By now we know that apps come in every shape and size. You’ve got your 2GB, your 2MB, your bright, dull, spinning, slow, buzzing, loud, quiet, and just about every other kind of app that you can imagine.
Now, we’ve got a new type of app on the market that fills a niche market that I didn’t even know existed. Baby Night Light, from Bipfun, is an app built for babies and toddlers, which acts as an impromptu night-light.
By utilizing a function extremely similar to the flashlight, but loading up with fuzzy cute animals and whirling lights, the Baby Night Light app helps to create a soothing and ambient atmosphere that your baby can use to get to sleep.
If you’re sick of sitting by your baby and making ocean noises while rocking the cradle, then this free little app might just be a welcome addition to your app library.
This app comes loaded with up to 12 animal night light characters, all of which take the center-stage on the screen if selected. Some of these animals are locked, while others are totally available for general baby consumption.
These characters are backlit by a huge range of colors available for each night-light, and are emitted against a rotating background. The user can adjust the brightness and sound to ensure that the settings are appropriate.
Probably the most advanced and impressive of the Baby Night Light functions, is the Sound Detector, which actually can turn the night-light on if crying or excessive sound is detected, or slowly fade away if there is no noise detected (and thus the baby is sleeping).
Concept and Functionality:
My greatest concern with this app, was the idea that I do not want to encourage children to get involved with iPhones or smartphones too early. While the Baby Night Light app may be a perfect way to get to sleep, what happens if your baby wakes up and begins surfing Facebook?
All jokes aside though, the app runs extremely well and has a great framework. You will want to put the app on Airplane mode to ensure that there is no noise while the baby sleeps, and you may be rightfully wary about placing an iPhone near your baby.
However, the app ensures that it is safe, and Airplane mode should prohibit the sending or receiving of waves that could cause concern.
The app is free, works well, and brings a cool and fresh concept to the table. If you don’t have a baby, you may not rush to the app store for this one, but if you’re into toddler friendly accessories and want to give it a spin, we definitely recommend it.
Baby Night Light requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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