Halftone Update Sends Real, Physical Postcards

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[prMac.com] Sammamish, Washington - Juicy Bits today is proud to announce the released of Halftone 1.8, an update to their popular vintage photo and comic effects app that was recently named by Apple as one of the best photo apps in App Store Rewind 2011. The update adds the ability to send real, physical postcards anywhere in the world for $1.99 USD.

Postcards can be personalized with an optional message and photo avatar. Then, multiple recipients and addresses can be added, and after completing a short checkout process, the postcards are ready for printing and delivery.

The new postcard feature is enabled by Sincerely, Inc., makers of the popular Postagram app that lets users print and ship mobile photos, Instagram photos, and Facebook photos as high quality pop-out postcards anywhere in the world.

In addition to being selected as one of the best photo apps of 2011, Halftone has been selected by Apple as its App of the Week in both Canada and the United Kingdom, has over 1 million users, and has a 4 1/2 star rating in the App Store. It is consistently among the top 100 photography apps worldwide.

Halftone goes beyond typical "photo filter" apps to give images a unique, vintage style that makes them look like they came from an old comic strip. Users choose from over 25 paper styles, select from multiple layouts, and add speech and thought balloons. The app contains more than 25 stamps that can be placed on the image including sound-effect words like BLAM and shapes like bar codes, coffee stains, swooshes, explosions, and more. Halftone also includes three additional licensed fonts to add to the comic effect.

Pricing and Availability:
Halftone 1.8 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. The Universal app runs on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, and it requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Founded in 2009, Juicy Bits is a small company that produces unique, freshly squeezed software for mobile devices. Their first release, 3D Camera, earned 4 1/2 mice (out of 5) from Macworld and is frequently among the top 100 photography apps worldwide. Their most recent app, Halftone, has been selected by Apple as its App of the Week in both Canada and the UK and has over 1 million users. Copyright (C) 2009-2011 Juicy Bits. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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