As you stroll around downtown Boston these days, one thing is plain to see: ‘tis the season. And while we here at the Voice are made up of a diverse group of people who do or don’t celebrate different things for different reasons during the holidays, it is in the general spirit of the season that we mention this next item.
There’s a new app that caught our eye specifically geared toward those of us who celebrate Christmas. Our friends over at boston.com highlighted the Share A Prayer application that was released last week. It allows people to share thoughts and intentions with their friends and loved ones for Christmas and other occasions through various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). Sharing is possible through email and texting as well.
The app is a passion project for creator Joe Bellissimo. The idea is to allow users to seamlessly and immediately share thoughts and warm wishes with their network of friends and loved ones.
“Share A Prayer is truly a labor of love for me, and I’m thrilled to be a part of a project that will impact so many people on a personal level,” said Bellissimo.
The app gives users a variety of categories to choose from, including Christmas, Birthdays and Thinking of You (the initial download is free, and additional categories are available for purchase), and then a number of selections within each category from scripture to simply stated thoughts and intentions.
The selections can then be customized with user provided images as backgrounds, images that can further personalized with frames or filters. The resulting creation is then shared with a few taps on the screen.
Share A Prayer is currently available for iOS only, so you iPhone users can download it from the App Store onto your device, or save yourself the search and link directly to it from the Share A Prayer website.
As the holidays in the Hub fly by in a frenzy, we thought this was a good reminder to stop and give a thought to what it’s all for, at least for as long as it takes to execute a few swipes on your iPhone.