Record Your Relatives' Stories and Keep Them Forever
December 19, 2011 in Lifestyle
[prMac.com] Wiltshire, United Kingdom - Thereby Hangs a Tale. New app invites families to capture their own life stories for generations to come
Tales, from the time-honoured to the unexpected. Capturing the anecdotes of family and friends this Christmas is no longer a tall order (no matter how tall the tales themselves may be), thanks to the new "Record Their Stories" iPhone app.
With a built-in edit suite and more than a 100 scrollable questions to help keep conversation flowing, family and friends can create very special recordings of their loved ones any time, anywhere they get together. What's more, the application is so straightforward and naturally appeals to little ones' inquisitive nature - it really is child's play to use!
Utilising the iPhone's built-in audio recording capabilities, once captured, life stories can be edited within the application itself and kept forever on either the user's phone or computer.
Uniquely, there's also the option to turn the recordings into a special gift by uploading them to the Record Their Stories website: www.recordtheirstories.com . From here the team work their magic (acquired during more than 30 years in radio production) to produce a polished, professionally mixed version of the recording, complete with music and sound effects to really bring it to life. The finished product is then returned to either the story capturer or teller on a gift-boxed CD ready to be listened to again and again.
Neil Cowling, co-creator of Record Their Stories, commented, "For the first part of my life I had the privilege of knowing my Grandpa. Born in the year that the Titanic sank, he saw the world change in ways I can't imagine, as his family flourished over four generations. His stories were brilliant but I didn't have an easy means to capture them, and now it's too late.
"Today most of us carry a recording device with us everywhere we go - a mobile phone. I wanted to utilise that tool to the very best of its story capturing abilities, allowing people to gather their own family anecdotes in a way that's effective, easy and fun".
Lost for Words?
Record Their Stories comes with over 100 suggested questions covering a whole host of topics, which users can then scroll through and read on their phone during recording, much like a TV autocue. The app also allows users to email their own personalised script to be printed out on a home or office computer if they prefer.
The app provides a very simple and user-friendly editing device which allows users to stop, start, join and trim their conversations with the help of a reel-to-reel tape recorder simulation. The optional professional editing service from the Record Their Stories team is even easier to use as everything is done for you with additional professional touches to create a more polished result.
Neil Cowling concludes, "We will all love, regret, laugh and celebrate, so from the hilarious to the heartbreaking, the once-in-a-lifetime to the everyday, each story is extraordinary and should be treasured for as long as we are able".
The Record Their Stories iPhone app is available in the App Store in the Lifestyle Category. Please visit the website for more information. Android version will luanch in the next few months.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 4.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Record Their Stories 1.0.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.
Founded in 2003, the multi-award winning Fresh Air Production is a radio and audio company based in the UK, specialising in the production of programmes and promotions for brands and radio stations. Fresh Air has won three Sony Radio Awards and five New York Festival Awards. With offices in both Wiltshire and London, clients include The BBC, The Daily Telegraph, BMW, Virgin, and promotional campaigns for the BBC, including all the radio promotions for the upcoming 2012 London Olympics. "Record Their Stories" is Fresh Air's first mobile application and stems from the team's own experiences of wanting to capture their relatives' stories and history. A second application is in development ready for launch in the New Year. Copyright (C) 2011 Fresh Air Production. 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.