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The Story of Life - Writing tomorrow's history today

TSOLife is a revolutionary digital platform that allows users to record a personalized legacy to leave behind for future generations.

The Story of Life - Writing tomorrow's history today

TSOLife is a revolutionary digital platform that allows users to record a personalized legacy to leave behind for future generations.

$4,345
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
39
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 25 2015
Last updated July 25, 2015

About

TSOLife is a group of Stetson University students that all share a common vision: history should not just be for the famous or the infamous, but for everyone to leave behind. Our team works hard to see this vision become reality by creating a new way to pass down a legacy and empower everyone to be remembered how they want to be remembered.

"TSOLife is my greatest accomplishment thus far in life, but also my greatest regret, because I didn't make it soon enough for my grandparents" -David Sawyer, TSOLife CEO/Founder

Learn more about our story on our blog: https://tsolife.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/bringing-the-story-of-life-to-life/

At TSOLife we are building an ad-free online platform that allows members to digitally document their lives from birth to present and beyond. The TSOLife web application allows members to create timelines comprised of significant events in their life and important memories they want to share. Members write their own stories and then upload supporting images, audio, and video to preserve their memories. Access to profile content is controlled by the user through privacy settings. Stories can be viewed by category or by location--places the user visited are presented on a map. Members are able to link their profiles with each other and build their own family tree. Members are charged a ONE-TIME fee for their account which is hosted forever and offers many different features.

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Story Telling Like Never Before:

Share your cherished memories forever in the form of written stories. Upload thousands of photos, audio files, or videos to TSOLife's secure database. TSOLife's easy to use platform serves as the perfect online storytelling experience, giving you the customization of a scrapbook combined with the accessibility of social media.

Member Profile:

The profile is a section of the website that holds an overview of a members’s personal information, chronological timeline of events, and life stories. The profile links to the member's family tree, map of places visited, and list of connections. Below is an example of how a profile can look:

Timeline of Stories:

TSOLife's interactive global timeline creates an experience of discovery like never before! When you create a story, it is added to the timeline on your profile. This interactive timeline links to individual stories from your life. The color of a marker indicates the category the story belongs to, for example red indicates a story about travel. The interactive timeline organizes and presents memories for you, displaying your life from birth to present via photos, videos and stories. In short, it eliminates the need for cumbersome navigation through dusty attics while inviting viewers to explore further.

The interactive timeline is navigated with just a quick scroll of your mouse wheel.
The interactive timeline is navigated with just a quick scroll of your mouse wheel.


Voice Narration:

Be remembered like never before when you narrate your life stories in your own voice--the way you want them to be told! Record yourself online using any compatible microphone to make a memorable story even more so. Imagine your great grandchildren being able to hear you tell your favorite joke in your own voice.

Google Maps Functionality:

TSOLife's Google Maps functionality allows users to see an overview of every place they have ever been. This simple integration gives us a whole new perspective on our lives! Each story's location is automatically included on the global map with its corresponding category color. Simply click on a leaf icon to read about the adventure that took place there.

This integration also allows you to zoom into street view so that you can bring any story's location to life!
This integration also allows you to zoom into street view so that you can bring any story's location to life!

Family Tree:

TSOLife offers you a completely customizable family tree. Adding family members to your tree is simple and easy to do. If an added member has their own account, it will be linked to your family tree.

Wish I Was There:

Leave a message for the future in your own voice, writing, or video. TSOLife's Wish I Was There feature allows users to leave a message for a loved one to be delivered and played at some point in the future.Created messages will automatically be sent to loved ones on their special days long after your passing. Imagine being able to send your good wishes to your two year old grandson on his wedding day.

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We will keep everyone updated and let you all know when our launch date is finalized.
We will keep everyone updated and let you all know when our launch date is finalized.

Backing TSOLife not only supports our project, but supports young entrepreneurs, the preservation of history, and the pursuit of innovation. Thank you! 

Follow TSOLife on Facebook -Twitter - Blog - and our website.

https://tsolife.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/bringing-the-story-of-life-to-life/

Risks and challenges

The software is 80% complete with all of the core functionality already built. The website is nearly done and will be in your hands by late August. We have already gone through our first wave of alpha testers and are using their feedback to implement an even more user-friendly platform.

We have come here as our last source of funding, as we have already raised 80k in seed funding. However, server costs exceeded our initial projections. We made the decision to Kickstart once we knew the exact amount needed to finish our product. Also, this gives you the most reliable estimate for completion with the shortest amount of wait time.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: One Remembered TSOLife account + one T-shirt + TSOLife stickers + a thank-you card + a special banner on your account + your name on the TSOLife blog.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: One Celebrated TSOLife account + one T-shirt + TSOLife stickers + a thank-you card + a special banner on your account + your name on the TSOLife blog.

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    THE EXPERIENCE

    Attend our launch party at Stetson University, Florida, on August 27th as a special guest and be honored at the event!*

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    PODCAST STORY GUEST

    Schedule a time with our team to participate as a guest star on our podcast and tell your favorite story! We will then have your story created into a short animated video clip for your TSOLife profile.**

    PLUS: One Legendary TSOLife account + one T-shirt + TSOLife stickers + a thank-you card + a special banner on your account + your name on the TSOLife blog.

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