Dear Crissy

Joya App makes video sharing simple

Sponsored by Joya App. Opinions are my own.

Oh, my babies. My sweet, adorable, hilarious babies — how I love to film you!

Joya App Makes Video Sharing Fun & Easy There’s really nothing like taking an amazingly-cute video of your little ones with your iPhone, only to receive a message letting you know it’s is too large to send via message.

Sure, YouTube and Facebook are great, but I don’t necessarily want to share all of my private family videos with hundreds of people. In fact, I often only want to share videos with the kids’ grandparents!

Enter Joya App. Joya allows you to send your videos, small and large, to your contacts via email or text — for free. I tried sending a few videos to my mom over the weekend, and found the process not only easy, but really fast.

You’ll be getting notifications that your movies are being viewed in no time!

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How does Joya work?

  • Just download the Joya app on your iPhone.
  • Add contact information for your favorite people (cell or email) to your “favorites.”
  • Connect to your iPhone library.
  • Send one or multiple videos to your list of favorites.
  • The recipient will receive a link via text or email, click it and watch it. No iPhone or software required.

Why I love Joya App

While I am a huge fan of photography, there is something special and visceral about a video.

I know that when I share a video of my children with my parents, they will feel an immediate connection to the kids through the sight of blossoming smiles and the sounds of high-pitched voices and belly-laughter.

Video is emotional. It’s also one of the best ways I know to stay connected, and to share the beautiful and joyful glimpses of my life with the people I love the most in this world — my family and close friends.

Joya App let’s me make those connections easier, and I love that.

Be sure to visit the iTunes store to download Joya, and start sharing your videos today. You can also follow Joya on Twitter and Facebook. Happy video sharing!

Leave a Comment


  1. Ellen Christian — May 14, 2013 @ 4:46 pm (#)

    What a neat way to share my videos of the kids with my parents!


    • vlada, joya founder — May 16th, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

      hi ellen,
      so happy to hear you like the app! please send me any feedback you might have ;)

      vlada, joya founder

  2. Emily — May 14, 2013 @ 4:59 pm (#)

    Oh this app sounds great! I’m going to give it a shot with my mom & MIL – they love seeing videos of the little one!


    • vlada, joya founder — May 16th, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

      Hi Emily,
      Yay! Let me know what your mom & MIL say.
      Vlada, Joya founder

  3. Staci — May 14, 2013 @ 5:15 pm (#)

    How fun! I am trying to get better with videos… and one of my biggest cons with them is getting them off my phone. They typically hang and never send. Looks like I need to try this app!


    • vlada, joya founder — May 16th, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

      Hi Staci,
      Yes! I know what you mean. The #1 reason people don’t take videos is bc it’s so hard to share them. Let me know what you think of Joya!

      Vlada, Joya founder

  4. Melanie S — May 14, 2013 @ 5:25 pm (#)

    I’m brand new to the world of super fancy phones, and this looks like a great app to start with. Thanks!


    • vlada, joya founder — May 16th, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

      Hi Melanie,
      I feel so honored — love knowing that we’ll be one of the first apps you’ll try. Let me know what you think!

      Vlada, Joya founder

  5. Danielle — May 14, 2013 @ 6:16 pm (#)

    I hope they bring this to Google Play! Love the concept behind this app.


    • vlada, joya founder — May 16th, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

      Hi Danielle,
      It’s coming! :) Would you like me to add you to our wait list?

      Vlada, Joya founder

  6. Stacie — May 14, 2013 @ 6:46 pm (#)

    What a cool app! I’m starting to dabble in videos especially of my kids. They are only little once!


    • vlada, joya founder — May 16th, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

      Hi Stacie,
      Happy to hear you are starting to take videos. I found that videos are sooo much better at capturing the essence of the little ones than photos. Let me know what you think of Joya after you give it a try.

  7. Michelle — May 14, 2013 @ 7:17 pm (#)

    This is great – I, too, hate that dreaded your file is too big notification…LOL


    • vlada, joya founder — May 16th, 2013 @ 9:06 pm

      Hi Michelle,
      Me too! I never had time to trim the video. I hope you’ll give Joya a try. Let me know what you think.

      Vlada, Joya founder

  8. Jeana — May 14, 2013 @ 8:28 pm (#)

    Ugh – I HATE it when it says the files are too big. AND that it always downgrades the resolution. Do this app keep the files at the original resolution when it sends?


    • vlada, joya founder — May 16th, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

      Hi Jeana,
      I hate that too! That’s why we created Joya ;) We send a high resolution file to the recipient. It’s not the original quality (although option to do that will come soon) but it’s much higher than what you get with SMS or email.
      Let me know if you have any other questions.
      Vlada, Joya founder

  9. Tiffany Cruz — May 14, 2013 @ 8:41 pm (#)

    Sounds easy enough to me. I need to look into this.


    • vlada, joya founder — May 16th, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

      Hi Tiffany,
      Yes, it’s super easy! :) Let me know what you think.

      Vlada, Joya founder

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