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OUR STORY
1 Second Everyday is a video journal that makes it easy for people around the world to create meaningful movies that include every day of their lives.
It all started in 2011, when video and VFX artist Cesar Kuriyama decided to take a year off from work to spend more time with family and friends and see the country on a 95-day road trip. To document the year, Cesar began recording short snippets of video every day, which he compiled into a six-minute video to encapsulate that entire year of his life.

Cesar was invited to share the first year of what became a lifelong project at TED 2012. The video received millions of views and inspired Cesar to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of 1SE. It garnered the most backers ever for an App.

In 2015, Cesar brought COO Schoneck Shoaf on as co-founder, and over the next year, CPO Jason Forest and CTO Sami Samhuri rounded out the leadership team. In 2017 and 2018, the team grew to 9, and in 2019, we expanded again to our current lineup of 20 developers, artists, creatives, and customer advocates - a small, nimble, global team scattered across 11 time zones and four continents.

Our mission is to help you create, remember, and live your best life. To this end, we're continuing to improve on the 1SE app, while developing new ways for you to record and share your experiences and your life journey with those who matter most to you.

To read more about our journey, read Cesar's blog post 'Origins of 1SE' here.
A Brief History of 1SE
A Timeline
2009
2009
Cesar sees Stefan Sagmeister's TED Talk The Power of Time Off and decides to save up half his paycheck for two years in order to take a year off of work
February
2011
February
2011
Cesar quits his job, embarks on a 95-day road trip with Schoneck Shoaf, and begins documenting his life in 1-second snippets
March
2012
March
2012
Cesar shares the first year of his lifelong project at TED 2012, setting off a deluge of responses from people who want to document their lives too.
November
2012
November
2012
The 1SE App Kickstarter launches. It makes its funding goal in 9 days, eventually gaining the highest number of backers ever for an app on Kickstarter.
January
2013
January
2013
1SE version 1.0 launches on iOS!
August
2013
August
2013
1SE version 1.0 launches on Android!
October
2013
October
2013
1 Second Everyday is a finalist for Fast Company's Innovation by Design Awards... we lost to Google Maps ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
New Year's Day
2014
New Year's Day
2014
1SE establishes its annual meteoric rise of the App Store Charts, reaching #4 in the photo/video category and #42 overall for paid apps.
March
2014
March
2014
1 Second Everyday featured in Jon Favreau's critically-acclaimed film Chef
June
2015
June
2015
Cesar's road trip partner Schoneck Shoaf joins as COO and co-founder
June
2015
June
2015
1 Second Everyday partners with Google's Android team to help people share how they spent their extra (leap) second
December
2015
December
2015
Jason Forest joins team 1SE, initially as a human Swiss Army knife, before eventually moving into his role as CPO
New Year's Day
2016
New Year's Day
2016
1SE reaches #2 in photo/video and #17 overall for paid apps
January
2016
January
2016
1SE is featured in the Jan 1 edition of the New York Times
January
2016
January
2016
1 Second Everyday partners with Chase to launch 1SE Freestyle
February
2016
February
2016
TechCrunch declares "One of our favorite apps ever!"
June
2016
June
2016
Sami Samhuri joins as CTO and 1SE's first full-time in-house developer
New Year's Day
2017
New Year's Day
2017
1SE hits #1 in photo/video and reaches #4 overall in the paid-app charts
May
2017
May
2017
1 Second Everyday wins two Webby Awards for Best Use of Mobile Camera
New Year's Day
2018
New Year's Day
2018
1 Second Everyday becomes the #1 paid app in the App Store for the first time.
December
2018
December
2018
1SE becomes a free app and launches its Pro subscription
New Year's Day
2019
New Year's Day
2019
Now a free app, 1SE climbs to #6 in photo/video behind Snapchat and reaches #12 overall, beating Facebook for the first time.
Summer
2019
Summer
2019
1SE raises 1.25 million without Venture Capital from notable investors to begin building a privacy focused social experience.
October
2019
October
2019
1SE re-launches on Android after being rebuilt in-house from the ground up
December
2019
December
2019
Apple names 1 Second Everyday one of the Best Apps of 2019
New Years Day
2020
New Years Day
2020
1SE beats ALL apps on the App Store except for one - next year, TikTok. Next year...
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