- Developer: Digital Emotions Ltd
- Location: Wanaka, New Zealand
- Founder: Hamish McGregor
- Founding date: October 2014
- Website: www.kin2kin.com
- Press contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Publically launched: March 2016
In the media
Stuff, February 2017
Wanaka family app kin2kin celebrates first birthday
Over Sixty, September 2016
New app kin2kin enables you to message family for free
NZ Herald, September 2016
Kiwi-made apps to transform your life
Startup Daily, August 2016
New Zealand startup Kin2Kin is a private photo album connecting generations of families online
Shortpress, July 2016
kin2kin: The alternative app start-up working on the family relationship
NZ Herald, July 2016
Kiwi app connecting families
Idealog, July 2016
The rise of Central Otago’s startup scene
Stuff, April 2016
Family first for Wanaka kin2kin social media app developer Hamish McGregor
ODT, April 2016
App aims to connect families in safe space
NBR, April 2016
Wanaka start-up targets grandparents with social media app
kin2kin - Founders Story
My name is Hamish McGregor. I’m a father of two and the founder of kin2kin. I simply believed there had to be an easier way for my kids to maintain a better relationship with their grandad.
I was 6 months into a completely different mobile app project when I observed my father trying to communicate with my two kids - two of his six grandchildren. To have a relationship with the kids from a distance, he was caught between old technology (email) for updates and live communication (phone call or video call) to have a direct relationship.
In researching what was available, there were plenty of apps that were convenient for me, or put my household at the centre of the attention. None solved it for my father, a remarried grandparent with family across many households. None solved it for my kids, the most tech savvy in our house, yet too young for Facebook, and no device of their own.
Our eureka moment happened when we realised that our solution for grandparents to grandkids also solved it for aunts and uncles to their nieces and nephews, and for relationships between young cousins. We then discovered that it also offered a unique blended view for the 40% of grandparents who are divorced and re-married. What started as a grandparent to grandchild idea, evolved into a safe, simple and private place for all family.
Think of kin2kin as a live family album with organised photos. You can respond to the person in the photo, no matter who posted the photo. It is not designed to be a replacement for Facebook, Instagram, chat apps, email or video chat. It has a different purpose. kin2kin is designed to make your family feel closer, no matter their age, how busy, or how far apart.
Wanaka, New Zealand
Wanaka, New Zealand
kin2kin Logos and Resources
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kin2kin home screen on an iPhone
kin2kin on iPhone and Android
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