Parent411 Launches Mobile Travel App Designed for Families

Available for free for iPhone and Android, new app offers locations, directions, user ratings and reviews for family activities

Online PR News – 30-September-2011 – – Parent411 LLC ( today announced the launch of a new mobile travel app for families. Available for free on the iPhone App Store ( and Android Market (, Parent411 serves as a mobile travel guide, delivering parents the information they need to know about tourist attractions, indoor activities, outdoor activities and playgrounds, museums, shopping, restaurants, pizza shops, transportation, weather, movies, zoos and more.

The first Parent411 U.S guide is New York City, with Washington, DC and other major U.S. cities to follow.

With just a few smartphone taps, Parent411 gives parents – whether a visitor or a local – the information they need to make plans for activities with their children, from directions and current hours of operation and museum schedules as well as updated information about attractions, events, exhibitions, plays and musicals. Parent411 gathers the best information, reviews and user ratings -- and enables users to check and provide feedback through user rating, and reviews -- so they know what to expect before they arrive on site. Parent411 also pulls information from respected travel sources as well as aggregates reviews from CitySearch.

With Parent411, parents can search for categories such as:
• Food and Drink: bakeries and cafes, famous restaurants, ice cream parlors, juice and smoothie bars, kid-friendly restaurants, pizza and street vendors.
• Indoor Activities: arcades, libraries, malls, museums and theatres and shows.
• Outdoor Activities: carousels, parks, playgrounds and zoos.
• Shopping: children's clothing, department stores and toy stores.
• Popular: famous chefs' restaurants, top 10 kid-friendly restaurants, and daily filming schedules.
• Health: hospitals, pediatric dentists, pediatricians, pharmacies.
• Getting Around: banks & ATMs, bus stops, ferries, gas stations, garages, restrooms, subway stops, taxis, train and bus stations and transit maps and times.

Parent411 also incorporates a social media component, so parents can share information directly via Facebook and Twitter; they can also follow other Parent411 users.

"As a father, I know that it can be difficult to find family-friendly activities when you're traveling. This becomes even more challenging if you're looking for activities to appeal to different age groups and interests for your kids – especially if you have some combination of toddlers, tweens and teens. We even include rankings rating the friendliness of a restaurant to toddlers, teens and parents,” said Anshu Aggarwal, chief technology officer at Parent411. "We developed Parent411 for parents who are planning a trip or are stuck in a lobby with nothing to do. Built into the design of Parent411 are tools to help parents sort activities by interest, age, location, reviews, etc., whether you're looking at tourist attractions or places to go that only locals know."

About Parent411
Parent411 is the premier mobile guide to a family view of cities in the United States. Just a few smartphone taps away, Parent411 will give you the inside scoop on your city of choice, whether you're a visitor or a resident -- location, directions, user ratings and reviews. Parent411 gathers together all of the best available information and reviews to ease your mind. Planning a trip or stuck in a lobby with nothing to do? Parent411 provides everything you'll need to know for family activities: Tourist attractions, Indoor activities, outdoor activities, museums, shopping, restaurants, pizza shops, transportation, weather, movies, zoos. Available free on iPhone and Android devices, the first Parent411 guide is New York City, with other major U.S. cities to follow shortly.


Steven Webster
Birnbach Communications Inc.