Last week, I was talking about how I’ve been off work one year & reflected on my mixed emotions about job hunting & returning to work. Whatever that may mean for me.
But the truth is, I’ve had a little side project this year. It’s not been entirely bottles, diapers, nursery rhymes & sleepless nights.
Back in March, bleary eyed, clueless & pretty much the only person I knew with a baby apart from my four NCT friends I was trawling the App Store during a breastfeeding session looking for parenting apps. Specifically ones to help me find out what was available in the area for [new] parents.
I came across Bubele. A location based app for London parents telling you where to find activities, services, child-friendly restaurants, the lot. It was a little rough around the edges, but it did the trick.
Then I got an email from Vivien at Bubele, thanking me for adding some locations to the app, wondering if I’d like to be an East London ‘Editor’. And my involvement has spiralled from there.
In another life, I worked in marketing & branding for a UK telecoms network. Amongst other things I’ve launched apps & managed in life marketing for apps. So my skill set were somewhat of use to Vivien.
Since then, the app has been removed from the App Store, completely redesigned (it’s now beautiful) & our beta version went live in the App Store in early December.
We’ve got activity & service providers all over London listed on the app – from the British Museum to a local Sing & Sign franchisee – & we’re working with some big partners I can’t yet talk about lined up in the wings. Bubele is really starting to take off.
Hats off to Vivien who’s brainchild this is. Because it’s exactly what I was looking for & am yet to find anything else like it.
So, any iPhone using parents of London (Android will follow asap); please download our app. I promise, it’s useful. And easy to use.
And no rest for the wicked, there’s already an update coming soon with new features for you to play with. So what are you waiting for? London for babies, tots & under 8’s is now at your finger tips.
If you have a child-related business in London, get in touch. If you have feedback for the app, get in touch. If you’re an Android user, like us on any of our social media platforms to stay in the loop with what’s going on in your area & be the first to know when the Android version is coming.
But most of all, please download the app!