can use their device or a specific app. Works even if your child goes offline. Set different time limits for weekends versus weekdays.
Unusual activity notifications: Receive a notification if your child’s device experiences unusual activity
Parents notification when a new app is installed on the kid’s device.
Admin Mode feature to allow parents to temporarily access the kid’s device during DinnerTime restriction to perform administration work, or modify the restriction policy if the kid's device is not connected online.
Add a second parent: Add another parental device to monitor and block your child’s device
Add a second child: Monitor and block a second child’s device
New sign up procedure: Our new sign up system is easier, faster, and no longer requires SMS verification


UPGRADE HIGHLIGHTS:
With a one time in-app purchase of only $3.99, you can support the developers and access even more features, including:

Add up to 5 different children’s devices
Access reports of your child’s usage today, yesterday, and for the last 7 days
Six extra Scheduled Breaks: Parents can now create up to 8 Scheduled Breaks
24 hour history: Parents can now view their child’s device usage history for the last 24 hours
Customized warnings: Customize warning messages during timeouts

DinnerTime Plus utilizes cloud-enabled technology, meaning all its features occur in real-time from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection.

Watch a short tutorial on how to setup DinnerTime Plus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neDtOjymijg
NOTES FOR PARENTS:
Most of the 1-star ratings are from children. Our app has one of the highest parent satisfaction ratings in Google Play.
Because we link each parent account with a phone number, the parent account must be linked to a phone (Android or iOS).

This app uses the Device Administrator permission.

"The new app designed to create more quality time with your kids. This is Brilliant." - ABC TV Good Morning America

What parents are saying:
“Absolutely the best app out there … Any parent [whose] kid has a cell phone needs this app.”
“Brilliant app, gives me the piece of mind that my daughter is being responsible!”
“Gives me complete control [...] Wouldn’t change a thing.”
“This has got to be the greatest app EVER!!! Although my kids may disagree.”
“Simple and sweet.”
“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jun 02, 2014 (over 4 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 4 months, on average.

Sep 25
2018
(Current)
Version 3.4

- Improved app speed and performance
- Fixed bug with Kid device name in Parent Notification
- Fixed time pickers for Android Oreo

Sep 23
2018
Version 3.3.1

- Added signing up / registering with email address
- Design reworked to use Material themes
- Updated FAQ links & support contact

Jul 22
2018
Version 3.2.0

- New feature to optionally lock newly installed apps by default on kid’s devices
- Fixed a bug that the running app couldn’t be closed
- Fixed the bug that the system settings app is not showing in the apps list.
- RTL layout fixes
- Changed support link
- "Last seen app" label now displays more obvious time info
- New notification icons
- Minor improvements

Oct 01
2017
Version 3.1.1

More obvious disclaimer about Device Administrator requirement.

Mar 12
2017
Version 3.1.0

- Now keyboard doesn’t block passcode field on small devices during the install process for kid's devices.
- Shows error message when trying to type emojis in the custom message to kids.
- Improved customer support features
- Fixed bugs and crashes

Mar 09
2017
Version 3.0.2

Ver. 3.0.2
Major update!
- Fixed second parent can't connect issue
- Added DinnerTime Plus parent notification when a new app is installed on the kid’s device.
- Added DinnerTime Admin Mode feature to allow parents to temporarily access the kid’s device during DinnerTime restriction to perform administration work, or modify the restriction policy if the kid's device is not connected online.
- Improved functionality for Daily Time Limit, Permitted Apps and Bed Time Break.
- Bug fixes

Dec 15
2016
Version 3.0.1

Ver. 3.0.1
Major update!
- Added DinnerTime Plus parent notification when a new app is installed on the kid’s device.
- Added DinnerTime Admin Mode feature to allow parents to temporarily access the kid’s device during DinnerTime restriction to perform administration work, or modify the restriction policy if the kid's device is not connected online.
- Numerous bug fixes & performance optimizations.
- Improved functionality for Daily Time Limit, Permitted Apps and Bed Time Break.

