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- 3 New Photo Sharing Backgrounds: We have added 3 brand new backgrounds to your photo sharing layouts. As we promised, we have completed the seasons to include Spring, Summer and Fall.
- Quick Guide: This guide will describe the buttons and icons and what they do. If you are new to Kid-Capsule, you will see the quick guide on startup. If you are already own Kid-Capsule, you will still be able to access the quick guide through the “Information Screen” by tapping the at the top left of the screen.
- Measurement Settings: You spoke, we listened. You now have the option of selecting the measurement settings for height and weight. Simply access the Kid-Capsule section in your device’s “Settings” and select the units you would like to use.
- Photo Layout Background Selection Screen: Now you can select the background for your photo layouts in a visual and friendly manner just as you do a photo from the gallery.
- Improved Information Screen: Much easier to navigate and quick access to our news blog and Facebook page.
- Double Tap on Thumbnails: Double tap a thumbnail in your photo or video galleries to view it.
“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.” – Charlotte Brontë
Kid-Capsule has 3 ways of sharing your family photos, memories, milestones and events:
- Send an e-mail
- Post to your Facebook wall
- Send the packaged event to other Kid-Capsule users
All three methods have the option of attaching a photo to go along with it. Each photo will be highlighted with a scrapbook style background and a vellum style tag with the event details written on it.
As of Version 1.2 there are 2 backgrounds to choose from: Classic and Winter. But get ready for version 1.2.1 of Kid-Capsule, it will have 3 new backgrounds to complete the seasons and it will offer an easier way to select the background for your image.
This is how easy it is:
Every event is equipped with a sharing button:
Once you tap the sharing button you will have 3 sharing options as described above:
If you decide to share a photograph with your event, you will be presented with the event’s image gallery:
As of version 1.2 you will have the option of selecting the classic green background and a winter wonderland background:
Kid-Capsule then works its magic and you have a beautiful scrapbook style layout for sharing your event:
For more information on sharing this and other features, visit our help.
“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.
Pesky reminders: please do not reproduce without our written consent. All materials on this blog and website are copyright Zen Labs LLC
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:
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.
If you don’t yet have Kid-Capsule, download it on the App Store:
- 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.
- 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
- Minor bug fixes to the profile screen
- Video bug fixes for iOS 5+
I have found it very interesting in speaking to Kid-Capsule users that different people have different ways of using the app.
I will be posting a couple of ways I love to use Kid-Capsule but I also want to hear from you and the great ways you choose to use the app and interpret the different categories. The goal is to inspire other people to keep track of the amazing moments they share with their kids.
- Whimsical Words: I have a toddler so you can imagine the amazingly creative and funny things that come out of her mouth. This is the thing I most love to record at this stage in her journey through life and something I hope to share with her when she is older. I bet she will get a kick out of it. I mostly use the phrases sub-category to record these moments. I use this category for different things, such as when:
- She says the darndest thing: “Look! It’s the lizard family!” when she saw a group of lizards in a garden
- She doesn’t quite know her pronouns: “You’re being a dinosaur” instead of saying “I’m”
- She starts using the correct word: She finally said “I want” instead of “You want”
- Incredible Growth: I know it’s cliché but the truth is that they grow up extremely fast. I like to use this category to record the moments in which an item of clothing doesn’t fit her anymore. I attach a picture of that item for posterity.
- Keen Brains: Specifically the read sub-category. It doesn’t have to be used only when they start reading books it can also be used when they start to understand letter sounds and their place in language. For example, the other day she said the following: “O is for Owl and B is for Búho” (búho is owl in spanish), it goes well in the Whimsical Word category but I thought this was a better fit.
If you would like to share your ways of using Kid-Capsule go to our Contact section and drop us a line. We will publish your ideas for others to enjoy!