New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/08/2012 -- Tykoon, an online financial services platform that empowers parents to teach their children the necessary values of earning, saving, giving and responsible spending, launched a new app today. This app gives families mobile access to the Tykoon platform with added features and mobility.
The app is available on major iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and includes enhanced mobile features, such as the ‘Spotted’ tool. This unique tool allows kids to capture items they would like to add to their ‘Wish List’ on Tykoon. Kids can work toward purchasing these items by completing tasks and earning money.
“We are excited to launch this application that will help families become more organized” said Mark Bruinooge, Co-Founder and CEO of Tykoon. “We hope this app will enable parents to teach their children the importance or earning, saving, giving and spending responsibly, through a way kids understand – technology.”
Parents and their kids use Tykoon to set real financial goals, track progress, and earn rewards for hard work in a virtual environment that is easy to understand and navigate. Tykoon enables kids to learn through real experience while providing parents safe and easy to use technology to make their lives easier. The tool helps parents stay organized and is customized based on each family's financial values and practices. Through partnerships with Amazon.com and charity affiliates, kids can shop online and donate to charities in a safe environment with controls set by parents.
The new app allows families to take the Tykoon platform with them anywhere for easy access and mobile usage for parents and kids. Families can download the free app through the iTunes App Store.
To join Tykoon or for more information, please visit http://tykoon.com/.
Tykoon is a new social financial services platform for families where kids can earn, save, give and spend real money. Tykoon helps parents teach their kids money management skills and instill strong financial values. The program is customizable to each individual family's financial values and the virtual environment is safe, secure and private. Kids can earn money through jobs, chores, and gifts; save based on personal and family goals; spend in a safe environment powered by Amazon.com; and give directly to charities through Network for Good. For more information, please visit http://tykoon.com and learn how Tykoon is creating a money smart world one kid at a time.