Famatic: The New Generation of Digital Photo Frames

You’ve seen digital photo frames, right? You may even own one. Typically they hold either an SD card or a flash drive, and then you can set them to play photos sort of like a screen saver. They’re really handy in an age where printing photos takes time and money a lot of us don’t have available, but the drawback is in order to change what pictures are available or add new ones, you need to put them on the memory device.

Not so with Famatic. This new concept in digital photo frames is actually a social photo frame. Once linked to your Facebook or Instagram account, you simply set up email sharing and your photos can be uploaded from wherever you are to wherever Famatic is almost instantly. If you’re one of those people without Facebook or Instagram, you can also share photos via email, and they’ll be adding more options as time goes on. What this does is create a private network that can be accessed only by those you invite, creating a way for family scattered far apart to still “come home” with their pictures.

The idea here is this is something for grandparents. With their children and grandchildren living who knows where, all they have to do is turn on Famatic to view the latest pictures (or even videos) of what’s going on in their lives. It’s set up like a tablet, allowing them to comment on photos directly through the frame without requiring them to log in to your social networks. All it requires is a Wi-Fi connection and a flat surface on which to sit, and you can be sharing photos in no time. Everything is managed online from wherever you are, so you never have to worry about making Grandma and Grandpa wait to see little Billy’s first steps. Just set up private albums and use hashtags, and your photos will appear on Famatic.

If you think this is something that could work for your family, you can get in on the ground floor. Their funding campaign is just kicking off on Kickstarter, where a pledge of $169 US or more will get you your very own Famatic. Estimated delivery is October 2014, and there is a note that they only ship within the US.

[hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”]Launching on April 22 with a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, Famatic asks a simple question: Wouldn’t it be great if we could bring multiple generations of families closer together, including those older members who don’t use complex technology or online social networks?

Famatic does this by creating a digital photo and video frame that sits on your grandparents’ mantle, simplifies social media interaction, and can be controlled from another family member’s location. Here’s how it does it:
Famatic: The New Generation of Digital Photo Frames
KEEP IT PHYSICAL
With no apps to install, Famatic is a physical device that only requires a WiFi connection and a beautiful place to sit.
Famatic: The New Generation of Digital Photo Frames
NO LOGIN REQUIRED
Grandpa can view your photos, “like,” or add an adorable comment — without having to login to a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account.
Famatic: The New Generation of Digital Photo Frames
“MOBILE-TO-MANTLE” SUPPORT
Shoot both photos and video clips of baby’s first step on your mobile phone and send it instantaneously to the top of Grandma’s fireplace.
Famatic: The New Generation of Digital Photo Frames
SHARE EASILY FROM SOCIAL
Send your parents or grandparents photos throughout the day in just a few clicks using your favorite social media accounts.

ABOUT FAMATIC


Famatic is the world’s first inter-generational digital photo and video frame that connects kids, parents, and grandparents in an amazing house-to-house family sharing network. Easily send your Facebook or Instagram photos and videos to the family mantle, where grandparents can view, like, or comment without logging in. Famatic’s crowdfunding campaign launches on KickStarter on April 22.[/hide-this-part]

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