Homey - Chores and Allowance
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Homey - Chores and Allowance

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-12-22
  • Current Version: 3.36
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 46.66 MB
  • Developer: Homeylabs Inc
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 582

Description

The perfect app to teach your kids about money through completing chores and working towards goals. Don’t listen to us, listen to those that fell in love with it. “I love that the Homey not only encourages kids to develop a strong work ethic, but it teaches kids how money is earned, encourages long-term goal setting, instills real life financial skills, and connects the whole family with a fun approach to paid chores.” Crystal, MoneySavingMom “Homey is a great organizational tool for families!” Best Apps for Kids “Homey helps remind my children what jobs they haven’t done yet, so I don’t need to. It even inspires them to work a little harder to earn allowance. Better yet, they are learning to save up that allowance for a bigger reward.” Gloria, JugglingMother “A picture says a thousand words. And with Homey, those words are “this is the chore you’re supposed to be doing right now.” Snap a photo of your kid’s unmade bed and send it to them with a deadline, and then they can send a photo back once it’s taken care of.” Fatherly Features: - set daily, weekly or monthly recurring or one time chores for the whole family - set chores that are responsibilities and you won't pay for, and jobs to teach kids how to earn money or rewards - manage allowance and extra money rewards for each child - transfer allowance to a bank account (US only), or mark it as payed out in cash - track IOU - add or remove funds from wallet - set saving jars with financial goals - kids learn to manage their funds - Homey syncs across all devices in the household SHOW KIDS HOW MONEY IS EARNED With Homey you can pay kids commissions based on chores they do around the house like taking out the trash, cleaning their room, or mowing the grass. And you can also set responsibilities that are required to teach kids that everyone needs to contribute to the household. SUPPORT LONG-TERM GOALS AND SAVING Teach kids delayed gratification and financial responsibility by providing them with incentives that differ in value. With Homey kids learn they need to work longer or harder to earn more. TEACH REAL LIFE FINANCIAL SKILLS Homey enables you to transfer allowance and money kids earn directly to their savings or checking account or tracks the money as IOU and pay it out in cash. This way you can teach your child how banking works, they can accumulate interests on their savings and you can be sure that their money will stay safe. By subscribing to Homey Monthly or Homey Yearly you'll get access to other great features like: Unlimited family members. Connecting your bank account and safely transferring allowance and chore money directly to your child's savings account. Multiple saving jars for each child. Adding or deducting money from the wallet. Customizable permissions. • You can subscribe on a month-to-month or yearly basis. • The payment will be charged to your iTunes Account when you confirm the purchase. • The subscription automatically renews for the same price and duration period as the original monthly/yearly plan unless canceled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. • Free trial automatically converts to a paid subscription unless canceled at least 24-hours before the end of the trial period. From that point onwards, subscription automatically renews unless canceled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. • You can cancel the subscription or the free trial anytime via the subscription setting through your iTunes account (go to your device settings and tap iTunes & App Store > Apple ID > View Apple ID > enter the password > Subscriptions > Assembly > Cancel Subscription button at the bottom). Do it at least 24 hours before the end of the free trial or subscription period to avoid being charged. Learn more: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4098 • Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription. Terms and Conditions: http://www.homeyapp.net/homey-terms-conditions/

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Reviews

  • Has some bugs

    2
    By MommyAgain
    We pay for the subscription. There are issues with setting the time for chores to be due. It doesn’t save the time you set sometimes. And the app randomly expires the chores with no warning. Sometimes all daily chores disappear completely and have to be added again. Please, please fix these bugs. This app is great when it works. But when it doesn’t, it’s horribly frustrating for the whole family. If it doesn’t get better soon, we won’t renew our subscription.
  • Password resets

    2
    By 13Arthur
    I have tried multiple times to reset the password, no email is being sent to do a reset. I even tried creating a new login, but it says there is already an account with that email. Help.
  • No notifications

