Ooredoo has launched ‘Safe & Sound,’ a family safety mobile app based on Smith Micro Software’s SafePath Family platform. The mobile app is accessible on Android smartphone and tablet users and offers real-time location services and parental controls functionality to give parents peace of mind.
The Director of Branding, Communications and Corporate Affairs at Ooredoo Oman, Raed Mohammed Dawood, said, “We understand the importance of creating a safe and healthy environment for our children to thrive, both online and offline. This first-to-market app of its kind in Oman will give parents the tools to protect their loved ones, no matter where they are.”
The President and Chief Executive Officer of Smith Micro, William W. Smith, Jr., declared, “Ensuring the safety of loved ones, both online and in real life, is a top-of-mind priority for families everywhere. We are excited to partner with Ooredoo Oman to bring our market-leading family safety technology to mobile subscribers in the Middle East for the first time.”
Safe & Sound provides an array of interesting features comprising of: Family Hub; Family location; Detailed location history with real-time location tracking and location “breadcrumbs;” SOS family alert; Geo-fencing and safety areas; Immediate notifications on smartphones and smartwatches; Screen time limits; App installation blocking; and Web filtering.
Ooredoo subscribers can download the app from the Google Play Store and pay a 2 OMR monthly subscription fee billed to their account. The monthly subscription includes support for up to five Android smartphones or tablets.