There’s a reason cemeteries have maps. There’s also a reason some cemeteries have staff on site. Unfortunately, in most cases, neither of those can guarantee that you’re going to find the RestingSpot you are looking for. That’s what happened to me, and that’s why you are on RestingSpot.com.
It was last year when I was getting dizzy in the backseat of my father’s car in Westlawn Cemetery in Chicago. I had been to my grandfather’s grave. I had a map. I had waited in the car twice while my Dad talked with the Westlawn staff. And yet, we were still 45 minutes late to visit my grandfather. I texted my friend Scott Kroeger and said, “There should be an app for that.”
That’s how it began. Nine months later, welcome to the RestingSpot platform. Scott and I have created a service for you to literally put your loved ones on the map. With a simple push of a button, you can mark a RestingSpot for eternity. Think about that: Your great-grandchildren will be able to visit the same spot you marked.
We’ve worked incredibly hard to make these apps easy to use. We’ve created Project RestingSpot to achieve our first goal of mapping all of the RestingSpots in the United States by Memorial Day 2013.
The second part of the platform is the one we are really excited about. The website will be home to your family and friends forever. Share memories and photographs. Send messages to others. There are literally so many features we’re looking at implementing, that we sometimes stay up all night talking about it.
And that’s really what this whole thing is all about. Sharing life and love. Preserving stories. Coming together to celebrate people. We are excited about this journey, and we’re inviting you to come along with us. Download the free app for your iPhone or your Android phone and try it out. Mark a family or friend’s RestingSpot. Grab a few friends and do it for someone else. Then share it with them and watch the incredible reaction you get.
Project RestingSpot begins now. We’re excited for you to join us.
Brett and Scott