The other day, I was speaking to an innovative entrepreneur which had licensed some of that new technologies which allows for brief video sequences in actual paper magazines. If you haven't noticed 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 technology to see a demonstration of how it all functions. Now then, it appears to me that this technology may be extremely good for interactive postcards.
Yes, the postcards would price more when they had been sold, perhaps $.50 much more, but they would inform a distinctive story. Especially if they had been customized, for instance, if you had been on holiday 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 type company, maybe a franchise, or perhaps something sold to particular retailers in tourist areas.
Another thought along this line came to my mind while 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 location which represented the postcard. This could be done a quantity of ways, and you as the tourist could take the picture on your intelligent telephone, download it to the website, and push the postcard via to print that barcode onto the back.
Following all, a postcard is a fantastic way to say that you've been someplace, but if your family members members and buddies can actually see you there enjoying yourselves, then that postcard comes to life, that would make it ten times much better. This is why I say we need a future interactive postcard technique, 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 done that. If you'd like to talk about this with our think tank at a a lot greater level, I do hope you will please send me an e-mail.
Yes, this technologies requirements some much more mental horsepower to define and refine the idea, but I'm sure if we develop it, individuals will purchase it, and the new age of interactive postcards will be ushered in with fantastic delight from travelers both near and far. Please think about all this and believe on it.