Hippopost Lets You Snap Photos On Your BlackBerry And Send as Real Physical Postcard
Hippopost Lets You Snap Photos On Your BlackBerry And Send as Real Physical Postcards For Free!! | CrackBerry.com
This app has me pretty damn excited. I travel a lot and never in my life have taken the time to mail a postcard (I know my mom has always been disappointed in her son on the postcard front). But that's going to change now though thanks to HippoMobile's Hippopost!
Hippopost was actually started by a couple of ex-RIM employees and is a new mobile service that allows you to snap a photo on your smartphone, add a personalized note and submit it to hippopost via their on-device app. From there, hippopost prints out the physical postcard and mails it to the recipient, which they receive 7 to 10 days later. It's a painless process, and best of all, it's FREE. Hippost supports the free service by placing a sponsored ad on each card it sends out (front frame and small one on the back). You can actually choose the sponsor from a list of ones provided so you're showing the recipient something that'll jive for them (see image below for an example). You're allowed to send up to two free postcards per day, each and every day, and if you want to send more, you can purchase additonal credits.
* Take Note: Hippopost let us know that while Canadian cards are being processed daily, US delivery from the mobile app begins October 15th (or hopefully sooner - they're just inking some final sponsor deals to cover freight). Users can go ahead and create their US destined postcards anyway and they'll queue them up for mailing in a few weeks. And International delivery will also begin this fall (limitation is not delivery, it's sponsors - they need to line them up so they can can keep this free to consumers). *
Offering a service like this that's advertising revenue supported is pure awesome. Keeping it free of charge for the sender makes using it a no-brainer, and I doubt the recipients will mind an ad in the least bit. For the advertiser, it's a pretty compelling opportunity as well... as I'm typing this I just snapped a photo and sent it to my mom as a postcard and you just know she'll be hanging onto that for years to come (if you read this and decide to approach hippopost about advertising, be sure to tell them you heard about hippopost on CrackBerry!). Being RIM guys they started with what they know - a BlackBerry app, but with time you'll see them push hippopost out to more platforms. Download it and give it a try and be sure to report back in the comments with who you sent your first BlackBerry postcard too!
Download: It should be available from App World soon, but in the meantime you can download Hippopost for your BlackBerry by visiting http://mobile.hippopost.com on your BlackBerry's web browser. __________________
Sounds cool if you are on vacation.
Just downloaded and could not register, it said USA was an invalid country. I emailed their support and within 30 minutes I had an email back saying the problem was fixed and to try it again.
Sure enough it was. And the app worked great, waiting to see what the finished product looks like. The UI is fast and and easy to use and coupled with the outstanding customer support, this is a winner for me.
Just downloaded it, loaded fine registered fine, showed 2 credits, picked a picture i already had wrote a note then addressed it and picked out the advertisment and as i selected it.... phone reset. I did reopen the program and it shows only one credit left so i guess i am going to assume it will send but i was wondering if anyone has used it, and do you receive an email confirming that you sent a postcard or nothing. I know it may take up to a month for them right now in the US but has anyone else had this problem.
you are correct about the length of time it will take in the US for right now I believe the post cards will not be sent out till Oct 15th. But your phone should not have rebooted? And yes you get a confirmation email stating that your post card will be sent.
Originally Posted by gatewayad
Thanks, i'll try it again.
Originally Posted by Bryan
Bryan.... I have downloaded it twice and cannot get the contact button to work on the send to page, any suggestions, I looked at their site but dont see a link for tech support, can you use your contact button or do you have to manually put the persons info in each time? kind of fustrating
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