5 Reasons Why You Should Have A Photo Booth At Your Wedding

Why opt for a Photo Booth at your wedding?

When you mention a photo booth, most people picture a tiny box where they have to squeeze in to take photos. Open air photo booths are a great way to offer high quality photos and a fun experience without being crammed into a box.

An open air photo booth at a wedding is what you need to ensure that your guests have fun to the fullest...here’s why:

Updates to PixiCloud | June 14th, 2018

Event & Public Galleries | My Photos Page | My Account Features

Event Galleries & Public Galleries

We’ve implemented a change in the way photos captured on your PixiBooth are stored and sorted in the PixiCloud. You will now be able to access all photos associated under a specific event.

The Public Galleries feature will allow you, the subscriber, to make any of your event galleries publicly browseable to attendees. Public galleries allow registered users access to view all of the photos taken in an event they attended.

As a note of precaution, Public Galleries are set in the Off position by default so no need to worry about your images being available unintentionally. See the image & directions below for instructions on how to enable Public Galleries in your PixiCloud account.

  1. Login to PixiCloud portal

  2. Navigate to Events -> Choose Event -> Messaging

  3. Check box next to Make Gallery Public

  4. Press Save

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My Photos Page

We’ve added a My Photos page to each users account where they can access any photos they’ve taken on a PixiCloud device and shared via the same email address. This will allow your guests to create and login to their own PixiCloud portal and browse back through all of the photos they’ve taken in your PixiBooth or other kiosks around town. Yay!

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My Account Features

We added two new features in the My Account section of your PixiCloud portal. Feature #1 is the ability to edit the name of the account holder as well as update the account password. Feature #2 is a PixiCloud Support section so if you’re experiencing any issues with your PixiBooth or PixiCloud account you can easily reach out to get assistance.

 

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PixiCloud App Changelog | Release Date: Friday June 15th

PixiCloud App

Release Date: Friday June 15, 3:00AM
Version 1.2.48

Features
- Added ‘General’ settings tab, with ability to set daily restart time for app
- Added troubleshooting steps screen after 100 failed attempts to reconnect to camera

Fixes/Improvements
- Improved camera reconnection logic
- Improved camera connection speed

Intro to PixiCloud; or, Alexa is always listening, get a PixiBooth instead

So you’ve heard about Pixilated- awesome. You’ve heard about our PixiBooth- awesome again. How much do you know about PixiCloud, though? I was brought on board to make sure that you know what PixiCloud is and what it does by the time the end of times comes (August 12, 2087 according to my highly scientific research of guessing).

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PixiCloud is a marketing lead generation software. All of our PixiBooths operate on it. Your guests, customers, and any escaped prisoners you are harboring use the PixiBooth to snap a great picture. Then, they can swipe through custom, branded overlays to add to said great picture.

Once they’ve decided on their overlay, they input their cell phone number or email address to have the photo sent to them. This is where the ingenious part happens. The booth calls the police on you for harboring a fugitive. Just kidding! That’s Alexa, who is always listening and knows everything about you because this is the Bad Place. You set a custom, outbound message to accompany all pictures. This could be promoting your business, a new product or offering, or gamifying the process by offering prizes to people who post their picture and use your hashtag.

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While all of this happens, PixiCloud will store and organize all of your marketing leads for you! Your guests now have great, branded photos for them to share on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or whatever app some now-billionaire 19 year old has developed. You’ve given them a call to action to return to your business, and PixiCloud provides you with neat, organized contact lists to upload into your favorite email or text marketing program.

The PixiCloud software is incredibly user friendly, so even your Dad who doesn’t understand what an iPhone is can probably figure it out in between asking you his email password or yelling at his Smart TV remote you got him for Christmas because it won’t recognize him yelling, “NCIS! NCIS!” like a madman at it.

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PixiCloud is powerful, easy to use, and packed with features that allow you to fully brand your PixiBooth for your business. Want to learn more about PixiCloud? Give me a call. In a room with no Alexa device. I can’t have her calling the cops on me. Again.

Zach Wade | CEO of MakeOffices | Pixilated Universe Video Interview

Last year, Pixilated forged a partnership with the 17th & Market MakeOffices location in Philadelphia, PA. What we thought would be a cool opportunity to put a stake in the ground in another city, scoop up a mailing address for SEO purposes and have one more PixiCloud kiosk out in the world has turned into so much more.

PixiCloud App Changelog | Release Date: Friday June 8th

PixiCloud App
Release Date: Friday June 8, 12:20PM
Version 1.1.21 (Public Galleries)

Features
- Rebuilt login page into signup/login page
- Added ‘My Photos’ page where users can see all of the photos that they have sent with their email address. Includes link to download photo in preview as well as link to public gallery if their photo was taken in an event with a public gallery
- Created individual galleries per event
- Switch out sending emails with attached photos to sending out email with preview link and photo-preview expiration page (with prettier email template)
- Implement link that can be accessed by anonymous user for a specific photo (expires after 7 days)
which returns an S3 low-quality link for photo (for email preview)
- In messaging tab under event settings added ability to toggle on/off public galleries (off by default)
- Allow access to galleries for unregistered devices
- Implemented highlighting of photos that are shared with you in public galleries, as well as ability to download those photos
- Added ability to change password in ‘My Account’ settings page
- Added Pixilated Support info in ‘My Account’ settings page
- Implement Preview-Photo page that can be accessed by anonymous users (expires after 7 days and redirects user to signin after expiration) where the user can see the low quality preview image and also get prompted to log in or create an account if not logged in
- After following link sent in email (works either when logged out and signing in, or signed in already) the user gets redirected to either their ‘My Photos’ page or the event gallery if the event gallery is set to Public

Fixes/Improvements
- Set all photos to deleted that have not been shared via text or email
- Fix case where all Billboard/Overlay screens can get deleted, causing the event settings page to break with all billboards or overlays deleted for that event
- ReCaptcha for signup and multiple failed login attempts
- Added link to ‘Terms of Service’ and ‘Privacy Policy’
- Basic rate limiting for all endpoints + longer rate limiting for login, signup, and forgot password
- Handle unicode error when generating CSV

How These Baltimore Startups Are Using Equity Crowdfunding to Raise Money

Pixilated, MoeJoe Brewing, and Arbit are democratizing the investment process

By Renee Beck

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With as little as $100, you can own a part of your favorite local company. Thanks to equity crowdfunding, several Baltimore-based startups are turning to user-focused funding options to help accelerate their businesses in exchange for a portion of company ownership.

Traditionally, only accredited investors with greater amassed wealth or income could invest in private companies, but the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was created in 2012 to increase investment in small businesses after the recession. Patrick Rife and Nicolas China, co-founders of Baltimore-based photo booth and marketing technology company Pixilated, are running their first equity crowdfunding round through June 27.

"It's imperative to tap into your tribe," China says. "Our fans shout our praises and help us spread the word, so activating your customer base is crucial. Our customers validate everything that we're doing."

Click here to continue reading on www.BaltimoreMagazine.com

To invest in the Pixilated equity crowdfunding campaign on MicroVentures click here!