Yes! You can access the same account across multiple Android and Apple devices including tablets, all instantly synced to each other. All you need is the login email and password used for the first account. All family members can share a device or use the same login to use FamJam on his or her own device. Alternatively, you can setup additional separate linked logins for children or other adults by going to "Account" from the 3 line hamburger menu on the home page and adding secondary accounts. Once you login, there is no difference between sharing an account or setting up secondary accounts.
Many users prefer to limit some of the access available on the app from their children. You can do this by enabling the pin you set app when you first created the account. This can be found by clicking the top left hamburger button on the home screen and going to "Parent/Admin." Right now the PIN only protects the parent/admin section which allows parents to undo or edit anything a child does. More controls and limits are coming soon.
You can double-tap on any assigned icon to bring up a pop-up screen. From the pop-up, you can see more details about the chore and edit or delete it. On the child's profile page there is a 3 dot menu button at the top right of the screen. Here you can make edits to chores and habits that have already been created. You can also delete assignments from here. You can reorder items by changing the priority. Other pages have a similar menu that allows you to edit, delete, or reorder items from the libraries.
Priority refers to the order in which chores and habits show up on the child's bedroom page. A's are grouped together first, then B's, C's, and D's. Within the Priority code, assignments are alphabetically ordered. By default, Always recurring chores are "A", Habits are "B", Daily and Weekly recurring is "C", and Once chores are "D".
Habits are like chores but there are a few differences. Habits can be used for items that are repeated regularly with the intention of becoming part of a permanent daily routine. For example, brushing teeth, practicing an instrument, exercising, or refraining from television. Unlike chores, children do not earn points from just one completion, rather they earn them at the end of the designated timeframe to build the habit. You can set the timeframe for as many weeks as you wish to develop the habit. Once completed for that time, the child will receive the points they earned based on how well they did in doing the habit during that time.
Behaviors are perfect for on-the-spot recognition of good behavior to provide positive reinforcement. Set them up for your family rules or other areas you are working on, such as obedience (First-time rule), showing respect, sharing, etc. When a child shows good behavior, allow them to drag that icon to the treasure chest for extra points! Behaviors can also be used to guide reinforcement or correction as needed. Those same behaviors can be dragged to the red flag to take away points, though sometimes just the threat of losing points is enough to change behavior!
Rewards can be a great motivation for children. Allowing them to help design the rewards can help to engage them. You can set up rewards to be available on a recurring basis, or once a week on a certain day, or as a one-time reward. Examples of rewards could be earning screen time, earning an allowance, or doing a specific activity. Rewards can setup as family rewards too. These require the family combined points to be at a certain level. This is a great way to create positive peer pressure for each child to contribute to a reward. Examples of family rewards are dance parties, pizza parties, going to the park together or going out for a family bike ride. Your children will be the best guide to come up with the right motivation.
Achievement badges are a way to recognize consistent progress in chores and behavior. There are 4 categories of achievement badges: total # of chores completed, total # of behaviors awarded, total points, and # of consecutive days with chores completed. The streaks are the most fun to watch and try to achieve by using the app every day. Go for the gold in all four categories!
Yes! FamJam the app is completely free for users as well as advertisement-free. As we continue to improve our product there may be additional features available for purchase.