Tuesday, July 21, 2015

everyStory, a Cloud-Based Story-Sharing Platform, Launches Open Beta

I received this press notice from everyStory recently:


everyStory, New Cloud-Based Story-Sharing Platform, Launches Open-Beta on iPad
Interactive photo-album platform aims to preserve memories by saving photos and audio for generations to come

SAN DIEGO (July 1, 2015) – everyStory, a new cloud-based story-sharing platform, launches today. This one-of-a kind tool is now available for iPad devices during open-Beta and can be downloaded in the App Store. everyStory allows users to store audio and image files to a secure cloud-based system with the option of sharing photos and stories between other everyStory individuals and groups.

“I created everyStory after being diagnosed with colon cancer and realizing my son may never remember my voice or hear my stories. I am passionate about providing people with an innovative way to preserve and share memories forever in the most interactive way possible,” said Dave Keene, CTO of everyStory. “My love for family history dates back to my childhood, but the urgency of needing to save those memories amplified when I unfortunately and prematurely loss two of my closest loved ones. Soon after my first daughter was born and my motivation to make a product like everyStory available to everyone was immediate,” said Ed Cox, CEO of everyStory.

Users can import photos from a computer, iOS photo album or scan physical photos directly into the app using a device camera. The platform integrates a social network component by encouraging users to tag photos with people, and/or by location, subject or date. To create an interactive photo-album, everyStory lets multiple users record an audio message, on the same photos, in a shared album or within a group. Users can simply tap a tagged person’s name to hear the story that is connected to a specific photo or album.

everyStory is free for everyone throughout open-Beta. Thereafter, the company will offer free and premium memberships suitable for anyone’s file storing needs. The free membership allows users to store up to 500 photos coupled with unlimited audio recording storage. everyStory’s referral program allows free members and the referred new user to receive space for an extra 100 photos. Unlimited audio and photo storage is offered with the premium membership, $3.99 per month or $39.99 annually, along with access to exclusive content.

The everyStory team has plans to add more capabilities to the platform in the coming months and will create versions suitable for other devices and operating systems.

For more information on everyStory, please visit: http://www.everystory.us. To download and sign up for everyStory, please visit the App Store.


About: everyStory is a cloud-based story-sharing platform that acts as an interactive photo-album on a mobile device (currently available for iPad devices) allowing users to have access to audio and picture files anywhere, anytime. This multi-faceted system is equipped to record all audio from the storyteller/user as they naturally flip through photos. Users can safely share with individuals and groups of their personal choosing who can then contribute new photos to existing stories or new stories to existing photos. everyStory is passionate about creating the most optimal privacy-focused micro-social network that archives important memories through long-term cloud storage.


I registered for a free account, created an album, and uploaded some family photos into the Album.  That part was really easy.  I will see how easy it is to add audio to a photo to actually tell the story.

The press release indicates that this is, at present, an iOS/iPad app.  I looked for it for my iPhone in the App Store and did not see it.

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