If there has ever been an analog-t0-digital snafu worth solving, it’s the small biz email newsletter sign up form.
How many times have you seen those little note books covered in pizza sauce, jammed-up on the counter, closed or otherwise being ineffective and uninviting? It screams: “We’ll never add these to anything and you’ll never get an email from us!”
That’s why MailChimp’s Chimpadeedoo is my hero. Looky here:
That’s a sweet iPad rendering of their new technology. With auto-sync to their email platform, MailChimp has elegantly left small biz folk with a sweet opportunity: to actually communicate with their clients via email.
There’s no reason anymore not to do it.
Technology that makes things suuuuuuper easy takes the cake every time.
This is so poetic and brings you right into a unique reverie—if you’re a Nirvana fan (from In Praise of Not Knowing over at NYTimes.com):
Kurt Cobain once said in an interview that long before he’d heard any actual punk rock music, he studied magazine photos of punk musicians and imagined what the music sounded like.
Anybody who has grappled with building a local app has struggled with how to structure local searches and local information.
Is it by zip code? Area code? Town name? Mailing address? Miles from current location? Nearest largest city?
Well, Realtor.com has introduced a pretty sweet feature in their iPhone app that’s so intuitive an lightning fast–and downright HELPFUL that I have to show you:
Here’s how it works:
- You hit the lass0-looking icon
- You draw your on circle of interest
- It populates your custom geo with the info you want
This has all the markings of greatness: it works the way you think, it’s easy and it’s fast.
Great UI and great UX Relator.com team!