Lifecake – Web Update

In the next few days, after months of hard work, we’ll be pushing a new version of our web timeline. Here’s a little insight into what you can expect …

Emphasis on age

You can now not only see the date of when a photo was uploaded, you can see the age your child was at that point. Making it super easy to look back and settle any arguments on how old they were when they took that first step!

Every moment visible

Remember those little ‘drawers’ we popped excess photos into if you uploaded more than 3 photos in a day? Now all of your photos will be just as important as the others and will be displayed in the main timeline in chronological order.

Unlimited number of uploads in one go

We know how many photos and videos of your children you like to take, trust us we’re parents too! We’ve now lifted the limit on the number of photos and videos you can upload in one go, with an unlimited file size limit too…. unfortunately our super powers don’t extend to the reliability of an internet connection so this may sometimes have an impact.

Consistency

To keep the experience of Likecake consistent,Β the website now looks just like it does on mobile with a switch from horizontal to vertical scrolling.

This video gives you a sneak preview of what you can expect….

We’d love to know what you think, so please share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.Β We’ll also be rolling out some more new features over the next few months so follow us on social media to keep up to date!

Trace @Lifecake

Trace looks after the community here at Lifecake. You can either find her typing furiously on this blog, or chatting to the Lifecake community on social media.

131 Comments
  1. Great changes! We love Lifecake and use it to help our friends and family feel involved in our childrens’ lives while we are living in different countries. The only other thing I’d like to see is how many pictures and videos we have at a particular point in time. I make photo books, and it would make the editing process easier! Keep up the good work Team Lifecake πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks so much Helen, great to hear that we’re connecting your friends and family!
      That’s a good piece of feedback too and I’ve passed it on to our team πŸ™‚

    1. So good to hear Luke πŸ™‚ Do let us know if you have any other feedback too, we love to know what you think.

  2. Fantastic. We all love the app. Getting rid of the draws was a great idea (Gradma keeps missing the photos inside them!)

    1. Thanks for the great feedback Dom and pleased you’re happy about the new design with no more drawers – Grandma won’t miss a moment now we promise!

  3. I tried making a photo book but could only post 1 pic per page? Am I doing it wrong? Or can this be improved?

    1. Hey Miryam, you’re right, it’s only one per page at the moment but we’re working on a redesign of this at the moment so we’ll keep you updated!

      1. I am waiting as well for the ability for multiple pictures on a page. I am using life cake as my sons baby book so I really hope you figure it out. I’ve been waiting for the change for over a year.

  4. Love this! The horizontal scrolling and folders were a pain in the butt when I was trying to choose pictures for her first birthday. Excited to see the new changes! Love the mobile app. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks for the lovely feedback Stefanie and we’re glad this is going to make your life a lot easier!

  5. My daughter, recent proud mother of her first child has done the footwork for me so I’m not a fumbling idiot trying to find things! SHE MAGES ME LOOK GOOD!!!!!!

    1. Congratulations new Nawna πŸ™‚

      We hope you find the website easy to use, do let us know if you have any questions too, we’d love to help.

    1. Oh Mark, you say the loveliest things! πŸ˜‰ Great to hear we’ve got the whole family addicted too.

  6. Very nice! My family loves seeing our sons photos on Lifecake! The only change I would like to see is being able to download videos that have previously been uploded. Thank you for all you do!!

    1. Thanks Alicia, great to hear you love Lifecake! And thanks for the feedback on downloading videos… watch this space!

  7. Is there a way in the app to delete multiple pictures at the same time?i accidentally duped some uploads. and it’s tedious to delete them one by one…

    1. Hey Fran,
      Yes there is! You can do multi-select from the timeline and delete… and even better news is that a photo duplication feature will be worked on too at some point in the future!

  8. We love our Lifecake account. Don’t ever go anywhere. Its so lovely to have everything in one place. We upload every week. Our family can all share in our little one as he grows, even those living away. Glad you’re developing it and improving. Keep up the great work xx

    1. Oh thanks Rhian, how lovely, you’ll have us blushing in a minute πŸ˜‰ We love to hear all feedback so feel free to share any with us.

  9. This is my favorite app of all time!
    Another thing I’d like to do on mobile and Web is type in or select an age and then be taken there. Like if I’m looking for that first photo with Santa or his third birthday without having to scroll my thumbs away.

    1. Marcia, thank you so much for your kind words! And thank you for your feedback too, it’s a great idea that’ll I’ll pass on to the team… scroll has been given the super speedy treatment so hopefully we’ll save your thumbs a little πŸ˜‰

  10. I love this app!!! It lets me keep up with all my pictures and videos in one place. And my family and friends get to see them too. It’s great!!!

  11. We love LifeCake !!!!! Can’t wait to see the new updates !!! Didn’t really think it could get any better !!!πŸ’›πŸ‘

    1. Shirley, you’re too kind! Do let us know what you think once the new website is live too πŸ™‚

  12. Hurrah! Great news! Beaut new UI folks, that will make our little one shine even more than normal.

    Pretty please can we have Milestones soon too?!

    1. Hey Sam,

      Great to hear from you and thanks so much for the positive feedback – we’re pleased you’re a fan of the new design!

