A Thought Full Collaboration

Talk about "It's still who you know"!

Smart College Visit, Inc. is a client of Handshake Media, Incorporated, the parent company of Handshake 2.0.  Both Smart College Visit and Handshake Media are clients of creative professional Kelsey Sarles.  Kelsey Sarles designed the mobile app Thought Full(TM) – an app to remember and Handshake Media produced it.  Smart College Visit kindly featured a post by Kelsey Sarles about Thought Full on the Smart College Visit Blog

Whew!  And how exciting to learn that Kelsey's post made October, 2011's top ten list of most-read posts on SmartCollegeVisit!

An excerpt from An App for College-bound Students to Remember by Kelsey Sarles on SmartCollegeVisit:

You're 17 going on 18. You can't wait to get out of high school. You're over the drama, the cliques, having to ask permission to go to the bathroom, the cafeteria with its plastic cutlery. You're an adult now. You're ready for sweet, sweet freedom. You're ready for college!

Planning college visits with Thought FullDid you remember to…

  • Meet with your guidance counselor?
  • Study for the SATs?
  • Sign-up for financial aid?
  • Plan your college visits!
  • Submit your college applications?

Whether you've realized it yet or not, all this new found freedom comes with a price. Yes, the plus side is that you no longer have to listen to your mom nagging you about homework. The downside is – you have to remember to finish it yourself!

For the rest of your life, it's up to you to remember all the things you need to do. Fortunately, there's an app for that, and it's called Thought Full™.

Thought Full is designed to solve the problem we all seem to have – keeping our acts together…

To read the rest of the post, "An App for College-bound Students to Remember," please visit SmartCollegeVisit.com.

You can learn more about Thought Full™ at www.thoughtfullapp.com.  Thought Full is available in the iTunes App Store and is coming soon to the Android Market.

SmartCollegeVisit has apps, too! Learn more about SmartCollegeVisit's Mobile Campus Guides on SmartCollegeVisit.com.

Smart College Visit, Inc. is a client of Handshake Media, Incorporated, the parent company of Handshake 2.0.

My First Mobile App Mock-up

I felt very amused when I revisited this video taken by Kelsey Sarles on June 10, 2010 as I modeled for her the idea that became She Chooses(TM), released as a public beta web application on March 22, 2011. The purpose of the video? To serve as a mock-up for our CTO and developer, Alex Edelman. I thought if I just showed him how the mobile app would work, he could code it. Ah, the idealism and naiveté of the novice.

When I look at the Dropbox folder full of subfolders, each of those full of dozens of full-color mockups made by Kelsey Sarles, and at the extensive communication via Basecamp for our newly released mobile app, Thought Full(TM), I wonder how Alex ever coded She Chooses as a software application, much less as a software platform.

Alex did ask for more detail beyond a video and I ended up making a whiteboard drawing, photographing it, erasing that one, drawing the next, then sending him a series of photos as email attachments. I wrote a narrative in Word that, looking back, says more about what the app is than what it does.

Nonetheless, video + whiteboard drawings + Word doc + Skillz of Alex = software platform for women selected for pitching to investors at Distilled Intelligence 1.0.

The mobile version of She Chooses is in development.  The video was first shared on the She Chooses Blog in What Problem Does It Solve?

Thought Full(TM) – an app to remember – was created and designed by Kelsey Sarles and developed by Jim Gray of New River Mobile. Thought Full is a Handshake(R) mobile application produced by Handshake Media, Incorporated.

Here’s more about Thought Full – thoughtfullapp.com – the posts on Thought Full on Handshake 2.0, and our full line of Handshake(R) brand mobile applications.

Other posts of possible interest:

Can I Make Money on Mobile Games?
How Much Does a Mobile App Cost?
Mobile App Design Infographic
What to Do with a Great Idea for a Mobile App
Getting Started in the Business of Mobile App Development

An App to Remember Homework

I love creative collaboration!

We featured Joseph Masciello and his new album Holy Mother Earth on Handshake 2.0 in Handshake Songwriter Releases Album.

We’ve featured Kelsey Sarles and her mobile app Thought Full(TM) – an app to remember in its own Thought Full on Handshake 2.0 category. Handshake Media, Incorporated, the parent company of Handshake 2.0, produced Thought Full as a Handshake(R) app.

