We were interviewed for an article in the Conversation Agent blog, written by Valeria Maltoni. She asked why we are building an online party application. Here is my quote:
The tradition of supporting family and friends with gifts does not end when distance separates us. Nether does the desire to have a meaningful conversation with those that we love.
Parties are the traditional gathering point for both conversation and gift-giving among those who desire to support each other on special occasions. When distance interrupts this opportunity to gather, we all feel a loss of personal connection.
We are building this online party application as a demonstration that the tools of the modern web can, at least in some measure, replace the actual party experience with a valuable substitute.
Amazon provides a trusted shopping portal for gift purchasing. PayPal allows for secure payment systems. And AlbinoPhant provides a fun way to gather on Facebook to pass out all the gifts.
That is the “Business” side of why… But on the personal side, it is a much more emotional reasoning.
We love our children… and we want to stay involved in supporting them and their children with gifts. We would love to be at every event and milestone in their lives, but we can’t…. And we shouldn’t be.
Just because they have left the nest, we haven’t lost the strong memories of what it was like to host birthday parties and friend stay-overs, or to watch their excited faces on Christmas morning. The memories are great, but we are still craving to add more…
Distance and time have created a void in the conversation and the banter that was an important part of our family life for many years. The traditional party experience is now a distant memory, and we just want a little of it back…
We know that we are not alone in our desire to share gifts in a better way than just shipping them off with UPS. We have now found a way to bridge the distance and build a memory or two at the same time. We can share gifts and great banter in an online party from any computer.
We have proven that it can be done for the past 3-years in our family, and we want others to have the same experience.
We Built it to Share it…
Give it a try and you will see why we did this…
Thanks to Valeria for her great article and the use of the image.