Timeshel Is a Photo-Printing Service You Might Actually Use
We all know at least one photo-obsessed person. You know, the guy or gal at every party that’s snapping away or the new parents consistently posting pics of their bundle of joy? Those peeps. They’re not necessarily taking pictures in a professional way, more in like a we’ve-got-to-document-every-moment kinda way. Anywho, we’ve got the perfect gift for that person. And it’s called Timeshel.
Co-founded by Sean Pfitzenmaier and Phil Anema, Timeshel is a subscription-based photo printing service for your iPhone. It costs $14.95 per month and it’s really quite simple. All you do is download the app and create a monthly collection of your top 30 photos. On the last day of the month, they’re sent to print and 10 days later, high-quality pics arrive at your doorstep.
That’s not the only cool part. Each fade-resistant pack of printouts comes in a white, plastic, stackable drawer. That way, you can stack all of your “shels” in a neat little storage unit.
As a self-proclaimed “slow photography” service, Timeshel is a bit different than what we’re used to nowadays, but the co-founders know they’re taking a huge risk. With e-books, iPads and Instagram digital devotees may not adapt to something like this. After all, we live in a day and age where everything is so immediate and not always permanent.
We could see this as being an awesome idea for the less tech-in-love, though. For example, why not set up the service as a gift to your parents or grandparents? Every 30 days, photos of your monthly adventures will arrive at their house — and we all know how much your fam love photos of you.
Like many other successful products, Timeshel got its start on Kickstarter. And once the co-founders exceeded their $50k goal, they knew it would be a huge success.
Would you use Timeshel? Let us know in the comments below or show us your pix on Facebook!
(h/t Fast Company)
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