    4
    By Ravenclaw10
    I like this app but they stopped giving me notifications when money is added or decreased and to remind me to do chores. Please fix this!
  • Glitchy

    1
    By prettymad12344211
    Doesn’t let me add any family members.
  • Can’t get past adding a child

    1
    By K "patch" Clark
    Installed it just now. Created my account. Went to add a family member, and it requires a child’s bday. Fine, but it won’t let you type in a birthday. No drop down. No keyboard. No way to input it. So.... uninstall. Fix your app.
  • Great Concept, Lacking Functionality

    2
    By sgvaughan
    This app is a great concept, however there are some pretty significant issues. I have been using it with my daughter now for about 2 weeks and at first it seemed really promising, but as we use it it has become increasingly frustrating. Firstly, if you want to use any really useful functions you have to pay for the app. $4.99/mo. Is a bit steep in my opinion. I'd rather give that money to my daughter for her allowance. First issue is the lack of ability to approve or disapprove completed chores. This is pretty basic and should be included. They claim that the fee for the app is to cover the cost of using the banking features. I do not need those features, but would still like to use the other features, like jars!!! Perhaps the developers could consider 2 subscription levels, with a cheaper price for those of us who do not need the banking features. I would gladly pay $2/month to use all of the other features. Another annoying thing is the notifications. I am constantly getting notifications, but when I log into the app I see nothing. No notification link or section and nothing to indicate what the notification is for. Pretty annoying. I am going to plug along for a little longer, but sadly feel that if the improvements I suggested don't happen I will have to move on to another app.
  • Made my kids excited for chores

    5
    By Borg Nelly
    I’ve been thinking for awhile that needed to look for an app to keep track of my kids allowance. This app has been perfect so far.
  • Suggestions ✌🏾

    5
    By lit_nether
    Great app, but 2 suggestions. I accidentally made the family without knowing it would put me as a parent, switch accounts, and ect..so please add where the owner can give a family member ownership so it would be easier then just making another family account. Next one (But short), can u remove the next option off the tutorial page, its getting in the way of the words. And ye thats all i got, u can call the suggestions a half need and want (bc its a suggestion), but good app so far, love to see more updates but one last really short-suggestion, if u update the app, make sure to still keep it simple. ✌🏾👍🏾🤟🏾😁😁😁😁
  • Not Free

    1
    By brilacsic
    The app is not free. You get a free 1 week trial and then they charge you.
  • Great app.

    5
    By tAfra Betsy
    Pretty awesome for my kids to use.
  • I love u guys

    5
    By 95Miriam Newton
    I love this app because I like that there is a way to do chores at my house and get a reward for it
  • Awesome!!

    5
    By 64Cecilia Francis
    This app has streamlined chores in our house! We have three kids. I can add chores easily, tell it what days they need to do them, and assign chores by child.
  • Working mom’s helper

    5
    By Caesar McDonald
    This app has stopped my kids from fighting and begging for money at stores. They either earned it or they didn’t.
  • Terrible

    1
    By kitty3098
    I got this app so I could have chores for my kids to do but it don’t let you review or change them after they have been created or at least not where it’s easily accessible without jumping through hoops
  • Homey

    1
    By Marco A sharko
    This app is the worst
  • Horable

    2
    By cherryblossomks
    I’m over every time I log in my pass word does not work and when logging in to my kids phone it says log in wrong every time.
  • Homey

    5
    By CamCam Surfer
    Homey is a great app only I wish it would not take so long to take a picture. I wish there was no pictures!
  • Don’t get it

    1
    By emi.luv_❤️
    We tried signing in and then we went to a page where it showed 49.99 a month for this app and in my opinion who wants to spend $50 on a app that you can find a cheaper app somewhere else which is zero dollars
  • I hate this app…

    1
    By sidney12358
    MY CHILDREN WONT LISENT TO ME BECAUSE OF THIS APP… UGH ITS DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!
  • Homey

