The Zaky Mobile App - more information and invitation to test

We are very excited about the release of The Zaky mobile app and we are very happy that you want to be a part of it.  Thank you for answering to our request.

You are invited to preview and test the app from now until January 30th, 2021.

Here is some info about the app:

OBJECTIVE OF THE APP: Continuing with our commitment to raising the practice of kangaroo care worldwide, The Zaky smartphone application's main objective is to track kangaroo care/skin-to-skin contact between parent and infant in low- and high-resource areas, and improve its safety, duration, frequency, and education/training.  It also tracks and logs other activities and developmental information, has a journal, and learn modules.

The application contains a user-friendly graphical interface and provides the mothers with information on the importance of kangaroo mother care and enable them to communicate with others and health workers.

INTENDED USERS: The app is for new parents: expecting parents, parents of babies in NICU, those being discharged, well babies at home, and babies in other intensive care units 0-3 years old.

PRICE: The app is free.

DEVICES: iPhone, iPad, or Android

LANGUAGES:  English, Spanish, French

COMMUNITY: Parents may invite other people (nurses, drs, therapists, advocates, friends, family, caregivers, etc)  to their “baby’s group”  and select the activities to share, track, and journal. Caregivers, advocates, nurses or doctor may be invited and access the info (informally, not official records) and if they leave the baby with someone else they can see what is happening.

Only parents may invite guests to their baby's group.

REAL TIME: As soon as an activity is tracked, the group will get an update. 


Holding (Kangaroo Care/Skin to Skin)

Feeding (Breastfeeding, Pumping, Bottle, Gavage, Solid Food)

Sleep/Awake (Sleep, awake and fussy, awake and calm)

Growth (height, weight, head circumference) 

Hygiene (bath, diaper change)

Other Activities (add other activities such as therapy, massage, reading, etc)

Journal (exports to PDF)

LEARN: There is a section where parents will learn evidence-based information about infants, kangaroo care, and other subjects that we will be adding periodically.

WHO IS THE DEVELOPER? This app was developed by Nurtured by Design with collaboration of hundreds of parents and staff, developers, engineers, UX/UI experts, and in partnership with the Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up and Outcomes Group of the Mothers, Babies and Women’s Health Program (Mater Research Institute – The University of Queensland)  and in collaboration with Dr. Ashley Weber and the PREEMIE PROGRESS Lab at University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Ohio, United States

WHO FUNDED THE APP? The Zaky app is funded by Nurtured by Design and a grant provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

WHAT IS NEXT? We will be adding more LEARN modules periodically, and other features in time for the 10th anniversary of Kangaroo Dare Day on  May 15, 2021.

1- Register and download the application.
2 - Use the app when you can for at least 5 minutes a day from now until January 30th, 2021.
3- Give us feedback:  via email as needed, and fill out a short survey about your experience that we will send in a couple of weeks.

Click here to register and download the app. 

Questions?   email us at or fill the contact form below