While Corona is hugely popular among game developers, we’ve seen a variety of unique mobile content built with the platform. This week’s App of the Week, Baby Soother Seal, is an essential tool for helping parents calm, soothe, and settle crying infants. The app hit #1 for lifestyle and #6 overall in the South Korea App Store, and was even featured by Apple shortly after its release in April. With an average user rating of 4.5 stars, Baby Soother Seal is a free, user-friendly and proven tool for new parents.

Baby Soother Seal features a handful of white-noises including hairdryer, radio, and shower sounds to effectively calm unsettled youngsters. The peaceful lullaby mode also offers soothing music that can help just about anyone fall into a peaceful slumber. Babies can also elicit interesting sounds by tapping the screen and interacting with a cartoonish seal and floating water droplets. As an added function, parents can set a timer on the sounds and music.

Baby Soother Seal is a free download for iOS devices, and a great solution for calming crying babies. For those of you that have youngsters, check it out and let us know what you think!

  1. Nice! I’ll have to try this with my daughter (if I can find an opportunity). I’ve been interested in apps that help sooth babies ever since she was born. lol

    Looks like it’s got some really good reviews too!

    One negative thing though; not about the app… The company website says they are a “global leading company”. 78lab is not a registered company, not sure how they are “global”, and there’s no way they can claim they are “leading” (Playskool and Toys’r’us have them beat 10 billion to one). I wish we could all agree not promote our brands without outright lying.

    • My company is global — my products are available (and sell) all over the world. As far as “leading” goes, they say they are leading in apps and SNS (supplemental nursing systems) and I don’t think Playskool and Toys R Us are into SNS, so maybe that’s their loophole. :)

      I see that as a typical forward-looking statement – not necessarily factual, but projecting or possible.

      Jay

      • B.S.

        You do not manage production in more than one country, and you don’t deliver services in more than one country. Apple delivers products and services all over the world and happens to deliver a product you produced.

        Calling yourself a “global company” is incorrect, and using it as a selling point (like 78labs does) would be misleading. I hope you haven’t been doing that.

        • @GreenCastle – Sure, Apple delivers the product, but your (and and in this case 78Labs’) *reach* is global – thus making it a global company in it’s own right. As a game developer, you own the rights to your content, not Apple. Though you may not have offices worldwide, people around the global are able to download and enjoy your work.

          • @Inna, I understand your sentiment, but I don’t feel the term “global company” should be thrown around describing any entity with a global reach. If we start doing so we will completely erode the term’s meaning. There should be some physical manufacturing and/or office space to establish a company’s presence in other countries to truly be considered “global” or even “multinational.”

            Should we consider every American teenager with a DBA who’s sold a video game console on eBay to someone in China as a “multinational corporation”? No, that’s stupid. A line has to be drawn somewhere.

            And based on the information available, 78labs is clearly on the “not a global company” side of that line. Just go to 78lab.com/company and regard how hilariously lazy that page is. It’s as though they believe typing “we are a global company” with no supporting facts on a webpage makes it so.

          • @GreenCastle – I definitely see your point, but I don’t think we’ll see completely eye to eye on this one… ;-)

            To your point – I would never argue that one guy selling a game console to another guy abroad would be considered a multinational corporation. However, I would argue that a video game company that takes orders/collects payments from customers abroad (sans having an actual office/production facility in another country etc.) IS considered a global company due to 1. global reach 2. conducting transactions abroad.

            At this point, we’re just arguing semantics. Under your definition, 78Labs would certainly not be considered a global company; whereas under my (quite possibly more generous definition) it is. :-) Fair?

      • @Jay: One of my points is that Apple is the global company, we’re just working with them…

        I own a company – it’s an LLC filed and registered in the United States, so I have a government-assigned business ID and DUNS number – it’s a legitimate company, not just something I call a company. Under my company’s name, I’ve published several apps via the iTunes store. My apps are downloaded in multiple countries around the world. … and yet I would not claim to own a global company. The “global” part is all Apple.

        One final thing, then I’m done: My full time job is for a “leading global company”. We have tens of thousands of clients and partners, over 1 billion customers, are registered in dozens of countries, have hundreds of successful products, and are leading in technology and innovation. Most people know what an industry leader looks like.

  2. I am not sure about this app. As far as good ideas go I guess its down to what works. If it works for you and your baby then it’s worth it but you wont know until you try it. The proof will be in the pudding,

  3. Ok, after downloading and trying this app… It’s ok. Sounds soothe, and they’ve got a few decent sound loops. But the fart clouds and underwater fart bubbles are a bit off-putting and gross.. lol

  4. She seems indifferent to sound apps (all apps, not just this one), and we were putting her to bed, so I didn’t want the bright ipad in her face. But it’s hard to tell because she’s rarely fussy and usually just falls asleep when it’s bed/nap time, so we don’t usually use these types of apps anyway.

    I think she’s not the best tester. When she was a bit younger and had a hard time falling asleep, I just used White Noise Ambiance HD Lite. High quality sounds, simple controls, loops, playlists… that was my favorite.

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