CONNECTSAN DIEGO (October 7, 2015) – CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary with an autumn-themed soiree on October 29. The event is an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the growth of San Diego’s innovation community over the last 30 years, as well as look to the future of San Diego’s technology and life sciences sectors. The evening is free with pre-registration, open to all, and will highlight some of the hottest start-ups and growing companies in San Diego.

“CONNECT is the very definition of a community organization – a place where people come together to make San Diego a better place,” said Greg McKee, CEO of CONNECT. “We’re looking forward to gathering with our friends and fellow San Diegans to mark this special milestone to celebrate our legacy, as well as our future – a continued and renewed commitment to the growth of innovation companies in San Diego.”

Guests at the event will get a first look at CONNECT’s new office space located at 4790 Eastgate Mall, Suite 125 in the UTC area of San Diego. Designed by bkm OfficeWorks and Hollander Design Group, the new CONNECT office physically reflects the organization’s mission of growing the innovation community through collaboration. At the event, CONNECT will also formally debut its new website, redesigned in partnership with MJD Interactive, which highlights the stories of entrepreneurs past and present.

From 5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, CONNECT Springboard companies, alumni, and mentors; a deep guest list of innovation luminaries; a host of San Diego dignitaries past and present; and those who support innovation in San Diego will be in attendance. A Halloween theme, live DJ, food trucks, and craft beer will set the stage for celebration while attendees enjoy lawn games, hear company pitches from the best and brightest of San Diego’s growing companies in tech and life sciences, and chat with a veritable who’s who in San Diego’s innovation community.

CONNECT invites the public to pre-register to attend the free event via this link.

For more information about CONNECT, visit connect.org.

ABOUT CONNECT
CONNECT is a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. By creating an environment in which entrepreneurs and C-suite executives have access to the people, capital, and technology resources they need for success, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies since 1985. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful organizations linking entrepreneurs and C-suite executives with the resources they need for the commercialization of innovative products and services; our program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world.

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everyStorySAN DIEGO (Oct. 7, 2015) – Today, everyStory unveiled that it is now available for Android devices. everyStory is a story-sharing platform that that allows anyone to create, preserve, and share the stories behind their favorite photos. Users can record stories using their own voice as they naturally flip through photos. After a story is created, it can be shared with friends and family. Users also have the option to invite others to a group enabling them to collaborate on an album by adding photos and stories of their own. This process provides a unique and safe solution for people who wish to capture every special moment in the most personalized way.

“I created everyStory after being diagnosed with colon cancer and realizing my son may never remember my voice or hear my stories. My mission is to make sure every person has a simple and streamlined way to preserve his or her most precious memories forever. By using everyStory, people can now fuse past, current and future – every generation is able to tell a story or use our app to keep family history and legacies living on endlessly,“ said Dave Keene, founder and CTO of everyStory.

Users can import photos from a computer, device photo album or scan physical photos directly into the app using a device camera. everyStory integrates a secure social networking component by having an activity view functionality and by encouraging users to tag photos with people, and/or by location, subject or date. To create an interactive photo-album, everyStory lets multiple users record an audio message on the same photos, in a shared album or within a group. Users can simply tap a tagged person’s name to hear the story that is connected to a specific photo or album.
“Now having the app available for both iOS and Android users, the art of storytelling and preservation of memories has never been easier. Knowing people are image and social driven, users can start creating stories and sharing memories with their loved ones straight from the palm of their hand. We hope to elevate the lost meaning of photos and storytelling with our unique unlimited audio recording, tagging, sharing and activity tracker features,” said Ed Cox, CEO of everyStory.

The everyStory team has plans to implement new sharing, photo and audio features to the existing functionality. The app is free for users and various membership options will be accessible for sign-up no later than early 2016 for users interested in receiving increased storage capabilities.
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To download and sign up for everyStory, please visit iTunes or Google Play. For more information on everyStory, please visit: http://www.everystory.us.

