Click here to close now.

Welcome!

Symbian Authors: Jack Newton, Kevin Benedict, Matthew Lobas, Shelly Palmer, RealWire News Distribution

News Feed Item

Touchnote Launches Cards: Holiday Greetings Made Easy

Mobile Postcard Service Introduces New Features to Design, Customize & Mail Cards Worldwide

LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 11/28/12 --


Core News Facts:

  • Touchnote, the app that turns your digital photos into personalized postcards, today introduced its holiday greeting card offering, along with several new features to ease the process of sending postcards and cards around the world.
  • Available on iOS, Android and via the Web, Touchnote brings back the traditional value of sending heartfelt cards by reinventing mail for the digital audience.
  • Touchnote offers the most convenient and meaningful way to stay connected with loved ones this holiday season by taking the hassle out of buying cards, hand-writing messages, needing to collect mailing addresses or making trips to the post office.
  • Touchnote's greeting cards:
    • Include a dozen new holiday-themed filters to turn any photo into a seasonal and cheerful card.
    • Grant the ability to send cards to friends without inputting their addresses -- using Facebook integration, Touchnote is able to automatically source the correct mailing address.
    • Recommend a list of who to send your cards to -- all via Facebook.
    • Allow you to personalize each message and send as a folded card in a premium envelope or a postcard.
    • Let you send all your holiday cards in a matter of minutes.
  • How Touchnote works:
    • Download the Touchnote app, sign in via Facebook, upload or take a photo and choose a filter.
    • Design the look and feel of your card and craft your holiday message.
    • Select your recipients and type their mailing addresses -- or have Touchnote get their addresses for you -- with the ability to send multiple cards or postcards at a time.
    • Tailor and personalize your message for the loved ones on your list (optional)
    • Within 24 hours, cards are printed and sent anywhere in the world; delivery to the US, most of Europe and Australia takes just 2 to 5 business days.
    • Purchase discounted credit packs for as low as $0.99 per card (including worldwide postage).

Key Industry Statistics:

  • 90 percent of holiday consumers said they prefer to receive traditional cards versus an electronic one.(1)
  • 57 percent of mobile app users say they would consider making holiday purchases on their mobile devices.(2)
  • E-commerce spending increased by at least 16 percent year over year in greeting cards and gifts.(3)

Quotes:

Oded Ran, CEO, Touchnote
"The holidays are the most important time of year to show family and friends how much they mean to us -- and as we all know, often times a Facebook message, email or text doesn't quite cut it. Touchnote provides the simplest and most affordable way to send customized greeting cards to friends and family -- we are changing the face of holiday cards forever. We're excited to offer customers a seamless solution to stay connected this holiday season."

Janice Haworth, Professor from Bemidji, Minn.
"When I was living in West Africa without formal postal service, I used Touchnote to send Christmas cards to all my friends at home. I loved that my cards would arrive in perfect condition: always bright, colorful and personalized -- my friends have even kept them as a keepsake on their refrigerators! Since returning to the U.S., I've continued to use Touchnote for invites, birthday cards and more. It's perfect for all occasions, and it makes the redundant task of sending cards fun and simple."

About Touchnote:
Touchnote is the world's most popular mobile application that enables customers to create and send personalized, physical cards and postcards directly from their mobile phone within minutes. Touchnote transforms your digital photos into keepsakes, memories and thoughtful messages for the people you care about. Rather than sending an impersonal Facebook message or spending hours looking for and mailing cards, people around the world are using Touchnote to keep in touch and share memories. Founded in 2008, Touchnote has sent cards to over 200 countries and is headquartered in the United Kingdom. To learn more and to start sending unique cards to your friends and family members, visit www.touchnote.com.

SOURCES

1. Deluxe Corporation. "Most Holiday Shoppers Flocking Online, New Survey Shows." Diamond News. 2012. http://www.diamondne.ws/2012/10/08/most-holiday-shoppers-flocking-online-new-survey-shows/
2. Steve Smith. "Majority Of App Users Ready For Holiday M-Commerce, Could Punish M-Laggards." Media Post. 2012.http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/181507/majority-of-app-users-ready-for-holiday-m-commerce.html#ixzz2AukbAQMq
3. Zak Stambor. "E-commerce spending rises 15% in Q2." Internet Retailer. 2012. http://www.internetretailer.com/2012/08/09/e-commerce-spending-rises-15-q2

Contact:
Paige Thelen
Inner Circle Labs for Touchnote
Email Contact
(415) 684-9404

