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Tech startup Jiobit has built the world’s smallest and longest lasting location tracker for kids, giving modern parents much needed peace of mind when it comes to their child’s safety. After two years of R&D and field trials with thousands of parents, the Chicago-based business has officially launched the location tracker in time for Mother’s Day and summer vacation.
After months of beta testing and customer feedback, we've worked quickly to develop a new product that meets a need our users have identified. Introducing Jiobit for Bunnies. "I'm hopping with excitement to announce our latest product," said CEO John Renaldi. "Rabbit owners have a problem to solve, and we've decided to burrow it."
As a Dad who works a job where overnight travel happens quite a bit, I am always looking for new and innovative ways to stay connected with life at home.
When we begin to design a product, there’s nothing there - it’s a concept, and a blue-sky concept at that. Blue sky concepts need a lot attention to the details - how do you meet the goals and expectations that your marketing team has set out? It sometimes feels impossible. The goals feel far-fetched because, often, you’re finding more issues to fix than you’re fixing.
There’s the expectation that a new year means a clean slate to improve, change, start, or end something. The new year’s resolution is a bandwagon I’ve never jumped on but in the spirit of making changes, I’m going to set my sights on these 10 things for 2018.
The time of year for chillier weather and changes to your schedule that can cause major interruptions to your normal routine. But, fear not: you can be ready for the craziness if you have developed a good morning routine.
Listen to our CMO Lindsay talk about parenting on a podcast called "The Mom Inspired Show".
October 30th marks a big parenting milestone for my wife and me. Today, we’re letting our 8-year-old son walk home from school by himself.
Red Tricycle is my favorite parenting site (honestly I check it before I check Facebook in the mornings). They talk about family events, vacations, back to school guides and more. Trust me, they're worth a read. I was extra thrilled when I saw Red Tricycle write about Jiobit.
We get this question all the time: How much does Jiobit weigh? Well, we figured instead of telling you how many grams or ounces, we'd show you! Watch how Jiobit compares to other kid trackers and some things you'd find in your kids' pockets.
The list of parenting best practices is long; giving parents plenty of opportunity to make mistakes. This week we’re hearing from a working mom who, despite being a middle school principal overseeing 1,000+ kids, still finds being a parent the most difficult job there is. She offers a great reminder though: parents aren’t perfect, kids aren’t perfect, and we should be grateful for it all.
Our team has gone beyond making a simple GPS tracker for kids; Jiobit is now the most advanced location tracking technology in the world. Read the latest Jiobit updates.
The number one question we always hear from people: How does Jiobit attach to my kid's clothes? Great question! So great, we put together a short video about all the different attachment methods. Take a moment to watch!
Racism, discrimination, bigotry, inequality… These things aren’t new to modern day America. Despite the massive strides we’ve made over the years, it’s clear - especially today - that the worst may not be behind us. And as such, it’s one more thing to add to a parent’s list of challenges. How do we teach our children tolerance given our political climate?
It seems that these days kids are asking for, and receiving smartphones earlier and earlier. There could be many reasons for this trend including pressure from kids or parents desire to check in more frequently. Whatever it is, are we really wanting to give our young kids a smartphone with unlimited access to the Internet? There’s probably parents who could argue both ways.
The topic of online predators is terrifying for most parents and given that our toddlers are using iPads, it’s never too early to get informed about the angers. Today Dr. Rich gives us 7 tips on how to protect our kids from online predators. It’s a must read for every parent.
I can already sense the skeptical moms. “There’s no such thing as making this easier,” you’re probably thinking. But if you’re looking for permission to cut a few corners then here you have it - my own list of unconventional shortcuts.
Jiobit isn't just a GPS kid tracker: It' the smallest and longest lasting location tracking device designed specifically for kids. From engineering breakthroughs to attachment options, we're getting closer to releasing Jiobit into the wild.
For entrepreneurs ideas equal livelihood, so it can be hard to face criticism, no matter how constructive. Harder still is to take-in feedback and objectively assess it for its value. Intellectual honesty and self-editing is never easy and can even be a little soul crushing. Here are a few ways to maintain passion while acknowledging weak spots and hurdles while staying open to smart pivots.
When it comes to big decisions about our children’s education, health, and safety, my husband and I do those as a team. And because we, as modern parents, have more tools than our parents did, these decisions have become more challenging.
“Have you thought of doing a Kickstarter?” Of course, but we've decided to launch without the help of a crowdfunding site for three main reasons: We aren't dependent on the funds to manufacture, we want to build trust, and we want you to visit our site.
Here’s a scary thought: Most startups and crowd-funding hardware companies don’t worry about security. Sure, they think about it (well, maybe some do), but thinking is not worrying, like a parent worries about their kids. Most hardware startups simply state that they transmit data over HTTPS, have some rudimentary authentication, and call it a day. They thought about it, they check the box, but they did not really worry about it.
Being a mom is the hardest job there is. We're developing the next generation of independent people. Given that massive responsibility, we're actually qualified to be saving the world. Check out why in this tribute to all the hard working moms out there.
Does being a mom mean missing the stage you just finished? My youngest sons are 20 months apart and for 3 years straight the infant/baby stage was all I knew. They say you'll miss it, and I didn't believe them. Now they're toddlers, and turns out, I miss it.
Now, millennials are having kids, and technology is changing parenting.
Mom blogs and mompreneurs are everywhere these days. Discover a few of my favorites, including Crowley Party, Chronicles of Frivolity and Tech Savvy Mama.
Jiobit, a company creating the world's smallest and longest lasting location tracking solution, has raised an additional $3 million in capital. The new funding will fuel the production and marketing of their first product, Jiobit, a smart tag for kids - targeted for pre-sale later this year.
Here are some of our favorite funny tweets that describe parenting from BuzzFeed.
Christmas time is here! So are all the crowds! Families want to participate, but it's hard to keep track of the whole family.
How often have you thought, “I can’t wait for the kids to start school!”? Don't feel guilty: You’re allowed to want some time away from your kids. You’re also allowed change your mind the minute your 6-year-old walks out the door wearing a backpack twice his size and takes off in a bus without you.
It's never too early to start raising a film buff. There are tons of great kids movies these days (Frozen, How to Train Your Dragon, Inside Out), but if you're looking to plant that cinephile seed, start with these 10 movies (animated and not animated).
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve heard of the phenomenon that is Pokémon Go. Here are tips for parents playing Pokémon Go.
If you grew up in the 80s, you probably remember watching movies like The Goonies, Stand by Me, and Adventures in Babysitting. Those kids embarked on crazy adventures, got into trouble, and learned valuable life lessons - with no parents to be found!
I’m a technologist, and have been from an early age. My passion for tech has been the springboard for starting my own company.
Technology should be unnoticeable, blending seamlessly into the background, which is why the next generation of wearables will eventually be invisible.