Mashup Arts Launches its Birthday Application on the Corner of Facebook and YouTube.
Birthday Cards is a top 5 application on Facebook, and now with the new advanced features of Facebook Connect, Facebook users can quickly create Birthday Mashup Cards that mix in videos, music and funny picture effects for their friends.
The new application is called “Birthday Mashup Cards” and its themes are jokes, personal touches and shared creativity. It can be seen at http://apps.facebook.com/BdayMashup
“We want users to be able to browse through shared community cards to find something they like, and then mix in free Internet content from YouTube, Flickr, or even their own Facebook photos directly from the application” said Shaun MacDonald, CEO of Mashup Arts. The best part of the application is that people can remix the card their way, making it more personal and funny.
Many young people send virtual gifts and simple greetings when they see that it is a friend’s birthday using birthday calendar. Now with Mashup Cards they can up the ante … and send remixes with videos directly to a friend’s wall, or privately via email.
Finding something funny in different languages can be impossible, so we designed the application to allow people to search a world of images and videos directly from Facebook, Flickr and YouTube, while mixing in titles and messages in their language of choice.
They can use the integrated Picnik module to add funny effects to photos, bubbles, and clip art. Picnik is a popular application with the Facebook crowd, so much so that the company was just acquired by Google. A Toronto fashion design student, Priya Mistry said “I really liked the way the Birthday application allowed me to import and modify my Facebook pictures, and add YouTube videos right into my Card.”
The core application is always free with advertising on the site, and the Company intends to add premium print and gifting features in 2010.
About Mashup Arts www.MashupArts.com
Mashup Arts is the “Mashup Card Company.” Our new Birthday application was built for Facebook users who want to share video and photo Mashup Cards by mixing their personal content with free Internet content. We help people celebrate their friend’s birthdays by creating unique mixes of photos, videos, text and music with built-in links to entertaining content at YouTube, Picasa, Flickr and Facebook. The flexibility and search options are well suited for our diverse cultures, and the community mashups are a great source of ideas. The creativity is shared, so people can remix and reuse Mashup Cards to delight their friends. The model is user-generated creative content mashups on top of our platform – with its technology mashups.