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  1. Make nicknames universal

    i think that nicknames set by the parents should be the names that show for anyone looking at the account. For example, if my brother created his account with just his name, Matt, but I put his nickname as Uncle Matt, everyone should see his name as Uncle Matt when he loves a moment or makes a comment.

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      10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi, Sarah! Thanks so much for this (and sorry for the delay in responding). Seems to be getting a lot of votes.

      We didn’t do this currently because we know in many families people have their own personal nicknames for people (i.e. ‘Grandma’ for me is ‘Mum’ to my mother). This is our concern with making things universal.

      Also, who gets to decide what someone’s nickname is? If it’s personal, then there is no issue. But if it’s universal, then only one person can decide.

      Would love to know yours (and anyone else’s) thoughts on this!

      - Nick, from the Lifecake team

    • Compare children at at same age ie both my children when they were 4 months

      We all like to see the comparison of our children when they were the same age would be a great addition to the new then & now . Us at the same age !

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks so much for this suggestion and so sorry for the delay. We have talked about this in the team a lot in the past – we’d love to do this – and it’s something we’re evaluating. We’ll update here when we know more about this.

        Please keep the suggestions coming!

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi Caroline! Thanks for the suggestion – and sorry we’re not getting back to you sooner. We will continue to add platforms from where you can import to Lifecake. We don’t yet have a schedule for OneDrive but we’ll let you know when we do.

          - Ed, The Lifecake Team.

        • Upload multiple photos into a slideshow without having to first import each individual photo.

          I love your slideshow option for uploading multiple photos of a single event, like a birthday party. (This feature sets you apart from your competition). But instead of having to upload each image separately and then make a slideshow out of them (thus duplicating the images on my timeline), it would be great to be able to choose several images at once (from iPhoto or wherever you load from) and put them directly into a slideshow...with no duplicate stills.

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            3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi, Joan! So glad you love this feature :-)

            Just so we’re sure we understand, are you keen to make slideshows with photos that you don’t want to actually have in your Lifecake timeline?

            Thanks for helping us understand.

            Nick, from the Lifecake team

          • Create an option to select a default child for uploads.

            We have Lifecake accounts for both our son and our cousin's son, and every time we upload a picture we need to select which child it is for. Since we only upload pics for our son (and just view our cousin's son's account every now and then), it would be great if there were an option to make our son the default so we don't need to select him each time we upload.

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            • Enable location settings

              Allow photos to be tagged by location/place. Instagram has this feature. Makes it easier to tag rather than having to describe where every picture was taken.

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                6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi, Pauline. We’re so sorry this suggestion didn’t get a response.

                We’ve had a lot of thought about this as a team, and we’ve always worried that location information might seem a bit intrusive. But we’re thinking about ways we can do this so it’s totally optional and wouldn’t violate the privacy of parents or their children.

                We’ll update in there when we know more :-)

                Thanks!

              • animated preview of videos like googleplus or facebook

                When I selected which videos to upload from googleplus, the previews were animated. Now that they're uploaded, the preview thumbnails are all static... I have to click play to see them move.

                I liked seeing the many animated thumbnails at once.
                Make this happen in the timeline too.

                See google plus or facebook for examples.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi Daniel! This is a great idea. We’d love to offer this functionality within our apps. We’ll start investigating how we can best make this happen. Have a great day! Ed

                • I would like to see the timeline label move along chronologically by Baby's age

                  Instead of having the timeline label be based on how many days or weeks ago the photo was uploaded, it would be more helpful to be labeled according to Baby's age as of the date of the photo (i.e. two weeks old, one month old, 6 weeks old, one year old, etc.).

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change the "Story" Font

                    The font used for the "Story" feature doesn't match the beautiful aesthetic of the rest of the site. It looks underdeveloped. I recommend changing the font, or allowing users to specify a font and a color.

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                    • Give admins control over notification defaults

                      The admin (me) should set up the notification defaults for people whom I add. My mom and dad and other elderly relatives aren't technologically savvy, and so when I add them, they'll get notifications on their smartphones as well as an email. I know them well enough to know that they don't want both, so it would be kind of nice if I could remotely set their notification preferences with an understanding that they could make changes if they decided to figure out how to do that.

