A group in Alabama is giving the old photo album and scrapbook a digital makeover with the creation of Life’s Time Capsule, a mobile application that launched in July.
The LTC app allows users to download digital images, videos, voice recordings and text from a computer or smart phone to a server that can then be easily shared with family and friends. So instead of trying to recall that story about the time grandmother met the president or little Johnnie caught the game-winning pass, they can tell the story themselves and their voices can be heard for generations to come.
“We are excited to bring this product to market because it fills a need of life preservation in a mortal world, ” says LTC Founder and President Frank Brady, who also teaches electronic engineering at Gadsden State Community College. “We have a robust network in place to give our users a simple and secure platform to build and share their legacy for friends and loved ones to view or share with the whole world using their personalized URL. Plus, you can share selected amounts of your media with any of the major social media platforms while keeping the rest of it secure and private.”
Individuals and families can use LTC to record and store such important events as weddings, birthdays, graduations, retirements and reunions, as well as family stories. Company officials say the app also can be useful for entertainers, athletes and sports teams as a way to connect with their fans.
The company currently has its official headquarters in Orlando, Florida, but most of the key people within the organization live around Anniston and Gadsden. “We hope to shift in the future completely to Alabama, ” Brady says.
Pricing for the LTC service begins at approximately $13 per month. For more information, visit lifestimecapsule.com.
text by Cary Estes