Sorry for the delay. I know I said I'd get to Part II of this article "tomorrow" but a death in the family and an unexpected trip to Colorado put me way behind.
I found it interesting and ironic that the developers at GoGoStat had a difficult time creating their product within Facebook's rules. Facebook doesn't allow people to create apps that invade user's privacy or distribute personal information and that's exactly what GoGoStat does...in a good way. It monitor's a child's profile/page and reports information about it to another person - the child's parent. That functionality is against the rules. Here is GoGoStat trying to make a much needed tool to protect kids and here is Facebook making it difficult for them at every turn. BUT (and I can't believe I am writing this) don't be too hard on Facebook. Without such rules and requirements there could be a glut of really bad apps that could endanger kids even more. So, while the process was difficult for GoGoStat, it was a necessary evil. And their developers were smart enough to make it work despite the limitations.
The other thing I found interesting is that every time Facebook changes it's privacy policies, GoGoStat has to adjust their product so that it still works within the new regulations. Facebook "improves" their privacy policies about once every two months. That means the GoGoStat developers have to remain vigilant so that there is no lag in service. To date, the product has worked smoothly. Not bad for a free service. I personally think it's admirable that the GoGoStat people are that committed.
Kudos to GoGoStat. Keep up the good work. Consider me a fan and supporter.
Oh and one more thing. In the first article I talked about the Spanish version of the product. It was released last week.