A mobile and web app launched by Wesley Chapel-based Lifedash makes it easy to memorialize life experiences.
Users create a "dash," or a private mini blog, that allows them to share stories about their life through photos, videos, text and more. They can then selectively add people to their dash with whom they want to share their story. Friends and family can follow and participate in the stories in real time.
The private, group-focused nature of the app is designed to allow users to share more meaningful content than they would on more open social networks. It also presents a more complete story, rather than fragmented pieces of data.
The idea for the app came when the Lifedash
team attended a local gala event. After the event was over, they spent lots of time making sure everyone had the pictures from each other’s phones. They knew there had to be a better way to share videos and pictures within groups.
Users might attend a party or other event together and create a dash to share pictures and stories with each other. A parent who travels might use the app to virtually participate in their child’s first day of school or other activity if they aren’t able to be there in person. A trainer at a gym might use the app to track progress with his or her clients.
"It becomes a true story, a friendly one, because you know who your audience is and can behave accordingly," says Travis Bond, USF graduate and president, CEO and founder of Lifedash. "The depth of experience creates a more meaningful, everlasting story.
Dashes is available on the web, iphone or android.
Writer: Megan Hendricks
Sources; Travis Bond and Courtney Larned, Lifedash