S'moresUp is an app that helps parents raise and nurture responsible, independent, self-managed and financially savvy kids.
We achieve this by providing parents with simple, easy to use and safe tools to manage chores, allowances, calendars, setting up play dates, staying in touch with extended family and friends and a parenting community all from one place.
For kids, we provide tools that can help them self-manage and practice money management skills.
My name is Priya, and I am the co-creator of S'moresUp. It all started with a simple post on the local community.
One year ago, I was going through some hardships in life that had thrown my life and our family routine out of whack. It wasn’t an easy time for any of us. Not knowing what else to do, I asked our local community to recommend a family management app that would help maintain a schedule and bring consistency to our lives. I got a few good recommendations and ended up trying them all.
Unfortunately, each app was only good for one thing – and downloading 10+ apps to manage my household did not make things easier. Checking oodles of apps all day takes up time, and without syncing any of it together, it didn’t solve my parenting problems.
That's when I teamed up with my friend Reeves to hack a system that worked for my family. We talked to other parents, and we iterated on our solution as we got feedback from them. The result is S'moresUp; A modern-tool for modern-day parents!
S'moresUp was created based on my experience and insecurities as a single mom trying to balance my family life and professional life. S'moresUp provides a simple tool that maintains consistency for my kid and keeps it secure to communicate and collaborate among family members.
Sometimes parenting is hard. But you don't have to tackle it alone. Give S'moresUp a try, and you would never want to go back to the old ways.
Priya - S'moresUp
First of all the essential features of S'moresUp is 100% free. The app considers anyone who is signing up for as a parent. You can invite a partner to manage the family and can add any number of kids to the family. Each person in the family has separate access (pin) to their profile. Kids in the family have a different profile page than their parents.
The app has four primary menu buttons:
Everything that you need to know about what's happening in your family is right here. From home, you can stay in touch with your family members through messages and post. Send them a lovely picture from your workplace or use it as a way to set some ground rules at home.
Home is also the place from where you share things with your connected families and friends safely and securely.
As a parent, you can also engage with other community members and share your thoughts or ideas with them. Be it parenting tips, upcoming events, news, doubts, clarifications, or research information; you have an open space to post them.
It is an easy way to manage kids’ chores and allowances.
* Setup the recurrence of the chore by selecting Daily, Weekly or Once as you create the chore and assign to your kids.
* Track all your assigned and unassigned chores in “Family Chores" section
* New to chores, "Discover Chores" can help you get started with some favorite chores.
* Automatic reminders sent to your kids for incomplete chores before its due.
* Simple calendar designed from scratch with families in mind.
* A view for every member of the family
* Easy import of events from other calendars
* Setup a playdate with connected family members with a click of a button
4. Easy Family Management
Chore Progress, Rewards, Awards, Saving Goals & playdate planner. All in one place for easy management
With all these multiple and advanced features incorporated in a single package, it is no surprise why S’moresUp is one of the best chores app in the market.
Simple, Safe, and Secure way to stay organized and connected for modern-day families. We listen to our users and update the app pretty regularly to keep things running smoothly.
Ratings and Reviews
Not sure yet but we’re all trying
Got the whole fam on this but it is still a bit buggy. Like entering in chores and then they disappear or setting up the calendar for Sunday start and it shows Monday so now trying to put it back to Monday for default to see if then it’ll work better. Some improvements would be to be able to assign chores to a specific time and date maybe that’s possible in optional but it doesn’t always show. Also-I’d like to see the amount of s’mores earned on the dates earned in case both parents approved an optional chore or gave additional bonus for the same thing. Adding to the calendar in a span of several days for vacation, etc. would also be great! Our little is loving this app so we’re both trying but we see missing info that was once there a lot. It’s a bit frustrating to have to re-input things over and over again but we’re hoping these bugs and further improvements are worked out since this could be an amazing app. Thank you for creating it! Just hoping it improves sooner than later so that we don’t get all overly frustrated and just bail out. Haven’t gotten the little to try so many new foods til this app. Can’t wait for the reward system approval updates. Hopefully all info like what was earned, saving past chores so parents can add easier if they disappeared, etc. can be more visible to all including the child.
Developer Response ,
Thank JoyC_NY for taking the time to write to us.
We are working on fixing some of the issues that you reported (like chore's perceived disappearance) and adding features like Reward approval and daily reporting.
There has delay in development over the last few weeks due to complexity of the system and also medical emergencies and we are trying to get back on track.
Will it be possible for you to let us know what the issue is with setting the start of week to Sunday and it showing Monday? Are you observing this on a specific section of the app?
We are so glad that the little one is liking the app and gets to try new food. We promise we will make it better going forward.
Thanks, Reeves - Team S'moresUp
So far great, looking forward to more
So far the app does everything it needs to, which is great! It has been surprisingly hard for us to find an app that fits our needs, and FINALLY we found this one! It seems to function a tad slow, which really isn’t a huge problem, it doesn’t much affect functionality, but it can be very mildly frustrating at times. But it’s a very small downside. The only real issue I see is that my “kid” can’t see the calendar. I had read that this issue had been addressed from a review I read before downloading but I may have misunderstood. I have seen that as a developer you keep up to date and keep adding useful features and fixing issues like this one, so I’m pleased to know that such things are possible in the future and I look forward to using this app more!
Developer Response ,
Just following up to see how your experience has been recently. We added some changes to the kids view so that the can see what is planned for them for the whole week. Did your family get a chance to check that out?
Please let us know how it is going and what we can do to make it better for you?
Reeves - Team S'moresUp
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. Yes, we did experience some slowness in the performance of the app these past week and are working diligently to resolve the performance issue. Kids should be able to see the calendar by clicking on the 'Calendar' menu in the main menu. Please do contact us through the support option in the app if you are continuing to not see the calendars from the kid's view. We will be able to help you to resolve this.
This app is perfect for giving your children responsibilities and teaching them about taking care of their business which leads to rewards! They can earn money and it encourages them to create goals! It also helps them to learn time and money management. Oh and yes...points can be taken away too! So, if the job isn’t done correctly then you don’t get paid in real life and this also helps them learn this concept as well. This type of responsibility also helps children self manage and cultivate a sense of independence! And my two sons ages 9 & 11 absolutely love this app! We all have iPhones and it works great!!
Side note: The app can be a little glitchy like my one of my sons couldn’t log in after successfully using the app on the first day it was installed. So, I uninstalled it and then reinstalled it and it has been working fine ever since! Also when you are trying to add a reward like “dining out” if you create the reward and then decide to edit it the app will keep closing, but if you just delete the reward and recreate it it will work. The boys have the iPhone 8’s and us parents have the 11 pro max if that helps any.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.