Archive forOctober, 2008

Caption competition closes, Christmas & Holiday Cards open!

October 2008, by Denise | 2 Comments – latest by Denise

And so, our Caption Competition comes to a close. It’s been great fun for us over the last 12 days, hunting down photos to use and reading your captions – some made us laugh, some were kinda sweet and a fair few made us think ‘umm, what?!’ We hope you’ve had as much fun as we have, and thanks very much to everyone who’s taken part.

Next we’re going through all the captions again, to pick out the winners. We’ll be picking two captions per photo (hopefully) and announcing the winners in the blog by the end of the week. Good luck!


In the midst of the excitement of the past few weeks, we’ve also launched a brand new product – …Continue reading this article…

Final Day of the MOO Christmas and Holiday Cards Caption Competition

October 2008, by Alicia | 22 Comments – latest by Table Top

Today marks the twelfth (and final) day of the MOO Christmas and Holiday Cards Caption Competition.

And what a festive, fun-filled twelve days it’s been. From bacon angels to dressed up pets, and from stick reindeer to ginormous Christmas trees, we’ve had something for everyone.

Remember that you still have the whole weekend to think of your finest captions yet, so grab a cup of cocoa, put on your favourite knitted woolly jumper and feel the seasonal cheer as you think up some captions for as many of the images as you like.

The winners will be announced on 31st October (Halloween – spooky!) and the limited edition pack containing all the images with the winning captions will also be …Continue reading this article…

Image 11 of the Christmas and Holiday Card Caption Competition

October 2008, by Alicia | 50 Comments – latest by Casey Palmer

As we arrive at the penultimate day of the MOO Christmas and Holiday Card Caption Competition, we are beginning to feel a chill in the London air. We are starting to wear jackets and coats to stay warm and the Americans amongst us are also choosing gloves, hats, scarves and ear muffs to keep out the cold (not that I’m calling them whimps or anything!)

So this next image is particularly appropriate as we, in the Northern Hemisphere, enter winter-time.

Our eleventh photo was taken by ff137.

Image 10 in our Competition (And we launch a new product too!)

October 2008, by Alicia | 32 Comments – latest by Casey Palmer

BIG NEWS: We have just launched Brand New Christmas and Holiday Cards! We’ll be telling you lots more about this exciting new product in a couple of days, but wanted you guys to be the amongst the first to know.

And now back to the MOO Christmas and Holiday Card Caption Competition.

Whether you are gearing up to celebrate Christmas or Chanukah or any other upcoming festival, this next image will make a lovely wintery and seasonal Greeting Card.

Our tenth photo was taken by estoril.

How beautiful is that little fella?

Image 9 of the Christmas and Holiday Card Caption Competition

October 2008, by Alicia | 32 Comments – latest by Casey Palmer

Very much like Christmas itself, we are counting down the days until the end of the MOO Christmas and Holiday Card Caption Competition, and the announcement, next week, of our winners!

Make sure you have had a go at coming up with a caption, on any of the photos we’ve included so far.

If none of the cutesy animals have got your creative juices flowing, perhaps this impressive Christmas Tree will…

Our ninth photo was taken by Iain Farrell.

Week 2 and Image 8 of the Christmas and Holiday Card Caption Competition

October 2008, by Alicia | 41 Comments – latest by Casey Palmer

Hello and welcome to week 2 (the final week) of the MOO Christmas and Holiday Card Caption Competition.

We only have 5 festive images left for you to comment on, so do make sure you have your ‘creative cap’ on this week to be in with a chance of making it into our limited edition pack.

Remember, we will be choosing our top 2 captions for each image to turn into a special Ready Made pack of Christmas Cards for sale in the lead up to the Holidays.

Our eighth photo was taken by Waldo Jaquith.

How cute is doggy Ado Annie?!

Image 7 of the Christmas and Holiday Card Caption Competition

October 2008, by Alicia | 38 Comments – latest by Dylan Burnett

To round off the first full week of the MOO Christmas and Holiday Cards Caption Competition we bring you a lovely, festive image that should warm the cockles of your heart.

Remember to scan through the other 6 images and get your caption in before it’s too late. It can be schmaltzy, sweet, silly or sarky – anything you think helps convey the Christmas and Seasonal spirit!

And do remember to come back on Monday for the final week of the Competition with some more lovely images to comment on.

Our seventh photo was taken by Lee Jordan.

Have a great weekend!

Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper? (Day 6 of the Caption Competition)

October 2008, by Alicia | 42 Comments – latest by Ab

We are now half way through the MOO Christmas and Holiday Card Caption Competition and the captions are getting better and better.

This next image is for all of you that have spent 8 days of Chanukah gorging yourselves on Chanukah gelt and walking around with chocolate smeared round your mouth.

Our sixth photo was taken by Gaetan Lee.

Chocolate *and* a toy!?

Image 5 of the Christmas and Holiday Card Caption Competition

October 2008, by Alicia | 54 Comments – latest by Bitter Tonic

Hello, and welcome to Wednesday’s installment of the MOO Christmas and Holiday Card Caption Competition.

So, we know you love dogs and cats in cute, festive poses. And what’s not to like about a ball of fur wearing a hat?

So loosely in keeping with the ‘seasonal animal theme’ we bring you a rather unique, creative image for our next entry.

Our fifth photo was taken by Lili Vieira de Carvalho.

Stick around! This competition is hotting up!

Image 4 of the Christmas and Holiday Card Caption Competition

October 2008, by Alicia | 58 Comments – latest by Fiona

As the response to image number 1 in our Christmas and Holiday Card Caption Competition proved, there’s nothing you all like more than a cute animal dressed up in a silly outfit.

We figured that seeing as we featured the lovely Yorkie, Trixie, it’s only right that we give the cat-lovers a turn.

Our fourth photo was taken by Dr. Hemmert.

Aw. Doesn’t your heart just melt?

Image 2 of the Christmas and Holiday Card Caption Competition

October 2008, by Alicia | 80 Comments – latest by Sophia

The MOO Holiday and Christmas Card Caption Competition is already off to a flying start!

We’re thrilled to see so many brilliant captions submitted already. From the cute to the funny to the downright ridiculous. We love them all, and picking our winners is going to be pretty tough!

Remember, you can keep submitting captions for all the images until the close of the competition, so as we add more images, keep checking back to the old images too, in case it takes a couple of days to think of the perfect caption!

Our second photo was taken by Sappymoosetree.

Once you come up with your caption, remember to post it in the comments, to be in with a chance …Continue reading this article…

MOO API hacks at BarCampLondon5 – and a winner

October 2008, by stefan | Add a comment

At BarCampLondon5, I gave a session on the beta MOO API. The slides are here. We also held a little competition – the best API hack over the weekend would win a Flip Video Ultra

The entries were as follows:

They’re all a little rough and ready (knocked together in hours, in
true barcamp spirit), but they do demonstrate the range of things one
can do quite nicely.

Make MOO postcards via MMS, with a nice little shortcode authentication method too.

by Sam Machin.

Make MOO Postcards from Flickr Sunsets

by Nathan O’Hanlon

Make MOO minicards from Amazon book covers.

by Simon Willison

Generate minicards with your Wii codes on them for sharing

by Dominic Hodgson (and (unnamed) girlfriend)

Ten Word …Continue reading this article…

MOO & People’s Music Store – Beautiful beta welcome packs.

October 2008, by Nicky | Add a comment

Because I’m into API fun, (and just like showing off) I wanted you to see a beautiful use of MiniCards the lovely chaps at People’s Music Store made up to thank their beta testers.

You all know how much we love people-powered here at Moo, whether it’s making personalised gift tags or postcards from your actual holiday instead of boring Scarborough seaside collages (well, maybe I should go on better holidays, but anyway). So what do you get when you put MOO and the People’s Music Store together?

At the People’s Music Store you add exactly the music you want to your store (they’ve got lots), start telling people about it and when they buy from it, …Continue reading this article…

Pretty in Pink, Back in Black, and… Orange!

October 2008, by Denise | 15 Comments – latest by Emily

(I couldn’t think of anything for orange – can you? Answers in the comments please). Anyway- we’ve got COLOURED MINICARD HOLDERS! They’re in stock right now – and come in hot pink, bright orange, and a black so black it could crush a man’s soul.

The office opinion is split as to which colour is best. Notable comments were as follows:
Pete (Global Marketing Manager): I like the pink one best. I mean, well… Not for me! For my wife.
Richard (Founder & Chief Executive): White is still the best, I have no need of this coloured frivolity.
Jake (Lovely German intern, since gone to study): At last! They come in black! I know it’s only a test one but can …Continue reading this article…

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