Inquisitive Minds launched Zoodles on May 12th, a safe browser that allows kids to play and learn indepently online.
Zoodles Kids’ Browser is build on top of Adobe Air software and is targeted at children ages 2 through 8. The platform filters out bad stuff and gives kids access to educational games on approved websites. Zoodles also allows parents to customize the browser with other websites for their kids to access. Upon sign up, parents will be prompted to set the age level for their child. Zoodles will then display websites geared towards the age group, selected by a team of experts. The websites will be displayed as pictures so that there are no confusing URLs. The interface is simple click-and-play.
Zoodles has been in Beta for over a year and has been tested by thousands of children logging more than 500,000 hours of playtime total. The browser is in direct competition with Glubble and Kidzui, and the yearly subscription is $55.95.