Aug 20, 2012 9:00 a.m. ET

Capture the Best Back-to-School Moments That Will Last a Lifetime

Burst Unveils a “Check” List of the Shots Parents Shouldn’t Miss as the 2012 School Year Kicks Off

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – August 17, 2012) – With the “opening bells” about to ring at schools across the country, Burst, a mobile solution for families, today released a list of the best moments to capture as parents send off their little (and big!) ones this fall.

At bus stops and in school yards everywhere, parents are using smartphones to capture and share important life moments with close family and friends. According to a recent Pew study, nearly half of U.S. adults own smartphones today — up 11 percent from last year — making it easier than ever to quickly snap a photo or shoot a video on the go to share special moments with those who can’t be there for the action.

Burst’s “Back-to-School” Moments to Capture This Fall:

1. First day of school: There’s something special about the care that goes into a first day of school outfit. Take a photo or video of your son or daughter in the new gear they begged you to buy for them, so you’ll remember the moment (and likely outdated style) forever.

2. Getting there: Whether your child is jumping on the school bus and waving goodbye through the window, skipping down the street for a walk to school or getting behind the wheel hoping for a spot in the high school parking lot for the first time, play director and shoot a short video to keep the moment as a memory to watch again and again.

3. Sports season kick-off:  With fall comes the new sports season — be sure to catch every goal, touchdown and finish, from the first day in the new uniform to the mud-filled match in the rain, to share with grandparents who can’t be in the stands.

4. Dinner-talk: Nothing is better than the excitement after a great “first day” and the dinner table is the perfect place for stories. Make sure all of your loved ones get to hear the update first-hand on new friends, teachers and recess games by recording it.

5. Family time: With homework, play dates and dance recitals, it’s often hard to get the whole family in one place at the same time. Take advantage of new clothes, haircuts and white sneakers to capture that precious group shot you’ve been dying to get in the frame you bought two years ago.

“Families have been capturing this monumental occasion for generations and now with the power of smartphones, we can easily and securely share it with friends and loved ones who aren’t able to be there,” stated Bryant McBride, CEO of Burst. “We designed Burst with the family in mind and the first day of school is always an important family event. In addition to enabling safe and secure sharing of special moments like this, Burst also provides automatic organizing and safeguarding in the cloud so they can be enjoyed for years to come.”

Burst is the simple and private way for family and friends to capture and share life’s moments. Burst provides a safe and organized place to access videos and photos from any Internet-enabled device. It is easy, mobile and free.

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About Burst
Burst, a mobile solution for families, is providing the next generation of video and photo services for today’s mobile and social users. Burst is based in Boston and is backed by an influential and successful group of high-net worth angels that have worked with Burst executives for more than 10 years.