New Android Phones Apps: 5 Top Free Baby Monitors On Play
Many new Android phones have advanced voice recognition capabilities – a feature that is immensely useful for baby monitor apps that are designed to alert you whenever your baby starts crying out for you. If you are undecided on what app to install on your new Android mobiles, then this selection ought to help you define what you need and want from your baby monitoring apps:
1.Baby Alarm – the aptly titled Baby Alarm will allow old Android phones as set to double as baby monitors; alerting you via phone calls, SMS messages, emails or MSN messages. It also has a few nifty features like playing soothing lullabies when your baby makes sounds or automatic restarts after the alarm is triggered. These advanced features will be restricted after a few weeks and will prompt you to upgrade to the paid version if you still want to use them. Has seen 10,000 to 50,000 downloads with varying app versions to match different versions of Android.
2.Babyphone Mobile: Baby Monitor – this app is great for new Android phones coming out as it uses the Internet to connect two Android phones to a dedicated baby monitor device – even one with a digital camera installed in it. Bring the best Android phones you have with you as the receivers and keep older Android phones as the receiver. The trouble with this app, however, is that it requires recurring fees of 0.99 Euros for 15 days all the way up to 15 Euros for 365 days. A trial version exists to let you check whether the app is for you or not. Downloaded 50,000 to 100,000 times and requires Android 2.2 and up to work.
3.Nanny (Free) – the free version of this baby monitor app is a pretty reliable app that works with current and future Android phones. It will automatically call you when your baby starts crying, and sends you SMS messages when the battery of the monitoring phone starts to go low. The paid version allows for two-way calls and alerts you via SMS when someone calls the phone you are using as a baby monitor. Has been downloaded 100,000 to 500,000 times and works on devices running Android 1.5 or higher.
4.BabyMonitor (by SmartDyne) – this app keeps everything simple by using old Android phones you keep near your baby to call the next Android phones you carry around with you. This version is completely free of ads or charges but requires an Android phone that has an auto-answer feature. Pick this one if you just want a no-nonsense app to alert you when your baby starts crying. Has seen 10,000 to 50,000 downloads and works on the best Android phones running 2.1 and up.
5.Baby Monitor (by Bullfinch Software) – the free version is a pretty advanced baby monitor app – with features like alert options via SMS or phone call, voice playback when your baby cries and two-way communications when you want to communicate directly with your baby. Its paid version lets you use the digital camera of new Android phones to remotely keep track of your child via the Internet. This is what really sets it apart from other baby monitoring apps. Baby Monitor has seen 10,000 to 50,000 downloads and requires Android 2.2 and up to work properly.