About: everyStory is a cloud-based story-sharing platform that acts as an interactive photo album on a mobile device, available for iOS and Android, allowing users to have access to audio and picture files anywhere, anytime. This multi-faceted system is equipped to record all audio from the storyteller/user as they naturally flip through photos. Users can safely share stories and photos with friends and family, who can then contribute new photos to existing stories or new stories to existing photos. everyStory is passionate about creating the most optimal privacy-focused micro-social network that archives important memories through long-term cloud storage.

Dev-BootcampSan Diego, CA (September 30, 2015) – Dev Bootcamp, the pioneer of the immersive coding bootcamp, is coming to San Diego. Applications are now open for the first 19-week (9 weeks remote, 9 weeks immersive, 1-week career training) intensive program that begins on November 9 at 707 Broadway, Suite 800.

“We can’t wait to hit the ground running in San Diego. The city has been building an economy based on innovation for years, and with such a great community of software companies and developers, San Diego shows all the signs of a city that is about to experience tremendous growth,” said Kevin Solorio, program director of Dev Bootcamp’s San Diego campus. “Prospective Dev Bootcamp students will find the developer community here extremely welcoming and open to mentoring and helping them achieve their goals.”

A new report by the National University System Institute for Policy Research finds that technology companies make up over 11 percent of payroll jobs and over 20 percent of total wages in San Diego. According to Glassdoor.com, there are over 5,500 open coding jobs in San Diego.

“We are confident that Dev Bootcamp will play a critical role in helping our regional economy grow and prosper. Our highly trained and educated workforce is one of the greatest strategic advantages San Diego possesses over other regions, both nationally and globally,” said Erik Caldwell, economic development director, City of San Diego. “Feeding the continued growth of this talent pool is something both business and public policy leaders see as a strategic imperative for our continued economic expansion. We would much prefer to see San Diegans getting trained for jobs in our own tech community rather than companies having to recruit talent from other regions. Dev Bootcamp helps accomplish that.”

Using input from past students, instructors and employer partners, Dev Bootcamp has continued to innovate on the program that effectively takes people with little to no practical coding to job-ready full-stack web developers in a matter of months. The 19-week program – 9 weeks guided remote learning, plus 9 weeks intensive on-site project work and 1-week career preparation – teaches students how to master the technical applications of trending web development languages and to develop the conceptual understanding of software development, so that they can quickly learn new languages as the need arises or as the market changes. Multiple learning modalities such as lectures, pair programming, group projects, and individual challenges are used to optimize student engagement.

The program’s unique “whole-self” approach to learning ensures that its students graduate with not only solid technical skills, but also an enhanced sense of self, and interpersonal skills like practicing empathy, giving/receiving feedback, and projecting leadership confidence, which enable them to work well in diverse teams.

Dev Bootcamp alumni who now work in San Diego attest to the importance of bringing the program to Southern California.

“While I was a student at Dev Bootcamp, I not only learned the tech skills that were part of the curriculum, but I also learned skills to help me adapt to any development environment I might face throughout my career,” said Charlie Dibble, a Dev Bootcamp alumnus currently employed in San Diego. “My current position as a software engineer has me working with an almost entirely different set of technologies than what is taught at Dev Bootcamp, but the immersive experience at Dev Bootcamp prepared me to quickly learn the other tech stack I come across. Bringing Dev Bootcamp to San Diego will bring more people with these skill sets to an already thriving tech community.”

Dev Bootcamp has graduated more than 1,700 students since it was founded in 2012, making it one of the largest bootcamps of its kind. After graduation, Dev Bootcamp focuses on maintaining engagement with its graduates through its active alumni community, inviting many alumni to engage as coaches and mentors for new students, celebrating new jobs that graduates land after the program, and offering perks like tickets to events and conferences.

For more information about Dev Bootcamp’s expansion to San Diego, contact Chris Nishimura at chris.nishimura@devbootcamp.com. To enroll in a course, visit http://devbootcamp.com/locations/san-diego/.

