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Touchnote spreading like wildfire; now posting to Sri Lanka

I was really pleased to see Shazly Makeen‘s MobyPicture earlier today. Shazly, by the way, is the chap behind S60-focused mobile tech site, WoM Lanka. He took a snap of his recently arrived Touchnote postcard:

What’s pretty cool is that Shazly is based in Sri Lanka. He took the picture with his Nokia N82 and used the Touchnote S60 application to have the picture sent as a stand-up postcard.

Genius.

It’s good to see a mobile service delivering a physical product and doing it all across the planet.

Here’s the other side of the postcard:

What’s shit-hot about Touchnote is that they don’t just send postcards. They send stand-up ones. See the panels on either side of the image? They’re scored… so, by default, they’re bent back — so that the whole card stands at a really useful angle.

Touchnote will send *normal* postcards too… but I prefer the ones that stand-up.

I’m pretty impressed with the little Google Map mashup on the inside right-hand-side of the card, showing where the picture was snapped. And I like the fact on the left-hand-side, the card says ‘This card was created on my Nokia N82’. Little touches like that make Touchnote simply brilliant.

If you’re on an S60 handset, you can find Touchnote in the Ovi Store.

I went hunting for it for my N97 — but of course it was nowhere to be found because Nokia (sensibly?) only display apps compatible with your handset. But N82, N95 and so on — anything like that should work fine. In fact, looking at the Touchnote for Mobile site, I read the following:

Touchnote for Mobile will work on all Nokia Series 60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1&2 handsets. However, we have tested extensively on the following Nokia phones:, 5630 Xpress Music, E71, N78, N79, N81, N82 , N85, N85 8GB, N95, N95 8GB and N96

Touchnotes sent via the mobile app cost £2 each (inc posting) when you buy a 5 card pack from the Ovi Store. Buying just one costs £3. Your Touchnotes are printed and mailed next-day so if you’re in the UK and you send the card via the app at, say, 11am on Monday, you should receive it in the post on Wednesday morning. Or Tuesday if you’ve got brilliant post service. For Europe, allow 3 days… for the rest-of-the-world, allow 5 days.

And the inevitable question… ‘is it on iPhone?’ Well, I talked to Touchnote co-founder, Raam, last week, when I was in San Francisco and it appears the iPhone version is just weeks away.

(PS I’m doubly impressed to see Shazly uploaded those snaps to MobyPicture via Gravity).

You can read more about Touchnote’s recent award on my post here.

And here’s the video from Mobile Developer TV featuring another of Touchnote’s founders (the always organised, always glamourous Razia):

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2 replies on “Touchnote spreading like wildfire; now posting to Sri Lanka”

TouchNote is a wicked antidote for low level monochromatic communication thats so prevalent today. Yeah the mobile sites ok but using the web you can really go to town. When they launch the iPhone app it'll be almost as much fun sending one as it is to receive. Believe me if you want to make an impression 'touch' someone with a picture you recently snapped and let them recieve it through that other medium – the post for fondness and good vibes all round! Go on give it a whirl.
J

TouchNote is a wicked antidote for low level monochromatic communication thats so prevalent today. Yeah the mobile sites ok but using the web you can really go to town. When they launch the iPhone app it'll be almost as much fun sending one as it is to receive. Believe me if you want to make an impression 'touch' someone with a picture you recently snapped and let them recieve it through that other medium – the post for fondness and good vibes all round! Go on give it a whirl.
J

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