Circle of memories

I was looking for a simple and clear way to explain the problem Memorable solves.

Memorable, which is an experience, is near impossible to put into words. The expression by Aristotle, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”, is likely the best way I can describe it.

VHS, for example (I used VHS-C to fit on the circle), represents an important but small percentage of all family memories. When VHS media is transferred to a DVD or even a flash drive, the bigger picture of connected memories is easily missed.

The same is true for photos and videos in Apple, Google, and Amazon (Photos).

When scrolling through the years in our camera roll, we are not seeing a vital percentage of our life, and therefore miss understanding who we are, where we came from, and where we really want to be.

Given the median age of a person in the US is about 38.5 years old, if this individual has photos from every year since the release of the first iPhone in 2007, they would have 15 out of 38 years. In other words, they would be missing 60% of who they are in 2022.

Most everyone born on or before 1987 is missing at least 50% of their life with the current products on the market, except for Memorable.

A problem which I had thought about for a long time and solved was dates for analog (i.e. pre-2000) media. I created the Memorable app, redesigned its digitization process, and wrote code to connect the two together. When memories are digitized at Memorable, the dates are automatically linked and sorted in the app. Since dates are not always known or accurate ahead of time, Memorable has two date change features; per single item and per group of items.

To make sense of decades worth of memories, I had to figure out a way to recognize the same person as they aged from newborn to adult. I created a new patent-pending technology, “merge persons” technology, which added a similarity slider for users to visually select the same possible person(s) with just a few taps or clicks. Memorable’s results yield 99.99% accuracy while maximizing the number of pictures found per person.

The challenge continued for organizing tens of thousands of memories stored on hard drives, memory cards, and smartphones across Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. I made it as easy as possible to upload all photos and videos from any of the operating systems above in batch with as little user effort as possible.

As the landscape of memory locations kept expanding, I created a Cloud-to-Cloud transfer system to help copy photos and videos that were already uploaded to iCloud and Google Photos and move them to Memorable quickly and easily.

With the above circle of memories plus Cloud connected, organized, and in one place, memories have never been clearer and more enjoyable.

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