S'moresUp - Best Chores App 4+

Your Partner in Parenting‪.‬

Rotation 5, LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.3 • 717 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

If you are looking for better ways to manage your family or help your kids learn responsibility and organization skills, you have some to the right place.

S'moresUp simplifies household management by helping families stay organized, connected, and engaged via one easy-to-use mobile app.

You are downloading the free version of the app, which gives you 45-day access to the premium features.

About the creators:
S'moresUp was developed by longtime friends and techies Priya Rajendran and Reeves Xavier, who are passionate about using technology to solve parenting challenges.

Here is a quick message from Priya.

Hey folks, first of all, I appreciate you for taking the first step in looking to get help from technology in managing your families.

My name is Priya, and like most moms, I go by the title "Laya's Mom". I am a single mom with 3 jobs; a 24/7 parenting job, my mortgage-paying job as a technologist, and a passion job as a creator of S'moresUp.

S'moresUp was created as a simple home management system to bring consistency to my family. It brought significant changes to our home, and my friends started noticing the difference. I shared my solution with my friends and family looking for ways to manage their families better. Three years after, we have more than 130K families using the app.

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.

Happy Parenting!
Priya

S'moresUp's offers:
--> Chore Management: A highly customizable chore management system lets parents enter all of their household chores, and S'moresUp takes care of the rest. Using its sophisticated ChoreAI machine learning system, S'moresUp assigns, reminds, and rewards family members for chore completion saving parents an average of 8 hours per week. Integrations with Google and Amazon, GE Smart Appliances, and Bosch make family management uber smart.

--> Allowance Management: S'moresUp provides a comprehensive chore-reward management system (kids earn S'mores/points for every chore/action completed) that allows children to learn important life lessons regarding money management and smart spending/saving. The allowance tool provides an easy way to incentivize kids to do the right things, applying a penalty when they do not.

--> Schedule Management: S'moresUp provides a collaborative family planner for scheduling appointments and events, keeping everyone informed and on task.

--> Family Networking: With S'moresUp, families have access to a safe and secure way to stay in touch with extended family members through Family Campfires, as well as engage with a community of parents to share and discuss tips and tricks, find recommendations and get advice on parenting when they need it. For kids, this also creates a safe environment for learning and practicing proper social media etiquette.

The app provides a profile for everyone in the family so that if they are old enough, they can all manage their own responsibilities.

S'moresUp Premium:
- Monthly and annual plans available that unlock Premium features like Advanced Chore Scheduling, MoneyWise for Kids, Penalty Management, Auto Allocation of Chores, Reward Approval, Daily/Weekly/Monthly Reports
- Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account after your free trial expires (45 days or 450 chores completed whichever comes first)
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
- The account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours before the end of the current period and identify the cost of the renewal.
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.
– S'moresUp Terms of Service: https://www.smoresup.com/terms-of-use
– S'moresUp Privacy Policy: https://www.smoresup.com/privacy-policy/

What’s New

Version 06.06.30

A newly redesigned Family Tab which makes family management more simple.

Btw, we are still one of the best apps out there to manage your family, and we constantly work on making it better with every release. So give us a try!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
717 Ratings

717 Ratings

GibliGiblii ,

Mostly Very Good, But...

Overall, very good. And I think I may become a paying user, but there are some serious load-time issues and a couple bugs/oversights that seem like they should have been addressed out by now.

Bug: When l try to use the Advanced scheduling to set up a chore that has more than one week between completions, the interface will not allow me to enter a number of completions different from the number of days in the frequency block I'm trying to use.

For instance, if I am trying to enter a chore that needs to be completed X time(s) every X months, it will default to 31 times every X months. If I am trying to enter a chore that needs to be completed X time(s) every X weeks, it will default to 7 times every X weeks.

If I try to change it to 1 time every X weeks/months, it will not assign the chore until it reverts back to the auto-populated incorrect value.

Oversight: Though it's obvious that SmoresUp is trying to get users to use the app to manage their schedules, the fact is most of us who already use a cloud calendar use Google Calendar. It is so feature rich with countless integrations and a robust development cycle, that very few SmoresUp users would every consider leaving Google in favor of SmoresUp.

With that, it would be far more beneficial for SmoresUp to allow users to push the chore schedule to a Google Calendar than to pull the Google Calendar into SmoresUp.

Fix those two things and I will gladly pay for the service without hesitation.

Awesome Momma💪🏾 ,

Awesome!

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.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for taking the time to write to us and thank for the awesome review.

Regarding the issues reported, we have seen it happen to couple of our users. We have not been able to identify what is causing this issue. Now that the advances chore scheduling has been released, we will get some time to look into this issues. Thank you for your patience.

Have a great week.

Reeves - Team S'moresUp

JuneRhythm ,

Good for what it is, we just don’t need all the extras

I tried the app to see if it would help motivate my daughter (she’s 8) to track her chores since she was gifted a tablet for Christmas. At first she was engaged with it at and loved seeing her S’mores add up, but she’s honestly lost interest in it already. I’m not sure if we’ll keep using it or not.

We personally do not need the extras like the calendar, or connecting with family with the Family Circle or Campfire, and I don’t list my own household tasks on the app. I just needed something basic to help my daughter want to do her chores and keep track of them. The app works great for that. I have her chores listed by time to keep them organized and have included a few bonus things a day like when she tracks her screen time or helps makes dinner.

My only complaint is that the as needed chores are not checked off like the daily chores in the Weekly Chore Progress. There are chores for us like put away laundry, unload dishwasher, etc. that are not an everyday chore. Without having a checkmark for those, I’m not entirely sure she gets credit for them and I don’t know what day they were done. So changing that would be a nice feature.

I will say that the admin team is fantastic and do seem engaged with users to continue making the app better. Even though we don’t have use for many of the features, overall I think it’s a very good app.

Developer Response ,

June, thank you very much for taking the time to review the app. It totally makes sense that most other features are of no use to you at this time.

We are working on a feature that improves the experience of the kids and we can look to see if we can enable an option to remove those features that are not being used by the kids to stream line the process.

Also, appreciate your feedback on the "As needed" chore. I think at this time, when an "as needed" chore is completed, it goes under the specific kids as something that was completed for that day. If that is not happening, then we may have an issue with the code. We will look to see how we can represent this better.

Once again, thank you!
-Reeves, Team S'moresUp

App Privacy

The developer, Rotation 5, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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