Best Playdate Apps for Moms
Plan a playdate without pulling your hair out! Instead of e-mailing the usual suspects and waiting to coordinate schedules, places and times, plug your pals into your phone and make plans on the fly with these handy playdate apps!
- YellowBrck [Free, iPhone/iPad, coming soon to Blackberry and Android]
This location-based social network (think FourSquare for moms) allows you to check in at a location and then see if any of your mom friends are nearby. Makes juice box meet-ups much easier! Even better, YellowBrck is starting to offer discounts at local retailers so you can meet cheap!
- RedRover [Free, iPhone/iPad, coming soon to Android]
This sleek interface not only lets you make playdates on-the-go, but it also tips you off if to any kid-friendly spots nearby. You can use RedRover on your phone or on the web to find out which playground your friends are at!
- Kidopolis [Free, iPhone/iPad]
Developed by a mom who was fed up with the logistics of scheduling playdates, Kidopolis lets you create a list of playdate friends—and then locate them wherever they're hanging out! Even easier, the app lets you text, call or e-mail to let your pals know you're ready to play!
- Instant Playdates [Free, iPhone/iPad and Android]
Mom blogger Colleen Padilla created this app which connects to your Facebook friends and lets you keep track of your kid's busy playdate schedule. Create an event, invite your kid's friends and let the fun begin!
- CmomGo [$1.99, iPhone/iPad]
This web site and app lets you create different "circles" so you can keep your soccer mom friends separate from your PTA mom friends. CmonGo also allows you to share photos—in case you don't want to share them with all 900 of your Facebook friends!