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Creative SPOKEnPHOTO Album Ideas!

Here’s my food album. Here’s my vacation album. Here’s my pet album. Not so creative is it? So why not find a theme and create an album around that theme? For instance, if you love food, why not try putting together an album with all your breakfast moments with friends? Here are a couple ideas to get you started on making a creative digital album that talks!

10 reasons why I love you!

Valentine’s Day is upon us. Very soon. No gift idea yet? Why don’t you put together all the images you love into one album and add your own personal love note?

Try this: singing his favourite song – belt it out like Beyonce!

Every morning of our vacation

Vacation pictures are common enough, but why don’t you put a spin on it and give it a theme? If you took pictures every single morning during breakfast, put those images together and create a gorgeous album.

Try this: recall the best and the worst of that meal, everyone loves talking about food!

Bloopers!

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All those photos you wanted to delete because they looked like you were caught in the middle of a tornado or when you had one eye open and your tongue sticking out? Keep them! Years down the road, they’ll make for some hilarious conversation, and great memories.

Try this: talk about what you thought was happening at the time the photo was taken!

Anatomy of a weekend

Weekends are such a fun and relaxed time. So if you’ve just come back from 2 day girls weekend in Miami or you just spent some good quality time together at the park, gather all your favourite moments of the weekend and put them together in a photo album.

Try this: get your kids to talk about their favourite part of the weekend!

Kids artwork

The fridge is the perfect place for all of your child’s creations, so why not make an album of them and let your child tell you the story behind it? Those are memories you’ll want to cherish forever, and plus – it’ll be great material for embarrassment in their teenage years!

Try this: once you add their artwork, interview them! Ask them what each colour means or what inspired the drawing.

Letter a page

This is a popular idea for traditional photo albums, but since this option doesn’t really need to you to be a graphic designer, set out to either create letters with your bodies and snap a shot of it, or find hidden letters that you spot around the city! It’ll be such a fun and creative project and you can record your adventures along the way!

Try this: what could be more interactive than talking about why that letter is special to them?

Have any other creative ideas for your albums? Have you already done an amazing one and we haven’t mentioned it? Share with us!

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February 11, 2013 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

Give the Gift of Voice: New Talking Photo Album App Connects Long Distance Loved Ones Over the Holidays

Toronto, ON – This holiday season, Spoke Technologies is giving photo albums a voice – your voice. The new SPOKEnPHOTO Album App is the only app made for users to create and share talking photo collections with the look and feel of a real photo album. It lets you give the gift of your voice to long distance loved ones in a beautiful and easy-to-build digital photo album, without the need for a synchronous connection.

iPad and iPhone

We all know that hearing a loved one’s voice helps you feel closer to them, but sometimes it’s hard to connect in real time. SPOKEnPHOTO Album makes sharing photo stories easier across multi-timezone, multi-language and multi-generational families. It offers a more personal, meaningful way to capture and share photo moments and memories with your personal network.

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View a sample Spoken Photo Moment by Social Media Mom Melissa Carr, Thethirtiesgrind.com

The SPOKEnPHOTO Album app also works together with the SPOKEnPHOTO iPhone app so you can capture talking photo moments and then collect them into memories on your iPad.

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About Spoke Technologies

Spoke Technologies was founded on the premise that we all have long-distance friends and family that we want to feel more connected to, more often. They build mobile apps that capture moments and memories in your voice so you can share and connect with that Personal Network in a more intimate way. Their first app, SPOKEnPHOTO for iPhone, was launched earlier this year.

For more information: www.spoketechnologies.com

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Contact:
Lynne McEachern
Tel: 1.416.616.0762
lynne@spoketechnologies.com

December 11, 2012 at 7:49 pm 2 comments

Question: Why did Grandpa Cross the Border?

Answer: To see his grandkids on the other side!

When you think about it, the term ‘long distance love’ typically conjures up images of romantic couples, planes, and a slew of images that involve lots of hugging and jumping into a loved ones arms. Yet those aren’t the only relationships that long distance love encompasses. Think about all the people that are near and dear to you: your best friend in Dubai, your brother ‘working’ in Brazil, your 85-year-old grandma who always knows what to say in a time of crisis. Those are the people we love from afar. Read on and you’ll find that you are also part of the long distance love community – you just didn’t know it!

Parents + Children

It’s been said time and time again, ‘they grow up so fast’. From the first time you drop them off at pre-school to their first trip abroad on their own, long distance love between parents and their children is inevitable. Care packages with chocolate chip cookies and warm socks for your son at college, bedtime Skype dates with your 3-year-old daughter when you are traveling for work, phone calls to review the latest episode of Glee with your 13-year-old daughter who lives with her mother 400 miles away…that’s all part of long distance love.

Grandparents + Grandkids

Approximately 80 million grandparents live in North America. And of that 80 million, 24 million (that’s 30%!) live a long distance from their grandchildren. Most people don’t really think of living far away from grandpa and grandma as a long distance love, but just ask yourself this as you spend your Saturday morning on the phone teaching your mom how to text, or as you are packing up 3 kids under 5 for a 6-hour plane ride to the other side of the country – would you be doing this if it weren’t true love?! However you choose to keep that love alive, it’s a special relationship and one that if nurtured, has a multitude of benefits for kids, parents and grandparents.

Married Couples + Couples

Are you and your partner miles apart? Did you at one point live on opposite ends of the country, or even the world with your now husband or wife? If so, you’re not alone. According to The Centre for the Study of Long Distance Relationships, 75% of all engaged couples were at one point long distance in their relationship. So when your honey has to travel for work, or is going to school in a different country, or is off fighting for your country, you become a part of the long distance love community. Embrace it, it’s kind of how the world works now. And because for most it seems to be worth it in the end!

Friends + Family

Your best friend just got promoted and now lives in New York, you’re in Toronto. Your old college roommate is throwing her bachelorette and the only way you can see her in the silly school girl costume she is being forced to wear is via Skype. You wake up to 3 missed calls from your younger, thrill-seeking cousin who called to tell you he’s just surfed the largest wave ever in Australia. The list goes on. With the constant contact via text and on Facebook these days, sometimes we don’t even remember that our friends are far away geographically until we attempt to contact them the old fashioned way, the phone. It’s when you hear the voice ‘Long distance charges will apply.’ that you remember. Oops! End call.

When it comes to the people we love and how often we see, speak, or get a chance to hug them, the reality is that everyone just isn’t as physically close as they used to be. Your lives get busier, people get relocated to exotic locations, and that dream you’ve always had to travel with your job becomes a reality. Long distance love is a part of all of us, be it through your friends, your other half, or your little girl who bought her first apartment 3 hours away from home. Luckily, with a little help from technology (and frequent flyer miles!) we don’t always have to feel as far away as we are!

October 19, 2012 at 8:00 am Leave a comment


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