Not only does the website feature screenshots, support information, version history, and other information about the App, it also features a blog where I’ve been posting featured postcard images twice a week.
What was exciting about putting this site together – in addition to having a second App in the App Store – was slapping on a great premium WordPress theme from WooThemes, as recommended by Maui pal, Erik Blair (@erikblair).
Not only was it quick and easy to setup (I had started adding content with another theme), but it was a million times better than any of the non-web-designer custom messes I used to put up myself. That’s when I was Woo’d, and in just the short time since launching the Maui by Postcard website, I already have a total of 3 sites using their themes. And at least 3 left to go this summer.
Getting More Social Again
As what seems to be the norm these days, if you have an App you want to share with the world, you need a website and you need to connect with users via social media.
Both, obviously, are starting rather small in regards to followers, but unless you want to pay to inflate your numbers unethically, that’s where you have to start.
More Social Ahead
As I mentioned in the previous post, one of the next steps for both the App and this website is to integrate them together to support social sharing – which the App today does not support.
Much like the successful Daily Maui Photo App, having a static URL for each photo, or in this case, postcard, that users without the App can view is a first step in letting users share via social networks.
I have all the hooks from my first App, and since I wrote that last post, I’ve already made great progress in getting the Maui by Postcard site to support unique (albeit, unsexy) static links for each postcard in the App.
What that means is version 1.1 of the Maui Postcards App is likely coming sooner than I had thought, which is exciting within itself.
With that reference to version 1.1 of the Maui Postcards App, there’s great stuff ahead for the App and the website before I switch over to starting development of my third App.
So stay tuned here for more news as it happens, and head on over to the Maui by Postcard website to check out the App and browse some of the featured postcards in the blog.