      And milestones…. we haven’t forgotten πŸ˜‰

  13. As a Nana, your new updates will make it a lot easier to keep track of when my Daughter has uploaded a photo and the exact age of my Grandson, I cannot wait.

    1. Thanks for the feedback Caroline, do let us know what you think when the new website is live this week!

  14. Also now I think of it, be good to order an album of pics we select or printed photos. Nice money earner for you

  15. I’m a Lifecake fan, but definitely I would love stop seeing every "like" of others children’s albums. Sometimes I can’t see the latest news of my baby’s timeline because there is a very long list of another’s pages likes. It would be wonderful if we could decide if we want to be notified if someone’s else liked a picture of another else’s album. For me its a great failure… But the rest is very nice.

    1. Hi Michelle, thanks for your valid feedback, it’s actually something we’ve been working on for mobile and now we’re making the experience consistent across the two platforms this is something we’ll be looking to introduce at some stage.

  16. Love Lifecake! And love that you let us know about the new features. Will you be providing a feature to download videos that have been put on Lifecake?

    1. Hey Mary Ann, thanks for you feedback! And yes! That is in the pipeline so watch this space πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Apologies, we’ve confused you. By unlimited uploads we mean the number of photos you can upload in one go. I’ve changed the wording to avoid any further confusion.
      You’re still our VIP’s!

  17. I love it! I’m especially glad that it will look more like the app version. I like the vertical scrolling best. Thanks!

  18. Thanks for the app — I look at it several times a day, and thank for the updates.
    It would be great if we could download videos the way we can photos.

    1. Hey Elizabeth, thanks so much for your feedback! Keep your eyes peeled for an update on this in the future πŸ˜‰

  19. love lifecake, recently started at a new mums group and was able to show how much my son had grown from birth to now ( 6 months old), where all impressed

  20. This is wonderful!! Love the app and family can’t say enough about Life cake and it updates our family on how fast our kiddies grow. :o)

    1. Hi Pat, thank you so much for your lovely feedback – so pleased we keep the whole family updated!

  21. I have trouble commenting on my own photos from my phone. When the key board pops up the comment bar disappears, along with the post button. Is this just me?

  22. Funny – last night I finally finished going through our photos picking my top three for each day and now I see they’ll all display…! Good update πŸ™‚ I’m pretty new to Lifecake but so far it seems really good, thanks. I do need to add my vote to more flexibility around the number of photos per page in the photo books – I’m hoping this will happen by the time I want to order one! Thanks again πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Roo’s Mum! Glad to hear you’re getting to grips with Lifecake, vote noted, we’ll have some updates coming on the photo book builder – hopefully in time for your book order! πŸ˜‰

  23. Nice! I love your app!
    It would be good also if there would be a way to preview an image before uploading from the phone! These days us parents take many pictures in one instant and when I am trying to upload the nicest picture, I always get confused and choose the wrong one since all we can see are thumbprints..
    Maybe let us upload directly from the camera roll?
    And a feature for downloading video like others said would be good too!
    Thanks for your great service!

    1. Hey Kat! Thanks for the feedback, I think we’ve got some updates in the pipeline that might interest you! We’ll keep you posted πŸ™‚

  24. I’m so excited! I rather look at the kids in a larger screen without having to go into each folder. Now if I could just download them without then creating a million folders I’d be ecstatic

    1. Yay, we like excitement Heather! With the download feature, we keep them in separate date order to help you organise them, do you find that more of a pain?

  25. Happy to see you’re still investing in this! Would love to see an iOS refresh, starting with iPhone 6 keyboard support!

    1. Hey Bob! Thanks for your feedback, and goods news – this is something we’ll be working on πŸ™‚

  26. Thank you for continuing to improve your product. I am still anxious to be able to save the videos to my computer. Any idea when that option will be available???

    1. Hi Jerry and Debra! Thanks for your feedback, the option to download videos is something we’ll be working on soon, so we’ll keep you updated πŸ™‚

  27. Thank you for continuing to improve your product. I am still anxious to be able to save the videos to my computer. Any idea when that option will be available???

  28. I love the website and the app, but like others I wish the photo book options would be better. I have been putting off making my baby book hoping that you are able to provide a better service or maybe partner with a professional photo book company so that we have more options… Keep the updates coming.!!

  29. It a great app!! Our family loves it! I would like to see an "event" option where my friend and familly can get acces to that event and upload pictures. Like a birthday part where all parents ad pictures, they can only see the event as parent everything.

    1. Hello there! Thanks so much for your feedback and great to hear your whole family love it too. We love your idea, it’s something we have talked about building so keep an eye on updates!

  30. I’m interested in downloading VIDEOS of my grandson. Photos download but not videos.

    Will this be an update soon???

    1. Hey Mary, We have had lots of people ask about this, it’s something we’ll be working on, you’ll be able to download those videos of your grandson!

  31. Great updates, thank you!! Will the photo book be something you work on next? It really needs added flexibility to be useful!

