With two young children at the house, I’m always looking for fun things to do out in the city with them. Now that it’s gotten colder, we look for indoor activities mostly, or even arrange a weekly play date. The issue we tend to run into over and over is *where* we should go and what that particular venue has going on that day.
RedRover has the fantastic feature of highlighting top events in your area right in your timeline. Open the app, pick an event, invite friends and voila! Your day is made (you can thank us later!).
This week, we have some very exciting events on tap that were curated by our very own RedRover Community Managers based in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco and Los Angeles. We highlighted the top events that are definitely worth checking out. To hear about more great events in your city, check your timeline in RedRover both on our website and in the app.
Remember, if you don’t have the app yet, head on over to the iTunes store or Android Market (links to the right) to purchase. It’s FREE!
Mark your calendars: Your favorite app and ours RedRover is thrilled to be a sponsor of Big City Moms and Scooter Magazine‘s Winterfest Family Fun Day, a not-to-be-missed kids ice skating event at Wollman Skating Rink on January 29th. Kids can bring their friends and meet new ones, while skating and enjoying the beautiful park views. Tickets cost $20, which includes ice skating, skate rentals, a full buffet lunch in a heated tent, a concert by Rockin Railroad, gift bags and some surprises!
A portion of the proceeds will benefit K.I.D.S. Kids In Distressed Situations, a charity who provides brand new clothing, shoes, toys, books, baby products and more to 67 million children in need throughout the United States and overseas. With 26 years of service, K.I.D.S. has been able to effectively deliver essential merchandise to communities prone to chronic poverty, families suffering from life-altering and debilitating circumstances, and communities hit by natural disasters.
So join us on January 29th for an afternoon of fun, friends and ice skating while supporting a great cause. RedRover Founder Kathryn Tucker and National Community Manager Jessica Shyba will both be there, skating with their families and hoping to see you!
Over the weekend, RedRover and Bowery Babes co-hosted a playdate at one of our favorite places, Citibabes. Bowery Babes, a top Manhattan moms group, did a fantastic job getting the word out with 45 families in attendance. The kids at the playdate had a blast playing with friends on the indoor jungle gym and creating holiday themed arts and crafts.
The event was a big success. Aside from the large turnout and happy kids, we really enjoyed sitting down with the parents and talking to them about RedRover. We love spreading the word about RedRover and getting feedback from current users. A special thanks to Spindrift, for generously providing a bevy of their fresh fruit, sparkling sodas. It was a huge hit with both the parents and kids.
Also, a big thanks to Citibabes for hosting our playdate, we had a great time and look forward working together on upcoming events!
For those of you who weren’t able to attend the event, stay tuned to the RedRover blog and Facebook page to hear about events in your city.
Loulou invented “The Sleepinator” on Sunday. Click through the photo to see the story of a rainy day at our house.
The little-app-that-could is featured this week as an app store essential in social networking. We are beside ourselves happy over here at RedRover World Headquarters.
We attribute our early success to the love, support and dedication of our amazing users. We ♥ you.
As summer marketing interns, every day is different at RedRover. When we started, we weren’t sure what to expect. Neither of us had ever worked at a tech startup before, but we were excited about the app. And we are happy to report that we’ve had an amazing summer at RedRover—we come out marketing ninjas (and we’re not giving away any of our secrets just yet).
This summer we spent a lot of our time talking to moms, dads, babysitters and kid-friendly store owners. The first week included a whirlwind day at Madison Square Park’s Kids Fest where we talked to hundreds of parents, helped them sign up for RedRover, worked together with the GoGo squeeZ and Funky Monkey street team, and gave away t-shirts and balloons (parents love balloons). Another favorite memory was a gorgeous day at Gymboree’s first ever Field Day in Central Park. Kids and their parents came out to play, enjoy snacks, stories, and the beautiful weather. There’s nothing cuter than watching two year olds complete an obstacle course. We explained to parents how RedRover could enhance their lives by showing them how to discover similar events through the app. Frequent trips to ‘Balloons To Go’ in Chelsea made us VIP’s over there (Our 2 cents: If you ever need balloons on the fly- get in touch with them. They’ll make it happen.)
It has been rewarding to meet so many parents who are positive and excited about the ways that RedRover can make their lives more fun. And reaching out to all the different communities throughout the 5 boroughs was pretty awesome for us. Let’s just say there’s no better way to learn street names and get a sense of where you are than by actually exploring the city by foot (iPhone in hand for backup of course).
We are sad that the summer is almost over (and we weren’t paid to say that). We met great people on Team RedRover and feel very lucky to have landed at this startup during such an exciting time.
Internships can be awesome.
-Libby Andrada, Villanova ’12, and Marie-Kristin von der Heide, Baruch ’13
Listen to this fun interview with RedRover CEO/Founder, Kathryn Tucker in which she reveals her deep love of romantic comedy and tells the story of her path from film to tech. CLICK HERE.
Irene, SF Community Manager and mom of Poppy (8 months), gets interviewed about RedRover.
Take a look:
1. What’s your favorite thing about redrover?
I love being able to share my life with my friends through photos.
2. What feature is most helpful?
The social planning features are super easy to use and make me feel more organized. You don’t realize how much time you were spending emailing and coordinating until all of a sudden you’re not. I click and swipe and boom I have plans. Any changes in times or location are sent right to my phone and everyone else involved. I like not feeling like I have to check my email as I head out the door to see if the plans are still on or not.
3. What feature would you like to see? (or what is your favorite new feature in v2.0?)
I’d like to see even more of my friends on RedRover, so I am psyched about the Android release.
4. Send your favorite timeline shot. & 5. Describe a great moment for you on RedRover.
Here’s a pic of me toasting Kathryn when the new photo features were released. I love this screenshot because I think it really opens up how social apps are going to be used in the future. It’s just so fun to be able to connect with a friend 3,000 miles away over a drink like this – this is the day I became addicted to RedRover.
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