If you are reading this, there is a good chance you know a little bit about LifeShare. For those who are not familiar with our products, our founders created a device that can connect to any TV, which allows family and friends to send pictures and messages to that TV.
Pretty cool, right?
If you are not familiar with LifeShare, you are probably thinking to yourself, “I have a device in my pocket that can do the exact same thing.” But the question I will have you think about: have you ever taken that device out of your pocket, and tried to show your grandparent a great picture you took on your last vacation? Pinch to zoom in. Pinch to zoom out. Turn it sideways to get a better look – the screen rotation lock is on so you have to turn it off. Swipe to the next picture and now the screen rotation is off so the picture rotates back – creating a back and forth battle between the rotation while trying to find the perfect balance to view the picture. I have personally been through this frustrating cycle many times, which ultimately results in describing the vacation while leaving out the pictures.
What if the next time you want to show your grandparent pictures of your vacation, you just sent them to their TV? No more pinching the screen, rotation battles, or describing pictures rather than showing them – leading to a frustrating experience. Just turn the LifeShare therapeutic music on to play in the background and let the pictures rotate through – all on a screen that is 20 times the size of your phone.
Recently, I was talking to my good friend who lives in a senior community. I let him know that my wife and I are expecting our first child, a sweet (already spoiled) baby girl. He said he can’t wait to see a picture of her. Earlier that week we received pictures of the ultrasound, so I told him I would take a picture of it on my phone and send it to his LifeShare. His excitement nearly blew the speaker out of my phone. Which leads me to my closing thought of why LifeShare is so great…
Over the years I have seen dozens and dozens of family photo albums sitting in a room, collecting dust, waiting for the next visitor to review those memories with. One of my favorite things is to see family members take a picture of an old photo, and send it to the LifeShare. To see a photo that was once buried away in a collection of pictures, being broadcast on a large TV for the whole family to see. During this Holiday season, I would love to know how many old pictures are getting a second chance at bringing great memories back to those who had since forgotten.
If you have ever been in a frustrating – picture showing situation, have thought about cracking open that old picture album, or have wanted to send a picture of your new baby to someone across the country, give LifeShare a try!