Our team was actually discussing this idea at dinner a few nights ago. We find this with our own lifecakes: we want to know when family have added older content.
Our plan was to put info about new uploads in the notifications area – where you currently see new comments or favorites – in the apps and Website. Will post an update here it’s coming!
Hi! That was a bit presumptuous of us :-)
We will definitely look to add Dropbox as a source, in addition to youtube, flickr, Tumblr and some others in the future. So we’ll keep this open and let you know!
Do you think Livedrive is another service you could integrate with?
Thanks, Adam! We actually made the dates go way back in time, so people could do exactly that: create lifecakes for older family members. (One of our team is actually creating a lifecake for his grandpa for his 90th birthday present this summer :-)
But we hadn’t thought about the birthdate being something people might not want to advertise, Good point! We will have a think about that at our team dinner on Monday and see what we can think of.
Keep the great ideas coming!
Hi Nicholas, I've discovered an issue with too many lifecakes. In fact two issues.
1. I can't seem to find a way to adjust the lifecakes of a photo on the iPad.
2. The way the selection box appears on the web means you cannot have more than 4 lifecakes. Could I suggest that you have the list appear below in the masses of white space there? You can get around it by typing a description with lots of long words that result in a multi-line description.
That's interesting Nicholas. The Web site only goes back to 1990, but I did find I could go way back on the iPad app. I'll have a go at creating myself and my wife as children.
I'm curious how this may work, for example, if I created a Lifecake for my wife under my account. Who owns it? Really it should be her. Maybe she would want to take ownership of it and construct her own display, but as a partner I may prefer to present a different light. How may these differing intentions be accommodated?
When my kids grow up, maybe they will want to own their lifecake? They may want to juggle the favourite photos for themselves, but I may be dismayed to find my carefully constructed work changed to pictures of their drunken escapades rather than my proud moments when they get their degree!
I don't think I'm expressing my thoughts particularly coherently here, but I'm driving at the future when a lot of this data may need to have its ownership expanded to our offspring/partners/siblings.
You asked to keep the ideas coming, but I'm thinking this might be more of a verbal discussion than written.Adam Atkinson shared this idea ·
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.
Thanks a lot, Pedro. We’re working on ways for you to do bulk uploads of content while still being able to add tags and descriptions to items in progress. We’ll keep you posted!
Thanks a lot, Jed. We’ve discussed this quite a lot as a team before – some of us have wanted exactly this when we’ve been adding events to our kids’ lifecakes.
We are not sure when we might have this, but we will keep you updated when it might be coming.
Thanks for the suggestion!