Dec 16
2015
Version 2.0.2

Ver. 2.0.2
Fixed feature unlock issue seen on few selected Android devices
Enhanced parent notification feature to detect improper setting on the child's device
Ver. 2.0
New sign up procedure: easier, faster, and no longer requires SMS verification
Allow different sets of permitted apps for different Scheduled Breaks
Create up to 8 Scheduled Breaks (paid account)
View child’s device usage history for the last 24 hours (paid account)
Customize warning messages during timeouts (paid account)

Dec 07
2015
Version 2.0

Sep 17
2015
Version 1.8.2

DinnerTime Plus is the best Android app with real-time remote monitoring and parental control features to manage and take control of your kid’s smartphone/tablet usage habits and addiction.

"The new app designed to create more quality time with your kids. This is Brilliant." - ABC TV Good Morning America


"The app is the simplest solution you’ll find for parents who want to give their kids time-outs from their phones & tablets." - Lifehacker


DinnerTime Parental Control in “20 of the best Android apps from June” - The Guardian


"Hot tech life hacks to make the most of summer" - USA Today


"Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices." - Reuters


The app works from the parent’s phone (Android or iPhone) to link up to two kids' Android devices:


The app gives parents the ability to easily lock and unlock their child’s Android tablet or smartphone during dinner time, studying time or bed time, without intrusive controls, no matter where they are. The app also comes with advanced parental features such as real-time monitoring, app or device usage limits; as well as detailed usage reporting for parents who wish to be more involved in guiding and understanding the way their kids use their phone or tablet.


Notes for Parents: Most of the 1-star ratings are from children. Our app has one of the highest parent satisfaction rating in Google Play.


Feature highlights:


1. Real-time monitoring: display real-time status of your children’s device (offline, standby, online) and see which app is currently running


2. Bed Time and Study Time control: set a start and end time to pause any activity while in Bed Time or Study Time mode. This still allows kids to access their alarm clock


3. Instant timeout: set ‘dinner time’ break and pauses any activity for any set time, up to 2 hours. Set ‘Take a Break’ and pauses any activity for any set time, up to 24 hours


4. App and Device time limits: set time limits for how long your children can use both the app and the device, regardless of whether the device is online or offline


5. App blocking feature: choose which apps your child can access or block , i.e. only educational apps during exam time


6. Live usage history: see when the last 15 apps your child has been using and for how long


7. Parent notification: notify parents if unusual child’s device activities are detected to give parents peace of mind


8. Customize permitted apps during restrictions: for example: allow reading apps during Bed Time restriction


9. Enhanced blocking feature: optional blocking feature for parents to provide the highest level of restriction control. When ‘enhanced lock feature’ is turned ON, the child’s device will be completely locked with no access to any apps including incoming phone calls while restrictions are enforced


10. Add a second parent: share the DinnerTime Plus parental control with another parent by linking to their phone number


11. Animated report summary on child’s device: avatar animates based on actual device usage; display today’s total screen time, time left on the child device (if there is a screen time limit) and most used app to help kids with their time management


Optional one time in-app purchase ($3.99): unlocks detailed usage reporting on the parent’s and child’s app and links to up to 5 kids’ devices: see how long your child has used their device and which apps they have used the most, so you know exactly what’s distracting them; on the child’s app

Watch short tutorial on how to setup DinnerTime Plus: http://youtu.be/2GDgJRRv3b8


As DinnerTime Plus is cloud-enabled you can use all of the parent’s phone features described above from any location, whether that be in the supermarket, or if your child is at a friend’s house.

Feb 17
2015
Version 1.7.0

DinnerTime Plus is the best Android app with real-time remote monitoring and parental control features to manage and take control of your kid’s smartphone/tablet usage habits and addiction.

"The new app designed to create more quality time with your kids. This is Brilliant." - ABC TV Good Morning America


"The app is the simplest solution you’ll find for parents who want to give their kids time-outs from their phones & tablets." - Lifehacker


DinnerTime Parental Control in “20 of the best Android apps from June” - The Guardian


"Hot tech life hacks to make the most of summer" - USA Today


"Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices." - Reuters


The app works from the parent’s phone (Android or iPhone) to link up to two kids' Android devices:


The app gives parents the ability to easily lock and unlock their child’s Android tablet or smartphone during dinner time, studying time or bed time, without intrusive controls, no matter where they are. The app also comes with advanced parental features such as real-time monitoring, app or device usage limits; as well as detailed usage reporting for parents who wish to be more involved in guiding and understanding the way their kids use their phone or tablet.


