The Our Story app has been developed by child psychologists and other specialists at the Open University in 2010. The app has many uses: it enables young children to take part in fun activities that can help develop important language, reading and social skills. It can be used to encourage healthy eating in young children. A different use has been to record the life histories of older individuals and support intergenerational conversations. The benefits of the app have been investigated by researchers to help them understand the interests and issues facing children and young people.