Essential for child devices and optional for parent devices. For Android devices only.
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Current version: 10.24-sideload

Release notes (March 21st 2019)

Squashing a few 🐛🐜🦟 in this release
Fixed an enrolment issue on tablets
Updated web browsers we block

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✅ Call safety features*

✅ Text message safety features*

✅ Screen Time Schedules

✅ Daily time allowances

✅ Child Device Location tracking

✅ App controls: daily time limits, allow, block, always allow any app

✅ YouTube app history viewing

*Not available on Google Play.


Our Full Feature Version is available only via this download page and recommended for install on your child’s Android device(s). Our Google Play version no longer includes two key permissions required to allow these features on child devices. Our Full Feature Version continues to offer the same full features.

Get in touch with our support team who will gladly help you.

Why can't the Call and SMS features be offered via Google Play anymore?

Google’s announcement in late 2018 around protecting user’s data privacy was sent to its app developers stated that “Going forward, Google Play will limit which apps are allowed to ask for these permissions. Only an app that has been selected as a user’s default app for making calls or text messages will be able to access call logs and SMS, respectively.” We worked hard at trying to convince Google that due to the safety nature of our features based on the Call/SMS permissions, an exemption should be granted but months of trying and even leveraging the voice of our many users didn’t make Google budge at all this. This is why we are offering this offline version which continues to offer the same great feature set our users love.

Do I install in my parent device or child device?

We recommend all child smartphones get this version installed. For our parent mode it’s less important as it can still control this version. You can install this version on all family devices.

Do I just install on top of the Google Play version?

Yes! We designed this version to simply upgrade our Google Play version.

What if the Google Play version is installed on top of the sideloaded version?

If the Google Play version is installed on top of the version installed from our website, we will be aware of this and inform you in Parent Mode. Boomerang runs in the background when in Child Mode, Google typically doesn’t automatically update these types of apps, it requires a manual update by the user.

Going forward, how will I be made aware that there is an update?

1. We will email more often to our user base with major changes and provide release notes on this page.
2. In Parent mode, we’ve added the child’s app version in the device title. We will show “outdated” if it’s older.
3. Later, we will look to add our own update service so we can notify within our app and update automatically for any sideloaded versions.

Do I need to purchase again?

No. This version sees everything retained as you set it up including your licensing information.

I received a warning “This type of file can harm your device”. Is it safe to tap OK?

Absolutely. This is a normal prompt that Chrome provides when downloading programs outside of Google Play.
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