Notes for Parents: Most of the 1-star ratings are from children. Our app has one of the highest parent satisfaction rating in Google Play.


Feature highlights:


1. Real-time monitoring: display real-time status of your children’s device (offline, standby, online) and see which app is currently running


2. Bed Time and Study Time control: set a start and end time to pause any activity while in Bed Time or Study Time mode. This still allows kids to access their alarm clock


3. Instant timeout: set ‘dinner time’ break and pauses any activity for any set time, up to 2 hours. Set ‘Take a Break’ and pauses any activity for any set time, up to 24 hours


4. App and Device time limits: set time limits for how long your children can use both the app and the device, regardless of whether the device is online or offline


5. App blocking feature: choose which apps your child can access or block , i.e. only educational apps during exam time


6. Live usage history: see when the last 15 apps your child has been using and for how long


7. Parent notification: notify parents if unusual child’s device activities are detected to give parents peace of mind


8. Customize permitted apps during restrictions: for example: allow reading apps during Bed Time restriction


9. Enhanced blocking feature: optional blocking feature for parents to provide the highest level of restriction control. When ‘enhanced lock feature’ is turned ON, the child’s device will be completely locked with no access to any apps including incoming phone calls while restrictions are enforced


10. Add a second parent: share the DinnerTime Plus parental control with another parent by linking to their phone number


11. Animated report summary on child’s device: avatar animates based on actual device usage; display today’s total screen time, time left on the child device (if there is a screen time limit) and most used app to help kids with their time management


Optional one time in-app purchase ($3.99): unlocks detailed usage reporting on the parent’s and child’s app and links to up to 5 kids’ devices: see how long your child has used their device and which apps they have used the most, so you know exactly what’s distracting them; on the child’s app

Watch short tutorial on how to setup DinnerTime Plus: http://youtu.be/2GDgJRRv3b8


As DinnerTime Plus is cloud-enabled you can use all of the parent’s phone features described above from any location, whether that be in the supermarket, or if your child is at a friend’s house.

Dec 03
2014
Version 1.6.0

DinnerTime Plus is the best Android app with real-time remote monitoring and parental control features to manage and take control of your kid’s smartphone/tablet usage habits and addiction.

** FOR A LIMITED TIME: ONE-TIME IN-APP PURCHASE FOR ADVANCED PARENTAL CONTROL FEATURES IS AT $1.99 (50% DISCOUNT) BEFORE GOING BACK TO REGULAR PRICE OF $3.99 IN February 6, 2015 (EXTENDED).


"The new app designed to create more quality time with your kids. This is Brilliant." - ABC TV Good Morning America


"The app is the simplest solution you’ll find for parents who want to give their kids time-outs from their phones & tablets." - Lifehacker


DinnerTime Parental Control in “20 of the best Android apps from June” - The Guardian


"Hot tech life hacks to make the most of summer" - USA Today


"Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices." - Reuters


The app works from the parent’s phone (Android or iPhone) to link up to two kids' Android devices:


The app gives parents the ability to easily lock and unlock their child’s Android tablet or smartphone during dinner time, studying time or bed time, without intrusive controls, no matter where they are. The app also comes with advanced parental features such as real-time monitoring, app or device usage limits; as well as detailed usage reporting for parents who wish to be more involved in guiding and understanding the way their kids use their phone or tablet.


Feature highlights:


1. Real-time monitoring: display real-time status of your children’s device (offline, standby, online) and see which app is currently running


2. Bed Time and Study Time control: set a start and end time to pause any activity while in Bed Time or Study Time mode. This still allows kids to access their alarm clock


3. Instant timeout: set ‘dinner time’ break and pauses any activity for any set time, up to 2 hours. Set ‘Take a Break’ and pauses any activity for any set time, up to 24 hours


4. App and Device time limits: set time limits for how long your children can use both the app and the device, regardless of whether the device is online or offline


