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Tykester Launches App to Help Busy Parents

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DALLAS, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tykester, a new app designed to help busy moms and dads track their child's day while they are in the care of a childcare provider, is now available in the App Store? and Google Play Store.


Tykester, created by parents for parents, enables moms and dads to see real-time updates on their child's day, including information on meals, snacks, naptimes, mood changes and more. Tykester also provides parents a recap of daily events as well as allows for easy photo sharing. Tykester's unique "connect code" technology privately connects parents to their childcare provider, whether that's a daycare, spouse, nanny, babysitter, or grandparent. Unlike standalone baby trackers and diaries, Tykester's features include push notifications, one-touch calling, and a customizable database of food that is unique to each user.

"I helped create Tykester because, as a new mom, I found it almost unbearable to be away from my child for an eight-hour work day," said Tykester co-founder Megan Friedman. "Using the Tykester App makes me feel more emotionally secure and connected to my son throughout the day. I can easily see that he is doing well and that makes me happy and gives me peace of mind."

"The Tykester App has been embraced by childcare providers because each entry can easily be applied to multiple children in their care" said Tykester Co-Founder Tammy Pennington. "The simple, one swipe technology helps them quickly record daily events so that their focus is never away from the child."

Tykester was a 2013 co-winner of the award-winning Gannett Innovation Grants Program, which enables teams of employees to create their own products and receive seed funding from the company.

About Tykester

Tykester is a co-winner of the award-winning Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) Innovation Grants Program. Designed by parents and caregivers, Tykester's founders have more than 50 years combined experience developing and marketing healthcare media solutions. For more information, visit

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