The other day, I was speaking to an revolutionary entrepreneur which had licensed some of that new technology which enables for short video sequences in actual paper magazines. If you haven't seen them, they are quite distinctive and cool. It's as if the paper comes alive and it plays a quick 10 second video. If you haven't seen this, why not go onto YouTube and appear up this new technologies to see a demonstration of how it all functions. Now then, it appears to me that this technologies might be extremely great for interactive postcards.
Yes, the postcards would cost much more when they had been sold, maybe $.50 much more, but they would inform a distinctive story. Especially if they had been personalized, for instance, if you were on holiday you could take a fast video from your iPhone of you walking across a specific landmark, and then download that file into a postcard printing machine which would print it on the spot. This could be a entire new kiosk kind company, perhaps a franchise, or maybe some thing sold to specific retailers in tourist areas.
Another thought along this line came to my mind whilst I was brainstorming on this topic would be to send a postcard, a normal 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 fast video of you at that place which represented the postcard. This could be carried out a quantity of methods, and you as the tourist could take the image on your smart telephone, download it to the website, and push the postcard through to print that barcode onto the back.
After all, a postcard is a great way to say that you've been someplace, but if your family members members and friends can actually see you there enjoying yourselves, then that postcard comes to life, that would make it 10 occasions much better. This is why I say we need a future interactive postcard strategy, and we need an app for that for all of us high-tech wizards who want to show the world that we have been there, and carried out that. If you'd like to talk about this with our think tank at a much greater level, I do hope you will please send me an e-mail.
Yes, this technologies requirements some more mental horsepower to define and refine the idea, but I'm certain if we develop it, people will purchase it, and the new age of interactive postcards will be ushered in with fantastic delight from travelers each close to and far. Please consider all this and believe on it.