“KIDzOUT is the first app of its kind. KIDzOUT app has more than 250,000 locations in it and growing, so you can make the smartest choices. The KIDzOUT database is by far the largest, most focused list of locations parents need to know about to meet the needs of their kids. This database is nationwide in scope, and is updated constantly by KIDzOUT users so you can expect to find everything from major retail and restaurant chains to local businesses and parks that you’d otherwise miss. We wanted a solution for parents so they can know where to go no matter where they roam.” said Sieve- Hicks.
By Seth Heine, President, KIDzOUT
An idea that was first explored at the Boulder Startup Weekend in February is now available in the Apple iPhone Store. KIDzOUT a highly detailed, GPS-based application that uses a proprietary database of nearly 250,000 relevant locations with searchable details for families on the go has already had over 300 downloads and 85 reviews.
Developed in the Denver-metro area with co-founders in Louisville, Colo. and Wyoming, the app directs families to diaper changing stations (sorted by women’s room, men’s room and family room installations); family-friendly restaurant details (high chairs, diaper changing stations, playgrounds, gluten-free menu options); playground locations (bathrooms, water fountains, playground features); and medical facilities (ER’s, walk-in medical facilities, pharmacies). This allows families to travel almost anywhere in the U.S., and Know Where To Go when they need to take care of children’s urgent needs.
According to co-founder Seth Heine, of Louisville, KIDzOUT got its legs at the intense weekend startup event. “We had this idea, and after spending the weekend talking with developers about how this idea could actually work as an app, I left the startup weekend confident that this was an idea whose time had come,” said Heine. “It was during that weekend that I began talking to—and hiring—developers and we got serious about devising a way to pre-populate our app with relevant locations.
As a parent, co-founder Jen Sieve-Hicks knows the value of the information KIDzOUT delivers.