Samsung's Kid Store for Samsung Galaxy S5 won't let junior wipe out your bank account
To prevent the sort of in-app purchasing that has seen Apple get into trouble, the Kids Store will include some paid apps without any in-app options. This way, Mom and Dad know just exactly how much they are spending to pacify junior for a few hours. A special PIN number will need to be punched in when purchasing a paid app from the Kids Store. The apps will be listed in categories including Special, Learning, Play and Story. The PIN number also controls what phone numbers the kids will be able to call.
Kids Mode is for those 10 years of age or younger, and those who have seen it say that it is colorful and cartoonish, which should help it do the job that it is intended to do. That is, to keep kids away from things on the Samsung Galaxy S5 that they shouldn't be messing with, whether accidentally or on purpose.
source: SamMobile via BGR
1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9070; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Props to Samsung but original credit goes to Kid's Corner on WP.
2. maherk (Posts: 1361; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Not really, the Fuhu Nabi tablets had that before. They are the best when it comes to this matter, I have the Nabi jr for my daughter, rich app store, simplified UI for kids.
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9070; Member since: 14 May 2012)
We sell those at our store. Bought one on Black Friday with my discount and it's not bad. Samsung finally realized children = $$$$$$.
4. chocowii (Posts: 353; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
As additional, game ratings should help as what ESRB is doing. Games that is not suitable for younger persons, free or paid, should also be protected by passwords as such.
5. sip1995 (Posts: 1021; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Why this feature reminds me the "Kids corner" from windows phone.
7. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)
Good idea samsung, Now I only wish there was a general android store that banned in-app purchases. If only Game Consoles banned them....
8. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I guess this is fine, but if you just use Google Play and set it up to require your account passcode, then you are set...just seems like more unnecessary to me...