Disclosure: this giveaway was sponsored by Familiar.
My kids’ grandmas are old. Mid-70s. And they are irritated with me because they don’t see enough photos of their grandkids.
The problem is that both grandmas have a fear of technology.
We gave Grandma #1 (MIL) a digital photo frame for Christmas a few years back. She never could figure it out, even though we preloaded it with photos.
Grandma #2 (my mom) owns a computer but has no smartphone. And never will.
I can’t text her photos I snap of my kids using my phone. When I email them to her, she says she can’t open the files.
She misses out on all of those great spontaneous moments I capture with my phone – not to mention the videos. She claims her computer doesn’t “let her” view YouTube or any other kind of video.
If I were a hacker, I’d take control of Grandma #1′s smartphone and Grandma #2′s computer and make photos and videos of my kids automatically appear on their screens. Then I’d take those same photos and videos and make them magically appear on my tablet, phone, or PC as a slideshow in my family room, because we’re sorely lacking in photos.
Then life would be good. Really good. Because mad grandmas are no fun to deal with.
But I’m not a hacker.
However, now I can totally take over The Grandmas’ Digital Lives and give them more photos of my two kids than they could have ever dreamed of….and they will hardly have to do any work.
THERE’S AN APP FOR THIS.
Coming to the rescue of tech-weary seniors everywhere, Familiar lets you get the photos YOU want onto the screens of the people that WANT them.
Familiar turns every screen into a 21st century photo frame directly connected to family and friends. With Familiar, the best and cherished memories are displayed on the screens of loved ones into a customized channel.
It’s simple: capture a moment and send it directly to the screens of your private network. Any device’s ‘down time’ is a huge untapped opportunity to enjoy cherished photos and Familiar allows you to do just that.
It works for videos, too! Grandma can spend HOURS watching baby Jessie eating carrots for the first time or singing Twinkle Twinkle.
Familiar learns what photos and videos you like more, whether they came from you, or your friends and family, and it personalizes your photo frame for you. Plus, it offers integration with the most popular photo & video services – Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, and Google’s Picasa.
Watch the video below to see Familiar in action:
Familiar wants you to experience the 21st Century Photo Frame! Enter in the rafflecopter widget below for a chance to win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet (16GB). If you’re the lucky winner, you can check out all of Familiar’s fab features on it. Or, set it up and give it to Grandma
But you don’t need to wait to see if you won the tablet to try Familiar. It’s a free app that’s available for Android, iOS AND (hurray, Grandma #2) PC.
Familiar on your Computer: http://bit.ly/170qMvB
Familiar on Google Play: http://bit.ly/18Gi1HQ
Familiar on iTunes: http://bit.ly/166PcFI
Good luck and let me know how you might use Familiar!!
Giveaway entries open midnight July 1st and close at midnight July 11th.