Blinkbuggy Wants To Reinvent The “Baby Book” For Parents To Capture Memories Online

Posted: May 13, 2013 in GT, Technology

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For generations in the past, parents have carefully put
together “baby books” that capture the first years of a
baby’s life in photos, hand prints and more. My
mother created one for me, and it’s something that I
treasure. But in the world’s digital age, the photos and
memories of our babies are captured most often on mobile phones. Any paper is stored in a file cabinet or
thrown away. And there hasn’t been a product that is
specifically tailored towards recreating the baby book
online—until now. Enter Blinkbuggy, a new startup
from a Googler that wants to help moms and dads
create virtual baby books. The brainchild of Google ad sales manager Emma
Weisberg, Blinkbuggy is focused on mothers and
helping busy moms collect and connect all the most
important moments in their children’s lives. As
Weisberg explains, today’s parents have 10,000
photos on a hard drive, 1,000 one-off shares on Facebook, 100 related emails and comments from
family and close friends, 50 video links on YouTube,
and more. You could attempt to centralize this on
Flickr or another photo-sharing site, but the written
memories and timeline format is missing. With Blinkbuggy, you can upload photos, record your
memories (emails, written notes, artwork, milestones)
within one cloud-based service. The UI of the site
makes it look like a photo album meets post-it wall.
You can also create albums for multiple children
within one interface. Another key issue for parents putting these memories
online is privacy. Weisberg says that you can set
your privacy to be completely private, or you can add
people on an email invite basis. The privacy controls
are fairly simple, and you can even choose to share
specific content with friends and family. If you do invite others to share in the stories, they can
contribute their own memories as well and comment
on photos, quotes and more. What makes Blinkbuggy compelling is that it’s more
than just an album of memories. The startup provides
a super easy way to organize all the massive content
that we have on our children. By uploading and then
tagging these memories, you can easily find them
when you search the site. Weisberg, who is staying on at Google for now, says
that next up is a mobile app, the ability to print
albums and video uploads.

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