Joseph Masciello gave his permission for Kelsey Sarles to use “Mi Cielo” from Holy Mother Earth as the sound track for a series of Thought Full videos she is creating.  Here’s the first – Thought Full – an app to remember homework.

Thank you, Joe and Kelsey, for your artistry, creativity – and generosity!

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Thought Full(TM) – an app to remember – was created and designed by Kelsey Sarles and developed by Jim Gray of New River Mobile. Thought Full is a Handshake(R) mobile application produced by Handshake Media, Incorporated.

Thought Full is in the iTunes App Store.

Here’s more about Thought Full – thoughtfullapp.com – the posts on Thought Full on Handshake 2.0, and our full line of Handshake(R) brand mobile applications.

If Apps Were Coffee Machines…

If mobile apps were coffee machines, Thought Full would be an everyday kind of coffee…oh, I mean app!

Wonderful flyer for Thought Full(TM) – an app to remember – by Kelsey Sarles.

Thought Full - an app to remember

Please click the image or here to see a larger view (.pdf).

ThoughtFull(TM) – an app to remember – was created and designed by Kelsey Sarles and developed by Jim Gray of New River Mobile using Titanium Appcelerator. Thought Full is a Handshake(R) mobile application produced by Handshake Media, Incorporated.

Thought Full is in the iTunes App Store

How did Kelsey design Thought Full(TM)? Check out her mobile app design infographic.

Here's more about ThoughtFull – thoughtfullapp.com - here are the posts on Thought Full on Handshake 2.0, and here's our full line of Handshake(R) brand mobile applications.

The App You Would Love to Use

As a student, I remember being given the advice “Write what you’d love to read.”  In 2011, perhaps that advice would be “Design the app you’d love to use.”

I think Kelsey Sarles, creator and designer of Thought Full, did just that.  My favorite update from her during our work together to turn the idea she loved into a mobile application was this:  “I will use the app to record quick bursts of inspiration or quick reminders that I can visit later.”

Now that Thought Full is in the iTunes App Store, Kelsey is already using Thought Full for reminders and “quick bursts of inspiration.”  She designed Thought Full for people to be able to use however they think and however they best capture their thoughts – as notes, lists, photos, even audio.

I was enchanted to receive this audio file (.wav) from Kelsey of a pep talk reminder she recorded for herself about running.  It’s a sweet, funny – and true – example of a wonderful way to use Thought Full.

And here are screenshots from Kelsey’s full “thought” – Go for a Run – in her To-Do category using Thought Full.

Thought Full - an app to remember

This is a lovely app, Kelsey.

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ThoughtFull(TM) – an app to remember – was created and designed by Kelsey Sarles and developed by Jim Gray of New River Mobile using Titanium Appcelerator.  Thought Full is a Handshake(R) mobile application produced by Handshake Media, IncorporatedThought Full is in the iTunes App Store

How did Kelsey design Thought Full(TM)?  Check out her mobile app design infographic.

Here’s more about ThoughtFull – thoughtfullapp.com – and here’s our full line of Handshake(R) brand mobile applications.

Latest Handshake App: ThoughtFull – an app to remember

The latest Handshake(R) mobile application was just released in the iTunes App Store! 

ThoughtFull(TM) – an app to remember – was created and designed by Kelsey Sarles, developed by Jim Gray of New River Mobile using Titanium Appcelerator, and produced by Handshake Media, Incorporated.

Thought Full(TM) - an app to remember

 
Thought Full - an app to remember 
 
You think it, you can save it with Thought Full(TM)!

Thought Full(TM) allows you to quickly capture your thoughts, and recall them at a moment's notice.

Our lives are hectic, fast-paced, seemingly stuck in fast forward. We're rarely focused on one topic at a time, and when we do get a moment to pause, we can’t quite seem to remember that one thing we vowed not to forgot.

Until now.

Capture real-time thoughts and experiences then retrieve them quickly and easily with Thought Full.

Key features of Thought Full

  • Easily save your thoughts in the form of notes, photos, and/or voice recordings
  • Categorically and chronologically organize thoughts
  • Customize your app! Add categories that make sense to you! Remove categories that don't.
  • Browse recently-entered thoughts directly from the home screen
  • Keyword search

Thought Full is in the iTunes App Store for $.99

Thought Full is available in the iTunes App Store

Here's more about ThoughtFull – http://www.thoughtfullapp.com - and here's our full line of Handshake(R) brand mobile applications.