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                      • support uploading from flickr

                        Do you plan to support flickr in the near future?

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                        • Upload order is backwards

                          when uploading photos, it would be very helpful if the order of photos within Lifecake were the same as on my iPhone's camera roll.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hi! We’ve had a lot of debate about this within the team …and a lot of talking with mums and dads. The overall consensus was that, for speed and convenience purposes, it makes sense for the newest moments to be found at the top. However, let’s see how popular this point is and whether we need to revisit our thinking here. Thanks, Ed

                          • Add drag and drop to reorganise timeline photos

                            So the extra shots in the drawer below the timeline can be dragged onto the timeline to replace those selected automatically. But when I drag a replacement photo from the drawer to the timeline, there is a pre-determined order that the photos are displayed in. This is actually a bit annoying! It would be far better if I could drag and drop the exact image I want from the drawer and onto the exact thumbnail where I'd like it displayed.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              We’re so sorry about the delay in responding on this, James. We are looking at our Website and looking to change quite a few things, and we’ll update here when we have a test version. We’d love to get everyone’s feedback!

                            • Allow changing/editing of "days, weeks and months"

                              Instead of having a set "12 weeks" or "day one" you should be able to edit this.

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                              • Slideshow with music is great but...

                                every song I selected was copyright . Can you filter so only available songs are shown?

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi Jim! Thanks for the suggestion – it makes total sense and we’ll definitely investigate whether this is possible with a workaround. Today, we’re allowed access to the music you have in iTunes and we’re only given the copyright alert once you make your selection.

                                  Thanks,
                                  Ed

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                                  It would be nice if user could configure comments to show when in the timeline view instead of having to drill into a particular photo. Maybe when mouse over comment icon on desktop or touch pic on mobile devices.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi Jim! Thanks a lot for this. It’s a really interesting idea that could certainly have a place on the bigger screen – tablets, computer. We’re unable to tackle it now but let’s see how it gets on in the voting.

                                  • have a form for capturing some specific information about the baby.

                                    There should be a standard form to capture some specific information of the baby's life, such as day (as well as date) and time of birth, height and weight at birth (and perhaps monthly intervals), location of birth, gender, eye colour and hair colour. I know this can be done through notes, but a standard form that creates a specific nicely-formatted entry (or entries in terms of height/weight) plus photos would be quite nice. I know some of the journals available can collect data on amount of sleep/playing etc. but that's a bit too far into the realms of a…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi Mark! This is a great idea. You’re right in that today many people do this via our ‘stories’ feature but we could significantly improve the experience here. We’re exploring this idea of ‘milestones’ – we have a D.O.B marker but could expand it to include many of the key facts & stats you mention.

                                      We definitely plan to add this in the future, and we will update here when we have it.

                                      Thanks for your patience in the meantime!

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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi, Emma! Thanks a lot for this.

                                        Currently when you import content into our apps – from the phone, tablet, computer or Web accounts – we automatically put moments into your child(ren)’s timeline(s) at the right date. Is this what you mean?

                                        We do sometimes face issues with detecting the date the moment was captured, as many apps remove or alter this data. Which is frustrating.

                                        Please let us know a bit more about what you’re suggesting, and we’ll get right back to you.

                                        Thanks!

                                      • Manage duplicated photos uploaded from various devices

                                        Through our recent experience using your very beautiful application life-cake we had some ideas:

                                        If the program could recognize the duplicated pictures if they were uploaded from different devices and gave notification about that to prevent this issue.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi, Ruaa! Thanks for the feedback.

                                          We’d really like to recognise duplicates in the future and make this whole process easier to manage. We don’t have a timeframe for that, but we will update here when it’s coming.

                                          Thanks for your patience!

                                        • Add landscape mode for typing comments

                                          Hi! Would you be able to make the app able to turn into landscape mode to make typing easier?

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                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi Judit! Thanks so much for the suggestion. We’ll add it to our backlog for sure and keep an eye on the number of votes.

                                            - Ed, The Lifecake Team.

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