Many of the one star reviews are from children who are frustrated by the features of DinnerTime Plus! From the perspective of a parent this means that DinnerTime Plus is working well. So please take the average rating with a grain of salt.
The new DinnerTime Plus 3.0 is here! Please make sure both the parent's and kid's devices have this latest app version installed.
DinnerTime Plus is THE BEST Android app for parents to monitor and control their children’s smartphone/tablet usage.
"[DinnerTime Plus] is the simplest solution you’ll find for parents who want to give their kids time-outs from their phones & tablets." - Lifehacker
Real-time monitoring: See exactly what your child is doing on their phone in real time
Instant breaks: Set instant ‘Dinnertime’ or ‘Take a Break’ breaks pausing your child’s device activity for up to 24 hours
Scheduled breaks: Create up to 2 ‘Scheduled Breaks’ such as ‘Bed Time’ or ‘Study Time’ that automatically block your child’s device usage following a customized schedule
Set permitted apps: Allow your child to access specific apps during their breaks
App and Device time limits: Set time limits for how long your child can use their device or a specific app. Works even if your child goes offline. Set different time limits for weekends versus weekdays.
Unusual activity notifications: Receive a notification if your child’s device experiences unusual activity
Parents notification when a new app is installed on the kid’s device.
Admin Mode feature to allow parents to temporarily access the kid’s device during DinnerTime restriction to perform administration work, or modify the restriction policy if the kid's device is not connected online.
Add a second parent: Add another parental device to monitor and block your child’s device
Add a second child: Monitor and block a second child’s device
New sign up procedure: Our new sign up system is easier, faster, and no longer requires SMS verification
With a one time in-app purchase of only $3.99, you can support the developers and access even more features, including:
Add up to 5 different children’s devices
Access reports of your child’s usage today, yesterday, and for the last 7 days
Six extra Scheduled Breaks: Parents can now create up to 8 Scheduled Breaks
24 hour history: Parents can now view their child’s device usage history for the last 24 hours
Customized warnings: Customize warning messages during timeouts
DinnerTime Plus utilizes cloud-enabled technology, meaning all its features occur in real-time from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection.
Watch a short tutorial on how to setup DinnerTime Plus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neDtOjymijg
NOTES FOR PARENTS:
Most of the 1-star ratings are from children. Our app has one of the highest parent satisfaction ratings in Google Play.
Because we link each parent account with a phone number, the parent account must be linked to a phone (Android or iOS).
This app uses the Device Administrator permission.
"The new app designed to create more quality time with your kids. This is Brilliant." - ABC TV Good Morning America
What parents are saying:
“Absolutely the best app out there … Any parent [whose] kid has a cell phone needs this app.”
“Brilliant app, gives me the piece of mind that my daughter is being responsible!”
“Gives me complete control [...] Wouldn’t change a thing.”
“This has got to be the greatest app EVER!!! Although my kids may disagree.”
“Simple and sweet.”
“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”