Wedding Party Mobile App Lets Guests Contribute Photos To A Digital Album
Wedding Party is a mobile application company that lets guests, friends, and family members contribute photos to a digital album. They can also add notes that can be added to the couple’s Facebook Timeline. Wedding Party has raised $1 million in seed funding through a round let by New Enterprise Associates and Felicis Ventures. Angel investors that participated in this round also include Pejman Nozad, Ullas Naik, Darian Shirazi, Rich Chen, Zeki and Haroon Mokhtarzada, Doug Pepper, Mark Jung, Kumar Malavalli, Chris Hobbs, Hamid Barkhordar, Sam Ferdows, and Merced Partners.
The app was launched this past summer and it was bootstrapped by Ajay Kamat, Himani Amoli, Gordon McCreight, and Dan Perez. Three of them previously worked on the social community building company MicroMobs. Dan worked at Coupons.com previously.
Wedding Party recently expanded to Android that is currently available in Beta. The Android version of the app does not have as many features as the iPhone app yet. Wedding Party is working on making the Android app better. After that they will be working a native iPad app.
The photos can be added to Facebook, the Wedding Party website, and through a partnership with MyWedding.com. “The biggest surprise for us was that, almost immediately, we saw that people were using us months and months in advance of their wedding,” stated Kamat. “They were using it to get their friends and family involved in the wedding experience early on. We’re seeing things like cake tastings, dress fittings, rehearsal dinners.”
Based in Palo Alto, Wedding Party has hired a couple more developers and designers. The company is also going to build more functionality including the ability to upload photos from the web and mobile devices. You can download Wedding Party for free from here.
[Source: TechCrunch]This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry