Featured Blog Friday: One Day App

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I met the people behind One Day App at BlogHer14, and I was texting people about it as soon as I left their booth. (they don’t know this, but I totally was)

Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 8.43.50 AMSince then, I have made a number of friends download the app and check it out, and all of us are blown away by how awesome this app is…

Okay, so here’s the deal with One Day App:

It is a video app where you have a bunch of subjects to choose from, and questions about the subjects to ask your kids, and then you take a video of your kids answering the questions.

It is a very simple concept, but it is just done so beautifully, I have to tell everyone about it.

As a parent I want to soak in as much of my kids’ childhood as I can.  Oh sure, I totally have their “baby journals” to write in (because we all remember to write in them, right?).  But writing down little things I remember won’t capture who they are right now.

Right now, they are excited about finding a quarter under the couch, and I get to hear about their plots to buy out Target’s toy section with this amazing amount of money.  Right now, they can build pretty amazing forts in the backyard with all the blankets I just washed (it’s cool, forts are important!).  Right now they are worried about their busted Rapunzel dolls, or their Legos that are fused together.  This will not always be the case.  Soon, they are going to worry about college, or debt, or their health, or their own children.

Those days will come.  One day they will be adults with their own families, and one day they will steal moments out of the day to just stare at their children and smile like an idiot at how beautiful they are…

but today, I will laugh with them when they are grossed out when they catch frogs in ponds.  Today I will comfort them when their heart is broken.  Today I can still burp louder than they can…not that we compete with this.

But one day, I will be older and they will be older, and I will want to revisit the days of swimming at the lake during the summer and remember how they sang little songs to their Barbies who suddenly became mermaids.  One day, I will need to hear their stories about what their Lego men are accomplishing in their Lego village upstairs.

I was enamored with this app because it seamlessly captured these moments for me.  I don’t like to use things that are complicated, or ugly, or useless.

One Day app is easy to use, it is very quick to use, and you can upload the videos to your camera roll, or share them, with one touch.  That is what I appreciate the most: it makes these moments very easy to save.

 

Here’s how I made some videos:

1.  Go through the subjects they have in the menu, and touch the one you want

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2. Record A Video: Here are a few videos I did with the kids.  We did the questions, “What animal would you be, and why?” and “Why does God love me” with a final, “What do you want for your birthday.”

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3. Save, Share or Watch the Video:  This part is very easy, and very quick.  It takes about 30 seconds to save the video, and you can watch it immediately!

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So there ya go!  It is a very easy app to use, and you can incorporate it with a million things.  Use it for school projects, homeschool presentations, stories your kids come up with, fashion shows, candid moments, or attach a video to an email for family who live far away…

I really liked finding this.  If anything, go try it out and play around with it!

 

Here Are Places To Find One Day App:

Cost: Free

Download OneDayApp: http://www.onedayapp.com/

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/LegacyBuildr  (weird, I know. Our name used to be LegacyBuildr with a different product)- Changed the name to keep “likes” but couldn’t change URL

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/OurOneDay

Instagramhttp://instagram.com/ouroneday

Pinteresthttp://www.pinterest.com/ouroneday/

 

It has been my pleasure to meet Clint Lee and the One Day App staff!  Thanks guys!!

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers, and I was the one who sought them out because I believe in what they are doing.  The monetary part keeps it professional between us, and we’re not “buddies.”  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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