About Dev Bootcamp

Dev Bootcamp pioneered the short-term, immersive developer bootcamp, a model that transforms beginners into highly employable web developers in a matter of months. The 19-week curriculum teaches the technical skills people need to work as a web developer, but also the functional and emotional skills that are critical to working in dynamic, cross-functional engineering teams. With more than 1,700 graduates to date, and locations in San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, and New York City, Dev Bootcamp continues to lead the industry through innovation and expansion. Dev Bootcamp is owned by Kaplan, Inc. For more information, visit devbootcamp.com.

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SpritzrSAN DIEGO – Launched earlier last month and providing more than the standard dating app, Spritzr is a new way for friends to play matchmaker. The free app, currently available for iOS devices, combines the benefit of personalized introductions with the convenience of online dating, thus widening the pool of quality prospects and making it easier to meet someone you really connect with. With Spritzr, singles have the chance to meet worthwhile prospects referred by their friends, while couples help their single friends meet that special someone, ensuring no one gets left in the third wheel zone.

“As a single man looking for that special someone, I got discouraged with online dating: my best dates came from friends’ introductions but those were few and far between. I thought, is there a way to make introductions simpler and easier, so that I could meet the widest possible pool of friends of friends?” said Manshu Agarwal, founder and CEO of Spritzr. “That’s how Spritzr came to be – it’s a fun, low-pressure way for friends to play matchmaker, increasing a single person’s chances of finding love.”

Spritzr works by connecting and authenticating a user’s account via Facebook—from there, users can either sign up as a Dater (if they are single) or Matchmaker (if they are taken). Spritzr allows you to matchmake any of your Facebook friends, even if they’re not on Spritzr. For those who aren’t yet part of the Spritzr community, they’ll receive a Facebook notification that they’ve been matchmade. They can then download the app and see the match waiting for them. Spritzr has another feature where singles can receive match suggestions from the wider Spritzr community. When using the app this way, three people must suggest the same person to a user before the match is sent; that way, Spritzr ensures only the best matches are put forward.

If you’re in a relationship, matching up your single friends offline can be awkward. Spritzr takes the pressure out of the equation, making it simple and enjoyable. If your friends don’t like the suggestion, no one has to know. If a match does occur, users earn Karma Points. The more couples you create, the more Karma Points you earn, giving you bragging rights and hopefully a few wedding invites. Eventually you reach bronze, silver, and gold status, with the latter being treated to VIP benefits by Spritzr.

For more information on Spritzr, please visit www.spritzr.com. The app is available for free in the Apple app store.

About Spritzr:
Offering more than the traditional dating app, Spritzr is a new way for friends to play matchmaker. The free app, currently available for iOS Devices, introduces a fun, carefree way for both singles and couples to set up their friends by suggesting personal recommendations. It’s a win, win: singles meet quality dates referred by their friends and couples help their single friends meet that special someone. Whether you’re a Matchmaker or Dater, Spritzr takes the pressure and awkwardness out of matchmaking and puts a human touch back to online dating. Learn more at www.spritzr.com.
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Today, VikPik Corporation, makers of the VikPik app, announced the public availability of their PikFire APIs, which enable any developer to easily offer location-based sharing of photos and videos to their own app users.

App developers, especially those focused on sports, concerts, festivals, and news happenings are losing content shared by their users to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The PikFire APIs instantly create connection and sharing between their own event goers, fans, and followers, increasing engagement and leveraging their content to drive traffic back to where it creates the most value for them, their own app and website.

VikPik’s mission is to fill the huge gap that today the leading social networks overlook, namely, the social connection of people who share common experiences but who don’t already know each other. The paradigm of following and connecting with other users, so rigorously followed by Facebook, Twitter and Instagram prohibits the easy sharing and connection of event goers and fans at sporting events, concerts, festivals and anywhere news is happening.

VikPik’s own app, and now the PikFire APIs for app developers take advantage of this opportunity to create new ways of sharing and connection between people who don’t already know each other.

VikPik Corporation is private, backed by angels from Microsoft, Compel and SmartDraw and has offices in San Diego and San Francisco, CA.

