Introducing Playground City Maps
Since the start the Playground Buddy site has been a mobile first platform, to the point that there was literally no way to access our playground listings from the regular plain old internet browser (or you just do not want to use the Android or iPhone app). Ten years in, it’s time to change that.
We’re starting in the Southern Hemisphere so if you’re from Australia, New Zealand or Fiji. and looking for a playground in a city check out our newly launched City maps, that let you poke at the playgrounds city by city.
Introducing the Playground Buddy Recent Activity Map
We’ve put together a fun new way to keep up with the Playground Buddy community updates. The Playground Buddy Recent Activity Map. Watch the previous days activity drop onto the world map and see where the community is adding, updating and visiting playgrounds.
Note: All data is at least 24 hours delayed and anonymized.
Today Show with Randi Zuckerberg, features Playground Buddy as a great way to get the kids outside
Ever wake up to something unbelievable? Still pinching myself that Playground Buddy was featured on the Today Show. Here’s a transcript of the interview.
Randi: I have a few apps today that I think will are great for parents with kids home this summer.
Jenna: So let’s start with getting our kids off our electronics and outdoors to play.
Randi: Yes, as I sit here with an iPad demoing apps…
Australia's Kidspot calls Playground Buddy "The lifesaving app no mum wants to leave home without"
It’s wonderful to have some one notice our efforts to make playground easy to find where ever you are in the world. Recently, we were pleased to be the subject of a Kidspot Article The lifesaving app no mum wants to leave home without!
We often see uploads of new playgrounds from Australia and we’re amazed at the number of playgrounds, the interesting play structures and beautiful locations that where the playground locations in Australia.
The Guardian features Playground Buddy in list of life hacks
We were excited and honored to be included in The Guardian’s list of From sex to sleep: eight apps to hack your life!
Stuart Heritage put together a fun list of apps that he has enjoyed using and from an app to help you nap to how to… find a playground. And six other interesting apps. Thanks Stuart for including us in your list!
Here’s a little taste of the article!
Playground Buddy featured by "Little Voyageurs"
Thank you Little Voyageurs for writing an article about us!
If you travel with kids, please check them out!
Check out the Playground Buddy Article from Little Voyageurs on their site or below:
“You’ve just spent a couple of hours in the Louvre Museum in Paris and your kiddo desperately needs to run around. The nearest playground please? No need to dig out your best French to ask around, just open your Playground Buddy application on your phone.
NEW FEATURE ALERT! Upload Photos of Playgrounds
Is a picture really worth 1,000 words? Let’s see, here is a playground with a multi-person death-slide, covered in muck, surrounded by garbage, cradled amidst creepy trees …
Heck, that kind of knowledge is worth $1,000 when you’re trying to locate a playground stat! Our users wanted to be able to upload photos of playgrounds, and now they can. It’s quick and easy, just click on “Can you contribute?”, snap a pic or upload one your already have, et voila!
Get kids active with the playgrounds of the world at your fingertips
Local entrepreneurs are pleased to announce the official launch of Playground Buddy, a free app for smart phones than can help users find playgrounds anywhere they are in the world (even Iceland)!
Two Victoria parents have built a mobile phone app that finds playgrounds in both local and global neighbourhoods. Users can look for playgrounds wherever they are by simply clicking “Find Playgrounds Near Me” or by entering an address to find playgrounds near that location.
Playground Buddy launched for iOS
Just in time for summer we have launched Playground Buddy for iOS! It’s time to take the kids out to play! You can now download Playground Buddy from iTunes.
Playground Buddy has a listing of over 400,000 playgrounds world wide, so hopefully we will have a few playgrounds near you where ever you go. If ever you find a playground that we don’t have consider adding it through to our listings so others can find and enjoy the playground.
Playground Buddy featured in Island Parent Magazine
Playground Buddy was recently featured in the August 2014 edition of the Island Parent Magazine. Read all about us on page 6 or read the article below:
Excerpt from Island Parent - August 2014:
A New Playground Buddy
Looking for playgrounds? Wish there was an app for that? Well now there is. Playground Buddy is a free app that can help you find playgrounds anywhere you go… in the world (even Iceland).
Playground Buddy is Available on Android
Just in time for summer we are ready to release Playground Buddy! It’s time to take the kids out to play! You can now download Playground Buddy for the Google Play Store.
Playground Buddy has listing for over 400 000 playgrounds world wide, so hopefully we will have a few playgrounds near you where ever you go. If ever you find a playground that we don’t have consider adding it through to our listings so others can find and enjoy the playground.