Archive for December, 2011

 

Did you know Kid-Capsule has a category for Imagination? – Part I in a Series

December 29, 2011
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“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

This is one of my all time favorite quotes and it’s very fitting for this post.

Kid-Capsule has a comprehensive collection of categories under which you save your memories and events. We believe it helps guide and inspire parents along the way. One such category is “Vivid Imagination” and it’s one I use quite often. Children have amazing minds so it’s important to document them in their life story, it just might help create a spark of inspiration at some point in time, right?

As a bonus, each category is equipped with several sub-categories. In “Vivid Imagination” we have “Drawings”. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always loved to doodle. I’ve often wondered what life and adventures those “masterpieces”, ahem, had in my mind. Now, my little girl won’t have to wonder. Every time she’s enthralled in a drawing, I always ask her about it, snap a picture and save the details in Kid-Capsule.

Here’s a chance to document your little one’s imagination in action. Print this free Ellie fill in the blank coloring page at the bottom of this post on a standard letter sized sheet of paper. Ask them to replace the pencil she usually carries around with whatever they want. Then just sit back and be mesmerized by what they come up with. Don’t forget to save it in your Kid-Capsule!

If you would like to share their creations, go to our Facebook page and post them in the comments.

Have fun!

Pesky reminders: please do not reproduce without our written consent. All materials on this blog and website are copyright Zen Labs LLC

Apps are great Stocking Stuffers

December 23, 2011
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Everybody’s so busy these days that it’s very hard to plan ahead for the Holidays never mind come up with the perfect stocking stuffers.

Thinking about going out tonight or tomorrow? THINK AGAIN! I went out today and it was madness I tell ya MADNESS!

These are hard times for our pockets and every little penny counts. So if you’re looking to get more bang for your buck,  I’ve got the perfect solution for all you folks who still haven’t gotten around to those good ol’ stocking stuffers, you know who you are!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that apps are quite affordable. I mean, you can’t beat 99 cents, right? What can you get for even 5 bucks lately? A cup of coffee?

When you download an app, you are gaining a very special tool that will last you a lifetime. You can download it from anywhere, so no checkout lines and it will not break the bank, so everybody’s happy.

If you need some ideas, the developers at Moms With Apps have put tremendous love, effort and dedication into making  top notch family friendly apps. They’re also very accessible so if you have a question or concern they’ll be there for you. You can also find a listing of great review sites that will steer you in the right direction.

After you have downloaded your brand new app the fun begins! Just print out the logo on a sheet of cardstock and cut out the shape, glue it to a Popsicle stick and voila, you are done! The perfect stocking stuffer.

I wish you all an amazing Holiday and New Year filled with great family, great friends, health, peace and happiness.

Sharing Events with Other Kid-Capsule Users

December 19, 2011
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One of the features we are most excited about in Version 1.2 is the ability to share events with other Kid-Capsule users. Now grandma and grandpa won’t miss a thing. They will have their very own copy of all the priceless moments you have saved. Kid-Capsule will package your event in a file which will be sent via email and can then be imported by the recipient into their own device.

This is how it works:

Send an Event to other Kid-Capsule users:

As usual, tap the button from your event and you will have the option of sharing your event through email, Facebook or Kid-Capsule.

You will have the option of sharing any type of media via email, as long as you have linked photos and videos to your event.

Tapping photo or video will open the appropriate gallery and prepare the media that will be attached to your message and exported to a special kca file.

Kid-Capsule will package your event in a file which will be sent via email.

After sending your email you will return to your event screen.

Receive and Import an Event from other Kid-Capsule users:

When you receive a shared event from a Kid-Capsule user your email will have a kca file attached to it. You will easily recognize it because you will see the Kid-Capsule logo on the attachment while viewing it on your device.

Tapping on the file will prompt you to open it in Kid-Capsule.

Once you open the file, Kid-Capsule will launch and you will be presented with the Event Import Wizard.

The wizard will guide you through the steps to import the event.

Once you finish and the event has been imported, you will be presented with a success message. The imported event will be a replica of the event that the sender has on her device including the child’s profile, the place (together with coordinates if applicable) and the media files that were attached.

For more detailed information, visit our help or if you have questions or suggestions drop us a line.

If you don’t yet have Kid-Capsule, download it on the App Store:

Kid-Capsule is not a social network. Nobody else will have access to your information. For more, visit our FAQ or download our Privacy Policy


Kid-Capsule Version 1.2

December 13, 2011
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What’s new:

  • Calendar: Now you have the option of viewing a calendar of your events. All dates for your events will have a flag. If you tap on a specific date, you will see a list of events for that date.

  • Share with other Kid-Capsule users: Kid-Capsule will package your event in a file which can then be imported by other Kid-Capsule users into their own devices. For more information on this great new feature, visit our help.
  • New sharing layout: Brand new winter layout just in time for your holiday and seasonal memories. Check it out at the beginning of this post.

Enhancements:

  • Facebook offline access permission: Once you authorize for offline access, the session will not expire constantly as it did before. We do not collect ANY information from your Facebook account. For more information you can find it in our privacy policy and FAQ.
  • The information button has been added to the profile selection screen to help get you started right away.
  • Minor display enhancements
  • Minor text and content adjustments

Bug Fixes:

  • Minor bug fixes to the profile screen
  • Video bug fixes for iOS 5+