This is where Winnie comes in. Winnie is bringing technology to the parenting space with its app that helps parents find great places to go with their kids and connect with other parents. It’s target audience is parents of children under 12 and it helps them with everything from advice and recommendations to finding new things to do with kids. It can even help you find the nearest restroom with a changing table, or closest playground.
Winnie is free and when you sign up you immediately join a network of other parents, many of whom live in your local community. Unlike other groups, you don’t have to wait for an invite and you don’t have to pay to join. Parents are using Winnie to ask questions and get recommendations from other parents.
The second tab of Winnie is a directory tab. This contains information on over 1 million family-friendly places throughout the United States. You can search for a specific place to find out information about it. For restaurants you can learn whether they are stroller friendly, have a kids menu, have highchairs, have changing tables in the restroom, or even if they contain a place to play. For parks you can find out if they have playgrounds and what kind of facilities the playground has. You can look up other kid-specific destinations too, like schools, daycares, museums, libraries, and indoor play gyms. You can also read reviews from other parents who have been to these places and learn from their experience. It’s like Yelp, but just for parents and with data that matters to parents.
Using Winnie you can also share your own experiences with other parents. You can include photos with your posts or review the places you’ve gone with your kids. This helps other parents find the best family-friendly restaurants, shopping, parks, schools and more. People on Winnie help each other be better parents.
Winnie's target audience is parents of children under 12 and it helps them with everything from advice and recommendations to finding new things to do with kids.
Winnie for Android was developed in San Francisco by Winnie’s lead Android engineer Anita Singh, who was previously at Shyp and Mint. The company was founded by Sara Mauskopf and Anne Halsall. Sara (CEO and co-founder) has a technology background and previously worked at companies including Postmates, Twitter, Google, and YouTube. She graduated with a Computer Science and Engineering degree from MIT. Anne (CPO and co-founder) is a product designer & developer with a background in knowledge systems & consumer technology. Prior to founding Winnie she held positions at Postmates, Quora, Inkling, and Google.
Winnie is currently available for Android users in the United States with plans to soon expand globally.[appbox googleplay com.winnie]