Over the last week Tapestry has received a lot of positive attention from the Australian and US press, due in part to a successful iOS launch and other stories from our users. It’s been very exciting for us to see our vision resonating with so many people around the world. Here are a few of the articles that have come out this past week…
Sydney Morning Herald
Apps for preserving tapestry of a lifetime
A great article about one of our favorite groups of users, the Dominican Sisters in Eastern Australia. To read more about their experiences with Tapestry and the benefits of Tapestry for those who are socially isolated, click here
Want to live a long life?
We all know that clean living and a healthy level of activity can help you live longer, but it turns out staying connected socially has a much larger impact than we previously thought.
A recent study shows that the influence of social relationships on the risk of death are comparable with well-established risk factors such as smoking or alcohol consumption and were actually worse than physical inactivity and obesity.
The holidays are starting extra early this year with Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Normally, Hanukkah falls in December, but because of the 2013 lunar calendar, the 8 nights begin at sun down on Thursday, November 28th.
In the United States, many are celebrating “Thanksgivingukkah” because both major holidays, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, fall on the same day. This only happens about every 70 years so there is a lot to celebrate!
We’re happy to announce that Tapestry has been selected to join the Aging2.0 GENerator founders program.
The project is the first of its kind and aims to help technology founders focussed on the 50+ demographic to accelerate innovation in aging.
Two recent studies have shown that dementia rates are in decline in Europe.
In a recent article in The Conversation, Dr Perminder Sachdev says that while good news stories relating to dementia are rare, there are two new promising studies that indicate dementia rates may be falling.
Tapestry for the iPad
We’re all feeling very excited here at Tapestry Central. We’ve been hard at work over the last couple of months on a version of Tapestry for the iPad and iPhone worthy of the Tapestry “Simplicity” title, and we’re proud to announce it’s finally here.
We’re super-excited to announce that we’re hiring again, this time for an Experienced Web Developer. This is no ordinary role, however … which means (of course) that we’re looking for no ordinary person.
In fact, we think it really needs to be called something like Startup Hacker & Creator of Interesting Things in recognition of the breadth of the role and the startup-oriented mindset we’re looking for.
Can staying connected with your friends online keep your brain young?
Research indicates that social activity, in combination with a healthy lifestyle and brain training, actually restores and improves brain function.
Our guest blogger, Heidi Mitchell from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, tells us that the latest brain research encourages us to stay healthy and to stay connected.
Last week, Tapestry hit a new milestone:
We were exhibitors at our first trade show.
CeBIT was an overwhelmingly positive experience for us and definitely exceeded our expectations.
I’m sure there were a lot of things we could have done differently, but here’s a summary of what we learnt.