By now you’re probably thinking, “What’s a gift?
It’s a piece of art.”
The gift you might think of is a framed photo of your childhood, or a photo of the last time you wore a hat.
Or perhaps you’re planning a holiday party or a birthday celebration and want to get your loved ones excited.
And if you’re not an avid photo-snapper, you’re also not alone.
In fact, we all have one of those memories we just can’t shake.
“The perfect gift is one you never have, and the best gift is a memory that you never want to lose,” says Mark Lillie, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
“For most people, that’s what their favorite memories are.
But if we were to create an item of clothing, or make a necklace, that was the perfect gift for someone who has had a memory of their favorite moment, we’d have a pretty hard time keeping it.”
Lillia and his colleagues are now creating an app called The Gift.
It’s like an app that captures those memories, which will then be made available for others to purchase.
The app’s user interface is simple, but it’s also very sophisticated.
It can be as simple as adding an image to your phone’s gallery, or as complicated as embedding a photo directly into a text message, email, or Facebook post.
It even lets you send it directly to a loved one.
So far, it’s been downloaded over 15 million times and has been downloaded more than 10 million times in total.
The developers say they’re using the app to capture memories that will be stored and available in a way that doesn’t affect people’s daily lives.
The way it works is like this: The user creates an account on The Gift, then they share an image with the app.
Then The Gift will scan that image and use that to create a memory.
Then the app will then analyze the photo and analyze the memory.
The image will then automatically show up in the user’s gallery and can be viewed, purchased, and downloaded.
The gift itself is stored in a cloud server and will be available for anyone to download.
“When people make memories, they tend to want a lot of things, but they also want to have that same memory,” Lilli says.
“I think this app is a perfect example of why we need to have those memories.
This is what I hope this app helps people remember.
We’re trying to find out what they want most from their memories and what they’re looking for in a new and meaningful way.”
Lilli says the app is designed to capture the most memorable memories and will help them re-create the same memories, or the same experiences.
For example, they could choose to see how the memories affected them or whether they liked the person, or whether it was a good memory or not.
But they could also choose to be a little more specific and choose an experience.
Lillief says that this process could be used to create the perfect photo for someone to share with their loved ones.
For instance, if they wanted to share a photo they made on a boat, the app would know about that experience, but the user would also be able to choose which boat it was.
It would then show up on the user and show a boat from their childhood, and so on.
“We want to capture those memories and give them a way to make it permanent,” he says.
Lilli hopes that The Gift could also help people create more lasting memories by giving them an opportunity to get their memories out into the world.
The idea is that people will then become part of The Gift’s database and be able download memories of other people.
“You can’t really do that without having the memories that you want,” Lilla says.
So while The Gift might be a great way to share memories with friends, Lillill says that it’s not the best way to do it.
“If you’re going to be sharing memories with your loved one, it’d be better to get someone else to do the work,” he adds.
“And you can’t do that with a photo app.”
But he also cautions that The Gifts developers have made their apps available to developers who want to make use of it.
In addition to The Gift and the company’s own app, Lili says they’re also working on a project called My Memorable Memories, which is similar to The Gifts app.
“That’s basically the app that lets you share memories,” Lili explains.
“It’s really easy to use, and it’s going to bring people together in ways that are meaningful.”