A social network for the deceased? Ten years ago it would never even be considered but in the 21st Century it seems like a brilliant idea. I don't know whether it has been the popularity of tv shows like "Who Do Yo Think You Are?" or the rise in genealogy sites like Ancestry but the interest in giving due homage to the deceased has increased beyond belief. A brief obituary in the local newspaper isn't enough these days. Light an ICandle is a social remembrance application and gives you a place to create a digital afterlife for the dearly departed. It is a place to show respect and honor deceased friends and family members and a place where future generations can see a much more intimate view of their departed loved ones.
It used to be that after your loved ones were interred it became a tie of grieving that was limited to family members. But over the last few years we have come to realize much more that the death of a loved one was a time to celebrate their life as well as mourning their loss. Add to that the plethora of digital information and technical knowedge that is available today and you can see that the photo album just isn't going to cut it in these digital days. Many people only really know each other through the Internet by means of either social networks or blogs. In case their online-only acquaintances pass away, people would need an opportunity to express their grief and acknowledge how important the deceased individual was for them regardless of their online or offline communication. A warm virtual gift or an online candle that is lit together with sharing photographs or videos gives them an opportunity to express their grief for someone they did not personally know. While there may be an enormous demand for an opportunity to honor the deceased individual online, the existing methods tend to be in the form of memorial.
You may think that Light an iCandle is a bit of a strange concept for an app for your mobile but you've just got to look at the Facebook pages of deceased individuals to know that, rather than keeping quiet about their love for those that have departed this mortal coil, many would like to show them the love and respect they deserve and preserve their memories online. Light an iCandle is a warm, embracing and respectful remembrance application that offers a place to keep the digital memories of your loved ones that your children and grandchildren will thank you for.