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  1. 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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  2. Allow the user to change the font for a story

    Currently, even a two line note entered into the story page gets truncated, because the font is so big... when in view mode. Would like to be able to set the size at least.

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  3. Sort the "Add Photos and Video" source list by most used, or allow hiding of sources that aren't used.

    When adding photos, it would be great to either hide sources that I don't use (like Facebook, Picasa, and Instagram) or to sort the list by most frequently used sources.

    I realize that you can just click "All photos and videos" but its still visual clutter for those that don't use those services.

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    Hi Eugene! Thanks for this suggestion. You make a really good point and we have some ideas about tackling this. Is your default album typically ‘camera roll’ or do you source from other albums equally?

  4. Autosave story drafts

    I just lost a long story I wrote after locking my phone with lifecake open. Unlocked it and it was gone. Please add autosave drafts for stories.

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  5. More space to write and automatic ortography correction

    More space to write and automatic orthography correction. It's is very difficult to write more than 2 lines and then is imposible to see what I'm writing.

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  6. bigger age gap between photos

    My son is 6 months the recent update from you was from 2 months ago but you can't really see a big difference

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    Hi! Are you referring to the emails we send that show then and now photos? If so, you’re right in that these are best when a bigger age gap is shown. We’re working on improving our algorithm that chooses the photos all the time …so hopefully you’ll be getting some better ones very soon :)

  7. Choose thumbnail

    I'm just fascinated with this app but pleaseee let us choose the thumbnail we want for each day! thanks!

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  8. Portrait mode to view pictures in iPad

    Need portrait mode on iPad

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    Hi, Ed! Thanks a lot for this and sorry for the delay in responding. This is definitely a feature we’d like to add in the future, and we will update here when we have it.

    Thanks for your patience in the meantime!

  9. I would like to be able to edit the stories

    Through the website you can edit a story but through the android app you cannot. It would be really great if you would change this.

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  10. Support common raw files

    It would be great if you supported common raw files. I was hoping to use lifecake both to share and backup photos but it's much less useful if I have to convert as well as have a secondary backup to keep my originals safe

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  11. An automatic populate for the hardcopy book that can be purchased.

    Each page is essentially a screen grab of how each date is already presented on this great app. Setting the start and end dates defining the size of the book. A beautiful, easy to create gift for non tech savy family...in my case great/grandparents. Fantastic work... our whole family loves this facility. Well Done!

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  13. Exclude low-resolution images from photo book layouts

    If you add photos from e.g. Instagram, the photos are too small to print well in a photo book, so if you auto-populate (e.g. my child's first year) it puts all the images in but with warnings about print quality - you then have to remove each one rather laboriously. It might make sense to exclude any images which are under the required print resolution, or at least allow filtering by size in the drop down underneath the drawer.

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    Thanks, Meg! We usually exclude lower-resolution photos by default, but do you have a lot more than 100? If it’s still showing lower resolution ones even when you have higher quality photos to choose from, then we might need to investigate to make sure we don’t have a bug.

    Please let us know if you get a chance. Thanks so much!

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    Hi, Khilna! Thanks a lot for the suggestion. We like that song, too :-)

    We don’t currently have a specific way to track songs, but for our kids and nephews and nieces we actually use the story option to write the name of the song and any details. (I also added a video of my nephew singing his favourite song -‘Rocket man’ by Elton John – and my other nephew dancing to his favourite song, Kaya).

    But we’d love to add even more ways to capture these in the future. Please keep the great suggestions coming!

  15. Buy Videos

    It would be great if you can make and order videos....just an idea

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  16. When you untick another family members added child, the associated comments should disappear as well as pics

    Once you have accepted an invitation from a family member to add their child to your timeline you see their pictures and comments alongside your own. If you just want to then view your own childs pics you can untick any other child names and the pics disappear leaving just your child, but all their comments are still there.

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  17. Show the names of family alongside their accounts

    I added my parents (who have a single email account) as Granny and Grandad. When they logged in they then chose a name (my Dad Michael used his). We just got a notification saying that Michael loves a photo which freaked me out as I had shared it with Granny and Grandad - not Michael... so long story short I suggest you either add the identifiers we create in brackets every time a user notification is raised ie Michael (Granny and Grandad) loves this photo of <childname>, Or in the share screen when I login you show the name they…

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  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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  20. Create video slideshows

    I use Animoto to pull together slideshows that have some pretty cool transition effects. These can then be packaged up and sent out or shared online as video files.

    Could you do this as a new way of distributing photos alongside photobooks. You could still charge for the service as Animoto do.

    Many thanks

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    Thanks, Vince! We like how you think :-)

    We’ve been thinking a lot in this area and testing certain ideas. We’ll let you know when we have something.

    Two questions we have:
    Audio: Do you prefer your own narration or music on slideshows, generally?
    Recipients: Do you have people you email content (of your child) to, that wouldn’t be on lifecake? Or would you share this within lifecake?

    Thanks!

    Nick

    P.S. Just a little tip: if you shake your phone while lifecake is running, you’ll get a little slideshow of the moments we think you like best. Can’t send it yet, but that’s next.

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