Contact:
PR@vikpik.com

Daniel Hoffman, Founder and CEO
415-881-7457

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 28, 2015) – Guru, a new experiential technology company that creates apps and solutions for cultural institutions, transforms and revolutionizes the way people experience and learn from museums and popular scenic attractions including parks, aquariums and zoos through its interactive and audio-guided indoor mapping technologies. Guru’s one-of-a-kind educational approach utilizes cutting-edge technology to help individuals easily navigate and explore spaces and city attractions in a personal way. This essential tool encourages modern and non-traditional storytelling for people to gain knowledge of various facets such as history, arts, science and more.

“I created Guru to make learning more fun and change people’s current perception of cultural institutions and tours,” said Paul Burke, founder and CEO of Guru. “Guru helps both parties, the attendees and attractions, to elevate the level of user interactivity as we work with establishments to find a solution that speaks to their audience in a modern and digestible way. We are passionate and determined to present a new way for visitors to interact with museums, parks and attractions and remind consumers to not be afraid to merge learning and entertainment. In addition, Guru strives to empower users to take ownership of their cultural experiences, now easily accessible at the palm of their hands.”

Users can access guided tours through a specific institutions’ group-friendly tour app, powered by Guru, or choose to explore on their own by creating a personalized and customizable tour. Easily downloadable and available on iOS and Android devices, each easy-to-use app is able to pinpoint a person’s location via Bluetooth capability and lights up with engaging information and factoids as an individual walks by a specific exhibit. Guru powered apps have multiple features allowing visitors to make the most out of tours, including virtual augmented reality capabilities and time-saving functions that allow visitors to map out tours ahead of time, in addition to other various educational and useful tools.

Currently, Guru is partnered with Balboa Park, San Diego Museum of Art and USS Iowa Museum. Most of Guru’s apps are free for everyone and features over 120 audio tours stops, various themed tours, numerous language translation options and more advanced technology solutions specific to a particular institutions’ needs.

Guru is in talks with a variety of other museums and organizations across the country and worldwide to unlock other treasures and mysteries that follow behind each piece or place.

For more information on Guru, please visit: www.theguru.co.

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About: Guru is an experiential technology company that creates apps and solutions for scenic attractions including museums, parks, aquariums and zoos to change the way attendees experience learning at cultural institutions. Guru’s educational platform utilizes cutting-edge solutions to help users easily navigate and explore a specific exhibit or city attraction in seconds by providing exciting information and various tour options fitting for everyone’s interests. The app, customized for each institution, is easily downloadable and available on iOS and Android devices and serves as an expert tour guide to encourage users to take ownership of their own experiences in a modernized way. The Guru team seeks to bring a fresh perspective on how to approach learning at large establishments and assist individuals in rediscovering historical hidden gems that come with exploring well-known attractions.

Price PatrolSAN DIEGO — Earlier this month, Price Patrol, the only GPS-based, live inventory shopping app that lets users search the real time availability of the items they want, announced the launch of its new feature: in-app purchasing. The app, which launched in San Diego in 2014, is a search engine for live retail, allowing shoppers to search and compare the price and availability for over two billion products worldwide—both in stores nearby or online.

“Launching version 2.0 of Price Patrol is an important milestone because it showcases the app’s true potential; we’ve completely overhauled the app’s user experience and activated in-app purchasing, making it easier and more intuitive than ever before to get you the products you want, right when you want them,” said Vince Marconi, President and Founder of Price Patrol. “Whether you use the app to bargain shop for recurring purchases like diapers or are on the hunt for the most wanted toy this holiday season, Price Patrol is the go-to shopping companion.”