5. App blocking feature: choose which apps your child can access or block , i.e. only educational apps during exam time


6. Live usage history: see when the last 15 apps your child has been using and for how long


7. Parent notification: notify parents if unusual child’s device activities are detected to give parents peace of mind


8. Customize permitted apps during restrictions: for example: allow reading apps during Bed Time restriction


9. Enhanced blocking feature: optional blocking feature for parents to provide the highest level of restriction control. When ‘enhanced lock feature’ is turned ON, the child’s device will be completely locked with no access to any apps including incoming phone calls while restrictions are enforced


10. Add a second parent: share the DinnerTime Plus parental control with another parent by linking to their phone number


11. Animated report summary on child’s device: avatar animates based on actual device usage; display today’s total screen time, time left on the child device (if there is a screen time limit) and most used app to help kids with their time management


Optional one time in-app purchase ($1.99 - 50% off limited time only. Going back to $3.99 soon): unlocks detailed usage reporting on the parent’s and child’s app and links to up to 5 kids’ devices: see how long your child has used their device and which apps they have used the most, so you know exactly what’s distracting them; on the child’s app

Watch short tutorial on how to setup DinnerTime Plus: http://youtu.be/2GDgJRRv3b8


As DinnerTime Plus is cloud-enabled you can use all of the parent’s phone features described above from any location, whether that be in the supermarket, or if your child is at a friend’s house.

Nov 05
2014
Version 1.5.0

DinnerTime Plus is the best Android app with real-time remote monitoring and parental control features to manage and take control of your kid’s smartphone/tablet usage habits and addiction.

"The new app designed to create more quality time with your kids. This is Brilliant." - ABC TV Good Morning America


"The app is the simplest solution you’ll find for parents who want to give their kids time-outs from their phones & tablets." - Lifehacker


DinnerTime Parental Control in “20 of the best Android apps from June” - The Guardian


"Hot tech life hacks to make the most of summer" - USA Today


"Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices." - Reuters


The app works from the parent’s phone (Android or iPhone) to link up to two kids' Android devices:


The app gives parents the ability to easily lock and unlock their child’s Android tablet or smartphone during dinner time, studying time or bed time, without intrusive controls, no matter where they are. The app also comes with advanced parental features such as real-time monitoring, app or device usage limits; as well as detailed usage reporting for parents who wish to be more involved in guiding and understanding the way their kids use their phone or tablet.


Feature highlights:


1. Real-time monitoring: display real-time status of your children’s device (offline, standby, online) and see which app is currently running


2. Bed Time and Study Time control: set a start and end time to pause any activity while in Bed Time or Study Time mode. This still allows kids to access their alarm clock


3. Instant timeout: set ‘dinner time’ break and pauses any activity for any set time, up to 2 hours. Set ‘Take a Break’ and pauses any activity for any set time, up to 24 hours


4. App and Device time limits: set time limits for how long your children can use both the app and the device, regardless of whether the device is online or offline


5. App blocking feature: choose which apps your child can access or block , i.e. only educational apps during exam time


6. Live usage history: see when the last 15 apps your child has been using and for how long


7. Parent notification: notify parents if unusual child’s device activities are detected to give parents peace of mind


8. Customize permitted apps during restrictions: for example: allow reading apps during Bed Time restriction


9. Enhanced blocking feature: optional blocking feature for parents to provide the highest level of restriction control. When ‘enhanced lock feature’ is turned ON, the child’s device will be completely locked with no access to any apps including incoming phone calls while restrictions are enforced


10. Add a second parent: share the DinnerTime Plus parental control with another parent by linking to their phone number


11. Animated report summary on child’s device: avatar animates based on actual device usage; display today’s total screen time, time left on the child device (if there is a screen time limit) and most used app to help kids with their time management


Optional one time in-app purchase ($1.99 - limited time only): unlocks detailed usage reporting on the parent’s and child’s app and links to up to 5 kids’ devices: see how long your child has used their device and which apps they have used the most, so you know exactly what’s distracting them; on the child’s app

Watch short tutorial on how to setup DinnerTime Plus: http://youtu.be/2GDgJRRv3b8


As DinnerTime Plus is cloud-enabled you can use all of the parent’s phone features described above from any location, whether that be in the supermarket, or if your child is at a friend’s house.

Previous 3 versions
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