With the mobile device revolution well under way, we carry with us the tools to digitally
capture important life events in the form of pictures, videos and commentary. Now that
all of our memorabilia is digital the photo albums in the closet just don't cut it anymore
for keeping things organized. Consequently, over time this valuable media gets
neglected and often scattered on hard drives and internet sites or lost in random
galleries on the social networks.
For example, being a graduate of Sterling Heights High School class of ‘89 and Michigan State
University ‘94, I know it was impossible to consolidate and store all of the memorabilia
from my school events in a way I could easily retrieve and view it now. If I were feeling
nostalgic it is impossible for me to easily view pictures and video of the football game I
scored the winning touchdown at (hypothetically speaking, because that never
happened, but you know what I'm talking about).
All of the successful online companies out right now like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
etc. focus on the immediacy of the internet. People can instantly post and share the
digital media they gather with the entire world. However, the internet isn’t going
anywhere. It will still be around when I am 80 years old but the media I am uploading
to the social networks will likely be scattered and harder to recall as time goes by.
Cplanet is a collaborative application designed to help users consolidate, organize and
easily recall digital representations of their important life events. It works seamlessly with
Facebook if you are someone that likes to share your life with others, or independently
as a personal life journal of the places you've seen and the things you've done.
Architected and developed: Michael Medalia
Database development: Larry Stewart
Special thanks to: