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Former Mail owners honored for Iphone app

Philipsburg Mail of Philipsburg, Montana

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Jen and Robb Hicks, former co-owners of the Philipsburg Mail, have received and award for innovation with an iPhone Application.

KIDzOUT, a mobile application for families on the go, was honored as one of the best new web services of 2011 during the 2012 Cribsie Awards announced yesterday.

KIDzOUT is a map-based mobile application that helps parents to locate diaper changing stations, family-friendly restaurants, children's play places and medical services.

The Cribsie Awards, hosted by A-List Mom, StrollerTraffic and The Honest Company, recognize the best products, brands, services and websites for babies and tots. The New Arrival Awards honor the best new brands and products introduced in 2011, as judged by the Cribsie Academy, a prestigious panel of industry leaders, experts and celebrities.

"We are so proud to have KIDzOUT make this definitive hot list for new moms. KIDzOUT helps parents Know Where to Go with our proprietary database of over 260,000 plus national locations," said Robb Hicks, co-founder and CEO of KIDzOUT. "Everyone involved in creating this app is a parent, with other jobs and roles to balance as well. What makes KIDzOUT work so well is the fact that we crowd-source many of the locations, relying on the interest and wisdom of parents who use on the app."

In awarding KIDzOUT, panelist Julia Beck, founder of Forty Weeks noted that, "The hard work and effort put into bringing this app to life is obvious."

According to a press release, KIDzOUT is a free tool for families on the go.

Know Where To Go for diaper changing stations, kid-friendly restaurants, parks and play places, and medical facilities. KIDzOUT directs parents to user-rated and reviewed baby changing locations (sorted by women's restrooms, men's restrooms, family restrooms), kid-friendly restaurants (sorted by kids menu, gluten free options, play areas, booster seats, high chairs), play places finder (sort by playground.features, water fountains and bathrooms) and medical facilities (sort by hospitals, urgent care locations and pharmacies) using a proprietary database of over 260,000 known locations.

KIDzOUT is currently available for free download from the iPhone store. A version for Android phones will be released in late spring 2012. For more information, please visit www.kidzout. com.

Hicks is a third-generation newspaper man is involved in newspapering in Wyoming (Buffalo Bulletin and Newcastle Newsletter Journal), Idaho (Wi-eser Signal American), Montana (Havre Daily News and Glasgow Courier), Colorado (Crested Butte News), Washington (Shelton Mason County Journal) and South Dakota (Yankton Press and Da-kotan).

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Original Publication Date: April 12, 2012

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