Phoenix

Send a final message to loved ones, from beyond the grave

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Kiki Schirr / 史秀玉Hunter@kikischirr · Founder, WeKiki Video Chat Platform
Phoenix is one of the weirder products that I've hunted, but I think the concept of death is changing as our interactions with technology become more intimate.
Walt Spence@waltspence
@kikischirr I know it seems morbid but I've had friends that had tradgic circumstances and passed away. The only thing I wish it did have was video. So much more can be conveyed in video format for me personally.
Kiki Schirr / 史秀玉Hunter@kikischirr · Founder, WeKiki Video Chat Platform
@waltspence I had initial concerns about those considering ending their own life, but Enrique (the maker) pointed out that the delayed nature of the messaging would make it less than convenient for a note of that sort.
Enrique BenitezMaker@bntzio · 🦄 Full-Stack Developer and Maker
@waltspence @kikischirr That's true. I've been thinking to add video as well, but to make things simple, I started with plain emails, I also plan to add attachments as well in the following months.
Ali R. Tariq@alirtariq · Product Designer, Manulife RED Lab
As someone who once had a startup in the death-care industry (yes, that's a thing), I don't think this is weird at all! There are a ton of people who would find benefits from services/products like this one.
Enrique BenitezMaker@bntzio · 🦄 Full-Stack Developer and Maker
@alirtariq Glad to hear that Ali! 🙂
Enrique BenitezMaker@bntzio · 🦄 Full-Stack Developer and Maker
First of all, thanks for hunting Phoenix! @kikischirr :) Phoenix is a web application that enables users to send a last message (or messages) to the people they love 💖, when they die 💀. I created Phoenix to empower communication after-death, I got the idea because one day I thought, it'll be sad to die right know and not to get the chance to say goodbye or simply say how much I love the people I care about. It works by "checking-in" once a year (clicking a button), if you don't do it, Phoenix will mark you as "dead" and send the letters (emails) you wrote to the correspondent people! I'd love to hear your thought and ideas about this project, so I'll appreciate your feedback and comments! 😄 Feel free to tweet me at @bntzio or leave your comment on this page. Hope you all like it! 😊
Patrick Onyekachukwu Udeh@patrick_udeh · QA Manager, Digital Republic
A use case, I can immediately think of, is using this service to convey important account information (bank details and internet logins). There are millions of dollars lying unclaimed and idle in banks everywhere because no one came for the money. I have a feeling one of my dead relatives would have left me some huge sum of money if this sort of service was created earlier. 😊
Enrique BenitezMaker@bntzio · 🦄 Full-Stack Developer and Maker
@patrick_udeh Haha yeah, originally I had the idea of sending important information like social media accounts, bank accounts, logins, etc. But since it is very sensitive information it'll be hard for people to write them down, and then I thought about a plain old text alternative, and that was the big pivot, ^^
Silver Ringvee@silver_ringvee · Developer
Why those Emojis?
Enrique BenitezMaker@bntzio · 🦄 Full-Stack Developer and Maker
@silver_ringvee I love emojis haha, also I wanted to make the design as friendly as possible ^^