Private social network SquareHub has announced a major update for its iOS app, along with a release on Android devices via Google Play. The app allows families to send each other messages and share photos while coordinating schedules and location information within the same app, without requiring the use of separate phone calls or individual text messages.
[contextly_sidebar id=”075e791b2110536dbb70a8da871dcd03″]The SquareHub app now offers “Family Sharing,” allowing smaller family units to share certain photos, events and locations with extended family members and trusted friends, without giving access to all of the information in the family’s network.
Users can track comments and conversations from those outside members via their network’s message feed, with this feature being available on iOS devices now, and coming to the Android version of the app before the end of the year.
“We noticed the more gadgets we had and the more networks we used, the more difficult it was to keep everyone coordinated and emotionally connected,” said SquareHub co-founder Dave Cotter, in a company release.
“Meanwhile, social networks are too public for young children and family communication, kids today rarely use email, and filtering text messages from those who matter most was just too cumbersome. So we designed SquareHub to be a single application for all things functional and fun for the family. Think of it as a digital family room.”
SquareHub also features a “Family Bucket List,” allowing families to create lists of restaurants they want to try, movies they’d to see and more. The app’s photo sharing capabilities include drawing tools and stickers for photo enhancement, while parents can offer their children virtual rewards via the in-app star chart.