The memorial app keeping someone who has died close-by

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Keep Their Memory Alive is a memorial app that helps bereaved families cope with the death or loss of a loved one by encouraging the creation and sharing of memorials along with closer connectivity with a remembrance community.

Lest we forget - 'remembrance GPS location'

Lest we forget fallen heroes from conflicts example of a 'remembrance GPS location' from Keep Their Memory Alive

Attach a remembrance GPS location, such as a beach, a family home or a grave, to a memorial of images, video and memories, can then be directly shared on social media with other family members and app users - always keeping someone you've lost close-by.

If you've lost someone, sadly nothing we do will bring that person back. What we can do is remember and try to help keep their memory alive. Most of us keep our Smartphone close by, checking emails using social media etc. 'Keep Their Memory Alive' memorial app uses the technology to enable a family to create, on the phone, a memorial to a 'loved one' in pictures, stories and video, a memorial that can be shared with other family and friends, allowing them to contribute to.

Not only will you be building a complete and rich memorial to your 'loved one' but you'll be creating a connected common interest remembrance community right on your phone, ensuring family, friends and colleagues to stay in touch.

The app use GPS technology to create a memorial location. Everyone who has lost someone has a place of remembrance, a special place where you might have spent time together, such as a beach, a family home, or a place where they were laid to rest, such as a battlefield or a grave.

The app records that specific place as a 'remembrance GPS location' by either finding the spot on a map and dropping a pin on the location or simply being at the location with the app open and pressing the record GPS button. It could be anywhere in the world.

Either way, once the 'remembrance location' is recorded, the memorial is linked to that GPS location. The app shows a map of nearby 'remembrance locations' with a cluster of memorial markers. Clicking any individual memorial marker on the map opens up the person's complete life story in pictures, videos and stories.

The 'remembrance location' might be a conflict zone such as Normandy, France in World War II or Ypres in Belgium where many brave World War I soldiers fell on both sides. At last others, now and in the future, will be able to see clusters of life stories and memorials to fallen heroes in the exact location they fought together and died together.

Away from conflict, the 'remembrance location' you choose might be where a family is well known, where it originated or where other family members are located on the app, thus creating a family cluster. Alternatively it could simply be a favorite place you spent time together with happy memories.

The 'remembrance location’ is of particular interest to those who have loved ones who have been cremated and there is no grave or the grave is too far away.

The app will help people memorialize a loved one, help them better cope with grief, help keep people more connected and therefore reduce loneliness. This is a cause related app and we encourage wide distribution and ask funeral homes, bereavement specialists to tell their families about the service.

The app is free to download and available for iPhone and Android smartphones

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Richard Longworth
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since: 07/2014
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