Thingealogy is inspired by the desire to preserve the history behind meaningful heirlooms, providing a system to record, save, and share the stories of your important belongings. Designli developed this product on iPhone, iPad, Android, Android Tablet, and - last but not least - as a mobile-responsive web-app. Scroll down to learn more!
Thingealogy allows the user to record the story behind your belongings; listen to an audio recording of your Grandmother as she describes a family heirloom while complementing this story with pictures, a description, and other family members’ comments on that object. This is truly the “story of your things.”
Take photos of meaningful things and record the story behind these belongings.
Assign these recorded stories now known as ‘Things’ to ‘Collections,” like Furniture, Medals, Heirlooms, China, etc.
Invite your friends and family to add comments when you share via Text, E-mail, Twitter, or Facebook.
Designate beneficiaries for Things if organizing your possessions for downsizing or estate planning purposes.
All Things are assigned a QR code that is saved as a label-ready image.
Print your QR code and affix
it to the back of your ‘Thing’ to aid in distribution or organization.
Engage your family, friends, or customers in fun and meaningful conversations about your belongings.
Usages ranging from organizing belongings for insurance purposes, complementary information for estate sales, or remembering your loved ones’ stories behind family memorabilia.
Thingealogy was an example of a product that was designed elsewhere and brought to Designli for development on all platforms. Regardless of design team, Designli has the capability to bring a product to life whether we help with conceptualization or not.
Our Client came to Designli with a very specific mission in mind. Below is a message from our Client regarding the genesis moment behind her powerful and impactful product:
"Family and family history are important to me. The places we live are filled with the people we
love, collected memories and things. And many of these things have stories. Thingealogy™ was born of
the desire to capture these stories. In 2013, my parents were thinking about downsizing. On one
visit to their home, I asked them to share the stories of their belongings that they might soon part
with. What I heard was fascinating information about their past that I had not heard before. I
wanted to share these stories with my siblings and children. I had my iPhone in my hand and wished I
had an app that would allow to do just that! An app that could take a photo of a belonging, record
its story, save it to a collection, and then allow the user to share the file with family members
who could add comments to the Thing’s story. The comments would support more photos and hyperlinks
so more information could be gathered about a thing. The app would also generate a QR code and
label-ready image for each for each thing to make it easy to pull up the story at a later
Everyone has things: family photos, memorabilia, furniture, paintings, jewelry, family recipes, books, sports jerseys, childhood toys, awards, maps, trading cards, comic books, and more. Give Thingealogy a try to tell the stories of your cherished belongings, so you can save and share them with family and friends.