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10 Feb

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Heart-Melting Hoots

February 10, 2017 | By |

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we were thinking about some of the most heartwarming hoots you’ve all shared over the past three years. Which, of course, led us to the obvious: Contest Time!

Submit up to 3 of your most heart-melting hoots (and don’t forget to ‘share the love’ with family and friends.) You can give as many hoots as you want, but you can only give one to each memory.

The hoot that gets the most love will receive a custom piece of original artwork featuring their memory!  Voting ends at midnight (CST) February 19th!

09 Feb

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Vote on Design Packs

February 9, 2017 | By |

(FREE) design packs are coming… but which ones?

We were super sad we were only able to include four design packs with the critical update we had in January. Since the designs from the original app aren’t compatible with the updated app, we’re working on building up our design offerings again.

And we’ve got a million ideas. Cast your vote for your favorite below so we know what you think is worth working on! (Pick carefully! You can only vote once.)

Crayons
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Backgrounds and frames made with bright crayons
Glitterbug
50
Sparkly backgrounds and elegant borders
Halftones
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Graphic, bold colors in halftone patterns

27 Jan

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A Critical App Update

January 27, 2017 | By |

A new and improved version of LittleHoots is launching today. First and foremost, if your phone isn’t set to auto-update, take a second to do three important things before you upgrade:

Style and save any “drafts” you have.

Double check your Relationships

Make a note of your login ID

Step-by-step instructions for each are listed below.

So what’s so critical about this update? In short—due to circumstances completely out of our control— we found out the very foundation of the original LittleHoots app is vanishing. Completely.

We’ve got plenty of notice, so we’ve spent the last year (and change) completely focused on  rebuilding LittleHoots.  We had to start right back at square one, but we took the opportunity to re-imagine how we could help parents capture those precious everyday moments.

The “vision” we’ve had has always included more than the app you’ve come to know, and with this update, more of that vision has is now a reality.  We have more planned for the future, but for now, we’ll share the new features you’ll find:

  • Entirely rebuilt from the ground up! New Interface design, iPad support
  • Three new memory types: capture stories, upload photos or videos
  • The ability to edit memories (created with LittleHoots 2.0 and later) after they’re saved
  • A private network! Invite a spouse to contribute, or close family and friends to keep up with the kids
  • An in-app community feed for memories too-good-not-to-share
  • All new design packs with improved options for design customization
  • Photo filters for pictures uploaded to quotes, conversations or stories

 

We have more planned for the future, and as always, we love to hear your ideas too. (Just drop us an email)

Step-by-step instructions


Style and save any “drafts” you have.

Drafts are going away and you won’t be able to access them in the new version, so finish them up.

  1. Go to the main menu in the app (upper left corner).
  2. If the first icon has a little number by it, then tap it and style any memories you want to keep.
  3. If there’s no number by the “Drafts” icon, you’re good to go.
Double check your relationships.

In the new version, we’re separating adults from kids, but we don’t have enough information to automatically convert everything *perfectly* for you.

  1. Go to the main menu in the app (upper left corner).
  2. Open up settings, then “My People”.
  3. If a child appears in the “Others” section, temporarily change them to family relationship (a child, grandchild, or niece/nephew) even if they’re not one of those things. Once the new app comes out, you can change the relationship to what it really is.
Make a note of your login ID.

We get a LOT of emails that come down to forgotten user IDs and when you update to the new app, you’ll automatically get logged out.

  1. Go to the main menu in the app (upper left corner).
  2. Open up settings, then tap “me”.
  3. If your “Login Information” section is blank, it means you connected through Facebook. (Don’t bother adding an email address) If your email address is there, it means you manually created an account and that email address is your user ID.

Also know:

None of the design packs in the current app are compatible with the new app. Everything you’ve styled will be saved just like it is, but you won’t be able create new memories with them once we switch over.  We’ve got all new (free) design packs ready to go and we’ll be adding more every month. If you’ve purchased premium packs, we’ll automatically be giving you a credit to use towards packs in the future. (We expect to release new premium packs in March)

08 Nov

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What 29 kids think about the candidates.

November 8, 2016 | By |

Today our country elects its 45th president, and while “the media” has bombarded us with angles and ads, we thought we’d get a fresh perspective and find out what — if anything— kids were saying about the candidates and the presidency.

Once we dug in, a couple things became clear— the kiddos are picking up much more than we expected. They’re processing what it all means through the world as they understand it. This made for some sweet, hilarious, and sometimes shockingly insightful quotes and conversations.

We’ve collected some of our favorites here (as always, shared with permission of the parents).

02 Jun

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Father’s Day Memories

June 2, 2016 | By |

Vote for your three favorite memories.

(You can vote 3 times every 24 hours!)

Submitted by Bethany Eskro
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Submitted by Carrie Shimkofsky
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Submitted by Ben Worley
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Submitted by Resha Willis
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Submitted by Becky Maguire
101
Submitted by Ben Worley
85
Submitted by Jill Penna
60
Submitted by Jessica Hope
52
Submitted by Amy Southerland Dorn
49
Submitted by Becky Maguire
37
Submitted by oneorangedaisy
31
Submitted by Elizabeth Leed
22
Submitted by Rosemary Gustin
15
Submitted by Candace Nelson
14
Submitted by Rosemary Gustin
13
Submitted by Stephanie Dittel
11