    5
    By homey app
    This app is wonderful it helps me to keep track of what I am supposed to be doing and there are jobs were you can even earn money!😄
  • It’s pretty crap

    1
    By Magic_M42
    Alright, on the surface this app looks pretty great. However, whenever my children try to submit a chore it asks for photo proof (whether I request it or not) and the it doesn’t even let them take a photo. Also, this app uses terrible grammar which really gets on my nerves. Example- A a parent requeested photo prof. Honestly, this app is a piece of crap and a waste of money. It’s dysfunctional and ungrammatical and it should not be worth any subscription whatsoever.
  • Monthly fee

    1
    By Weber Family 99
    I wouldn’t have downloaded it if I had known it required a monthly fee.
  • Great for ADHD families!

    5
    By Rgwinny
    Our household is just me and my 11 yr old son, and we BOTH have ADHD! Hahahahaha it’s a lot of fun, a lot of crazy, and it used to be a lot of “did you remember to...” at bedtime when it was too late. This app keeps us both in check, and my son loves it! He’s asked me to add just about everything, from brushing his teeth to feeding the cat. I love that I can require photo proof, and with the paid version (worth every penny, seriously, skip a couple meals out each year) I can approve or disapprove from my phone. One thing I would really love to see is integration with the Apple Watch!
  • Love Homey

    5
    By 8Dwight Roy
    This is exactly what I was looking for. It keeps track of what's owed, and enables me to deposit their savings. I didn't even know it had this feature until I downloaded it. Love it!
  • It works

    5
    By Megan Katte
    I've been using Homey for a few weeks now, and it's becoming one of my favourite apps. I do wish I could pick and choose which notifications I want to get (right now it's either on or off), with 5 kids notifications can get a bit much. Even so, this has been the first app that got my kids doing chores consistently, and without me nagging. I have a few recommendations: 1. don't bother setting up a spending jar - how the jars work, it's much better to keep spending in the "total money" and use jars for actual saving goals. 2. read the manual. I found it in the help section and it was a lifesaver. This app has more features than your usual chore app, and it can be a bit complicated to set things correctly. I thought the app was deleting chores, when in fact I had them set to multiple kids at once, and one kid always completed the one chore for all of them. 3. make sure your kids have just the permissions they need. I think the app could make this a bit more obvious, but I had all my kids set up as parents and there's no clue apart them being able to do everything (delete chores, add money to their wallets...). Lets just say they had a bit of fun with it. 4. This one if for the Homey team: MAKE TEXT BIGGER! I'm not getting any younger and some text is really small and white and hard to read, lol.
  • Good app

    5
    By 41Lionel Young
    Design and features of this app are definitely the best in the category of chore/allowance apps. However, it is a bit complicated and I think they could improve the user experience to make setup easier. The chore packs are cool, but it's really annoying to edit each chore in the pack if the preset days don't work for us. Just a suggestion, I still love this app.
  • I have recommended this to all friends!

    5
    By Willie Benjamin
    This is such a great idea, and it's so easy to use! It's so easy to keep track of allowance, and it teaches kids responsibility. I do wish more things were included in the free version, so everybody had a chance to try it out, but I feel this one is really worth it.
  • Time

    1
    By lettereighteen
    Update: This app has a lot of bugs. Too many to list. UI errors. Percentage calculations are off (all chores done = 93%?). Not worth the payment. —————- Please allow us to add chores without times. Jobs allows it. It responsibilities doesn’t. Also, a search would be nice. Ability to see reports for a month or year. Or all time. Also, when someone doesn’t do a chore it gets skipped ahead to the next instance. That’s a horrible way to handle missed chores. If someone doesn’t mop the kitchen it just doesn’t happen?
  • One week free then $5/month

