6/19/2012 – Fun at Camp Mom-and-Dad : Chicago Tribune
""The key is for the kids to have fun and find an activity they enjoy, and really want to do...Check it out: Mom Maps is an app (iPhone and Android) with recommendations for lots of local adventures, including playgrounds."
Read more in Chicago Tribune .
6/4/2012 – 7 Apps Every Mom Needs this Summer : Mom Central
"When you find yourself searching for a place to bring the kids, Mom Maps can help point you in the right direction."
Read more on Mom Central .
5/22/2012 – Hot fun in the summertime with these mobile apps : Chicago Tribune
"So your kids are out of school, and you want ideas for how to avoid having them sit in front of the TV set all day. Finding fun and inexpensive activities on the fly isn't always easy. The Mom Maps app is a must-have for any mom or dad on the go."
Read more on the Chicago Tribune .
5/15/2012 – Best Paid and Free iPhone Apps for Moms: Parenting Magazine
"If you're out of town, you might have no idea where to take the kids for some age-appropriate fun. Whip out your Mom Map, and be inspired! "
Read more on the Parenting.com .
5/9/2012 – Five great apps moms will love
"This is for the mom who is forever seeking something fun for the children to do.... ours truly added a couple of playgrounds while testing out the app. Hopefully more moms on the Island will start adding their favourite spots too — giving tourists and newcomers great suggestions for kid-friendly fun."
Read more on the Royal Gazette .
4/25/2012 – Mactrast: Apps for Parents of Toddlers
"Whether you’re looking for a big outing like to the zoo or art museum, or you’re just looking to kill an hour one Tuesday afternoon, you’ll find plenty of ideas with Mom Maps. And it’s invaluable if you’re visiting grandma out of town and want to get some fresh air."
Read more on Mactrast.com .
4/19/2012 – ABC News, WXYC: Apps to make life less hectic for moms
"For the traveling mom, this app makes it easy to find kid friendly activities in new cities."
Read more on ABC News at WYYZ.com .
3/8/2012 – eHow: The Best Mobile Applications for Parents
"Mom Maps brings innovation and family fun to mobile navigation apps."
Read more on eHow .
3/13/2012 – Top-Ten Tuesdays: Best FREE Apps for Moms: Merely Mothers
"As the name implies, Mom Maps provides a list of nearby locations that are kid-friendly, such as parks, playgrounds, restaurants, museums, and even indoor play areas."
Read more on Merely Mothers .
1/24/2012 – San Francisco's Plan: Open Government, Open Data, Open Doors to New Business and Better Services
"San Francisco’s a town with a lot of mobile apps that can help its residents to navigate everyday life in the city... Mom Maps helps both residents and tourist parents alike quickly locate kid-friendly places to hang out."
Read more on Tech President.com .
1/13/2012 – Ah-snap! - A must have app for parents!
"You can find a restaurant that has a kid friendly menu you can find a playground that will allow the kid to run around and get the energy out! Its going to make your life easier. "
Read more on A Matter of Life and Tech .
1/6/2012 – Hit List: Our favorite apps: Mom Maps from Daily Thred
"There are apps available to help simplify our lives in many ways. Today, we’re sharing our favorite apps we have grown to love... Mom Maps find kid friendly places in your area "
Read more on Daily Thred.com .
12/29/2011 – TimeDog.com Tech and Mobile App Review -- Mom Maps
"Are you always on the look out for kid friendly places? The (Mom Maps) app helps find kid-friendly spots near you using your phones GPS, as well as read and write reviews about locations and post photos and videos of your favorite spots. "
Read more on TimeDog.com and Daily Motion.com .
12/1/2011 – Best Apps of 2011 - Apps for Parents and Parents-to-be from Lil Sugar
"(Mom Maps 14/21): It's great for those times that mama just can't seem to remember the name of that perfect play space she heard about last week!"
Read more on Lil Sugar .
11/17/2011 – Babble's Top 25 Travel Apps for Parents
"There are tourist attractions, and then there are places kids actually want to visit while you’re on vacation. With Mom Maps on your smartphone you can easily find every childrens museum, indoor playscape, kid-friendly restaurant, and playground within the vicinity of your GPS... The app also includes contact information for each destination, as well as reviews from real moms that let you know whether that out-of-the-way park is, well, worth driving out of the way for."
