The Future Of Interactive Post Cards - We Require an App for That

The other day, I was speaking to an innovative entrepreneur which had licensed some of that new technology which enables for short video sequences in actual paper magazines. If you haven't noticed them, they are quite unique and cool. It's as if the paper comes alive and it plays a fast ten second video. If you haven't noticed this, why not go onto YouTube and look up this new technology to see a demonstration of how it all works. Now then, it seems to me that this technologies may be extremely great for interactive postcards.

Yes, the postcards would price more when they were sold, maybe $.50 more, but they would tell a unique story. Particularly if they had been customized, for instance, if you had been on vacation you could take a quick video from your iPhone of you walking across a particular landmark, and then download that file into a postcard printing machine which would print it on the spot. This could be a whole new kiosk kind company, perhaps a franchise, or maybe some thing sold to specific retailers in tourist locations.

An additional believed along this line came to my mind while I was brainstorming on this subject would be to send a postcard, a regular postcard which had an iPhone barcode which would allow your relatives that you sent a postcard to, to click on that and go to a web site which would have a quick video of you at that place which represented the postcard. This could be done a quantity of ways, and you as the tourist could take the image on your intelligent telephone, download it to the website, and push the postcard via to print that barcode onto the back.

After all, a postcard is a fantastic way to say that you've been somewhere, but if your family members and friends can actually see you there enjoying yourselves, then that postcard comes to life, that would make it ten occasions better. This is why I say we need a future interactive postcard strategy, and we require an app for that for all of us higher-tech wizards who want to show the world that we have been there, and done that. If you'd like to discuss this with our believe tank at a much higher level, I do hope you will please send me an e-mail.


Yes, this technologies needs some much more mental horsepower to define and refine the idea, but I'm certain if we develop it, individuals will purchase it, and the new age of interactive postcards will be ushered in with fantastic delight from travelers each near and far. Please think about all this and believe on it.

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