Postagram, a new iOS app and service launched today by start-up Sincerely, lets users send physical postcards of photos saved in their Instagram account.
Postcards sent through Postagram cost $.99 (users who download the app and create an account today will get one free postcard credit) and will be delivered within 2 to 5 days to addresses in the U.S. and a little longer for postcards delivered outside of the U.S.
While users can add text to postcards, the maximum allowed is only 140 characters similar to Twitter. Each postcard automatically includes the name and Instagram profile photo of the sender.
Postagram’s postcard creation and mailing service is also available through the web at postagramapp.com so you can create your postcard masterpieces on your computer as well.
Surprisingly, you must enter credit card information to send a postcard in Postagram as it’s not possible to use Apple’s in-app purchase system to buy postcards using your iTunes account. However, this will change by June 30, the date by which all apps must comply with Apple’s in-app purchase policy.