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User-generated ecards for the iPhone, in time for Valentine's Day
Ecardlets.com, the first ecard platform for the iPhone, now enables users to add and send their own custom card designs. Designs can be created with any image editing program and uploaded in one simple step. The most popular custom card designs will be featured on the home page.
"We think this is a great way for aspiring photographers, artists, and poets to share their work in an entirely new way" says co-founder Eric Silverberg. "We're bringing traditional greeting cards into the digital world in a way that the desktop browser never could."
Silverberg adds, "Valentine's Day is the perfect chance to show your love through a creative and customized iPhone greeting card."
Information about how to create a custom card design may be found at http://www.ecardlets.com/personal/
Ecardlets has cards in more than a dozen categories, including holiday designs, thank you cards, and friendship cards.
SF startup launches iPhone ecards for the holidays
SAN FRANCISCO - Just in time for the holidays, ecardlets.com, a startup in San Francisco, CA founded by ex-Microsoft and ex-Google employees, has just launched its initial public beta of the first-ever ecard platform designed specifically for the iPhone. Ecardlets are three-dimensional virtual greeting cards that take advantage of the iPhone touch screen by enabling recipients to open and manipulate cards with their finger.
"We're extremely excited by the reaction we've gotten," says founder Eric Silverberg. "The tactile nature of an ecardlet evokes much more of the feeling of traditional cards. People find ecardlets significantly more fun and more personal than existing web-based greeting card services." With an installed base of more than 10M anticipated by the end of 2008, the iPhone is expected to become an increasingly critical consumer communication platform.
"Small businesses and ad agencies have been especially receptive to this idea," continued Silverberg. "Many are sending ecardlets to their clients for the holidays to show their saavy with the iPhone as a marketing medium, and because ecardlets are so much fun to receive."
The ecardlets beta has cards in more than a dozen categories, including holiday designs, thank you cards, and friendship cards. Users may also upload their own images to send as an ecardlet.