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
The WebRTC Summit 2014 New York, to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 16th International Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit.
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cisco makes amazing things happen by connecting the unconnected. Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by becoming the worldwide leader in transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Cisco and our partners are building the platform for the Internet of Everything by connecting the...
Wearable technology was dominant at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , and MWC was no exception to this trend. New versions of favorites, such as the Samsung Gear (three new products were released: the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit), shared the limelight with new wearables like Pebble Time Steel (the new premium version of the company’s previously released smartwatch) and the LG Watch Urbane. The most dramatic difference at MWC was an emphasis on presenting wearables as fashion accessories and moving away from the original clunky technology associated with t...
Temasys has announced senior management additions to its team. Joining are David Holloway as Vice President of Commercial and Nadine Yap as Vice President of Product. Over the past 12 months Temasys has doubled in size as it adds new customers and expands the development of its Skylink platform. Skylink leads the charge to move WebRTC, traditionally seen as a desktop, browser based technology, to become a ubiquitous web communications technology on web and mobile, as well as Internet of Things compatible devices.
SYS-CON Events announced today that robomq.io will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. robomq.io is an interoperable and composable platform that connects any device to any application. It helps systems integrators and the solution providers build new and innovative products and service for industries requiring monitoring or intelligence from devices and sensors.
Docker is an excellent platform for organizations interested in running microservices. It offers portability and consistency between development and production environments, quick provisioning times, and a simple way to isolate services. In his session at DevOps Summit at 16th Cloud Expo, Shannon Williams, co-founder of Rancher Labs, will walk through these and other benefits of using Docker to run microservices, and provide an overview of RancherOS, a minimalist distribution of Linux designed expressly to run Docker. He will also discuss Rancher, an orchestration and service discovery platf...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Akana, formerly SOA Software, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo® New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Akana’s comprehensive suite of API Management, API Security, Integrated SOA Governance, and Cloud Integration solutions helps businesses accelerate digital transformation by securely extending their reach across multiple channels – mobile, cloud and Internet of Things. Akana enables enterprises to share data as APIs, connect and integrate applications, drive part...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Vitria Technology, Inc. will exhibit at SYS-CON’s @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Vitria will showcase the company’s new IoT Analytics Platform through live demonstrations at booth #330. Vitria’s IoT Analytics Platform, fully integrated and powered by an operational intelligence engine, enables customers to rapidly build and operationalize advanced analytics to deliver timely business outcomes for use cases across the industrial, enterprise, and consumer segments.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Solgenia will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Solgenia is the global market leader in Cloud Collaboration and Cloud Infrastructure software solutions. Designed to “Bridge the Gap” between Personal and Professional Social, Mobile and Cloud user experiences, our solutions help large and medium-sized organizations dr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Liaison Technologies, a leading provider of data management and integration cloud services and solutions, has been named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Liaison Technologies is a recognized market leader in providing cloud-enabled data integration and data management solutions to break down complex information barriers, enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions, faster.
Cloud is not a commodity. And no matter what you call it, computing doesn’t come out of the sky. It comes from physical hardware inside brick and mortar facilities connected by hundreds of miles of networking cable. And no two clouds are built the same way. SoftLayer gives you the highest performing cloud infrastructure available. One platform that takes data centers around the world that are full of the widest range of cloud computing options, and then integrates and automates everything. Join SoftLayer on June 9 at 16th Cloud Expo to learn about IBM Cloud's SoftLayer platform, explore se...
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the M2M space. This really allows some room for influential individuals to create more high value inter...
The world's leading Cloud event, Cloud Expo has launched Microservices Journal on the SYS-CON.com portal, featuring over 19,000 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. Microservices Journal offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. Follow new article posts on Twitter at @MicroservicesE
SYS-CON Events announced today the IoT Bootcamp – Jumpstart Your IoT Strategy, being held June 9–10, 2015, in conjunction with 16th Cloud Expo and Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Javits Center in New York City. This is your chance to jumpstart your IoT strategy. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the IoT Bootcamp is not just based on presentations but includes hands-on demos and walkthroughs. We will introduce you to a variety of Do-It-Yourself IoT platforms including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Spark and Intel Edison. You will also get an overview of cloud technologies s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SafeLogic has been named “Bag Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo® New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. SafeLogic provides security products for applications in mobile and server/appliance environments. SafeLogic’s flagship product CryptoComply is a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic engine designed to secure data on servers, workstations, appliances, mobile devices, and in the Cloud.
Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York June 9-11 will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda. With the launch of Docker's initial release in March of 2013, interest was revved up several notches. Then late last...
SOA Software has changed its name to Akana. With roots in Web Services and SOA Governance, Akana has established itself as a leader in API Management and is expanding into cloud integration as an alternative to the traditional heavyweight enterprise service bus (ESB). The company recently announced that it achieved more than 90% year-over-year growth. As Akana, the company now addresses the evolution and diversification of SOA, unifying security, management, and DevOps across SOA, APIs, microservices, and more.
After making a doctor’s appointment via your mobile device, you receive a calendar invite. The day of your appointment, you get a reminder with the doctor’s location and contact information. As you enter the doctor’s exam room, the medical team is equipped with the latest tablet containing your medical history – he or she makes real time updates to your medical file. At the end of your visit, you receive an electronic prescription to your preferred pharmacy and can schedule your next appointment.
The Open Compute Project is a collective effort by Facebook and a number of players in the datacenter industry to bring lessons learned from the social media giant's giant IT deployment to the rest of the world. Datacenters account for 3% of global electricity consumption – about the same as all of Switzerland or the Czech Republic -- according to people I met at the recent Open Compute Summit in San Jose. With increasing mobility at the edge of the cloud and vast new dataflows being predicted with the growth of the Internet of Things (and The Coming Age of Many Zettabytes) in the near...