Appygraph for (kinda) cute quickie e-cards from your phone
Hurry up and wait is how we live, and the hurry up part is OK mostly, but the wait part is a bitch. There are better ways to spend your time than staring at the mole on the bald head of the guy in line in front of you… It’s always nicer to escape into a reverie and think of someone you love, or someone you wish was in love with you, and then…what? You tear your eyes away from the mole and send a text message? This is not what you do when you care enough to send the very best (that’s a Hallmark slogan from 1944, and no, I’m not that old).
Appygraph is not the very best either, in fact it’s pretty cheesy, but that’s why I like it. Cheesy can be fun. It can make somebody smile. And it beats the hell out of an SMS if you’re trying to kill time. Basic idea is you pick an e-card from a few themed galleries, add your personal message, add a picture (to some of them). Then you can share your creation the usual ways. You can even have a paper version made and mailed.
Unfortunately, there are very few free cards. You can choose to buy a “pack” (the Love Collection, for example). But they don’t tell you how many cards you’re getting for your dollar seventy nine (or whatever). Appygraph has be more generous if they want to generate some customer affection, which is a necessary precursor to customer loyalty. And if they want to stay in the game, they need some really nice designs that people might be willing to pay for. Cuz the one thing about cheese is it gets old fast… And — I should not even have to say this in 2012 — Comic Sans? Really?
Appygraph on the App Store