Homey - Chores and Allowance

Homey - Chores and Allowance

By Homeylabs Inc

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-12-22
  • Current Version: 3.36
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 46.66 MB
  • Developer: Homeylabs Inc
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 11.0
Score: 4
4
From 609 Ratings

Description

The perfect app to teach your kids about money through completing chores and working towards goals. Don’t listen to us, listen to those that fell in love with it. “I love that the Homey not only encourages kids to develop a strong work ethic, but it teaches kids how money is earned, encourages long-term goal setting, instills real life financial skills, and connects the whole family with a fun approach to paid chores.” Crystal, MoneySavingMom “Homey is a great organizational tool for families!” Best Apps for Kids “Homey helps remind my children what jobs they haven’t done yet, so I don’t need to. It even inspires them to work a little harder to earn allowance. Better yet, they are learning to save up that allowance for a bigger reward.” Gloria, JugglingMother “A picture says a thousand words. And with Homey, those words are “this is the chore you’re supposed to be doing right now.” Snap a photo of your kid’s unmade bed and send it to them with a deadline, and then they can send a photo back once it’s taken care of.” Fatherly Features: - set daily, weekly or monthly recurring or one time chores for the whole family - set chores that are responsibilities and you won't pay for, and jobs to teach kids how to earn money or rewards - manage allowance and extra money rewards for each child - transfer allowance to a bank account (US only), or mark it as payed out in cash - track IOU - add or remove funds from wallet - set saving jars with financial goals - kids learn to manage their funds - Homey syncs across all devices in the household SHOW KIDS HOW MONEY IS EARNED With Homey you can pay kids commissions based on chores they do around the house like taking out the trash, cleaning their room, or mowing the grass. And you can also set responsibilities that are required to teach kids that everyone needs to contribute to the household. SUPPORT LONG-TERM GOALS AND SAVING Teach kids delayed gratification and financial responsibility by providing them with incentives that differ in value. With Homey kids learn they need to work longer or harder to earn more. TEACH REAL LIFE FINANCIAL SKILLS Homey enables you to transfer allowance and money kids earn directly to their savings or checking account or tracks the money as IOU and pay it out in cash. This way you can teach your child how banking works, they can accumulate interests on their savings and you can be sure that their money will stay safe. By subscribing to Homey Monthly or Homey Yearly you'll get access to other great features like: Unlimited family members. Connecting your bank account and safely transferring allowance and chore money directly to your child's savings account. Multiple saving jars for each child. Adding or deducting money from the wallet. Customizable permissions. • You can subscribe on a month-to-month or yearly basis. • The payment will be charged to your iTunes Account when you confirm the purchase. • The subscription automatically renews for the same price and duration period as the original monthly/yearly plan unless canceled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. • Free trial automatically converts to a paid subscription unless canceled at least 24-hours before the end of the trial period. From that point onwards, subscription automatically renews unless canceled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. • You can cancel the subscription or the free trial anytime via the subscription setting through your iTunes account (go to your device settings and tap iTunes & App Store > Apple ID > View Apple ID > enter the password > Subscriptions > Assembly > Cancel Subscription button at the bottom). Do it at least 24 hours before the end of the free trial or subscription period to avoid being charged. Learn more: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4098 • Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription. Terms and Conditions: http://www.homeyapp.net/homey-terms-conditions/

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Reviews

  • Good ideas, constant annoying bugs

    2
    By Slagheap
    This app is so weird about ordering and timing of when jobs or responsibilities are completed. My kids have jobs they do every day or several days a week. I would say 90% of the time we try to mark a job as done, we get a pop-up saying "Uh oh, you are doing this out of order. This might mess up the allowance calculations", or a different pop up that says "Item does not exist." These pop ups happen even when we doing everything the way it wants: marking done before the deadline, and on the same day. But even if I was not on the "correct" day, why can't I go back to yesterday to say the job was done? Why is that even an issue? App developers... all your pop up error messages are developers' problems, not the users' problems. Fix your problems, and stop getting in the way with these pop ups.
  • Bugs, horrible bugs!

