Postcard App has stamps licked
Wish you were here with me and my phone!
Postcards that take longer to return from holiday than the sender are a pain for those of us who observe the age-old tradition of holiday hellos.
You upload an image and write a personalised message. Details are forwarded by FTP at 4pm each day to a printing firm in Dorset. Seventy-five minutes later, the cards are printed and collected for international dispatch.
In a two-month trial, 18,000 holiday-goers sent such postcards and the App already sits comfortably in the top 30 "free stuff" of the App Store travel section.
Processed through PayPal, a postcard sent to the UK costs 99p, and £1.49 when sent overseas.
Let us know what you think.
Answers on a postcard, please
Unfortunately it was wrong.
This is for a physical actual post card. Remember the only method of written communication before the interwebs and email came along?
Well, what happens is a physical bit of card (which costs money) has some ink put on it (which costs money) and is dropped in a postbox which gets put on a van (which costs money) and some bloke walks around and puts it through doors in your street (which costs money).
If you're unsure about this, I have selected an educational video which describes how communication used to be, before we had electricity.
Nice try but......
Postcard to UK....99p
Postcard to Europe.... £1.49
The look on your face when you come back from holiday and see your data roaming bill.... priceless!
Re: this will die
> No self-respecting teen, 20s person would send a postcard
Right, so that just leaves everyone over the age of 29 then. A market limited to probably around 5bn people and due to expire in only 70 years or so. Media Studies graduate, are we?
Agree about the data roaming costs being prohibitive...
...but come on, you lot are geeks. You're reading El Reg.
Are you seriously choosing to stay in hotels on holiday that DON'T have wi-fi?
Data roaming charges
have fun with those.