Read more on Babble .
11/17/2011 – Good Day Orlando and Playground Magazine: Family friendly travel apps
"If your Thanksgiving plans include traveling with kids there are some aps that can help make your trip easy and fun. "
See video on Good Day Orlando.
10/24/2011 – Voted Top App / Game for Families: Red Tricycle's Totally Awesome Awards!
See the full list Totally Awesome list on Red Tricycle.com .
10/21/2011 – Parenting Magazine's Best Paid and Free iPhone Apps for Moms
" If you're out of town, you might have no idea where to take the kids for some age-appropriate fun. Whip out your Mom Map, and be inspired!"
Read more on Parenting.com .
9/14/2011 – TOP 5: FAMILY TRAVEL APPS
"As much as we enjoy traveling as a family it’s sometimes chaotic, unorganized and unpredictable. Fortunately, technology is lending a hand to aid in the planning and organizing of a family vacation."
Read more on Kiddy Travel .
9/1/2011 – Mom Maps Review – Find Kid Friendly Locations
"Mom Maps is an easy to use, free app that displays kid-friendly spots based on your location. You can easily and rapidly find fun places where you can go with your child."
Read more on FindMySoft.com .
8/3/2011 – Bostinnovation: BostonBU Alum Creates Mobile App to Help Parents Find Safe, Fun Places For Kids to Play
"Check out MomMaps and make sure to add your favorite kid-friendly spot to the list."
Read more on Bostinnovation .
8/1/2011 – White House Champions of Change: Technology
"President Obama is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government...These Champions of Change are individuals, groups or companies who are causing a data revolution by developing applications using open government data to create unique benefits to our citizens and communities."
Read more on the White House website .
7/28/2011 – White House, Open Data Developers Trade Ideas
"San Francisco residents have used the app to pressure city leaders to address park safety problems. Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra said Mom Maps could help parents in transparency-challenged countries alert their governments to problems at public facilities."
Read more on Gov Tech .
7/26/2011 – Useful iPhone Apps for Mom
"Beware this is not an exclusive list, and I only intend to give you some ideas about what would be suitable for a mom."
Read more on App Solution .
7/15/2011 – Find kid friendly locations on the go with Mom Maps - Android App Review
"Have you been in a situation where your kids would wish to go to a restaurant or park but you were unsure of the places nearby? And most importantly whether your kids would like the restaurants or Museums? Mom Maps is a solution to all Moms who would like to find fun, kid friendly locations on the go! The popular iPhone app for Moms is now come to the Android Market."
Read more on Android Development Talk .
7/1/2011 – Mom Maps – Today’s Sweet App
"It may be called Mom Maps, but dads should feel free to grab this helpful app.When you’re out and about this summer with a car full of kids and need to find kid-friendly spots, this is the useful app to have on hand. I’m sure you may have your day mapped out ahead of time. But in the event you need a helping hand in the family department, it’s merely a click away."
Read more on 1095 Crush FM .
6/27/2011 – Best iPhone Apps for Moms
"This FREE app was developed by a SkinnyScoop mom. It's a great resource to find kid-friendly locations around you"
Read more on Skinny Scoop.
6/22/2011 – Keep your kid’s summer sane with these iPhone apps
"You don’t want your young children in front of the television all day, but generating fun, inexpensive activities on the fly isn’t always easy. The free Mom Maps app is a must-have for any parent on the go."
Read more on Appolicious .
6/19/2011 – IndyStar.com: Travel apps keep parents prepared
"Designed with parents in mind, a free app called Mom Maps locates indoor play areas, museums and nearby parks to take the guesswork out of where to stop."
Read more on IndyStar.com .
6/16/2011 – White House Champions of Change
"The event recognized 16 “Champions of Change” – developers who built innovative applications utilizing federal, state, and local government datasets. Among the 16 Champions included: Jill Seman, creator of MomMaps;."
Read more on Johnhab.com .
