New Apps

Veri ~ A New Way to Capture a Wedding or Event

Let's face it, the average person is addicted to their smart device. Whether it's Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, we fill our time with consuming thousands of micro-moments captured through social media.

Your wedding day is no different.

We've all been there, sitting in the crowd as a close friend is about to say, "I do", when suddenly we look around only to be met with a sea of smart devices looking to capture that special moment.

But then what? That photo might make its way to social media, where from the honeymoon suite the betrothed couple will swipe through, savoring the magic from the hours prior, only to have it be logged away in the abyss of big data.

What if there was a way to get real time photos of your wedding from your guests AS THE WEDDING & RECEPTION WERE TAKING PLACE?  

Well, there's an app for that! Veri - is a per event subscription based app that allows photos taken from your guests smart devices to be automatically uploaded to a digital gallery. Essentially it's a modern day solution to dropping a disposable camera on each guest's dining table. 

The amazing thing is, since everything happens in real time -- while the wedding party is taking family formals, and the guests are on the way to the reception, you are able to keep an eye on the action, seeing who's wearing what, who's chatting with who, and who's about to make a fool of themselves. 

Following the event, the subscriber is allowed access to all of the pictures to do as they please. No need for a wedding hashtag, and scouring through social media to re-claim the day. 

Pricing is incredibly reasonable:

  • 1 Event for $97

  • 3 Events for $147 

  • 5 Events for $175 

You set the time and dates you would like the app to be live, and guests download and select your event. From there any picture taken on your guest's device will automatically be uploaded. 

What about those less than flattering selfies you don't want to share? 

Each user has the ability to delete pictures from the gallery during the event. This means that that reel of glamour shots you needed to get that one good pic, doesn't need to be shared with the class, you can choose your best and delete the rest. 

So for those newly engaged couples, who are in the initial planning stages of your big day, invest $100 - $200 to capture the memories as they happen. You won't regret having all those pictures in one place after the "I dos". 

App Review: Christmas List

There are 37 Shopping Days Left before Christmas

If you are like me, shopping for the holidays sounds fun in theory, but as the days tick away, I always find myself running down to the wire, scrambling for that one "hard to buy for person". 

There's an App for that -- Enter Christmas List

Christmas List retails for $1.99 in the App Store and is designed to help you keep tabs on your holiday to-do list. 

So it's $1.99 to create a list in a fancy format? 

At the end of the day, yes. But there are some great features that extend beyond pen and paper or a spreadsheet.

Here are some highlights: 

  • Groups: You can easily organize your family, friends, and colleagues into separate groups and pull from your contacts for further automation
  • Budgets: After inputting contacts you can easily set a gift budget per person
  • Progress Update: You can easily check the status of your purchasing through the progress section.
  • Sharing Lists: You can easily share your list via text message or an attachment. 

What I wish was included: 

  • Collaboration: I wish there was a way to add a collaborator to your lists. So that if you are dividing and conquering with your significant other, you could update each other's list. 
  • Facebook Contact Integration: I think pulling contacts and images from Facebook would be another great way to further customize the app. 

At the end of the day, it's a tool to help you put a little extra thought into your holiday shopping, and keep things organized an on budget. For $1.99 you are not breaking the bank, for a little extra nudge.

Christmas List is available for both Android & Apple Devices and can be purchased via the links below: