Ah, my first post on the official blog.
Here at MOO HQ, we update the site and code pretty much every day. Since launch, we’ve actually made about over 300 bugfixes or minor improvements. But this week we rolled out a bunch of things that we’re very excited about, because they’re the features you’ve been requesting the most.
The biggies are:
You can now buy MiniCards with Paypal. Many, many people requested this as a payment method.
We’ve added an account page, where you can
track your current ordersre-order previous packs.
generally self-manage to your heart’s content.
Internationalisation. Our biggest bug when we launched was definitely not having the support we wanted for international character sets. This is now fixed, and we can print …Continue reading this article…
We’re constantly amazed by the quality of the images people are using on their Flickr MiniCards. Beautifully crafted, imaginative photography covering everything from family and friends, to amazing locations, to nature at its very best.
We also like the pictures you take of your cards. One of our favourite trends has to be the Moocard with its original subject. We’ve tried and failed to think of a cool name for this, and an easy way to describe it, but really, its just better if you have a look yourself…
When you buy a Skype 100 pack, there’s a chance you might get a ‘Golden ticket’. These are special tokens, which give you free SkypeOut minutes. They come in 5 colours:
Blue: 10 mins
Purple: 15 mins
Green: 20 mins
Orange: 30 mins
Gold: 60 mins
So – did you get one yet?
Are these headlines getting too laboured now? You think? I hate to admit it, but you could be right. Anyway, the Moo-Flickr family are a caring sharing bunch. We just wish they lived a bit closer and could send us presents too. A while back Mylor posted in a Moo discussion group asking for help framing a 100 pack of Minicards for a friend of his.
He settled on a lovely transparent frame with a wood surround. Look:
Aside from that looking nice, we kind of liked the reaction from the lucky recipient, Rachel. We think she was pleased…
(Well we hope so, if not, it’s possible she bit Mylor’s arm off, but we don’t want to think …Continue reading this article…
When it comes to your Moo MiniCards, it’s starting to seem like the possibilities are endless. Artist John Ralston can think of at least 1,307,674,368,000 things you can do with them…
He’s created a polyorama with fifteen re-combinable cards, to create an ever changing landscape. If you get in touch with him, he might even make a set for you too.
There’s been some talk on Metafilter about this – with people talking about potential ideas of their own. We can’t wait to see more people expand on this, as MiniCards seem to be an ideal canvas. So, what theme will you use for yours?
Last week we spotted RedMum’s laminated key fobs, made with Moo MiniCards. This week, Danielle_blue has taken it one step further.
A sturdy frame, reminiscent of a stained glass window gives the cards a whole new feeling. A work of art, within a work of art. Have a read of Danielle’s instructions, and then think about what you could bribe her with, to make you one too…
Not content with having lovely pictures on your MiniCards, so many of you are taking fantastic pictures of your MiniCards. Today we’ll pay a special tribute to the little helpers out there, the glamorous assistants, of flesh and blood and plastic, who make your photos shine.
And finally, RobotJAM …Continue reading this article…
Got keys? Got a MOO Card? Then make yourself a ‘Moofob’. We’ve spotted you getting crafty over in the Flickr pool again. Not content with magnets alone, Redmum has made some cool, laminated keyfobs.
Got other crafty uses for your cards? Then let us know.
Well, its been a frantic few weeks but its great to see all the little Skype MiniCards going out into the world and listening to your feedback. You’ve chosen to put a huge variety of stuff on the front – everything from the more serious and businesslike to the borderline insane… we just wish we could be there sometimes, to see the reactions you’re getting when you give them out.
We already know at least one person’s got a date from handing out a MiniCard – and it was a friend of the MOO Crew – are there more of you out there? From the amount of pickup lines on the cards, we really hope so! Let us know if you …Continue reading this article…
We’re loving the general conundrum of what to do with your cards… Some of you like them so much you want to keep them all to yourselves, while others are following the more traditional route of ‘give and thou shalt receive’.
There’s a little blackmarket trading going on with cards right now, over in the ‘moo me!’ group.
Send one of your cards out into the world and receive another in return. With 10,000 free packs out there and countless 100 packs, that’s a lot of mail before you collect the set!
One of our younger, more scientifically minded customers has performed an interesting durability test on a MOO card. We’re extremely pleased to see we stand up well to being chewed and slavered over. We are also proud to note we’re more sturdy than your average business card in this situation. Thank you Alice, for your thorough testing.
We launched our MiniCards promotion with Skype on the 23rd October, and the free cards were all gone by the 25th. 100,000 cards in 3 days to 88 countries. Ping that!
It seems Skype users around the world have gone MiniCard crazy. Check out what some of them are doing with their cards in the MOO group on Flickr.
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