Having a baby is one of the most exciting, tumultuous times in anyone’s life, and nobody really knows the outcome of all your efforts will be. Well, you could probably find out the sex of your baby before its due date, but the baby’s personality…only time will tell. Unless, of course, you subscribe to astrological beliefs. In that case, you’ll have a heads-up to what your little bundle of joy will be like when you finally meet them.
Jerome Beloeil has specifically created an app to guide you through this process of discovery. Welcome to Baby Astro! With it, it is easy to determine the zodiac sign your boy or girl will be born under. The app’s default language is French, however, so if you are not a native speaker or even a practitioner of the language, head over to your device’s Settings and switch over to English. That done, launch the app and enter in the date of your conception. The following screen will give you three options: the sign your baby will be born under in 7, 8, or 9 months. Choose a sign to start reading about it (and planning accordingly).
Baby Astro has a pretty straightforward interface and, as a result, is extremely simple to use (even in French; I just couldn’t read anything). Dual-gender colors and cute, cartoony icons make up a subject-appropriate layout. The descriptions are obviously translated, but there aren’t any glaring snafus, just the odd turn of phrase here and there. (However, not to be nit-picky, but I really do take exception to the Pisces name being relegated to just “Fish.” We are not “fish,” thank you very much (that would be the sensitive side rearing its head and shaking its fist)).
From reading through a few of the descriptions, the app does a rather nice job of giving a brief summary of the characteristics of each sign, but its nothing I can’t grab from any random zodiac information site. In fact, Baby Astro would probably do well to add a few more things to boost its usability value, such as lifetime predictions, pros and cons of each sign, etc. etc. A social networking aspect would not be amiss with this type of app, as expectant mothers can be quite prolific with any sort of news or update with their pregnancy; the option to post to Facebook or Twitter, for example. All in all, Baby Astro probably won’t make your Top 5 list of “Things to Consult While Expecting,” but it’s a nice app to have to refer to once in a while. On a personal note, my zodiac profile totally fits.
Here is a video demo of the Baby Astro app on the iPhone
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