Famigo / Sandbox

Company
Famigo, Inc
Version
3.01.1040
Devices supported
Alternative Tool
Operating system
Android
Price *
free of charge
Language of interface
english
Test date
SIP Bench III, 3rd test cycle, Summer 2014

*Prices might change according to the latest company offers

USABILITY

Installation of the tool: Famigo is delivered as an application which is installed nearly automatically. Therefore the installation process was not tested with regard to usability.
Configuration of the tool: It is possible to set different children's age, but there is no hint in which way the filtering process changes. Parents can turn off the apps on the device. So the children do not have access.
Usage of the tool: Famigo is a very basic software but the general handling is confusing.

Usability of the installation process: n/a
Usability of the configuration process: 2.6
Usability of the usage of the product: n/a


Overall score for usability: 2.4 out of 4 points


FUNCTIONALITY

Famigo is an application for mobile devices. It is a closed system with own entertainment choices. Lots of options are only available in the premium version. Famigo isn't a browser to search the internet. It differs from the intended purpose, to protect children's activities on the internet.


DETAILED FUNCTIONALITY

Area of needFunctionalitySpecific issuesAssessment
Management Management of User profiles Create several profiles Yes
Remote Management Manage on various devices Yes
Monitoring Remote access to monitoring Yes
Filtering Customisation Topics Customisation of Filtering Topics No
URLs White List Restrict Browsing to White List No
Default White List Yes
Modification OR Creation No
URLs Black List Creation of User's own Black List No
Keywords Keywords Default Black List No
Default White List No
Creation of a User's Black List No
Creation of a User's White List No
Time Time Limit Settings Set a specific time frame or web access duration No
Blocking Message Type Ask for unblocking by parents No
Redirect to safe resources No
Usage Restriction Web Block Access No
Monitor Access No
Safe search Availability No
Social Networks Block Access No
Monitor Usage No
Personal data Provision Block No
Streaming Block Access No
Monitor Access No
P2P Block the application No
Monitor Downloads No
Skype Block chat No
Block video chat No
Monitor No
Prevent new Contact No
Windows Life Messenger Block chat No
Block video chat No
Monitor No
Prevent new Contact No
Email Block email client and/or webmail access No

DETAILED USABILITY FINDINGS


Yes / No
I: installation in 3 steps or lessYes
I: choice of installation for beginners or advanced usersn/a

C: different degrees of strength for the filteringNo
C: different content criteria for the filteringNo
C: option to transfer filter configurations between target usersNo
C: option to transfer filter configurations between devicesNo
C: overall comprehensible configurationYes
C: overall conformity with user expectationsYes
C: overall easy to learnNo

U: alert message in a child friendly languagen/a
U: option to customise the reaction in case of blockingn/a
U: overall easily operable and comprehensible reportingYes

DETAILED SECURITY FINDINGS

The Tool prevents the user from by-passing the filter by:Yes / No
Using the IP address instead of the URLn/a
Using an alternative browsern/a
Changing time and date settings*n/a
Disabling or uninstalling the software without a password*n/a
Closing the filtering tool trough the Task Managern/a
Using a proxy instead of a direct connection to the Internetn/a
Accessing the web-pages through the Google Cachen/a
Reaching a website through translation sitesn/a
Renaming a blocked applicationn/a
Using Safe Moden/a
Filtering Content personalised by usern/a
Filtering Content evolving through timen/a
Filtering Multimedia contentn/a
Filtering outbound contentn/a


Funded by
Logo: EUEuropean Commission


Partners:
Cybion Online Business Intelligence

Stiftung Digitale Chancen

coordinated by:
Innova - Technology Transfer and Valorisation



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