December 17, 2010 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] Pasadena, California - UpElevator is personal, funny and easy to navigate. It's not another dry encyclopedia of quotes app with endless and confusing lists of topics. Rich and Lisa have hand-picked quotes and injected their offbeat brand of fun every step of the way. Eight Categories Meet The Users Where They Are! UpElevator's doors open to reveal a panel offering a choice of eight "floors" or categories:
1. Motivate Me
2. Outta Whack
3. Me & Thee
4. Inspire Me
5. Happy Me
7. Make Me Laugh
8. Surprise Me
Lisa Bowman explains, "We set it up this way to enable users to easily access the quotes that meet their particular needs. Need a laugh? Tap the 'Make Me Laugh' button and ten quotes queue up."
Each quote dynamically materializes across the top half of the screen, garnished at the bottom by "Our Two Cents," Rich and Lisa's pithy commentary. Tying off each page is one of dozens of comical photos of the pair.
After scrolling through ten quotes the user can go back to the lobby, pick ten more quotes in the same or new category. The user also has the option of saving or sharing favorite quotes via facebook, twitter or email.
UpElevator's Design Evokes 1930's Art Deco.
Plaid Studio's Leah Tadena created UpElevator's 1930's feel by using a wood-grained panel look and jewel-toned colors. Independent Xbox game creator Jamie Osborne of citizen12.com engineered the technical wizardry.
Lisa And Rich Are Serious About Having Fun!
When asked their motivation behind UpElevator, Rich responded, "So often life's slightest speed bump can affect our daily outlook and productivity. UpElevator seeks to be a catalyst helping make a bad day a good day, and a good day a better day. "
Lisa Bowman contributes a rich and diverse background in communication and the arts. Initially a television and stage performer, she was also a sports radio personality in the Los Angeles market. A writer and professional speaker, Lisa currently is the editor of TheReligionNetwork.com.
Rich Johnson is the CEO of Versa-Tape Company, Inc. Founded in 1983, Versa-Tape specializes in creating media tools used in education, marketing, and advertising. Additionally, Rich is a writer, newspaper columnist, musician, actor and Comedy Improv teacher. Rich is the Silly in Smart and Silly U. His focus: Make UpElevator fun 'cause fun makes it work. He adds the "spoonful of sugar."
James Osborne, President and Creative Director of Citizen12 Studio, is the technical wizard behind UpElevator. An independent game developer, James honed his considerable skills at small companies like Apple, Amazon and Microsoft. His most recent game is "Zombie Armageddon" for Xbox Live.
UpElevator is the inaugural brainchild of Smart and Silly U, comprised of Lisa Bowman, Richard Johnson and James Osborne. Each Smart and Silly U member brought their unique talents, abilities, experiences, and insanity to the workbench in the development of UpElevator. Copyright (C) 2010 Smart and Silly U. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.