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  1. Make some family viewers only

    Can you invite family that you want to view your content but not be able to comment on it?

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  2. Please make your books more customisable, with the option to include all content!

    Hi!
    I'm a big fan of the look and functionality of the LifeCake website and app! Ultimately, I'm looking to print content in a book though, so I'm still waiting on some features and hope you'll consider adding them in the future. Specifically, it'd be great if all content, including stories and comments, could be included and there was an option for multiple pictures/stories per page.
    I recently stumbled across My Social Book and would love being able to print books of a similar look from LifeCake. Do you think your books will deliver similar features in the future?

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    37 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, Johana! So sorry for the delay in responding, but we’re glad you’re enjoying the app and Website.

    We do want to provide more options in our photobooks in the future for sure. Right now we’re focusing on customer requests within our app and Website, though, so we’re unsure when we will have this. But we will update this as soon as we do.

    And in the meantime, just so you know: we have an option on our Website in Settings to ‘Download all’. With this you can download all your content – in full quality and in monthly, organised folders – so you can still print books on other sites in the time being.

    Thanks for your patience and your feedback!

  3. Allow Video Share

    We have options to share pictures or download them back to our phone but our videos have zero options. Once we upload them to your site, we can't do anything with them. Can you add a share to Facebook or YouTube feature or even download back to our phone? I'm using life cake as storage and have found that I can't get any of the video back to my phone to share with people that don't have a life cake account. Thank you!

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    Hi, Tammie! So sorry for the delay in responding to this.

    To download videos, you can download all your original photos and videos via the ‘Download all’ option in Settings on our Website. Just so you know.

    But we will look at downloading individual videos and get back to you!

  4. Change permissions assigned to family and friends

    The parent should be able to limit who adds photos or videos, because you may want some people to be able to view and comment but not be able to upload stuff.

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    19 comments  ·  Permissions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    We wanted to give you an update on this suggestion and we think we owe you a bit of an apology on this matter. As we have been looking into this further, it seems that we were a little over ambitious with our original estimate of when we might be able to deliver it.

    To be honest we have been working really hard and since we became part of the Canon family not everything we have planned to be developed went in accordance to our expectations.

    We definitely do want to add this feature and we acknowledge a lot of our users would like to see it built into Lifecake and we can assure you that we’ll get it onto our roadmap, just as soon as we have the time and the resources to build it.

    Many thanks for your patience and loyalty.

    Ed & the Lifecake Team.

  5. Support for animated gifs (like auto awesome from google plus)

    We backup all photos (including non child) to Google Plus, and sometimes it creates sweet and beautiful animated photos. I tried to upload to Lifecake and the preview during uploaded was animated, but then once added the gif became static.

    Gifs are a standard format already supported by all browsers and mobile phones, please preserve the format for lifecake photos.

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    15 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey Eddie. Thanks for the feedback. We definitely could support animated gifs – it is really just a question of where we focus our resources. We’ll keep an eye on the number of votes this gets and shall keep you posted.

    - Ed, the Lifecake Team

  6. 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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    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

  7. Filter view to see only videos, or only photos, or only stories

    I think Lifecake is awesome I just wish there was a way to sort the videos. I would like to be able to see the videos by themselves.

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    7 comments  ·  Platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi
    Many thanks for the feedback. It is a great idea. Let’s see what traction this idea gets in the forum and once we see some good votes we’ll get working on it.

    Thanks,
    Ed & the Lifecake team

  8. Allow some choice in thumbnails and photo positions.

    For multiple photos per date, would be nice to have some option in positioning of photos, and the thumbnails shown. Especially in the case of 2 photos on a single date, there are a lot of foreheads only being displayed!

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    9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, Bryony. We now use large thumbnails – and square – so you should see a lot fewer thumbnails. We’re seeing how people like this, and we may also do the positioning soon, too. Would love any feedback!

