1. What is Lugelo?
Lugelo is a web and mobile application platform to create amazing stories of your life and events.
You collect information for your stories from various sources as well as collaborate with friends and public to write amazing stories.
"A Picture is Worth More than 1,000 Words" - Chinese Proverb
"Most Times, You Need 1,001 Words because it is a Person that Tells the Story" - Lugelo, Inc.
2. Who Can Access My Stories?
By DEFAULT, all stories you create are PRIVATE and cannot be accessed by others.
Friends: You can share specific stories with your friends. Only your friends will be able to read and comment on your stories. Your friends will be able to recommend your story to others although you will have the final approval of who views your stories.
Public: You can also share selected stories with the public. Note, if you share a story with the public then every user on Lugelo will be able to read and recommend your story to others.
Public Stories - You need to add at least 2 Moments to a story before it can be auto listed on the public tab.
Sharing with Friends - You can share an empty story with friends as a way to build content together. If the story is also public, it will not be listed in the public tab until you or your friends have added at least 2 moments to it.
Note, Lugelo reserves the right to remove any public story from being listed if it does not meet the Terms of Service, Privacy, General Rules and Content Rules stipulated in the respective links at the bottom of this page.
3. What is a Story, Storybook, Moment and Timeline?
Moment: An activity in your life captured via notes, quotes, audio, images, video, social media, etc. That help tell the story of your life or event.
Story and Storybook: A collection of related moments from various sources (notes, SMS, email, images, videos, audios, social media, uploads, etc.)
My Timeline: A representation of all your moments in all your stories and storybooks displayed along a line in sequential order. Lugelo provides a platform for individuals to collect moments of a given story or storybook into a single timeline.
5. How do you Create a Story?
Clicking the create +Story button from any screen.
In the popup window, give your story a title and select an image that most represents the essence of your story.
Upon saving using the save button, your story is created and you can subsequently proceed to adding moments to it.
6. How Do I Get a Lugelo User Account?
All Lugelo User Accounts are Free!
3-Ways to create an account on Lugelo:
- Directly within Lugelo
- use your Facebook login
- use your Google account
Lugelo does not charge for user accounts to create stories and share with your friends and public.
7. What Information Can I Put in My Storybooks?
You can add the following content to your story:
- Text Notes and Quotes,
- Images / Pictures,
- Video Clips,
- Audio Clips,
- Social Media posts from Facebook, Twitter and Google+
See Our User-Content-Generated Terms:
8. How Does Privacy Work? Is My Data Safe?
9. Request Contribution Rights to a Story?
You can request Contribute Rights for stories shared by friends or other public stories. Note, You cannot request contribute rights to featured stories.
For Both Public and Friends
- Click on the blue [+] sign to request contribute rights to a story.
- If the rights are granted, the [+] will change to gray (+)
*** Only the Original Author of the story can grant contribute rights to a story.
10. How do I Delete a Moment?
On Web, iOS and Android:
- Navigate to the moment you want to delete.
- Select the edit pencil (button).
- This will open the edit pop-up window.
- Click the delete button to the bottom left of the pop-up window.
*** This action cannot be undone.
11. Tell us what you think?
We would love to hear from you!
Let us know what you think about Lugelo and how we can make it better.