FamApp features messaging, location tracking, as well as a shared calendar. With the messaging feature, you can chat privately with your family members. The location tracking feature enables you to keep track of where your kids are on a map to make sure they are safe, while the shared calender enables you to share upcoming family events. The shared calendar helps you to organise and plan for family activities in a convenient manner.
Apart from its main features, FamApp is also integrated with Push Notification, so you won't miss any message or calendar event from any of your family members. FamApp is available on both iOS and Android.
Disclaimer: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
How to use?
- You can sign in via Facebook or email. You would need to register for a new account before you can sign in using your email and password.
- Enter your name, email and password, then click ‘Register’
Upon signing in
- When you sign in for the first time, you’ll be asked whether you want to join an existing group or create a new one. Once you’ve signed in you do not need to sign in again the next time you launch the app unless you clicked the ‘Logout’ button.
Creating a new group
- At the moment, the app allows you to create only one group for your family. Click create to create a new group, then enter a name for your family group, then click ‘Ok’. Search and select family members from your address book, then press ‘Done’ on your soft keyboard or ‘Add Selection’ once you finalised your selection. You’d then be taken to a New iMessage with a message automatically generated. Read through, don’t make any changes to the message, then click ‘Send’. An SMS would be sent to your invited members.
Joining an existing group
- When you click ‘Join’ to join an existing family group, enter the verification code which was sent to you via SMS. Make sure the verification code is kept private. For security purpose, you’re advised to delete the SMS after you’ve successfully joined the family group.
- If you sign in with Facebook, your profile pic will be the one taken from Facebook. If you register with your email, you’d be assigned a default profile pic. In order to change your profile pic, when you’re at the ‘Family Members’ View, click on your name, then select a photo from the photo gallery.
- You can chat with your family members through the “Messaging” View.
- Your own location is indicated on the Map. Once all the members have signed in, you can find their location by clicking the ‘Refresh’ button on the top right corner of the Map View.
- To add a new event, tap on the selected date on the Calendar, then click ‘+’ sign. You can enter the event name and location and set the time and marker color (Red, Green, Blue, Magenta, Purple). By default, the marker color is ‘Blue’. At ‘Date/Time, there is a toggle switch which you can switch off if you do not want to show the time.
Deleting a Calendar Event
- Tap on the selected date on the Calendar, then click ‘+’ sign. A delete (trash) button would be shown on the top right corner if the event was previously created. Click it to delete the event.
Editing an Existing Calendar Event
- Tap on the selected date on the Calendar, then click ‘+’ sign. Make the necessary changes, then click 'Save'
FamApp Icon is taken from OpenClipArt (Family - FamÃlia by leandrosciola)
The Calendar feature is modified from Mozharovsky's CVCalendar (https://github.com/Mozharovsky/CVCalendar)
The Side Menu is modified from Jon Kent's SideMenu