I Have Kids - Updates!

To all our I Have Kids users:

CoreBlox is pleased to announce the latest release of I Have Kids. We've updated the application for the recent Facebook design changes, and added in some new features as well.

Some of the changes you'll notice in I Have Kids include:

  • New tab feature! This gives you the ability to add an I Have Kids tab to your profile. The tab is visible to both I Have Kids users and non-users (those who have permission to view your profile).
  • New info & box features! Add I Have Kids to your info tab, or create an I Have Kids box on your boxes tab.
  • News feed publishing! You now have increased control over the amount of I Have Kids information appearing in your own news feed (one line or a short summary). You may also elect to have Facebook prompt you before publishing any I Have Kids info, or you may choose to show no I Have Kids information at all in your Wall/news feed.

Overall we're pleased with the updates we implemented to match Facebook's new design, and we appreciate your patience as we poked, prodded, and tested to ensure they would all work correctly. Unfortunately the Facebook changes have contributed to some confusion on the part of some I Have Kids users. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we've received and how to deal with them:

I Have Kids doesn't appear when I click the Applications menu. Where is it?

To answer this question, it's important to understand the organization of the new Applications management screen. Applications can now be divided into several areas based on what permissions you've set for them:

  • Bookmarks: these are the apps you see when you first click the Applications menu
  • Added to Profile: indicates the apps that appear on your profile page
  • Authorized: this is just a fancy way of saying which apps you've added and granted access to. Generally speaking, it should list all of your Facebook apps
  • Wall Permissions: you can tell Facebook which of your apps can publish information to your news feed
  • Additional Permissions: you can control which apps can be used offline, which can notify you via e-mail, etc.

If you find that I Have Kids isn't appearing when you click the Applications button, you can add it as one of your Bookmarked apps by doing the following:

  1. Access your Edit Apps page: http://www.new.facebook.com/editapps.php
  2. Click on the Authorized tab
  3. Click the edit button next to I Have Kids
  4. Click the Bookmark tab and click the checkbox indicating that you want to bookmark I Have Kids

I Have Kids doesn't appear on my boxes or my info page. How do I add it?

If you find that I Have Kids isn't appearing on your Boxes or Info pages, you can manage this by doing the following:

  1. Go to the I Have Kids app: http://apps.new.facebook.com/ihavekids/
  2. Use the buttons at the top of the page to add I Have Kids to your Boxes tab or add your kids to your info tab:

Alternatively, your I Have Kids box and info settings can be managed within your application settings:

  1. Access your Edit Apps page: http://www.new.facebook.com/editapps.php
  2. Click on the Authorized tab
  3. Click the edit button next to I Have Kids
  4. Click the Profile tab. Here you can choose to add a box for I Have Kids or manage your info section:

I want to create an I Have Kids tab on my profile. How do I add it?

  1. Access your Edit Apps page: http://www.new.facebook.com/editapps.php
  2. Click on the Authorized tab
  3. Click the edit button next to I Have Kids
  4. Click the Profile tab. Here you can add a tab for I have Kids by clicking the Add button next to the "Tab" selection.
  5. As an alternative, you can also click the + button next to the "Add an Application" text on your profile and search for "I Have Kids".

As always, you can feel free to contact us with any questions or feedback. We'll continue to try and summarize and report back on FAQs. Also, you can read more about the Facebook changes and how the impact your applications in their official help section.

On behalf of the entire CoreBlox team, I'd like to say THANK YOU for your continued support of I Have Kids. As of today we have over 75,000 users and the application continues to gain momentum. More than just the user count, we're proud to have maintained our 5-star Facebook rating. We've had the pleasure of interacting with many users over the past few months as we've answered questions and helped with your technical challenges, and we continue to be amazed at the passion you have for sharing your kids' lives with your Facebook friends.

Now that the layout changes are behind us, we're looking forward to adding more of the features that you've requested. Please keep the great ideas coming our way!

Thanks again,

The CoreBlox Team