Family legacy is the most important thing anyone can leave behind. According to a May 2012 Allianz Insurance study, 86 percent of boomers (age 47-66) and 74 percent of elders (age 72+) agree that family stories are the most important part of their legacy, ahead of personal possessions. The Family iBoard® – a private social network designed to keep families connected no matter where they live – has introduced a unique timeline feature that allows authorized users to view and contribute to the life history of a loved one, unlike any other social network.
“LifePath is a more comprehensive, interactive, personalized and collaborative family tree,” said Christopher Gentile, founder and CEO of Family iBoard. “Stored in a digital vault, LifePath ensures that the lives, achievements and memories of you and your loved ones can be easily accessed and celebrated for generations.”
The Family iBoard LifePath feature is a graphical representation of a person’s complete life history. Any photo, story, keepsake, achievement, etc. that is posted and tagged with a family member’s name and actual date of occurrence is automatically and chronologically compiled into a life path.
Click on any family member and significant events in their personal history are laid out in an interactive and illustrated LifePath. So when reliving a particular point in time in one’s life a variety of poignant memories and heirlooms can be shared, for example:
- Milestones – Graduation dates, awards won and anniversaries
- Photos – Sharing pictures of newborns, family outings or scanned photographs from the past
- Stories – How mom and dad met, tales of war from grandpa or an account of childhood
- Keepsakes – Scan photos of family treasures, such as passports, trophies and jewelry
- Recipes – Dishes passed along from generations and secret ingredients
“Whether preserving the life’s achievements of a parent or documenting a newborn’s early years in real time, the Family iBoard LifePath is a valuable tool to celebrate, share and treasure the lives of loved ones,” Gentile continued.
The Family iBoard is available via a free 30-day trial. After the trial period, there is a one-time Private Family Network set-up fee of $19.99, which includes 15 GB of storage and an additional 10 GB for every active member in the network. The yearly membership cost is $7.99 for each Family iBoard member.
iBoard Inc. desktop and mobile applications represent a next generation social networking platform, bringing true privacy and security for both users and data while delivering custom features and functionality to meet each specific market and client needs. iBoard® products include proprietary and patent pending technologies that improve user functionality, interaction and customization, while maintaining high levels of security and privacy.
The iBoard array of applications includes Custom iBoards® which are designed and licensed for business, organizational and consumer use.Business to Business iBoards® have been utilized by Lexus, Ameriprise Financial, Country Music Television and others for communication, content distribution, training, production and creative.Consumer iBoards® have been utilized for ongoing B2C communication by companies, such as MTV Networks, Cablevision, DirecTV, Best Buy, Comcast, and Bell South, to deliver and distribute exclusive content to promote viewership and the acquisition of new products.