6/15/2011 – GovTech: White House Honors Unsung Open Data App Developers
"Developers who made the cut boasted apps that enabled users to find and organize pick-up games at public facilities, guided citizens through zoning ordinances, flagged parents to child-friendly locations, along with numerous other data-based services."
Read more on GovTech .
6/15/2011 – Daniel X. ONeil: Notes from the Champions of Change — Open Innovators Event at the White House
Read more on Daniel's blob derivativeworks.com .
6/7/2011 – Best Apps for Moms
"There's a wide array of parks, playgrounds, museums and indoor play areas to choose from, and the best part is that they've all been reviewed by parents."
Read more on 805moms.com .
5/31/2011 – Travel apps for families make trips easier
"A free app called Mom Maps pinpoints fun attractions such as indoor play areas, museums and parks. "
Read more on Az Central.com .
5/26/2011 – Winner of Reviewer's Choice Award 2011
"Mom Maps lets you tap the collective wisdom of parents everywhere to find kid-friendly fun when you need it."
Read more on Downloadnew.biz .
5/18/2011 – Top iPhone Apps For Moms
"Download Mom Maps and you'll never have to roll down the car window to ask a stranger if there's a park nearby... Mom Maps uses GPS to track your location and then alerts you to nearby parks, playgrounds, museums and restaurants that can handle spilled milk."
Read more on KCRA.com .
5/6/2011 – Top 5 Best iPhone,IPod And IPad Apps For Family Travel
"This happens to be by far the best iPhone app for family trips by road."
Read more on Best iPhone Apps.com .
5/2/2011 – Mom Maps featured Starbucks Digital Network
Mom Maps featured on Starbucks Digital Network week from May 3-10.
5/1/2011 – Mom Gizmo: Apps for Moms – Mom Maps
"The GPS feature of the app lets you see kids’ spots which are close to you, whether you are at home or on vacation, as well as reviews and ratings from other parents. So you can save your valuable time to have fun with the little ones."
Read more on Mom Gizmo .
4/26/2011 – Bigbluetrunk now part of Mom Maps!
"New Media Parents is pleased to include bigbluetrunk into our family of products and believes that Mom Maps and its line of mobile applications can make bigbluetrunk’s vision of great family travel a reality. "
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4/25/2011 – TravelMamas: Best iPhone Apps for Traveling with Kids
"It’s like getting the inside scoop from friends in the know on what makes the cut when it comes to kid-friendly attractions during your travels."
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4/11/2011 – Featured in Rookie Mom Challenge: Leave your neighborhood
"Ask a veteran mom for a suggestion, or for you city gals, check out MomMaps, which is both a website and an iPhone app with kid-friendly destinations pinned on a map."
View feature on Rookie Moms .
4/2011 – Boston University's Engineer : For Mobile Moms (and Dads): Alum's App Finds Kid-Friendly Places
"As a new mom Mom Maps provided me with a source of sanity.. Not only did it help me find great places on the go, but it motivated me to get out of the house and explore the city with my daughter - Kelly Tirman"
View feature in Boston University's Alum Magazine: Engineer .
3/24/2011 – Must Have iPhone Apps for Moms
"Seeing as we just moved I found Mom Maps to be a really helpful app. It found my location via GPS and then looking at the map I was able to search out nearby parks, and I could also see their size and what highways that they were next to."
View feature on Pretty Pink Mama .
2/5/2011 – 10 Must Download Apps for New Verizon iPhone Parents
"Mom Maps can help you as a parent, find fun, kid-friendly location...When you’re on the go, what’s better then to have a kid-friendly travel guide?"
View feature on Geekasms .
1/30/2011 – Invaluable iPhone Apps for Parents
"Being a parent is incredibly rewarding, life-enriching and very, very busy! ... Just as well the trusty iPhone can come to the rescue."
View feature on MobileAppAmerica.com .
1/12/2011 – Examiner.com: Five Free Apps Get You Local
"Looking for something to do with the kids and not sure where to go? Mom Maps could be your answer. This free app locates kid-friendly parks, playgrounds, restaurants, museums, and indoor play areas based on your current location."
View feature on Examiner.com - Arilington Girl Gadgets.
