With Geospike, you can now send a postcard featuring one of your photos anywhere in the world for just $1.99*, right from your iPhone.
Sending postcards while abroad has always been a little tricky. First, you have to find one without a clichéd picture, then you have to negotiate the local post office for stamps and find where on Earth you can post it from. Leave these problems behind and send postcards using your photos, withGeospike’s new postcard system.
Download the Geospike 3.1 update to get started. Postcards are available on Geospike for iPhone, iPad support is coming soon.
*price varies slightly for some locations.
What are the benefits?
How many clichéd postcards of famous landmarks have you received? With Geospike’s new postcard system, you can select your own photo from your personal spikes to use on the front of a postcard. Send a cool photo you took, you can even feature in it!
Your postcard is only limited by your imagination and photography skills.
Easy and simple to use
The process of ordering a postcard could not be simpler, all that’s required is internet access and a PayPal account or credit card. You can skip the tricky business of negotiating the local post office in a foreign language entirely. We’ve designed the ordering system to be as user friendly as possible, see below for the full details on how to use it.
Your postcard will be printed and shipped within 24 hours. Delivery to USA and European address will normally take a few days, while other destinations will take 1-2 weeks.
It’s now quicker and easier than ever to give people back home a physical postcard photo of your travels, they might even frame it, if it’s good enough!
How to order
1. Firstly, view one of your own spikes and scroll to the bottom, where the sharing and social media buttons are. You’ll notice a new yellow postcard button on the far right. Tap it.
NB. postcards are only available for your own spikes, and currently only on the iPhone version of Geospike. The yellow postcard button will not appear on the iPad or Android versions, and on other peoples spikes.
2. Next you will see this screen. This is where you’ll select which photo to use for the postcard. If there were multiple photos attached to the spike, you can choose from among them.
If you tap the blue ‘Copy Spike Note + Link’ button, the spike’s note and a link to the spike will be copied to the iPhone clipboard allowing you to paste it later as the text of the postcard.
3. This screen gives you an idea of what your postcard will look like and on the one after this, you can align your photo. It’s a good idea to check that the picture is correctly aligned.
4. Now you can type the message you want for the back of your postcard. If you clicked the ‘Copy Spike Note + Link’ button in Step 2, you can tap anywhere inside text box and paste the note & spike link.
5. In this step, you’re able to change the font, colour and size of the text on the back of the card.
6. The most important part! This is where you enter the address you wish to send the postcard to. You can select existing contacts from your Address Book making this a breeze!
You’ll then be presented with your postcard, so you can check it before you submit payment. First is the front photo. Tap it…
…and check the back (watch out for those typos!). It’s always worth double-checking the address as well, just in case. If you do need to make any changes, just use the Back button to revisit the previous screens and make the necessary edits.
Once you’re happy with it, tap the proceed button and then you’ll be taken to the payment page. You can pay with either PayPal or credit card in a few simple steps. Both payment options allow you to optionally save your details making your next postcard even quicker to send.