  9. Give the ability to make some pics/videos private.

    I guess it seems to defeat the purpose is you're using this awesome app to share pics/videos with family and friends. But I also like to be able to store all the pics/videos in one place. Some pics I may not necessarily want to share with everyone that can view the timeline so the option to make some pics/videos private would be great! Either way, I LOVE LifeCake!

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  10. Photo Editing

    It would be great if there was a built in photo editor to add things such as filters and maybe stickers, a lot of companies charge for stickers so you could have a set free sticker pack and charge for other premium ones.

    It would be great to just be able to make small edits to photo's and then upload within the app itself rather than editing them in another app and then saving them and then uploading them, it would also free up space on devices...

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    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey Nick! Thanks for the suggestion. We are looking into our options to offer basic photo editing within our apps and from our web – it is definitely something we want to do.

    I’d love to know how you (and others) would like to use stickers. What type of stickers would you be most interested in?

    - Ed, the Lifecake team.

  11. 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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    7 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!

  12. Enable comments to be hidden from family members who don't get along

    My family are really enjoying lifecake and love posting comments on my photos. However my parents are divorced and don't like reading each others comments.

    Could you introduce a privacy option so I could keep comments hidden from different family members, or only allow them to see my comments or their own and not each others?

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  13. Make it possible to choose the order of photos taken on the same date.

    At the moment you can't choose the order of photos taken on the same day, which is a pain. This would be a helpful improvement!

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    Hi! Thanks for the suggestion and apologies for the delay in responding.

    Would your ideal scenario be that you can drag a photo to be the main one featured that day and then have the rest of the family see the same thing?

  14. 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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    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!

  15. support uploading from flickr

    Do you plan to support flickr in the near future?

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  16. Photoframe Integration

    I recently purchased a Pix-Star Wifi photo frame for all of my family members. The beauty of the frame is that it can automatically receive updates to the frame but having the photos sent to an email address. I find that when I post to Lifecake, I often have to separately email the photos to updates the frame. It would be wonderful if posted photos could emailed and "reflected" to an address attached to a family member. It would be amazing to add this integration or suggest a way I could receive updates to a photo frame. Alternatively, if Lifecake…

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    Hi, Josh! So sorry that there was a delay in responding to your suggestion.

    We’re looking into how we can enable customers to integrate into photoframes in a simple way. And we’ll update in here when we know more.

    In terms of Dropbox, you can actually import from Dropbox on your computer browser, iPhone/iPad or Android in the Lifecake app. It’s an option when you click or tap on +. Just let us know if you have any issues with this.

    Have a great day!

  17. Allow grouping of photos/stories under a heading

    Make it possible to create a heading, e.g. Freddie's First Christmas or Trip to the Seaside, and then make groups of photos/stories appear under the heading.

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    Hey Alexandra! Thanks for the feedback and sorry for the delayed response. The team talk about this concept a lot – it idea of being able introduce ‘chapters’ or ‘phases’ to the timeline. We don’t yet have any fixed plans to implement this but will be doing a lot more thinking in this area.

    - Ed, The Lifecake Team

  18. Fave a comment

    When someone posts a comment you like, it would be nice if you could like it or fave it.

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  19. 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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    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!

  20. Embed video links to YouTube

    If we already have videos on YouTube, would it be possible to add them to the lifecake just by embedding a link - this might be easier as videos can take a long time to upload, download, etc. We don't store all of our videos locally (some are posted directly from the phone to YouTube), which then makes them hard to get on to Lifecake.

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    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, Nick! This is a really interesting idea.

    Our vision for lifecake is to be the oen single story of all the moments in our child’s life. One safe place where everything lives – whether the content was on the phone, your tablet, our computer or even on the Web.

    Later this month we plan to enable importing directly from online sites like Flickr or Picasa or Facebook, so you don’t have to download from these sites and then upload again to lifecake. Youtube might also be one.

    We plan to hold the content so that you have the comfort of knowing everything is safe in on one place, but we will also explore displaying content which might be held elsewhere. We will check into this and get back to you.

    Thanks!

    Nick

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