1/3/2011 – Mom Maps featured on Working Mother Magazine: 20 Best iPhone Apps
"Working-Mom Perk: Three words: cabin fever relief!"
View feature on Working Mother Magazine.
1/1/2011 – Mom Maps featured on TravelingMom: Parent Friendly Apps for Trips with Kids
"Have you ever been in a far-away city, been at a historic landmark when the kids started to cry, shriek with boredom, break into a severe temper tantrum and you knew a playground had to be the next stop but you didn't know where to go or how to get there? Mom Maps helps you find fun, kid-friendly spots when you’re somewhere new. "
View feature on TravelingMom.com.
12/31/2010 – Mom Maps featured on Mobile Development Talk: 5 Travel Apps for the Holidays
"This app taps the collective knowledge of parents from across the globe to locate kid-friendly fun places. You can read reviews from parents who have visited these places."
View feature on Mobile Development Talk.
11/24/2010 – Mom Maps featured on Good Day Sacramento: App of the week!
"Pay attention moms, this one is just for you. An app that shows kid friendly places on the go! This is very cool... Basically it maps out fun kid friendly places where ever you are."
View feature on Good Day Sacramento.
11/18/2010 – Mom Maps featured in San Francisco Business Journal: Pursuit of appy-ness
"Startups build businesses on S.F. data: Seman has formed New Media Parents, sells advertising and pays several part timers to help her expand functionality and geographical reach. "There's a lot of possibilities for open data I never imagined when I started using it. she said."
View feature on The San Francisco Business Times.
11/18/2010 – Mom Maps featured in Wall Street Journal: Apps Pave Way for City Services
"The open data efforts and contributions from family bloggers have made it grow into a thing that I would have never imagined," says Ms. Seman, who is offering Mom Maps for free to about two dozen other cities."
View feature on The Wall Street Journal.
10/30/2010 – Mom Maps featured in Much Happier: The MomMaps app by New Media Parents, Inc. is great for playdates!
View feature on muchhappier.com.
10/28/2010 – Mom Maps featured in Little Mass.com: Our Top 10 iPhone Apps for Mom
"Life gets pretty hectic. We understand that perfectly, and so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite iPhone apps, made to help organize crazy aspects of your life and act as the perfect personal assistant."
View feature on littlemass.com.
9/13/2010 – Mom Maps featured in San Francisco Chronicle: Newsom wants law to require online city data
"In the 11 months the policy has been in place, there's been more than 50 applications designed using city data, like CrimeMapping.com, Routesy for real-time transit information and Mom Maps, which finds kid-friendly locales.
View feature on sfgate.com.
9/9/2010 – Mom Maps on Optimal Trajectory: Mom Maps, an Example
"It became crowd-sourced vigilance, a way to monitor in real-time whether or not public spaces are kid-friendly. Moms started using the app, and a conversation started to emerge... And the city started to listen."
View feature on optimal-trajectory.com.
9/3/2010 – Mom Maps featured in San Francisco Examiner: Easier living through government transparency
"Mining of these data by local developers has enabled people, organizations and businesses to improve the performance of local government, and increase citizen participation... Mom Maps helps find fun and kid-friendly parks, playgrounds, restaurants, museums and indoor play areas."
View feature on examiner.com.
9/3/2010 – Mom Maps featured in Adobe Gov: Interviews with Open Government Innovators
"This clip highlights how government innovators and entrepreneurs are leveraging open government to drive environmental stewardship, advance public safety, speed public service, and foster innovation. (Features Jill Seman of Mom Maps)"
View feature on Adobe.com.
8/27/2010 – Mom Maps featured in ABC News' Tech it Out!: Moms Aim to Create 'App-Magic'
"Network of moms makes their own apps to help parents solve everyday problems."
View feature on ABCNews.com.
8/2010 – Mom Maps featured on LilSugar.com: iPhone Apps Moms Need For Back-to-School
"School's out and you're not sure what to do with the kids? Mom Maps (free) shows you the closest parks, restaurants, playgrounds, and more. It's perfect for setting up your next playdate, too!"
View feature on lilsugar.com.
