What are you?
I'm a free baby monitor and an be used on any device with a
microphone and/or a camera, that runs a Chrome browser. Support
for Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Safari is in the works!
Unfortunately I cannot support iOS yet, since Apple does not
implement my core technogy properly.
Why was Gonimo started?
Robert became father of twins, and at some point in time it
became obvious that they sleep better separated. Buying another
baby monitor? Definitely not, surely there is an App for that! But
the existing free apps all were either unreliable and impractical
(they call you when your child is screaming) or simply did not
work properly. It can't be that hard, he thought and wrote a first
prototype of Gonimo, called 'mybabymontior.org' back then - great
name, wasn't it?
What sets you apart from other baby monitors?
You can use me on many different devices, because I work in
your browser this is the same reason why you don't have to install
an app. I'm free and you can use all my functions without any
restrictions. I also have excellent security measures built in -
so you and your data are as secure as can be.
In comparison to other free apps, Gonimo is the only one which
puts an emphasis on reliability. Solutions that trigger a
call at a given volume threshold, are not a good choice for a baby
- It is unreliable. If your mobile phone does not ring, the reason can be:
- Your baby sleeps.
- You set the threshold wrong.
- One of your devices has no reception.
- The battery is empty.
- The phone has crashed.
- Your mobile phone is set to silent-mode and you missed the call!
- It is impractical:
- Often you are not really that far away from your baby, a false alert (your phone rings) wakes your baby.
- Your mobile rings, OK now find it, pick up, listen what's going on, then finally you can take action. For me, I just want to hear what's going on and take action immediately!
- Last but not least, you need two phones for this to work!
What do I need to get started?
You need a device that has a microphone and/or a camera and with a
Chrome (preferred) browser installed.
Depending on which mode you use (audio only/audio and video)
and for how long you use Gonimo, eventually you will need to
connect me to a power outlet. If you're using audio only, you
should get through the night easily without recharging the battery.
Do I have to pay to use Gonimo?
No! Gonimo is an open source project and free to use. It is
very important to my creators to make my features available to
as many people as possible, easy and free. You can find more
information on what exactly open source means here.
Can I use you as anything other than a baby monitor?
In principle, I am intended to be used as a baby monitor. Of
course, you can use me for other activities that require audio
and/or video streaming.
Can't I just use Skype?
Obviously you can use Skype or similar products as a baby monitor ...
but Skype is tailored for telephony:
- If you get a still during telephony, you will probably
notice, not so much when watching a sleeping baby.
Gonimo in contrast warns you when you are seeing a still.
- If the Audio connection breaks, you will notice that
during a call, not so much when listening to a sleeping
baby. Gonimo in contrast warns you when the audio
- In general, Gonimo is optimised for use as a baby
monitor, Skype is optimised for telephony. This concerns
things like the user interface or audio processing for
How is Gonimo financed?
To get the project going, NetIdee.at provided us with funding.
We provide a native Android app (iOS is planned) which is
available for a small fee. It will cover features that are not
feasible in a web-browser. You can also donate, this would help us
a lot and guarantees we can constantly develop and improve.
Is there a way to support you?
Sure! You can support the Gonimo project by donating via the
donate button, by purchasing the fee-based app
and/or by liking us on various social media platforms. Of course, we
are always on the look-out for creative and motivated people who
would like to support the project with their ambition and their
Who are your creators?
A team of young, motivated people whose profiles you can find