At MOO we love big images: the bigger the image, the better the print. And the more interesting the image, the better the impression it makes when you first hand your card over to anyone you meet.
So, when we first heard Facebook were redesigning their profile page to include large format photography, it was pretty clear to us that this would look great on a business card. Then, when we saw the final Timeline design with the profile photo poking up over the large image we knew this was a product that we simply had to create!
If you’ve been living in a hole for the past few months you might be wondering what a Facebook Timeline is. Go take a look at your Facebook profile. Not your News Feed, but your actual profile. It’s OK, I’ll wait. If you’d like, you can look at mine instead (I just hope I’ve got the privacy settings right!): Woah! Did you see it? Uh huh, one massive long history of you! How cool is that? Beautiful images, life events and right at the top – one massive headline image – Facebook calls this a Cover Photo.
Working closely with the Facebook Timeline team, we translated their Cover Photo concept to our Business Card format by mirroring the fonts, layout and iconography of the Timeline. See image above for how your Cover Photos translate to Facebook Cards.
Each pack will contain all your Cover Photos and each card will show your name, company or college, where you live as well as your Facebook URL, phone number and e-mail address. Also on the back of the card is space for you to add your own quotation or sentence about yourself. By default we pull in the first quote we find in your Favourite Quotations field but you can edit this to say whatever you like. Mine says “For my part I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Lewis Stevenson.
Once we had the design set, we worked hard to make the build flow for these cards as simple as possible. By using the Facebook API we can prefill pretty much every detail I mentioned above. All you have to do is click Next, Next, Next. It couldn’t be any easier!
To prove it, here’s a video of me making them to show you just how easy it is:
To make your own Facebook cards just go to your http://www.facebook.com/yourfacebookusername/info (replacing yourfacebookusername with your facebook username!) and hover over the little Business Card in your Contact Info. Make sure you’ve got a Timeline profile though!
We can order moo business cards directly from Facebook!!.. you may want to include a screenshot of the “Little Business Card” it took me a while to find.
Also an easier way to find the /info page is to click ‘about’ just below your display picture and quick info on your profile page.
Love it, great use of technology and fits really well with the timeline design.
My only issue is the “access my data at any time” request to install the app – don’t like that part and I don’t know why you would want to access my facebook data even when Im not using it?
Im sure if you removed that, you’d get a lot more people using it.
Looks really cool – wish I could try it out but “This application does not yet support secure browsing (HTTPS)”. Any chance that will be included with the product?
How many free cards will be available?
And how often do you “refill” ? (The sold-out landing page says every day! Do you got a time ?)
Hi guys. I clicked on the facebook link but it says ‘page not found’. What gives?
Interested in the Facebook cards
The link you posted is not working for me. It’s a great idea though
I AM TOO !!!
How can I get them facebook cards? Please email me ASAP!
Bummer. I was kinda excited.
Awesome, I just ordered mine, hope the quality is as good as the idea. Cheers!
Need business cards , thanks in advance
@Hunter – Sorry to hear that, where is it failing? Have you enabled the Facebook Timeline? If not you can do so here: http://facebook.com/about/timeline If that doesn’t work please contact our Customer Support team and they’ll be happy to help you sort out the problem: http://moo.com/help/contact-us.html
A very nice design. Would it be possible to put it in MOO Designs available for MOO normal business card ?
Great idea. But as cool as the cards are and as desirable as they will be, the main business card problem remains: how to get it into people’s contacts instead of it living out its life in a drawer. I think a QR Code option to encode the info as vCard or VCF would be the cherry on the top. Then people could instantly scan it into their contacts when they get the card.
how to get it?? i am interested… pleaseeee:)
Awesome! I just ordered mine. Thank you!!!
When you say free, boy you mean FREE–no shipping charges, no hidden fees; nothing! You don’t even ask for a credit card for “verification” or anything.
Nice idea, but a LinkedIn version with an automatically generated QR code printed would be a more business friendly concept…
This offer is valid only in the U.S.? In which countries does it work?
@Dmitry this offer is valid for every country we ship to not just the U.S.
The easiest way to see if we ship to your country is to select it in our cost calculator and click the ‘Calculate’ button: http://www.moo.com/help/faq/cost-calculator.html
If we don’t ship to your country we’ll tell you once you click ‘Calculate’. Also remember, if your order is within the first 50,000 then the shipping will be free regardless of where we are shipping it to.
I’m – your new regular customer! Excellent service.
LOOOOVE the idea!! can’t wait for my free BC to arrive!!
thank you moo!!
Doesn’t work for me! =(
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