Last month we officially announced that the Project Life® App was on the way. That’s all it was — an announcement. TODAY I wanted to actually tell you about the app. Honestly, the most effective way to show you what the app does and how it works would be for me to … well, actually SHOW you! Just ask the 120 women who were at our recent Meet & Mingle. It was quite fun to demonstrate it live in front of that very enthusiastic group! And, of course, everything makes more sense when you can see it in action.
So … we’re working on some video demonstrations. Stay tuned for that. In the meantime, we are paying attention to the questions you already have, and I’ve decided to answer some of those questions on the blog today instead of my usual Wednesday At Home with Becky post. I figured you’d much prefer to know more about the app today, instead of know how I organize my toilet paper in the bathroom (but seriously — that’s coming next week).
Let’s get to it!
Q: What’s the app called?
A: Project Life! Yep, pretty simple + straight-forward. If you search for it now, you won’t see it. It’s not available just yet.
Q: When will the app be available?
A: The actual launch date can’t be pinned down because there is a whole approval process that happens before an app officially launches. While that exact date is out of our hands, we are doing everything possible to get this app launched in the coming month, so everyone cross your fingers that you can have it by the time September rolls around.
Q: Will it be available for Android?
A: Yes! We know many of you are Android users, and we love you all just the same! We absolutely want the Project Life App to be available to everyone, regardless of what device you use. The thing is … app development for Android takes much longer and it’s much more complicated. I wish it weren’t … but that’s just how it is. So Android users, hang in there. Your version of the Project Life App is coming … but it’ll probably be several months before it happens. If I could click my heels and make it happen faster, I would. But instead of holding off on the Apple version of our app, we decided to at least get that version out there, knowing that the Android version would be on the way a bit later. Thank you for understanding, and thank you for your patience. Most of all, thank you for still carrying on with the enthusiasm!
Q: What about iPad?
A: Yes! The app will be available for both iPhone + iPad at the time of launch.
Q: What does it do?
A: It’s scrapbooking in the palm of your hand, my friends. Honestly, this app is a game changer. At least it is for me! I’ll let you decide if it’s a game changer for you, too. If you think Project Life is the simple solution to getting scrapbooking done faster + easier (it sure is!) … this is the next step in ultimate convenience + ultimate simplicity.
Picture this: You’re waiting at the doctor’s office and have a few minutes to spare. You get on your phone, open up the app, and right there you create a scrapbook page, pulling in your photos from your camera roll, Photo Stream, Dropbox … just about anywhere you can access photos from your phone. You also add Project Life cards – title cards, journaling cards, filler cards … whatever you want each “pocket” on the page to be. This is Project Life after all, so yes – we’re all about keeping things simple for you. And trust me, when you see it — you will understand just how beautiful the functionality is.
Q: What’s the result?
A: Completed scrapbook pages in less time! Physical scrapbooking results in finished pages. Digital scrapbooking results in finished pages. But now Project Life can be done entirely from the phone that’s in your pocket – start to finish. It actually gives me goosebumps, people. Those completed pages can then be exported and printed – ready to slip into an album. Or you can print them in an already-bound photo book! The actual printing capabilities will be added to the app pretty soon after the launch, so more information about pricing, size options, quality, etc. will come later. In the meantime, you can totally export and print as you wish!
Q: How can I see more?
A: On social media this week, I am sharing sample pages that I’m creating with the app. They each take me just a few minutes to create once I add in the photos + the cards + add my journaling. It’s seriously so fast. Oh – and the journaling? If you have Siri on your iPhone, you can even add the journaling that way! Ummmmm… yessss!!! That’s one of my favorite features. Thank you Apple for that beautiful technology!
So – keep an eye out. I’m sharing sample pages on facebook + twitter + instagram. Next week you might be seeing others sharing pages because we have some beta testers giving it a whirl. I’ll also be sharing (via facebook + instagram) short video clips that demonstrate parts of the app!
So … there you go! Those are the big questions. We know there are more questions – always. Follow my social media where you’ll find more answers as we get closer to launch. And then obviously once the app becomes available, even more questions will be answered when you can see more of it with your own eyes. Hooray!
Friends, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being excited with us about the Project Life App. Five years ago, the Project Life system was born – and this company was created – because I had a deep desire to simplify the process of scrapbooking for myself and for others. I saw a need. I wanted to provide solutions. It wasn’t long after those first couple of super crazy years that David and I really had a strong vision of this becoming an app. We knew this was the next stage in the evolution of memory keeping. I have a personal desire to always be a life-documenter and I know that the simpler it is, the more likely I’m able to get it done.
This app has been in the making for a long, long time. We are blessed beyond measure to have an app developer who has implemented our vision perfectly. We have an incredible little team who has worked hard to help pull this off, too. I am dying to get this in your hands. I can’t wait for you to play around and find out quickly how this is so much more than a fun app. The Project Life App is full of purpose, full of simplicity, full of solutions.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for being excited with us!