TagTalk, a Canadian NFC startup, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their novel gift tags that put a new spin on greeting.
Waterloo, ON April 9, 2014 — TagTalk (www.tagtalk.ca) is bringing digital content to the old medium of paper. The startup created the a series of crafted NFC (Near Field Communication) gift tag that can carry personalized multimedia greeting. Their creatively designed products combined the interactivity of virtual greetings with the personal touch of hand-written gift tags. Their crowdfunding campaign is currently active on Kickstarter.
On the surface, TagTalk’s stylish products might look two-dimensional, but each tag comes with an “interactive” heart – an embedded NTAG203 NFC chip that is compatible with all NFC phones in the market. With a simple tap using an NFC-enabled smartphone, customers can store or retrieve a greeting embedded in the chip. For iPhone or other non-NFC smartphone users, a QR code and an 8-letter serial code will be found on the back, providing access to the same message. The recipients can reveal the audio-visual message from the sender in the same “tapping” or “scanning” methods, without downloading any app.
Unique & memorable content
TagTalk messages are customizable in many ways. A user can choose a cover page based on a specific purpose, then add voice, photos and videos to generate a greeting. The tags are very versatile and come in different themes, include Birthday, Romance, Baby, Thank you and many others inspired by special occasions and life milestones.
“TagTalk allows people to deliver a digital surprise with a hand-written piece,” said Rachel Huang, one of the co-founders “We are getting many positive feedbacks from our early customers and Kickstarter backers, as they appreciate the unique greeting experience our products bring.”
Seeking funds via Kickstarter
TagTalk launched a crowdfunding campaign this April with the goal of C$15,000. The fund will be primarily used for ramping up production with qualified NFC and gift tag manufacturers. TagTalk is also planning to develop into local markets and distribution channels to reach a broader audience.
Introductory video of TagTalk can be found on the Kickstarter campaign page at http://kck.st/1hft5fJ.
TagTalk is a Canadian startup developing innovative greeting technologies. They are on a mission to make greetings alive and collectible. Learn more at www.tagtalk.ca. Follow TagTalk on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.