Heyday, which makes a photo journal app for the iOS platform, officially launched today. The San Francisco-based company, which was founded last year, told peHUB that it raised $2 million in seed funding, all of which was raised in July 2012. Investors include Google Ventures, Spark Capital, TriplePoint Capital, CrunchFund, SV Angel and individual investors Shervin Pishevar, Keith Rabois, Garry Tan, Matt Ocko, Robin Chan, Kevin Chou, David Spector, Amitt Mahajan, Joel Poloney, Ben Narasin, Eric Ries, Saad Khan, Charles Moldow and Roy Sehgal.
Heyday is journaling reimagined from the ground up for iPhone and iPod touch
Private journal effortlessly crafts a beautiful photo timeline of the people, places and events in our lives.
SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 5, 2013
Just in time for the holidays, Heyday makes it effortless to start and keep a journal that chronicles the story of your life. Heyday transforms all of the memories already on your iPhone or iPod touch, and crafts them into a ready-made journal that gives you a beautiful and delightful way to rediscover your memories. And since life happens when you least expect it, Heyday makes sure you never forget another moment by automatically journaling the places you go and the things you see.
“We spent the last two years building and rebuilding Heyday to reimagine every step of the journaling experience: starting, writing, beautifying and reliving your memories,” said Siqi Chen, Heyday co-founder and CEO. “After trying just about every variation of what a journaling experience could be on iPhone, we’ve distilled Heyday down to its core and made full use of the capabilities of iPhone and iPod touch. I trust Heyday to remember the story of my life and hope Heyday helps millions of others around the world to remember theirs in a beautiful, effortless and fun way.”
Your iPhone or iPod touch is such a personal device, containing your most important memories, places, and people. Today you are forced to use tools that are built for sharing if you want to remember your life. Heyday is personal software for your iPhone – no invite screen, no forced in-app sharing – it’s just you and your life. With more than 50 collage layouts and 18 photo filters exclusive to Heyday built right in, it’s the easiest and fastest way to transform what may seem mundane in the day-to-day into beautiful memories the way you want to remember them. With a single tap, you can add notes and include friends to make any of your memories even more meaningful.
“As an avid journaler before building Heyday, I knew that the experience of reliving the great moments in life was powerful and universal, “ said Alex Le, Heyday co-founder and vice president of product. “With Heyday, we sought to bring that experience to everyone by completely transforming the journaling experience to be effortless, beautiful and serendipitous. Heyday gives you the super power of a perfect memory by crafting your journal automatically and by surprising you with the rediscovery of moments in life that you never want to forget.”
Heyday delivers delightful discovery of your most important memories. Never forget another big anniversary or amazing travel story again – Heyday will surface the best memories for every anniversary, every trip, at the right time and the right place, making your memories come alive as you live your life.
Make sure you don’t miss your Heyday. Heyday is available for free exclusively from the App Store or at www.AppStore.com/Heyday.
Heyday’s mission is to help you remember the story of your life: the places you go, things you do, and people you’re with – privately, beautifully and effortlessly. Heyday is built around your life, for you to remember life the way you lived it. Heyday is headquartered in San Francisco. To learn more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Visit www.hey.co or search for Heyday in the App Store.