I spend a lot of time online promoting my app and working on my new project. This also includes networking in order to encourage investments into my ideas. The other day I came across a Twitter post that intrigued me. It was being suggested that parents set up memoirs of their children’s lives online for them to have as adults.
My first thought of course was “There Should Be an App For That!”
Think about it. In the post the suggestion was to create an email account in your child’s name and mail them important milestones. On their 18th birthday, the password to open that email account would be gifted.
My thought of course is a platform that is a bit more sophisticated. Where a picture taken with the cell phone would be instantly added to the memoir and users would be reminded to add commentary. Just think of the endless possibilities.
You could of course start with documenting the pregnancy. Include footage of the baby shower and doctor visits. How amazing would it be to hear your own baby heartbeat on your 18the birthday? Highlights from the birth could be there, but nothing overly personal, along with first interviews with the new mom and dad.
My mind churned as the ideas flowed. First days of school, kindergarten graduation, and field trips could all be recorded and saved for enjoyment later. How many of these important memories do we record now, but end up losing long before our child can enjoy them?
I thought of messages for my son. I considered a post where I offered up my own beard grooming tips. I imagined recording myself giving him advice on how to achieve different beard styles. Looking over at his baby face now, it is hard to imagine that one day he will be splashing that cute face with beard oil.
I don’t have the time or energy to take on a project of this size right now, but I would like to see it developed one day. Preserving personal memories is something that is no longer cherished, as the digital world has now replaced the real live photo album. This imagined app would be that virtual photo album, except video and voice over could also be a part of it.
That is the normal way in which my mind works. As I struggle with a new project, and work to obtain money for the first, my head is already 10 steps ahead, designing my next app and teaching my baby boy how to trim the perfect beard.