Here are just a few of the different ways Price Patrol makes locating products you want at a store near you seamless and convenient, with just a few clicks:

• With the app’s “My Radar” function, users can make a wish list in-app for their most coveted products. When the user is near a store that carries that item, they are notified of its price and availability.
• If you’re waiting for the price to drop on a certain something, the app will notify you once that item is in your ideal price range and at a distance you are willing to travel.
• On vacation to somewhere sandy and warm, but realize you forgot sunscreen? Open the app to view all of the stores close by that carry sunscreen and see real-time price and availability.
• If you regularly purchase the same brand of dog food like clockwork every month, a notification can be set so that you know which store in town is currently selling it for the lowest price.
• Purchase the item directly within the app, or have it waiting for you at the store to check it out in person before you buy.

Price Patrol is available for a free download on both iOS and Android devices. Learn more at www.getpricepatrol.com.

About Price Patrol:
Price Patrol is a one stop shopping discovery and price alert web and mobile application that does all the hard work of deal searching for you. The app constantly scans a growing number of over two billion items at over 500,000 retail locations finding the best prices on the items you want, when you want them.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Lindsay Anthony
Olive PR Solutions, Inc.
(619) 930-9044
lanthony@oliveprsolutions.com

CONNECTSAN DIEGO (September 23, 2015) – Today, CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, announced the 24 finalists for the 28th annual Most Innovative New Product Awards. The prestigious awards ceremony is a CONNECT signature event, held annually in December, that honors San Diego’s stars of innovation along with their newly launched groundbreaking new products.

“As an organization born out of the desire to help research evolve into life-changing products in the market and to grow San Diego’s presence on the national and international stage as a hub of successful life science and technology companies, we are honored to present these awards to those companies that are raising the bar and creating a flourishing innovation economy here in San Diego,” said Greg McKee, CEO of CONNECT. “The Most Innovative New Product Awards event is a great way to celebrate and recognize success for our regional companies and we’re looking forward to seeing who will be selected as the Most Innovative in each of the categories on December 1.”

Forty four semi-finalists from across eight categories: Aerospace, Security & Cyber Technologies, Cleantech, Communications & IT, Life Science Diagnostics & Research Tools, Mobile Apps, Pharmaceutical Drugs & Medical Devices, Software & Digital Media, and Sport & Active Lifestyle Technologies showcased their products in front of expert judging panels in each category earlier this month, from which 24 were selected as finalists.

Listed below, in their respective categories and alphabetized by company name, are the 2015 Most Innovative New Product Award finalists:

Aerospace, Security & Cyber Technologies:
· Cubic Global Defense’s Javelin – a man-portable guided weapon system used by the US Marine Corps and many other US and allied forces
· Ocean Aero’s Submaran – a new class of Unmanned Underwater, Surface Vehicle (UUSV) combines surface and subsurface performance in a unique transformable, self-propelling vessel, capable of long missions in extreme conditions
· Tortuga Logic’s Prospect – a hardware security verification software suite that can find security vulnerabilities in the earliest development stages of a modern computer chip

Cleantech:
· Flux Power’s The Flux LiFT Pack – a sustainable and ecologically friendly lithium-ion battery pack specialized for the material handling industry
· Q Factory 33’s B3 Bypass Device – this device will dramatically reduce the cost of and improve the efficiency of residential solar energy installations
· Yulex’s Patagonia Men’s R2® Yulex®/Nexkin® Front-Zip Full Wetsuit – a wetsuit that leverages the unique properties of the guayule plant, a hearty desert shrub native to the southwestern United States

Communications & IT:
· FieldLogix’s Goose – ensures that fleet drivers are more efficient and their waiting clients are happier
· Lytx’s Lytx DriveCam – an innovative solution that addresses one of the leading cause of avoidable collisions: distracted and drowsy driving
· Mushroom Networks’s VOIP Armor – a small network appliance that is installed inside the network of the business to manage and orchestrate multiple internet connections in the office to route VOIP (Voice over IP) and VC (Video Conferencing) IP packets around any network problems

Life Science Diagnostics & Research Tools:
· CureMetrix’s CureMetrix – a technology that uses algorithms that not only help hospitals with analytics on their patients, but when applied to mammograms as an example, are finding breast cancer up to four years earlier
· DermTech’s: The Pigmented Lesion Assay (PLA) – the first gene expression test to identiify melanoma using a completely non-invasive adhesive patch biopsy
· GattaCo’s CENTREPON™ – the world’s first Centrifuge Replacement tool for use at the Point of Need