8/26/2010 – Mom Central: 20 Travel Apps for the iPhone
"As summer comes to an end, and we're preparing to start school in a couple of weeks, I've realized I've accumulated a huge amount of travel-related iPhone apps that I used frequently during our summer travels. Here are a handful of my favorites, all under $1.99 (and many are free!)...Mom Maps "
View feature on MomCentral.com.
7/28/2010 – Mom Maps featured in Huffington Post: Top iPhone Apps for Moms, By Moms
"The list below are a few of my favorites... Jill Seman's Mom Maps."
View feature on Huffingtonpost.com.
7/19/2010 – Featured in Washington Post: Building Apps for children a profitable niche
"With such positive reviews and the growing popularity of Apple's mobile devices, the rush for apps for children is likely to continue unabated."
View feature on WashingtonPost.com.
7/12/2010 – Mom Maps Featured in San Francisco Chronicle
"Good neighborhood playgrounds. Fun places to go if it rained. Restaurants that didn't turn up their noses at children... the application finds nearby restaurants, parks, museums and play spaces that are mom-tested, kid-approved."
View feature on SFGate.com.
7/9/2010 – Mom Maps #16 on Babble's Top 50 iPhone apps for Mom
"The app's user interface is smooth and easy to use, and I often turn to Mom Maps when we have company in town and need suggestions for kid-friendly fun."
View feature on Babble.com.
3/14/2010 – Mom Maps Featured on Crazy Mikes Review Site: Locations for Mom's Busy Lives
Mom Maps is very easy to use with the basic location categories as previously mentioned at your finger tips...Mom Maps iPhone app is more than just an iPhone app for Mothers and Mr. Mom's, it is also a community."
View feature on CrazyMikesapps.com.
3/9/2010 – Mom Maps Featured in on SignUpForCamp.com
"A cool iPhone app that makes it easy to find nearby parks, playgrounds museums and coffee shops. Thanks MomMaps!"
View feature on SignUpForCamp.com.
3/2/2010 – Mom Maps Featured on Techie Tuesday...Mommy Organization 101: There's An App for That!
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2/17/2010 – Mom Maps Review from The iPhone Mom
"Last, but definitely not least in my opinion, Mom Maps is now free. Hopefully more people will grab this app and we can all contribute and help it's content to grow and grow and grow."
View feature on TheiPhoneMom.com.
2/12/2010 – Mom Maps announces version 4!
View feature on Kids Play Guide: Mom Maps Blog.
11/18/2009 – Voted Top Mobile Application on Mashable’s Open Web Awards
"Top 5 Best Location Based Mobile Apps: RunKeeper, Gowalla, Foursquare, MomMaps, Google Maps. The 70,000+ nominees have been narrowed down to just 5 finalists per category."
View feature on Mashable.com.
11/18/2009 – Featured on Huffington Post
"One of my favorite apps based on public data is Mom Maps. With the app, you can find kid friendly locations such as playgrounds, indoor play areas, and restaurants nearby your location in the city.."
View feature on Huffingtonpost.com.
11/2009 – Featured on Playgrounder.com
"Maybe that shopping trip took longer than you planned and the kids are hungry NOW, or maybe you just want to find something new to do on a Sunday afternoon. If you live in one of the implemented metropolitan areas, Mom Maps for the iPhone lets you find kid-friendly restaurants, museums, parks, playgrounds and more that have all been hand selected, and often reviewed, by real parents your location in the city.."
View feature on Playgrounder.com.
10/01/2009 - Mom Maps on Apple's website - Apps for Mom and Dad
"Whether you want to keep up with your kids or just keep them busy, iPhone has lots of family-friendly apps....Mom Maps suggests local parks, playgrounds, kid-friendly restaurants, and museums."
09/22/2009 - Featured on San Francisco Innovations Showcase at Data SF
"The DataSF App Showcase celebrates the innovators and innovations who are championing the Mayor's vision of a more collaborative and open government." http://datasf.org/showcase
08/19/2009 - In article on TechCrunch written by Gavin Newsom
"We have received a number of new civic apps that are now featured in the DataSF App Showcase. We've added Mom Maps..." View the article.