Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 – Las Vegas, Nevada – JRNL.com announces their ranking as a semi-finalist in RootsTech’s competition Innovator Showdown. Narrowed down from approximately 46 participants, JRNL has made the top 12. JRNL.com merges technology and journaling, providing users with the ability to keep their entries forever. Web, mobile and email-to-journal, make journaling a seamless part of everyday activity. Entries are backed up securely and can be accessed at any time across all devices. While JRNL is an online service, entries can easily be brought to life and forever preserved as a hardbound book with their publishing platform.
RootsTech is the world’s largest family history event which the whole family can enjoy. This year it will be from February 3-6 in Salt Lake City, Utah. RootsTech introduces various technologies that makes family history fun and easy to share from one generation to the next. RootsTech’s, Innovator Showdown is a competition that brings top app developers together from around the world to showcase their latest family history technologies. The winner of the Innovator Showdown is chosen by the fans and will walk away with $100,000.00 in total cash and prizes.
While the grand prize is impressive, the real winners here are JRNL.com users. The product is already fully functional but has some exciting developments for 2016 which the prize money could expedite. JRNL users can expect a sharing feature that allows them to obtain contributions from friends and family to amplify their personal journal entries. Furthermore, JRNL users will be able to speak directly to the founding team and ask questions about the current state of the product and where JRNL is heading in 2016.
JRNL Inc. Founder and CEO, Nicholas Jones, comments “We’re excited for the opportunity to be a part of the RootsTech Innovator Showdown. It’s great to participate in an event that emphasizes the importance of family history and personal record keeping, because it closely aligns with the spirit of what JRNL.com is all about.”