    1. Hey Sara, thanks for your feedback! The photo book builder is being worked on so watch this space πŸ™‚

  32. Hi Lifecake!

    Thanks for the updates I love using your app. I’d really like to see you guys collaborate with a photo album book making company so that I can easily download all my photos WITH captions on them and notes to an album. I’d could then adjust things as needed and send it in for printing and not have to make a book myself from scratch after I spend my precious time updating Lifecake.

    Thanks for considering my comments and ideas. I’d really like an album WITH the photo comments and notes of my kid.

    1. Hi Kailey, thanks so much for your lovely comments and feedback. We’ve had lots of comments about the photo book builder and it’s something we’ll be working on soon. Keep the comments and ideas coming!

  33. Love this app… If I were being picky, the only thing I would change, is sometimes the photos are a little zoomed in when uploaded.

    1. Hey Tiffany, Thanks so much for your comments and feedback! An iOS update is also in the works which fixes this issue πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Eileen, thanks for your feedback. I have passed it on to our team who turn the ideas into reality here at Lifecake πŸ™‚

  34. We have been using your web based app for over 18months since the birth of our grandson overseas and it is great BUT…please, please, please do the update that will allow us to download videos as well as photos.

    1. Hey Grant, so great to hear that we’re helping you keep up to date with your little grandson! You’ll be pleased to hear that video downloading is on our plan for a future update!

  35. I really love your product and great to see the improvement, I agree with comments below you should work with photobox to make your book as the functionality now is not great.
    Also really appreciated the support I got earlier in the year when something was not working.
    Thanks for all of that our families are spread across Europe your app makes it possible to share in safe way.

    1. Thanks so much for your feedback Nathalie and great to hear that we’re helping you keep your family connected.
      The photo book builder is something that will be worked on, we’ll keep you updated!

  36. Can you please please pleeeeeeease also add a function where you can click and order prints of a picture? Grandparents are dying for this!

    1. Hey Vicky, thanks for your feedback! This feature has been discussed as we know lots of you want to be able to do this πŸ™‚ We’ll keep you updated.

  37. So excited that you guys are considering feedback and improving the already great system you have! I often have family members upload their photos they took of my daughter to my LifeCake so that it is easier than email, but there are a lot of them that I’d like to delete. But currently being able to delete multiple isn’t an option and very lengthy process. Is this something you can add to a future update?

  38. Bonjour,

    Quelques mots pour nos amis francophones : LIFECAKE est une excellente idΓ©e pour partager les moments importants. Ce site et son appli mΓ©ritent d’Γͺtre connus et reconnus!

    Merci LIFECAKE

  39. Bonjour,

    Quelques mots pour nos amis francophones : LIFECAKE est une excellente idΓ©e pour partager les moments importants. Ce site et son appli mΓ©ritent d’Γͺtre connus et reconnus!

    Merci LIFECAKE

  40. I hardly ever look at Lifecake on my computer because you can’t see all the pictures at once. So excited to have a user interface similar to the super-easy app.

    1. Great news Suzanne, we hoped everyone would be happy to see us match the web experience to mobile.

  41. This looks great, I love the app so to make desktop just as great is fab! Is there any plans to improve how you create photo books??

    1. Hey Hannah, thanks for your feedback! A new book builder is on it’s way, keep an eye out for updates πŸ™‚

  42. Looks good. Have you fixed the instagram problem yet as that’s where I upload most of my photos from. So haven’t used lifecake in the last month waiting for the fix to hapoen

    1. Hey Joy,

      Thanks for being patient, this fix is coming – I’ll keep you posted and I’ll let you know when it’s working again πŸ™‚

      Trace

  43. I’m really disappointed. I have a blackberry and so have to use the Internet browser to upload photos from my phone because there isn’t an app. With this new version it doesn’t seem to let me upload anymore, it comes up with a blank page when I select upload. If I can’t upload from my phone I won’t be able to continue using lifecake.

    1. Hey Lucian, thanks for your message – an app for Windows mobile isn’t on our immediate road map but I will pass your request on to our team.

  44. Hello! We love Lifecake and I recommend it to all of my friends! Love the look of the updated but I do not see the search feature? The little search box with the magnifying glass? We used that all the time to find photos with specific people in it or of a specific theme (i.e. grandmom, beach, birthday, school, etc.) Please tell me you are keeping this function!! Thank you!

    1. Hey Katie, thanks for your kind words about Lifecake!
      The search feature is having an overhaul at the moment so bear with us, it’ll be back, bigger and better!

  45. Where has the option to refer to a new family gone? ( so they can share their photos of their child with their family?)

    I was expecting a 10GB referral bonus for a recent referral but didn’t receive one

    1. Hey Jack,

      Great to hear from you. The referrals feature is getting some maintenance at the moment but will be back!

      The 10GB referral bonus should have been added to your account, apologies for this. Can you email support@lifecake.com where our customer support team will look into this for you… they’ll need to know the name of the person you referred us to as well.

  46. Latest update seems to have caused problems uploading new content – 4 iOS devices all with the same problem, across different iOS versions, uploads constantly failing.

  47. Second child

    Hi, we recently added a second child to our Lifecake profile and i just realized our family cannot view the photos of this one. Is there a reason?

    Nancy

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