HeyWe! the Family Assistant: Know that Clock from Harry Potter?

Price: Free

HeyWe! iPhone App Written Review

HeyWe! for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

One of the things that we like most about iOS is its absolutely never-ending potential to change our lives for the better. Something as simple as an app can make our day-to-day habits that much easier to handle, and we cannot get enough of that. For instance, HeyWe! by developer Cosmic Gecko allows us to stay that much tighter to our nuclear family unit, and without any additional cost or effort on our part. It makes it simple and efficient to keep tabs on your loved ones, and all from a device you’re carrying anyway. If that peaks your curiosity, you need only to scroll on down below the break to see what we’re talking about.

Concept and Functionality

HeyWe! is based on one single idea: Most families these days have smartphones, even the youngest members of the clan. As such, we’re constantly sending each other text messages, phone calls, calendars, and small reminders. We also like to keep tabs on each others’ locations via services like FourSquare. All of this is great, but why bother keeping it all locked away in several distinct apps? Why not, instead, put it all under one roof?

That’s more or less what HeyWe! is offering, as it allows you to send messages to specific family members or the whole group. You can also modify the family calendar, share quick notes, and see where everyone is using the handy map. It’s really a rather brilliant idea, and we imagine it will have a lot to offer the average, mini-van owning family. We especially like the shared notes function, as my wife and I tend most to share small shopping lists or reminders in this fashion. With HeyWe!, the process is just that much easier to manage.

Design and Graphics

HeyWe! for iPhone

HeyWe! for iPhone

However, we wouldn’t think nearly as highly of HeyWe! as we do if it weren’t for the apps killer looks. It’s obvious to us that the developers didn’t want to simply make a run-of-the-mill app. A lot of attention has been paid to ensuring the app looks gorgeous, functions quickly, and behaves flawlessly. We could’t crash it, and even doing something as complex as setting up your family unit takes only a matter of units. All in all, it’s a slick presentation that we have a hard time finding any fault with.

Overall Value

Best of all, the app is completely free in the App Store. As such, you’ve got no reason not to give it a go. Think about it: How often do you send these kinds of messages or reminders from your iPhone to a family member—or all of them? Save yourself some time and download HeyWe! We promise you’ll enjoy the increased productivity, and with no overhead to consider at first, there’s hardly a reason to hold back here.

HeyWe!HeyWe! requires iOS 5.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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One Response to “HeyWe! the Family Assistant: Know that Clock from Harry Potter?”

  1. Jonathan Martin says:

    I am sorry a much better family tracking and collaboration apps exist from rapid Protect at rapidprotect.com. Those apps are available on android, iPhone, blackberry and symbian platforms for over a year. Those apps Rapid Protect and rapid Tracker will blow apps like heyWe! in the corner.

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