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Family Ribbon

June 19, 2012 09:30 ET

Family Ribbon® iPad Application Connects Seniors With Family and Friends in Minutes

Easy-to-Use App Unites Generations Online; Aims to Help Increase Happiness and Longevity

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2012) - Family Ribbon®, an easy-to-use app for the iPad, launched today featuring a user friendly interface that helps seniors stay connected. In minutes, even those who consider themselves "technology shy" can join family and friends on easy Family Facebook, view Picasa and Flickr albums, make Skype video calls, send video emails and text messages, as well as browse popular websites, all through one simple application.

Family Ribbon was designed to simply and securely connect seniors online with easy access to Facebook, Skype, online albums and other key features. A family member can easily manage the application and user's account via an intuitive remote administration feature. Illustrated step-by-step user guides can be downloaded and printed to help seniors master key online communication tools while additional security features make the online experience even safer.

Key Family Ribbon features include:

  • Easy Family Facebook to engage with family and friends
  • Email with photo and video messages, easy-to-use Skype and online albums viewer
  • Intuitive browsing of websites, games and much more
  • Reminders for taking medications and keeping track of appointments
  • Security features, remote administration tools and illustrated step-by-step user guides

"Seeing my daughter blow out her birthday candles on Skype is priceless for my mother, and family Facebook banter is a real treat since we are spread between New York, Paris, Moscow and now San Francisco," said Ivan Osadchiy, CEO of Family Ribbon. "Our initial goal was to make connecting online as easy as possible for our parents -- and ourselves. Then we came across research that suggested that social connections and brain stimulation from going online are great for our parent's health."

Pew Research Center recently found that 53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email, among a sample of 2,254 adults. Their research found that after several years of very little growth among this group, these gains are significant. For most online seniors, internet use is a daily fixture in their lives. Among internet users ages 65 and older, 70% use the internet on a typical day*.

Family Ribbon is available now at an introductory price of $4.99 through July 1 (regular price is $9.99). Family Ribbon Light, a free, limited version of the app, is also available to consumers for evaluation purposes. To learn more and download the app, please visit the Family Ribbon website or the iTunes app store.

* Zickuhr, Kathryn, Madden, Mary. Older adults and internet use. Pew Internet & American Life Project, June 6, 2012., accessed on June 6, 2012.

About Family Ribbon
Family Ribbon is an easy-to-use yet powerful application for the iPad that features an easy interface, illustrated user guides and remote account administration feature to help beginners connect to family and friends online. In minutes, seniors have easy access to Facebook, Skype, online photo albums, video email and the Internet. For more information about Family Ribbon developed by Family Communication Suite, Inc., please visit or view an introductory video.

Family Ribbon is a registered trademark of Family Communication Suite, Inc. All other trademarks, logos and trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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