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A large part of what makes the Internet amazing is that it's taken the human factor out of some things that rely on speed. The fact that e-mail has supplanted snail mail is a testament to this fact. Having to wait for a system to process and deliver your messages is just so much better in a digital environment.

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But what about for moments where the physical matters? Though digital photography has made leaps and strides to be accessible to all, not everyone likes to have access to photos only on their digital devices. Throw in the cost of buying a digital frame or photo printing, and complications quickly arise.

So what if there was some way to combine digital photography, cheap printing and a way to send your photos to your loved ones? Postagram looks to answer that question.

Postagram is an app that made waves earlier this year when it was released for iOS, and somehow made combining old and new media desirable; it has now crossed the platform barrier and is available for Android users. For only $0.99, you could turn any picture you wanted into a 300 dpi printed postcard, which would then be mailed to whoever you wanted. US Delivery would only take 2-5 business days, and the postcard could be personalized with a "profile picture" of the sender and a 140 character message.

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The photo pops out of the postcard, allowing for storage or easier collection. The image is chosen from your own files, through the app's camera function or by picking an image on Facebook.

Postagram is a free download, but only available in the USA. Let's hear it, readers: would you use Postagram?

Matt Demers
Matt Demers is a Toronto writer that deals primarily in the area of Android, comics and other nerdy pursuits. You can find his work on Twitter and sites across the Internet.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    I'd actually consider using it. Sounds like the perfect thing to do while traveling.

    • rTiGd2

      Brilliant idea - Being able to take photographs on holiday and have them delivered as real postcards to friends/family. I like your style!

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Indeed. And at 99c a piece, it's actually way cheaper than a real postcard, and it has a photo that pops out. I wasn't expecting it to be this cheap.

        • Yoroslav Bezizinski

          didn't like the pop photo idea because our mail service would probably break the card on transit!

          check out an app called Postino or a better one called Touchnote. both are good and work slightly differently (they're both free)

  • Carlos

    It's got my attention, I'm really tempted to try it out.

  • rTiGd2

    If it comes to the UK, I'll try it.

    • Yoroslav Bezizinski

      You should try Touchnote - it works in the UK and you can send gorgeous postcards very easily from Android and iPhone

  • Abbie

    I would absolutely use this to send pics to my grandma. She doesn't use computers and loves having recent photos of everyone. It seems terribly convenient for $1 apiece.

  • Mgamerz

    If you had mentioned that the first day of use gave a free postagram, I'm sure tons of people would have said yes... There's still a few hours left, just make sure it says '1 credit' when you click 'looks okay, I'll buy it!'.

  • http://www.gmachine.net GMachine

    I remember something like this a while back, can't seem to remember the company. I will definitely be using this on an upcoming trip to Mexico!