Australian Council on Children and the Media

Essendon - RDM Apps

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Unofficial app for Essendon Football Club.


No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Essendon was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 9 April 2014.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Essendon
Developed by: RDM Apps
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: Google Play Store: Low Maturity
ACCM suggested age: 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Essendon contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Not Applicable.

App description

The Unofficial Essendon Football Club App contains a diverse range of features including all the team news, AFL news, matches, stats, a forum, as well as a team Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube, Storify, Pinterest and Instagram page links. There is also a link to the official page, and history of the team hosted externally on wikipedia.

Reviewers comments

This app is the unofficial Essendon Football Club App, and is free to download with no paid sections or shop access. This app is safe for children and has a wide range of features which will be explored in detail below.

Team-Specific News: This section directs to news stories about Essendon which contains individual articles on players, and additional videos.

News AFL: This section contains non-team specific news and videos.

Forum: A forum where individuals can share their opinions and interact with others in an online environment.

Matches: This section contains all of the  matchups between teams, hosted by the NAB challenge Match centre.

Stats: This section contains all of the game statistics for players of every team, hosted by Sports Fan. This section contains ads (e.g. Menulog, No.1 for online takeway).

Twitter: This section links to either the official team Twitter page, where individuals can see recent tweets by the team itself.

Facebook: This section links to the team's Facebook page, with the option to either “Like” the page, or scroll through the team's recently posted information and updates.

Youtube: This section links to the team's youtube channel, where individuals can access any youtube videos posted by the team.

Instagram: This section links to the team's Instagram page, where individuals can access photos posted relating to the team.

Storify: This section links to the team's Storify page, where individuals can access the club's official twitter feed.

Pinterest: This section links to the team's Pinterest page, where individuals can access information and photos relating to the team.

Google+: This section links to the team's Google+ page, where individuals can access posts and information relating to the team, as well as external links.

Official page: This section links to the team's official website, where individuals can access information about the team, membership, and scores.

History: This section links to a wikipedia page describing the team and it's history.

Overall, this app is somewhat limited in its capacity, and predominantly provides links to external webpages

In App purchasing

No: This app features no in-app purchasing.

Online information

This app has options to connect via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, in addition to discussion forums – as a result, there are many methods of online communication which parents should be aware of. Parents who are concerned about this may wish to carefully monitor their child's use of this app. 


No gambling content found during the review.

Advertising and product placement

This app features no advertisements.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

This app contains no gender stereotypes or sexual references.

Coarse language

This app contains no coarse language.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

This is an information app.

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Content is age appropriate for children this age

Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended

Content is not age appropriate for children this age

Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

Contains some elements of gambling. Some content is not recommended for minors. Parental guidance recommended

No gambling content found in the levels played

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