Pirates, Skittles, and Kuatto (from Total Recall) were all in attendance at our Halloween/Sincerely Ship launch party last night. The Brothers Comatose performed, our own DJ ScottBot spun music, and our iPhone portraiture studio was always busy. You can see the full set of costumes from last night’s party here.
Your holiday card sending just got easier and a lot more fun. Sincerely Ink, the newest mobile product from the team at Sincerely will be coming soon to an app store near you.
Sincerely Ink lets you easily create & send beautiful Christmas & Holiday cards from your iPhone, Android and iPad
- Over 40 photo cards and hand illustrated designs
- Your Sincerely address book travels with you to this new app
- Send cards to your whole Christmas list in under 10 minutes
- Stress-free delivery. Backed by the Sincerely Guarantee
- Large 5×7 inch cards for as little as $1.69 each including postage!
Learn more over at the Sincerely Ink site, and signup to be notified when we launch.
Tweet and Win
We are running a promotion on twitter right now to celebrate the upcoming Sincerely Ink product. We are giving away 100 free holiday cards to one lucky winner per day until we launch. All you have to do to enter is Tweet a link to Sincerely.com/ink and the hashtag #SincerelyInk.
Tweet now to enter & win
Easily add addresses
We’ve also launched a great new feature for your online Sincerely account. You can now add addresses to your Sincerely addressbook from your computer. Any address you enter will immediately appear in Postagram, Popbooth, any Ship partner app, and in the upcoming Sincerely Ink app.
We’ve been working together for a few months now, but it is great to publicly welcome Bijan to our board. Bijan has helped scale some of the best startups over the past few years including Tumblr, Twitter & Foursquare. We’re looking forward to leaning on his experience as we build Sincerely into the great company we know it can be.
In addition to Spark Capital we’re excited to welcome several other great investors to our team including First Round Capital, Charles River Ventures, SV Angel and a myriad of awesome angel investors.
This capital allows us to plan for the future and offer a customer experience beyond our years.
We added our first users a short 7 months ago, yet in this time we’ve launched Postagram for iPhone & Android, Popbooth for iPhone and iPad and the Sincerely Ship Library for iPhone. Over the next months and years we’re looking forward to extending our existing services to more users in more countries around the world. We’re excited to offer delicious new products. And we’re excited to connect the Sincerely experience between our users.
There is much more to come from Sincerely and we’re excited to have the support of great investors as we work towards our vision of making the world’s best service for sending thoughtful gifts to the people you care about most.
- Enhance your photos with thought bubbles with text
- Choose from many filters to enhance your photo
- Delivered anywhere in the world for $1.99 (postage included)
- Print your creation on a 4×6 high quality postcard
- Personalize your postcard with message and photo of yourself on the back
Picsicle Postcards is a fun way to tweak your photos and is currently free on the app store!
Here at Sincerely HQ, we’ve been deeply working in our labs on some fantastic new projects and we are looking for a few more beta testers to help us test them out.
If you are an Android user interested in helping us test a new app, you can sign up for our beta list here http://surveymonkey.com/pstgrm4ndrd
Just a quick note, if you signed up previously, we’ve still got you in our system, so no need to sign up again.
Quiption is a clever new app that allows users to take their own photos and add artistic hand illustrated designs on top of them. I love the style of this app, which mixes humorous phrases with artistic design. Changing your formating by rotating your device is also a great idea.
Every photo app has sharing options. Usually they consist of posting to Facebook, sharing on Twitter and sending by email. Today, the Sincerely Print & Ship button becomes the new photo sharing option.
Today we are announcing 12 launch partners for our Sincerely Ship iOS library. Users of these applications will be able to start sharing their photos a new way: by sending real physical photos in the mail.
The Ship library makes it easy for any developer to add “print & ship” functionality to their app. A developer need only pass the Ship Library an image and Sincerely takes over: turning that photo into a real printed postcard that is sent anywhere in the world. Also, unlike other sharing options, print & ship pays developers cash money – we have a revenue sharing agreement with all of our partners.
Our great launch partners include: Lonley Planet, Pic Collage, Color Effects, and 9 other apps listed below. We are very excited to have such amazing apps showcasing the Ship library. And we’re appreciative of the feedback and support each of these launch partners have provided our team.
Over the next few months we are going to highlight these great partners as well as add many more to the mix. Interested developers can sign-up for the Ship Library here.
Interested in seeing the Ship Library in action? Check out these fine apps:
- Lonely Planet
- I Am Awesome
- Pregnancy Progress
- Pic Collage
- Color Effects
Our full list of partners and descriptions of their apps can be found here.
Today Apple just announced Cards – a new app that will allow users to create and send real physical cards from their iphone. Sound familiar?
It wasn’t completely unexpected that Apple could do this some day. They already offer a similar service within iPhoto. And yet even then, they still don’t dominate the market. They are also far from offering the best experience.
Why? Because this isn’t what Apple does. This is what we do. Apple is in the hardware and operating system business. We are in the gifting business. Sincerely’s goal as a company is to make it easy for our users to send simple, thoughtful gifts from their mobile phone.
To that end, this announcement from Apple only serves to add further focus to our mission at Sincerely and additional focus on our users.
We want to hear from you our users. How can we make Postagram better? What can we offer in future products and future Sincerely services that will enable you to wow your friends and family with thoughtfulness?
And to our developers on the Sincerely Ship platform? How can we make Ship better? How can we better enable you to offer an amazing digital to real world gifting experience within your products?
We are easy to reach. Contact us at anytime at email@example.com or on twitter @sincerely
We will have a little announcement of our own in a few weeks, which we are looking forward to sharing with you. Keep an eye out for much more to come from the Sincerely Squad.
p.s. while writing this post I got a phone call from a tech reporter who wanted my thoughts on the Apple announcement. One minute into that discussion my iPhone dropped the called. If anyone from Apple is reading this 1. thanks for noticing our team’s superb work on Postagram 2. please don’t lose focus on making sure my phone functions as a phone.