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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". 

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce #Techtrends2017

What does 2017 have in store for technology? 

With the new year quickly approaching it's that time to start making predictions for what's going to happen next in the technology landscape. 

On Thursday, December 9th, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel of tech pros from Chicago to talk turkey. The panel included: 

  • Terri Brax, Founder & CEO, Women Tech Founders
  • Emile Cambry Jr., Founder & CEO, Blue 1647
  • Jeff Hirsch, Head of Technology for Advisor and Asset Management Products, Morningstar
  • Ted Souder, Head of Industry, Googl

What were the predictions: 

Augmented Reality

  • Location based apps are going to continue to gain traction, and offer geographic assistance: i.e. passing a best buy, and having an app reminder go off that you need batteries. 
  • Products that will continue to help healthcare: i.e. support for patients with Alzheimer's who can use a pill box that helps remind them to take medication. 

Data

  • Data isn't going anywhere. The more data that can be tracked the more information we have. 
  • There will be an increase in tools to help manage and manipulate that data. 

Mobility

  • Mobile is the way to go. There continues to be growth in shopping via mobile device, and that is going to continue to grow. 

Healthcare

  • 3D printing will continue to shape the landscape of healthcare, especially in the training tools and devices. 
  • Augmented reality enhancements will continue to increase mobility in healthcare

Education

  • With technology becoming more cost effective, it is not out of the question to begin to integrate technology into a classroom level, specifically in low income areas.
  • Advances in robotics and an interest in coding will continue to filter down into lower levels of education, creating a more "tech-versed" generation. 

Check out a little snippet from the session: 

iPhone iMessage Handwritten Texts

Did you know by adjusting your phone to landscape mode in iMessage you can send handwritten text messages that appear as animations when they are received? 

Follow this video to learn how! 

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