Mobile Apps:
· Boost Academy’s Boost Academy Math Tutoring Platform – offers students one-on-one math tutoring via the iPad
· Chalk Digital’s Instant Mobile Ad Platform – offers the only Do-It-Yourself advertising solution (portal and app) that builds locally targeted campaigns (with mobile optimized landing pages), affordably priced, within minutes and with ease
· Cubic Transportation System’s Ventra Mobile App – the first fully integrated transit application developed for transit riders in “Chicagoland”

Pharmaceutical Drugs & Medical Devices:
· PureWick’s PureWick – offers a solution for the capture of urine from adult females
· RXSAFE’S RxASP 1000 – the flagship of a new product design which greatly improves state of the art of the machinery and software for producing Patient Specific Multidose Adherance packaging
· Tandem Diabetes Care’s t:flex™ Insulin Pump – the first insulin pump designed for people with diabetes with greater insulin needs

Software & Digital Media:
· AristaMD’s Referral Intelligence Platform – submits the very first Referral Intelligence Platform that provides a set of actionable clinical guidelines, eConsult services to a full panel of board certified specialists and an analytics system providing business intelligence and operational tools to improve the referral issue
· Comhear’s MyBeam – a single, portable, wireless 12-18” sound bar device that produces spatialized, localized, and binaural virtual surround sound
· SOCI’s SOCI – an all-in-one enterprise social marketing and management solution

Sport & Active Lifestyle Technologies:
· 100%’s The FORECAST – a complete film system comprised of working parts that function seamlessly together resulting in the smoothest operating system available today
· Hookit’s The Hookit Score – a comprehensive and first-ever verified scoring engine capable of measuring the talent and marketability of any athlete
· Hush’s Hush Smart Earplugs – the world’s first smart earplugs that help people sleep better in noisy environments

To be eligible for the 2015 Most Innovative New Product Awards, the product must have been developed in the San Diego or Baja region, first introduced between March 2014 – August 2015, never nominated for this award before, and generated revenue from sales (except free mobile apps).

The winners will be announced the evening of December 1 at the 2015 Most Innovative New Product Awards presentation and dinner, to be held at Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122.

For more information on CONNECT’s Most Innovative New Product Awards, please visit connect.org.

ABOUT CONNECT
CONNECT is a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. By creating an environment in which entrepreneurs and C-suite executives have access to the people, capital, and technology resources they need for success, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies since 1985. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful organizations linking entrepreneurs and C-suite executives with the resources they need for the commercialization of innovative products and services; our program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world.

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FragmobSAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 17, 2015 – Fragmob, Direct Selling’s mobile technology innovator, has closed a $3.2 million convertible debt funding round led by Global Trust Group’s Global Technology Fund and Fragmob’s two founders, Jade Charles and Jonathan Shapiro. The funding raised will provide working capital as Fragmob builds its team to meet the growth in new clients and execute upon a strong pipeline. Additionally, the funding will help expedite product development in Fragmob’s mobile, analytic and commerce products. The company expects to raise a larger round of financing in early 2016.

Robert M. Sigler, Manager of Global Trust Group said: “As a seasoned operator and investor, I have been impressed by Fragmob’s ability to identify and develop a powerful solution to a large market opportunity and execute on a disciplined business strategy.”

Fragmob serves ItWorks!, Organo Gold, LifeVantage, Omnilife, Purium, ViSalus and other leaders in both the MLM and Party Planning aspects of Direct Selling, an industry which generates an estimated $34 billion in annual sales in the United States and $182 billion globally. Fragmob’s flagship offering, the Frag DS platform, turns a sales rep’s smartphone into an immediate point of sale, a tracking system for orders and a guide to the best sales and team actions to take in real-time. The platform also provides unprecedented analytics intelligence, giving client companies the added value of crucial, never-before-seen data on the activity of their sales force.

