The popularity of social media and integration of communication technologies has greatly expanded the digital divide between grandkids and their grandparents. Presto has developed a solution that reconnects them without requiring any behavior change from either.
Los Altos, Calif. (PRWEB) June 9, 2010
Presto Services Inc. announced today a new, free service that uses Web2.0 technology to connect generations becoming increasingly more separated by tech usage behavior.
"Anyone with kids under 20 knows that their communication apps of choice are Facebook at home and text messaging on the go," said Peter Radsliff, CEO of Presto. "The popularity of social media and integration of communication technologies has greatly expanded the digital divide between grandkids and their grandparents. Presto has developed a solution that reconnects them without requiring any behavior change from either."
Presto DailySmile™ is a new free online service and Facebook application that builds upon the popularity of online photo albums, and the unique abilities of Presto computerless email to connect grandkids with their grandparents. DailySmile allows Facebook users to select photos and add them to a Photo Queue which delivers them one per day to their grandparent via Presto.
"Facebook members are used to sharing photos, so using the DailySmile Facebook app requires no learning curve at all," said Mike Migliore, Presto's VP of Engineering. "And the photos delivered to their grandparent via Presto are printed automatically without any computer, Internet service or software application to learn. It's a seamless experience for both users."
Presto DailySmile provides many other useful features, including browser photo upload, delivery confirmation, photo captioning, output templates, queue editing, delivery control, Facebook connect, single log-in, and more.
DailySmile will be available beginning July 1 to the hundreds of thousands of people who currently send email to Presto computerless email users. Presto intends to expand DailySmile functionality to include grandparents who use computers not long after initial launch.
About Presto Services Inc.
Presto was founded in 2004 to help people who use computers stay better connected to their family members who don't. Led by a world-class team of consumer product and technology veterans, Presto has redefined whole-family communications and is leading the development of technologies that help seniors age in place. The company's products and services include:
- Presto Printing Mailbox telephone-connected color inkjet printer—developed in conjunction with HP
- Presto Mail computerless email with PrestoConnect long-distance caregiving portal
- Presto Community Mail service for assisted living and skilled nursing facilities
- Presto DailySmile auto photo delivery service.
Presto has been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, The View, CNN and in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New York Times and many other media. Presto Services Inc. is based in Los Altos, California and has received funding from Advanced Equities Inc., Clearstone Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Vanguard Ventures. For more info, visit: http://www.presto.com or http://www.prestodailysmile.com.
© 2010 Presto Services Inc. "Presto", "Presto Services Inc.", "You're Connected", "Printing Mailbox"m "PrestoConnect" and "DailySmile" and the Presto paperboy logo, are service marks or registered service marks of Presto Services, Inc. in the United States and other countries. U.S. Patents Pending. "HP" is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
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