What's a good option for using a tablet like a networked digital frame for sharing family photos?
November 21, 2012 11:13 AM Subscribe
What's a good option for using a tablet like a networked digital frame for sharing family photos? I'm looking for a fairly simple system for a mentally handicapped relative.
posted by pokermonk to technology (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Short background: I have a mentally handicapped aunt (at about the equivalence of a 3 year old) who loves family photos. As her nieces and nephews have aged and are now scattered around the country, she can often feel abandoned by her family. So receiving photos lets her feel more connected to the family despite limitations.
So the idea is to find a way to A) let her receive pictures – and possibly video – from the family in real time B) make it easy and everyday enough for family to send those pictures. Here's more detail on those aspects.
A) On her side, the system would just need to be fairly simple and get her to the photos within a couple taps – preferably with good visual cues.
B) Ideally, I'd like people to be able to send a photo via SMS (or an app that functions similarly) from their phones and have a tablet/app notify her and add the photo to a library of images she could browse at any time.
One other note:
Because the photos would be personal, I'd like to avoid a popular and/or public-posting app like Instagram ... but I'm keeping it in mind as a backup option.
Are there any apps or app/OS combinations which you think could do the job?