    1
    By sureshbp
    I think the current version is too buggy to be useful so I would recommend at least waiting for next release before you spend a lot of time setting things up and going crazy like I did! This app has potential but as of now the implementation does not deliver. The QA is broken and I don’t know how that could be for a company that seems comfortable charging above-market subscription rate for this category. I have already reported several bugs to the developer and - to their credit - they have been responsive. But these bugs make the app UNUSABLE. After trying several times adjusting times and dates for chores and jobs for 3 kids, strange issues kept popping up (mostly related to stuff like showing things in the future as overdue, time scroll wheel acting crazy etc but not limited to those). Finally I decided to flush things to rule out database corruption issues by starting over with a new trial account. Still same issues! There is no consistent behavior between ‘jobs’ and ‘responsibilities’ when scheduling - it will skip today for some and tomorrow for another! You can set a chore like brushing to repeat at 8am every day but the chore would disappear from the list after that time with NO ability for the kid or parent to mark it done without causing - in their own words (in a pop up warning) - ‘might result in strange daily goal and allowance calculation’. As in, they have NO idea what will happen or how to avoid issues! Let me tell you what will happen - it will wreak havoc and likely permanently mess up your database and render it unusable, like my previous try. A waste of time so stay away!
  • Has some bugs

    2
    By MommyAgain
    We pay for the subscription. There are issues with setting the time for chores to be due. It doesn’t save the time you set sometimes. And the app randomly expires the chores with no warning. Sometimes all daily chores disappear completely and have to be added again. Please, please fix these bugs. This app is great when it works. But when it doesn’t, it’s horribly frustrating for the whole family. If it doesn’t get better soon, we won’t renew our subscription.
  • Password resets

    2
    By 13Arthur
    I have tried multiple times to reset the password, no email is being sent to do a reset. I even tried creating a new login, but it says there is already an account with that email. Help.
  • No notifications

    4
    By Ravenclaw10
    I like this app but they stopped giving me notifications when money is added or decreased and to remind me to do chores. Please fix this!
  • Glitchy

    1
    By prettymad12344211
    Doesn’t let me add any family members.
  • Can’t get past adding a child

    1
    By K "patch" Clark
    Installed it just now. Created my account. Went to add a family member, and it requires a child’s bday. Fine, but it won’t let you type in a birthday. No drop down. No keyboard. No way to input it. So.... uninstall. Fix your app.
  • Great Concept, Lacking Functionality

    2
    By sgvaughan
    This app is a great concept, however there are some pretty significant issues. I have been using it with my daughter now for about 2 weeks and at first it seemed really promising, but as we use it it has become increasingly frustrating. Firstly, if you want to use any really useful functions you have to pay for the app. $4.99/mo. Is a bit steep in my opinion. I'd rather give that money to my daughter for her allowance. First issue is the lack of ability to approve or disapprove completed chores. This is pretty basic and should be included. They claim that the fee for the app is to cover the cost of using the banking features. I do not need those features, but would still like to use the other features, like jars!!! Perhaps the developers could consider 2 subscription levels, with a cheaper price for those of us who do not need the banking features. I would gladly pay $2/month to use all of the other features. Another annoying thing is the notifications. I am constantly getting notifications, but when I log into the app I see nothing. No notification link or section and nothing to indicate what the notification is for. Pretty annoying. I am going to plug along for a little longer, but sadly feel that if the improvements I suggested don't happen I will have to move on to another app.
  • Made my kids excited for chores

    5
    By Borg Nelly
    I’ve been thinking for awhile that needed to look for an app to keep track of my kids allowance. This app has been perfect so far.
  • Suggestions ✌🏾

    5
    By lit_nether
    Great app, but 2 suggestions. I accidentally made the family without knowing it would put me as a parent, switch accounts, and ect..so please add where the owner can give a family member ownership so it would be easier then just making another family account. Next one (But short), can u remove the next option off the tutorial page, its getting in the way of the words. And ye thats all i got, u can call the suggestions a half need and want (bc its a suggestion), but good app so far, love to see more updates but one last really short-suggestion, if u update the app, make sure to still keep it simple. ✌🏾👍🏾🤟🏾😁😁😁😁

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