Baby GO! is a safe child entertainment/educational application for your BlackBerry. They’re so cute! Their eyes twinkle when they spot a new and exciting thing. The look of absolute joy emblazoned across their drooling little faces, as they get their new toy in their hands, is so adorable. Am I talking about a baby or a BlackBerry user? Both actually. It seems as though the BlackBerry screen just catches a child’s eyes and won’t let go- they’re compelled to touch it. In the past, I’ve installed all types of media for our son when he was younger. The fear of drool/water damage was always in the back of my mind, so we usually held the BlackBerry for him. Now that he’s older, it’s time for him to be more interactive with the BlackBerry. While drool is no longer a factor, I worried about him changing or deleting items or worse- accidently emailing Kevin and saying “ejtna4lt4nrdfgbsdf,m.gnet3”.
Baby GO! provides your child with hours of entertainment. They are taught letters, numbers and animals, without having access to any other BlackBerry functions. It’s great to have when in a pinch; I’ve seen it used while in line for a sale. Anyone with a child in their lives should check this out.
About Baby GO! Baby GO! was developed by Zeebu Mobile; who has developed two versions of the application; the free Baby Go! and the premium Super Baby GO! (we’ll go over that later). They also have Peek-a-Go, which is a peek-a-boo type game. Baby GO is currently in version 1.1.10 and has a file size of 460.4kb. The application requires you to download activities for the child to use, so the application actually goes beyond the file size.
The application will definitely attract youngsters with its bright colours and brilliant design. Baby GO is aimed towards newborns to 2 years old (though older kids seem to like it). Parents do need to set up Baby GO before handing their BlackBerry over. In order to get out of the applications play mode, you need to set up a deactivation key sequence (with the ability to add passwords or an email address). You can also block incoming calls, so your child doesn’t hang up on your boss.
The main screen grants access to child activities. If you click on activities, you are given a list to browse through. Once you have downloaded some, another button named Quick Play is generated; allowing you to quickly load the last played activity. Each activity will indicate if it’s available on both versions of Baby Go, or just the premium one. Here’s what’s available so far:
In activity mode, the majority of your keyboard brings the game to life. If I, I mean my son, was playing Alphabet Zoo, he could bring up animals on the screen with a press of a button. He can press G for giraffe, L for lion and so on. Random animals are generated by pressing the following keys; Space, Sym, Enter, Delete, “0”, Call Control buttons, Menu, Back, Mute/Standby and even the convenience keys. The alt and shift keys are left out for some reason and the volume keys still control the audio.
I can already see the BlackBerry addiction take hold, even at such a young age. I’m so proud! He can learn with us and take part of the Blundell BlackBerry world.
Baby Go and Super Baby GO are both great family applications. Some other baby apps play music or display dancing colours, where this one truly educates and entertains. If you are one to have a lot of applications on your BlackBerry, be careful how many activities you download, as some range between 300kb to 600kb each. Baby Go is free, where Super Baby Go is available for $5.99 in BlackBerry App World. English, Spanish and French are all supported.