Prospector is the recent feature addition to Frag DS. The powerful enhancement gives distributors an easy and efficient way to identify, rank and communicate with prospects through an intuitive, user-friendly interface inspired by gamification and the popular “swipe to sort” format. Prospector also streams continuous benefits to corporate and the upline by providing unprecedented visibility into field sales activity, helping identify top performers, discover trends and customize distributor training.

“Our dramatic growth over the past year happened for a reason, and this infusion allows us to get our mobile technology in the hands of those who need it most – which is everybody,” CEO Jade Charles said.

Charles launched the San Diego-based company in 2011 with co-founder, President and CFO Jonathan Shapiro.

“With more than 100 million independent sellers working in the Direct Sales industry globally, the time is ripe for disruption via mobile and data analytics,” said Shapiro. “The recent funding will fuel our momentum and help us transform a quiet giant of an industry through technology.”

About Fragmob
A global mobile software provider, Fragmob instigates action through technology that enables Direct Selling companies to realize the benefits of a powerful mobile solution. Servicing hundreds of thousands users in more than 50 countries, the Fragmob mobile platform drives Direct Selling distributors towards the most focused, effective actions for their business in real-time and delivers actionable metrics so clients and users can achieve higher sales in less time. Visit Fragmob at http://fragmob.com/ and on Twitter at @Fragmob.

Media contact:
Lisa Brandli
TallGrass Public Relations
Phone +1 (425) 766-8736
Email: lisa.brandli@tallgrasspr.com

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 8, 2015) – everyStory, a new cloud-based story-sharing mobile app and platform, announced today that it is now available for free in the App Store for iOS devices. An Android version of the product will be available via open-Beta in the coming months. The company has developed a streamlined mobile application that allows users to create, preserve and share personal stories in one place. Accessible from anywhere, everyStory lets users store audio and image files to a private cloud-based system with the option of sharing photos and stories between other everyStory individuals and groups.

“I created everyStory after being diagnosed with colon cancer and realizing my son may never remember my voice or hear my stories. I am passionate about providing people with an innovative way to preserve and share memories forever in the most interactive way possible,” said Dave Keene, CTO and founder of everyStory. “Now having the app compatible and available for download on all iOS devices, the art of storytelling and preserving memories has never been easier. Users can start creating stories and sharing memories with their loved ones straight from the palm of their hand. We hope to elevate the lost meaning of photos with our unique unlimited audio recording, tagging, sharing and activity tracker features,” said Ed Cox, CEO of everyStory.

Users can import photos from a computer, iOS photo album or scan physical photos directly into the app using a device camera. everyStory integrates a social network component by having an activity view functionality and by encouraging users to tag photos with people, and/or by location, subject or date. To create an interactive photo-album, everyStory lets multiple users record an audio message, on the same photos, in a shared album or within a group. Users can simply tap a tagged person’s name to hear the story that is connected to a specific photo or album.

The everyStory team has plans to launch a full Android version in the coming months as well as implement new sharing, photo and audio features to the existing functionality. The app is free for users and is currently offering space for 1,000 extra photos as a sign-up bonus through September 2015. Various membership options will be accessible for sign-up no later than early 2016 for users interested in receiving increased storage capabilities.

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To download and sign up for everyStory on an iOS device, please visit the App Store. For more information on everyStory, please visit: http://www.everystory.us.

About everyStory
everyStory is a cloud-based story-sharing mobile app and platform that acts as an interactive photo album allowing users to have access to audio and picture files anywhere, anytime. This multi-faceted system is equipped to record all audio from the storyteller/user as they naturally flip through photos. Users can safely share stories and photos with friends and family, who can then contribute new photos to existing stories or new stories to existing photos. The easy-to-use mobile app partnered with Macphun, a leading photography software developer for the Mac platform, to collectively help users produce the highest quality stories through superior discovery, photo restoration and creativity solution options. The team at everyStory is passionate about creating the most optimal privacy-focused micro-social network that archives important memories through long-term cloud storage