    2
    By Crejr
    Misled to believe the app functionality was included for free. Only one week free trial
  • Hi

    1
    By dhcncndjd
    I’m 11 years old. I hate this app. It’s so stupid it makes me do work that my mom is supposed to do!!
  • I did not like it

    1
    By ahxhengzjwux
    I liked the concept of the app but it is VERY pricey and you only can add 3 people.
  • Not quite there yet

    2
    By mixmasterjones
    The idea is brilliant, the implementation not so much. So many server sync errors, lots of chores duplicated, no clear way to delete in bulk or delineate who owns which chore. I so wanted this to work, but alas, no.
  • Best app

    5
    By ChrisTopless2
    I love Homey app! The pictures are great for my pre-reader, and it has all the allowance features I need for my older kids. It's really easy to use too. I love how versatile it is, though I admit it took some getting used to. The team behind this app is great, they respond quickly and they helped me find the features I was looking for (I thought I was making a feature request, but the app already had it!). Thank you!
  • Good concept; poor execution

    2
    By azphotomatt
    I really wanted to like this app. I’ve been using it for a while now and have had nothing but trouble. Rotating chores don’t work like they should, lots of errors when my boys are trying to mark off their chores, etc. The more I try to give this app a chance, the more issues I run into. The developers are responsive, but I’ve never really seen anything fixed. I think I’m finally giving up on this.
  • Overall decent, but needs work

    3
    By edk012
    I like this app and have an annual subscription. It is better than any other option I’ve seen out there. As mentioned by another review it is a little pricey for what you get. If the bank connection feature is what drives the cost then I would split that out. Have a free / low cost version that doesn’t include that part and a higher cost version that does. I just use the wallets and then when my kids want to spend money it comes out of my account (and is deducted from their wallet in Homey). The other major issue with this app is the UI. It isn’t really intuitive. It has taken me a while to figure out exactly how to deduct money when my kids buy something (first you reduce the amount from the Jar and then reduce the amount from the wallet...and add a note for what the spending was on). That’s too cumbersome. Another issue with the UI relates to jobs and responsibilities. I understand how it works, but it isn’t super intuitive either. Finally, the input for funds received or spent is terrible. I have to keep tapping to get all the way to $100 if my kid gets that for Christmas. And I can’t specify an exact amount either. Have to do it multiple times to get to an exact amount if it isn’t a whole dollar amount. Awful input method. I would also like a reminder for me if my kids didn’t mark off their responsibilities for the day. I think they get reminders, but they don’t pay attention or the reminders aren’t at a convenient time. More control there would be great.
  • I Tried Signing Up, Could Not Use

    1
    By calopsitas23
    This app looked very promising for me. I signed up immediately. However, I could not sign up properly. I put my email, and I got a loading error. When I tried again with a different email, I got the same error and could not use either email to log in. Overall I’m disappointed that I couldn’t use this app.
  • Pricey

    3
    By dainsworth
    I think the idea is good, but it is very pricey. I read that the price point has to do with the bank feature. Why then are they charging for features like chore approval, etc? Seems they could isolate the charge solely for folks who choose to connect bank accounts. We are already happily set up on a banking app for our teen and don’t feel the need to utilize that feature. I’m also frustrated that I’ve tried several times to create my own packs, but they never show up later. I don’t want to have to input the same job each time I assign it (for jobs that don’t recur on a regular schedule). It would be much easier to simply choose it from a pre-made pack that is unique to our family. All in all, seems like there are still a few bugs to work out.
  • So frustrating!

    3
    By xhenxhe
    I’m about to go insane just trying to set everything up. The app is so slow and buggy! It keeps crashing on me. I’m on the latest apple hardware too. Bank integration is so sloppy. UI is nice UX is terrible. I plan on running this on two iPhone and two kindles, so it is nice it is on both platforms, but I wish it were written as a PWA so that it behaved the same in both and I could use it on my computer. Also, if it is the bank integration that keep the price point high, could you offer a plan without the bank integration? it is kind os pointless. I tried to add my 16 yo daughter’s account, but it said I can’t because she isn’t 18.
  • Great, but lots of room for improvement.

