'Play My Way' Takes Advantage of Kids' Mobile Device Addictions

By: Joey Haar - Nov 1, 2016
References: playmyway & techcrunch
Mobile devices can be addictive even for adults, let alone children, and the 'Play My Way' app has discovered a system for making the most out of the irresistible impact that technology tends to have on kids. Rather than outright banning a device, Play My Way forces kids to learn before they can return to gaming.

Play My Way runs in the background of kids' devices at all times, monitoring the amount of time they've spent in that session. After an amount of time specified by the parent, the app will lock the device until the child completes a small test. Parents can decide the subject matter of that test, letting them base it on their children's current curricula.

The app is a compromise between parents and kids, giving children no choice but to do their homework if they want to continue playing.