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Dom Conlon
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Dom Conlon

Software/app development Manchester, GB
I run Inkology which develops digital toys and games for young children (www.jetpackjourneys.com). Interested in the way children interact with technology and the future relationship between physical and digital products. And ideas. ALWAYS interested in ideas.

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Father and digital toy developer
Working for:
Inkology ( www.inkology.co.uk )

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  • Questions 0
  • Answers 12
  • Followers 5
  • Follows 15
  • Votes given 15
  • Votes received 30
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09Oct

Get Safe Online Week is later this month, promoting safer use of the internet amongst children. I wonder why this is deemed necessary when parents ...

08Sep

How old is your teenage nephew? How mature is he? It'd only be legal for him to buy the game himself if he's eighteen or nineteen (as it's 18-rated). ...

08Sep

I could kiss you both. This is my hugest, biggest thing and I am so bad at it. I lost it this morning because I was tired, ill and single-parenting ...

08Sep

No, you are being a human. Look, it's never ideal, is it, but believe me I have gone puce with rage yelling at slow and uncooperative kids who are ...

30Aug
Should parents monitor their kids on Instagram?

Leonie, you must be doing a fair bit of searching to find the porn so well done on that. But mostly it does come down to trust and my friend does ...

29Aug
Should parents monitor their kids on Instagram?

A friend of mine has allowed her daughter to use Instagram and I think she has a great balance. The account is locked and the child can only add ...

25Aug

Well, for starters the cries of ‘they’re getting easier!’ should be a little less rowdy as there has been a second annual drop in the number of top ...

25Aug

Thanks for an interesting question, Mike, and welcome to the site! There are a number of reasons why we allow anonymity. As a parent, I myself know ...

13Aug
My five-year-old can't read fully - will this prevent him from enjoying Jetpack Journeys?

This was a tricky one for us to solve during the development. I wanted children to feel safe and free to explore the Solar System - associating word ...

13Aug
Are there any in-app purchases in Jetpack Journeys?

Oh no no! Absolutely not. One thing we knew for certain RIGHT at the start was that Jetpack Journeys would have no IAPs at all. There will never be ...

09Aug
Should Quib.ly allow users to ask and answer questions anonymously?

Anonymity is being hounded at the moment and mostly, unfairly so. The things we should be discussing are bullying and intolerance. There are lots of ...

09Aug
Will facial recognition passwords actually work?

Do you know what makes an AWESOME password? Phrases. Plain old things like "I wonder about wandering away with the wind". But very few sites allow it ...

08Aug
What are the most popular apps and sites among kids right now?

This is a totally self-promoting answer - I am releasing an app called Jetpack Journeys. It's out on Saturday August 10th and is designed for ...

12Jun

I used to sit down near my daughter while she was playing something quiet, like blocks. I would begin reading a book and read until I got to a part ...

10Jun

How about creating a reading/playing time for the family? Have a designated place where everyone sits down for 15 minutes to read a book or play. The ...

06Jun

I used to design video games as a kid. By which I mean I had folders full of characters and level designs in scratchy Biro on sheets of A4 paper. ...

06Jun
Is interactive TV the future for children’s television?

I worry the moment a question is asked with one choice. Interactive TV is "a" future for children's television but it almost certainly isn't "the" ...

06Jun
Would a Kindle encourage my eight-year-old reluctant reader?

I'd be surprised if a Kindle was the answer but first you would need to find out what the barrier to his reading interest is. Perhaps he just isn't a ...

Q: Should parents monitor their kids on Instagram?

A: A friend of mine has allowed her daughter to use Instagram and I think she has a great balance. The account is locked and the child can only add ...

3 years ago

Q: My five-year-old can't read fully - will this prevent him from enjoying Jetpack Journeys?

A: This was a tricky one for us to solve during the development. I wanted children to feel safe and free to explore the Solar System - associating word ...

3 years ago

Q: Are there any in-app purchases in Jetpack Journeys?

A: Oh no no! Absolutely not. One thing we knew for certain RIGHT at the start was that Jetpack Journeys would have no IAPs at all. There will never be ...

3 years ago

Q: Should Quib.ly allow users to ask and answer questions anonymously?

A: Anonymity is being hounded at the moment and mostly, unfairly so. The things we should be discussing are bullying and intolerance. There are lots of ...

3 years ago

Q: Will facial recognition passwords actually work?

A: Do you know what makes an AWESOME password? Phrases. Plain old things like "I wonder about wandering away with the wind". But very few sites allow it ...

3 years ago

Q: What are the most popular apps and sites among kids right now?

A: This is a totally self-promoting answer - I am releasing an app called Jetpack Journeys. It's out on Saturday August 10th and is designed for ...

3 years ago

Q: Is interactive TV the future for children’s television?

A: I worry the moment a question is asked with one choice. Interactive TV is "a" future for children's television but it almost certainly isn't "the" ...

3 years ago

Q: Would a Kindle encourage my eight-year-old reluctant reader?

A: I'd be surprised if a Kindle was the answer but first you would need to find out what the barrier to his reading interest is. Perhaps he just isn't a ...

3 years ago

Q: Will kids accept paywalls?

A: Kids already accept paywalls. Moshi Monsters, the App Store, Comixology - all of these (and many other services directed towards children) require ...

4 years ago

Q: Are you going to let your teenager play an MMORPG like WoW?

A: We handle it the same way we do with everything else: by talking. MMORPGs can be a wonderful way for teenagers to interact and tell stories alongside ...

4 years ago

Q: Do stories about youngsters developing apps and selling them for millions help or hinder kid's understanding of running a business?

A: Inspiration is never a bad thing. Having a go is never a bad thing. Sure, kids may not make a success of it but by the time they get to that stage ...

4 years ago

Q: How can YouTube be restricted for a 12-year old child?

A: It can't (to my knowledge). There used to be a very lovely, parent regulated service which was paid for (a low subscription model) and which was ...

4 years ago

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