October 13, 2008 in Web Design (E)
[prMac.com] London, England - Pixaria Software today announced the release of PopCard 3.0, a free to use, PHP script that gives website owners an easy way to add Apple 'iCards' style electronic greetings cards to their sites. With the recent demise of Apple's .Mac iCards website as the company completes its transition to MobileMe, PopCard 3.0 represents a great alternative for anyone looking to set up a similar service for visitors to their own site.
What makes PopCard different from the wealth of other free and commercial electronic greeting card scripts is that with PopCard, the recipient isn't required to visit the website from which the card was originally sent. Instead, the image and the sender's personalised message arrive in the recipient's e-mail inbox as a beautifully rendered JPEG image attachment, resulting in more personal and user friendly message.
As well as providing a simple interface to pick from a selection of pre-defined images, PopCard can also be configured to securely use any JPEG image that can be accessed over the web. This makes it a snap to integrate with existing photo galleries such as Pixaria, Coppermine, Gallery 2 or even Flickr.
PopCard 3.0 is a complete rewrite of the original script (first released in 2004) and brings major performance and security enhancements, full Unicode support and greatly improved e-mail client support including all the major webmail services.
PopCard is available as a free download from the Pixaria Software website and support is provided via the Pixaria user forums.
Pixaria Software is Jamie Longstaff a London, UK based independent software developer specialising in imaging web applications. Pixaria Software also produces Pixaria Gallery an affordable, easy to use PHP script enabling both amateur and professional photographers to sell images on their own website. Copyright 2008 Pixaria Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.