In the ‘80s and ‘90s, teenage relationships were defined by many things: marathon telephone calls, date nights at the local multiplex, and the ever-present mix tape. Teenagers today might not make mix tapes anymore — many probably don’t even know what a tape player is — but they can put together a more modern version of the mix tape with the help of BowBox.
BowBox is essentially a mix tape brought into the 21st century. Sign in with Facebook or Twitter, or by entering your email address, and get to work creating your first “box.” Add text, photos, videos, and audio files to your box, and select a theme like Christmas, Celebrity, Classic, or Original. When you’re done adding content, you can preview your box and decide whether to make it public or private. Enter the email address of your box’s intended recipient, and BowBox will send your box right away. BowBox presents your box in a way that ensures its recipient views each item in order, without scrolling to the bottom and accidentally missing key components along the way.
BowBox is a social application, which means it integrates with social networking sites. Tell the app what you’d like to see, and BowBox will find other users who are willing to create a custom box just for you. Or, you can surprise a stranger by making a box full of kittens, candy, and anything else that person likes. Most users are limited to adding no more than 10 items to a box, however you can add additional items and get more space when you invite friends to join the platform through email, Facebook, or Twitter.
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