The web site for Pocket Cemetery states, "Pocket Cemetery Is A Virtual Heaven For The iPhone." From what I can tell, Pocket Cemetery apparently is the world's first personal graveyard for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.
"Personal graveyard?" What's that?
The description of the program claims that Pocket Cemetery is an iPhone application that lets you create virtual tombstones for your departed loved ones on the iPhone and iPod Touch. It lets you post photos, favorite memories, biographies, send prayers and place virtual flowers on tombstones, as well as email your memorials to friends and family. The program's advertising says, "It’s like having your own little heaven in the palm of your hand."
I cannot imagine this ever replacing a real tombstone but Wayne Perry, President of GSC Products, the company that created the application, says he’s gotten over a thousand requests for the program after posting a video of his memorial for Michael Jackson on YouTube. Perry also explains how he got the idea to create the application:
“I was thinking of my grandparents and other deceased relatives buried in different cemeteries around the country. I also thought of pets I’ve lost over the years. I thought how I’d like to visit their graves on a regular basis, but it’s simply impossible. That’s when the idea hit me. If I could carry the memories of departed loved ones on my iPhone, I could pay my respects whenever I feel like it. Even though they’re buried in different places and some have even been cremated, I wanted to find a way to bring them all together.”
Click on the image below to watch the Pocket Cemetery memorial for Michael Jackson on YouTube:
The program's advertising states that Pocket Cemetery works equally well for people or pets.
I don't think I will write a "hands on" review of Pocket Cemetery as I don't feel that I have a need for a "personal graveyard." However, if you feel adventurous, you can purchase Pocket Cemetery for $1.99 in the Apple App Store. You can read more about Pocket Cemetery at http://www.pocketcemetery.com.
My thanks to Birdie Holsclaw for telling me about this application.