    4
    By Preston E. Lee, Jr.
    This is a great app, but it lacks some basic functionality that has me on the fence with my subscription. I will probably cancel soon as the shortcomings are not worth dealing with when paying monthly. - Support for negative balances in wallets; I.e. being overdrawn. - Ability to edit/remove log entries. I have lots of erroneous entries while learning how to use the app and there is no way to remove them aside from possibly resetting the entire family. - Removing wallet funds should default to either a negative number or simply a positive amount that will be removed; currently, it will add funds if a negative value is not specified. - Ability to change the decision status for tasks between "denied" and "missed".
  • Nice app

    5
    By Fxfgbqakjkzdqtfv
    We started this app as a way to keep track of chores, but the ability to manage allowance is great as well. We dont require chores to get allowance in our family, but its been really great that Homey is able to adjust to our system as well.
  • Great concept but buggy

    1
    By KLb1620
    Don’t even try using jars, the overlays will never dismiss, necessitating force quitting over and over. Then it made 3 copies of my jars? But if you try to delete them... stuck overlay and force quit... what a mess. Again, this app has some great thinking behind it, now the code base needs to catch up. You also can’t do any jobs before all responsibilities are complete for the day. Sounds good in theory? Unless a responsibility is to brush your teeth before bed, set 30 before bedtime. Then it’s literally impossible to ever do jobs...
  • Love it

    5
    By Dana Freeman24
    I feel this app is teaching kids that saving money takes time, and that they need to wait and work hard to get good things. It's really visual, and the kids love it. I am missing some features like the ability for parents to add interests on their kids saving, but I really like where this app is going.
  • Pretty good

    5
    By Edison Johnny
    My kids HATE chores, and I have to nag all the time. This app was recommended to me, and I was skeptical, but so far my kids are doing chores without me saying anything. Pretty great.
  • Great app

    5
    By Claire FitzGerald
    This app has been such a great help for our family of 5. Other apps are either too adult, or too childish, but Homey is perfect. My 7 year old, and my two teenagers, all use it almost daily, and it's great to keep track of allowance. Great app
  • Well down

    5
    By 35Borg Hansen
    This app stands head and shoulders above other chore apps out there! The design is great, not to childish, and it has all the features you might need. The team behind this app is really responsive, and they are doing great work. Thank you, best app for families for sure!
  • Buggy, cancel before free week ends!

    2
    By Labrat147
    We’ve looked at a number of chore trackers for our family, and Homey’s features put it close to the top. That said, it kept freezing on my iPhone 8 on several actions. I tried to cancel at end of free week, but $50 charge for whole year was apparently default and had gone through. Ugh. Now using OurHome and much happier.
  • Great app but few bugs

    4
    By Swim hat
    I love this app but there are times when I choose an option but it freezes and leaves me on that option.👎🏽
  • Looks like the latest update is a bust

    2
    By ErinWest
    We love this app, has helped our boys with responsibility as well as thugs like time management. App will open for me, but it’s completely blank (white screen). We didn’t realize just how much or mornings depended on homey until it didn’t work! Usually a 5 Star app.
  • Great idea, terrible implementation

    1
    By Corbin Carling
    One of the chores the dev team needs to set for itself is beta testing and removal of bugs. Issues with tasks not being able to be approved. Issues with kids being able to approve some of their own chores. Issues with app telling me things are premium features, when I have (had) a premium subscription. Then today upon opening the app to approve chores, all I saw was white space and the menu icon. Open the menu, more white space. So I deleted the app and reinstalled it, but now I am unable to log into my household and get a ‘wrong household’ error. The idea is fantastic though. Our 12yr old has never been so enthusiastic about chores. Even our 15yr old has been doing more chores. But until this is fixed it’s back to the drawing board and looking for an alternative app.

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