iMakeCard: iPhone Video App Review
Even if you missed the mailing deadline for traditional Christmas cards, you can still let your loved ones know they’re on your mind this holiday season with iMakeCard. This sparkling app from Vitaliy Topolyuk has everything you need to customize your message, and we’ll tell you how to make the most of it in our iPhone app review of iMakeCard.
iMakeCard features nine delightful holiday-themed backgrounds, all of which have twinkling animation. There are dozens of thoughtful holiday wishes for Christmas and the New Year you can add to any setting, as well as editing options in case you prefer to include a customized message or just want to add to one of the existing ones.
Once you find the scene and message you wish to send, sharing is super simple with direct Twitter, Facebook and email integration. Or you can save messages to your history to use again in the future.
Due to some functionality limitations, greetings shared via Facebook do not have the fun animated touches that all the backgrounds feature, which is a shame. But the other sharing options work quite well and include all the card details. Cards sent via email come as .gif files, and all recipients have to do to see the card in action is tap on the attachment. It will open in a Web browser and come alive.
We really like the variety of scenes in the iMakeCard iPhone app, but the verse selection is a bit frustrating. Many of the verses have typos or feature incorrect grammar. We had to edit a few for accuracy before we sent them out.
Layout & Design:
The sparkling holiday scenes in iMakeCard are truly lovely, and range from a jolly St. Nick placing presents beneath the tree to a scene of love and family for your beloved. These are high quality images with detail and taste on par with the scenes you’d find on traditional Christmas cards. So even though you may be sending eCards, you aren’t losing quality.
The app functions perfectly on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, in landscape and portrait mode, although it is not universal. The main control options are organized neatly at the bottom of the screen, settled in a rustic wooden themed UI. While you’re creating cards don’t forget that the app supports pinch to zoom, since it can be difficult to read the Christmas verses without zooming in.
iMakeCard costs $.99 and it’s worth every penny. This collection of eCards is top quality, and despite our misgivings about some of the passages we fell for this app’s warm holiday charm. We highly recommend using iMakeCards if you’re sending holiday messages.
iMakeCard iPhone app requires iOS 4.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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