For the past two months the Jiobit Hardware team has been working tirelessly to create PPE solutions for our healthcare and essential workers during this pandemic. With the anticipated PPE shortage and current demand outstripping supply, the team focused on solutions that use standard off-the-shelf parts and 3D rapid prototyping to create Face Shields and Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) systems that can be assembled easily and anywhere in the world.
Introducing two new ways to get critical notifications. Alert Me and Wi-Fi Alert (pilot features). As always, we’re continuing to develop new features in order to deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. We encourage you to try these new pilot features out at your home with your Jiobit users and customize them to work for you.
Burning all that pent up energy is critical for family sanity. And for those of us who have relied on city sidewalks and playgrounds as our backyards--or for the days when the weather prohibits us from responsibly sending our kids out back--we need some outlet for that crazy vibe.Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite online movement resources made for kids. Hopefully any downstairs neighbors understand that we’re all in this together.
We’ve put together some of our favorite FREE digital learning resources to help during this period of COVID-19 education disruption.
Jiobit, working with Santa's elves and secret government agencies, will be running test flights starting today across the globe.
The Daily Dot put together its list of the 10 best GPS trackers for kids - “While GPS trackers are often used to find your keys, navigate while driving, or relocate lost pets, parents can also use these devices to keep a virtual eye on their children.”
WIRED Magazine has featured Jiobit once again, this time in their November 2019 issue’s Gadget Lab section. With an abundance of GPS monitors and trackers popping up in the last year, it is important to choose the solution that is right for your family.
iOS13 is Apple’s latest software update for iPhones and includes new location permission settings which impact all location sharing applications. Although Jiobit has not made any changes, you may want to update your settings with iOS13 to ensure you can continue to access all of Jiobit’s features.
Jiobit is the first of its kind patented location tracking platform, enabling the longest lasting and smallest real-time location products with best-in-class security. Jiobit is water-resistant, durable, discreet, and provides accurate real-time tracking at any distance. Featuring a host of encryption and security technologies, Jiobit is trusted by federal government customers, law enforcement professionals, and thousands of pet owners and families, with usage in every populated continent in the world.
WIRED has rounded up the best gear for traveling with kids - something most of us know is no small feat. From headphones to car seats to strollers - this article gives a bunch of awesome tips for parents on the move.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Jiobit, an advanced location tracking platform, a substantial contract to proceed into Phase II of its Small Business Innovation & Research (SBIR) Program. Established in 1982, the SBIR is a highly competitive program that supports research and development by small businesses with strong potential for military and commercial use.
Read the heartwarming stories of how Alicia and Sarah use Jiobit for their families. Alicia describes Lilly as fun loving and independent. When you meet her you’re immediately drawn to her contagious energy. She has autism level 2 which can sometimes result in her losing focus and wandering off. Sarah, describes Cohen as her little ninja because of his tendency to escape and wander.
Mikaela J, lifestyle and travel blogger, and mom of 2 shares her experience with Jiobit. She and her family live in Orlando and have season passes to Disney World - they're very familiar with the park yet still worry about losing track of the kiddos in such a crowded place. Jiobit took a lot of that anxiety away.
Mickey Travels is an authorized Disney vacation planner. Their expertise extends well beyond just booking the hotels, flights, and attractions. On their blog they share tips on how to have the best vacation possible, including safety tips when traveling to unfamiliar places with the kiddos. Included in their safety suggestions is Jiobit. Find out what they said about it.
Check out CNBC editor, Lora Kolodny’s interview with Jiobit CEO and live demo of the location monitor.
This Mother’s Day we’re supporting all moms in the decisions they make for their families. We recognize that what works for one family may not work for another. Bottom line is that we’re all doing our best. Check out some confessions from a real parent and feel empowered to share your own.
Alicia Trautwein has 4 kids, 3 of which are on the autism spectrum. She is the founder of The Mom Kind, an autism parenting website where parents can get advice and support. She recently invited us into her home and shared a little about her journey with autism.
Imagine how you’d feel after receiving a call letting you know that your son, who you believed was at home safe, was in fact 5 miles away dodging traffic on his bike. This happened to Sarah who learned that her son Cohen, who has severe autism, had left the house on his bike without her knowing.
During the month of April, we will be doing our part to support autism acceptance and inclusion. In addition to donating a portion of our proceeds KultureCity, a non-profit supporting individuals with autism and sensory disorder, we’re also shining a spotlight on our users who are caring for a child with autism.
Jiobit, a Chicago-based provider of wireless location-based technologies, proudly announces a partnership with KultureCity, an organization focused on providing acceptance and inclusion for individuals with autism and other sensory needs. In observance of Autism Awareness Month, Jiobit will donate a portion of all April sales to support KultureCity.
Los Angeles, April 1, 2019 - Beloved John Hughes film “Home Alone” will be rebooted this holiday season with location-based technology company, Jiobit, as Lead Producer.
From Forbes: "If you have small children or a beloved pet, Jiobit is easy to use and can provide welcome peace of mind."
"This simple and attractive GPS-enabled tracker is the best way to keep tabs on your pets and kids." - WIRED Magazine
Fatherly writer Dave Baldwin recently wrote about his experience with Jiobit. He described it as a product designed as much for children who wander off as it is for full-on free-rangers. Jiobit can securely attach to a kid’s clothes ⏤ be it a shoelace, belt, or buttonhole ⏤ thanks to a built-in loop and waistband clip, or it can be put it in their pocket.
A POPSUGAR editor and mom recently took Jiobit for a spin. "[Jiobit is] an incredibly small and lightweight tracking device that can be worn on a child's belt loop, shoelace, or even hidden inside of a shirt. It syncs to an adult's phone so that they can track their kid anywhere — no distance limits!"
We are forever in search of the latest recommendations to guide us through parenting. Children and allergies are certainly at the forefront and one of the most difficult things to navigate. We recently connected with an allergist who shared some valuable tips on childhood food allergy prevention.
From accurate and real-time location tracking at any distance to knowing who your child is with rather than just knowing where they are, this is why Jiobit will bring your family peace of mind.
Jiobit named winner of this year’s Baby Health & Safety Category, being recognized as a leader in providing the highest quality safety technology to children and families.
Jiobit, a Chicago-based provider of wireless location-based technologies, today announced it has closed a $6.5M investment round from leading technology veterans alongside California-based NETGEAR.
Any steps we can take to ensure the safety or our kids decreases our anxiety, brings us peace of mind and, let’s be honest, makes us feel like a better parent.
The first-of-its-kind Jiobit TrustChip delivers unmatched security and encryption, meeting or exceeding US-government standards. It’s a parent’s dream and hacker’s worst nightmare.
This is the moment Jiobit was made for: Halloween trick or treating, lots of crowds, excitable kids, costumes where every kid looks the same.
Jiobit has been selected as one of this year's Chicago Innovation Award winners. This exciting honor comes just after the team has secured three patents for their location tracking technology.
Jiobit is helping this mom of 2 keep her autistic son safe: "I am hopeful that it will help me give him more room to grow as he gains his independence."
Here what Buzzfeed editor, Krista Torres had to say about using Jiobit: "I definitely felt relief and peace of mind using it."
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
“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.
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.
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.