Oink is an iOS app that prevents your kids from bankrupting you with online or in-app purchases

Oink is an iOS app that prevents your kids from bankrupting you with online or in-app purchases
We've all heard the stories about the parents that went out for an evening, left junior at home with a baby sitter and mom's Apple iPhone to keep the kid pacified for the evening. When the parents returned, they were out a ton of money because their beloved son made quite a few in-app purchases. But there is a solution (besides taking the phone away from junior and risking a temper tantrum).

Oink is an app for iOS that gives kids the freedom to shop online, buy apps and make in-app purchases as long as the amount of money spent stays within a pre-determined amount. Money can be distributed by giving junior a monthly budget, or parents can add money anytime to reward a job well done. And Mom and Dad can set it up so that a certain amount of money can be spent on a specific app, or on apps with a certain rating. That stops the kid from buying an app that he is not mature enough to handle. And the entire account can be disabled if the parents need to punish the kid for a few days, or the account password somehow gets into the wrong hands.

Oink also is great for online shopping, and allows parents to reward their older kids for a good grade. It is available for devices running iOS 7 or higher. Once you install the free app, you can set up your account and your kid's account and your card is never charged until there is a transaction. Check out the videos made by the company in the video slideshow below.

source: Oink (1), (2) via Engadget



1. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Spoiled kids. Isn't owning a tablet/smartphone reward enough?

2. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

We owe them a living and booster mods for angryfarmvillewithfriends or whatever.

5. Sauce unregistered

Yet here we are complaining about what is and isn't in our smartphones.... #FirstWorldProblems #WeAreHypocrites

9. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

no, because we NEED that Tech so we can work less hard, wait less, and SPEND less, and Gain more INFO more Quickly. thats y i complain......why we all should actually. when it comes to what we all want, basiclly, its like 1) 4 Gigs of ram (8Gigs really, u know its in a lab working fine, somewhere) 2) kitkat OPTIMIZED or better 3) a BIG, but small 5000ma REMOVEABLE battery (Wireless charging is good too!!) 4) 5" 1080 screen Minimum (4k would b nice) 5) a REAL digi cam Sensor for the camera, with High Megapixel count and BIG individual Megapixel size to colect the light need for low light, with a Dual LED flash for 60 fps 1080p video AND a Xenon flash for pictures 6) that camera OPTIMIZED!!! ( 60 fps 4k video recording i guess too) 7) MECHANICAL Zoom!!! its on most compact Point n Shoot Digicams, why cant it be on a phone? ex the sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-TX66-Digital-3-3-inch/dp/B006K552XO i have one, and everyone that sees it/ holds it mistakes it for a phone neways 8) good 4G LTE bands for ANYwhere in the world use, also Bluetooth 4.0 ang NFC 9) USB 3.0 10) EXPANDABLE memory with a good size of onboard memory too 11) a Kickstand 12) a Lanyard Hook to lesen drops 13) one of those new "Plastic" Flexible screens that wont break when dropped. this would make our perfect phone ppl feel free to comment or add to my list, or add ur own list. we shall see if they hold up to mine

8. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

u said it!

3. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Were I live, - oink! - is the voice of pigs in mikey mouse! It comes in double also, oink!-oink! lol Amazing.

4. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Just what I need for my lil' nephews. :D

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Why would you lend your kid your phone or tablet in the first place anyways? Just buy 'em one, those really cheap ones...create a phony account then throw all your worries out of the window!


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

lol .... my kids iBankrupted me, i'Broke! The kids don't need the app, the parents need the app for letting a kid play with such an expensively overpriced "toy". Guilty parents deserve bankruptcy!! Whatever happened to letting kids play with fire trucks and buses so, they can grow up to be firemen and Bus Drivers (respectively)??!

10. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

lol u said it too!!!!

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

my GOD your posts makes me laugh my f knnn a r$e out your the funniest person on phonearena wtf wth where are all the apple users......

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