My good friend Colleen from Classy Mommy has a smart hubby.  For fun, he makes iPhone apps.  His latest is an awesome release for Moms.  Called Instant Playdates, this app works on the iPhone and the Android and is available just in time for the coming spring weather!

How many times have you been out and about with the kids and stopped at a park with only a quick half hour to play?  Because it’s impromptu and you don’t have a ton of time, you’re on your own with your kids.  I’m in this situation pretty often when it’s nice out.  Especially with my preschooler – we’ll often have an hour between errands, or we’ll have an hour before my oldest gets off the bus, and we’ll hop over to the park just the two of us for some quick outdoor fun.  And while it’s nice to have some time just us, he’s often looking for a little buddy to play with (and I always love adult conversation!)

Instant Playdates is an ingenious app that will help me in that situation.  I’ve downloaded it to my iPhone and I can now let my friends know when I’m headed to the park.  Any of my friends who have the app will have a quick little note telling them, “hey Whitney’s going to be at Valley Forge Park from 1-2” and if they are in the area or around, they can join.

I love it not just for the idea that they can join me, but that I can get messages to do the same with my friends.

I’m looking forward to using this as things warm up here in Philly.   Check out Instant Playdates for yourself – it’s a free download!


  1. Love it! I ‘m going to download it now 🙂

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