Teaching children good habits is something that is incredibly hard to do, but it pays off in the long run and helps them become responsible adults. Do You Promise is a fantastic children’s app by Jessami Ltd that encourages kids to make and keep promises in order to build positive habits.
One of the first things I noticed about Do You Promise is that the app looks very clean and pretty. It’s kid-friendly, meaning there are no obvious external links or ads to worry about. Navigation is very smooth and parents shouldn’t have an issue with setting Do You Promise up for their child to use.
In order to take advantage of Do You Promise, you have to set up a profile for each child. This includes adding information such as name, an optional photo, date of birth, gender, and profile color. Next, choose a character for your child to receive calls from. Kids can choose between a princess and a robot, with extra characters available via in-app purchase.
Once a character is selected, parents can choose which promises their child must make to their chosen character. This includes predefined promises such as staying in bed, brushing their teeth, finishing their dinner, and more.
Unfortunately parents can’t create their own promise, mainly because the characters are programmed specifically for each promise. I’d like to see a custom promise feature in the future, though, which would require just a basic script from the character asking the child if they kept their promise.
Kids will receive a call from their character via push notification, and their character will ask them if they’ve kept their promise. I really like the animation and the concept, including the option to enable camera functionality so it looks like your child is actually on FaceTime with the character. This makes the experience a bit more real, which is very cool.
Once the call is complete, Do You Promise requires kids to “seal” their promise using two fingers. Parents can track their progress and make sure their child is keeping their promises, yielding a reward when the promise has been fulfilled. Parents determine the reward when setting up Do You Promise, and it’s as simple as tying it into a text box.
When it comes to price, you certainly can’t beat the price of free. Do You Promise is also universally compatible with iPhone and iPad, which is a plus. There are in-app purchases for additional characters, though, and currently Santa can be unlocked for $0.99. I think this is very reasonable and I’m sure the developers will be adding additional characters in the future.
Overall, I highly recommend checking out Do You Promise if you’re looking for a creative way to motivate your child while helping them build strong habits!
Do You Promise requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
A small administrative fee was paid by the developer for publication of this review, which did not influence the reviewer’s opinion