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By Peter Chen
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About this project

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Backerjack - "It’s hard not to get ideas of how to use these tags to surprise friends and loved ones."

CoolPile - "TagTalk brings gift tagging to the 21st century."

Until now, you have been handwriting wishes on a paper card. We all love that warmness. But what if you can also integrate a personalized, full-of-fun, multimedia greeting

TagTalk can make you a paper-based message that includes photos, voice and video. When paper meets technology, it's time to let go limitations and show your affection with a digital surprise! 

NFC (Near Field Communication), is a new wireless technology found in many novel applications, such as touch-less credit cards, transit passes, and smart posters. 

TagTalk is now adding an interactive "heart" to traditional medium of paper. Our creatively designed NFC- and QR code-enabled tags and cards combined the interactiveness of virtual greeting with the personal touch of hand-written product. Get ready for the best greeting experience!

Each TagTalk product contains an embedded "NTAG203" NFC chip, which is compatible with all NFC phones in the market. With a simple tap using an NFC-enabled smartphone, customers can store or retrieve the greeting message 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.

Watch How Easy It Works!

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 Awesome music: "Go" by Josh Woodward - www.joshwoodward.com

Step-by-step Direction

Download our free app (in development) from App Store on iOS, Google Play on Android or BlackBerry World on BlackBerry 10.

Activate by 1) tapping the NFC chip, 2) scanning the QR code, or 3) looking up the serial code on the back of the tag.

Upload or generate pictures, audio and video to create a personalized interactive greeting.

Attach the product with flowers or gifts, or send out directly. As a security option, the sender can set a question for the product so that only the intended recipient can access the protected greeting.

Upon receiving the gift, the recipient can view the recorded message using the aforementioned three methods from any mobile devices, without download our app. A "Direct-reply" function will be provided to send a real-time notification back to the sender.

TagTalk's four packages of 12 unique NFC and QR code gift tags are very versatile and come in a variety of styles, colours and themes – they are wonderful companions for gifts and greetings for any occasion! 

Back our campaign to preserve your one-and-only live greeting in a beautiful lasting token. 

Portrait Tags

 Water-colour Tags

 Cartoon Tags

 Kickstarter Exclusive Kirigami Tags

We will ship the tags in the following package as a pack of three

Front (left) and back (right) outer looks:

  Inside when opened up (with tags):

Bonus Sets: QR Code Products

Set I: 5 QR Code Greeting Cards - Little Animals

Size: 3 inch * 6 inch

Set II: 5 QR Code Postcards - Zola The Owl

Size: 4 inch * 6 inch

For $15 and $25 tiers backers, you can choose one bonus set of 5 QR code products - little animals greeting cards or "Zola the Owl" postcards.

For $35 and higher tiers backers, you will get both bonus sets, or get 2 packages of either set.

Fund Allocation and Current Status

The majority of the allocated fund will be used in the production cycle, in essence, to mass-produce the tags with qualified NFC and gift tag manufacturers. We will also use the fund to assist with accessing local markets, organizations, and networks, with a vision that one day, you will be able to purchase our tags directly from local retailers.

Our mobile app is currently in beta. The development of the backbone infrastructure as well as the iOS and Android apps will be completed by the time we ship our first tags to you. A consistent and elegant UI design will be used throughout both mobile platforms.

The Team

We are a small team of proud University of Waterloo alumni from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

  • Peter Chen, our tech thinker, has 7+ years of experience as a mobile software developer and has a Master of Engineering degree.
  • Rachel Huang, our creativity catalyst, is an avid arts and crafts enthusiast, with 4+ years of Business experience and has a Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology degree.
  • Collin Zhang, our backend ninja, is our server-side technologist with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

We have the right mix of technical and business expertise to complete this project. And we are passionate to share our creation with all Kickstarter backers!

Follow us on social networks, and help spread the word! Thank you :)

Support our campaign, and perfect your next gift or greeting with TagTalk!    

Risks and challenges

TagTalk is a novel product that combines traditional gift tag with cutting-edge NFC technology. Therefore, we plan to work with the best-qualified manufacturers to mass-produce these amazing tags. That is our primary reason for reaching out to you and seeking your generous support to help us reach the minimum orders required to create a new process.

We currently have a set of targeted manufacturers; however, in the event that we have to find alternative chip or tag manufacturers, our shipping date may be delayed. If, by any chance, this occurs, all KS backers will receive regular updates with detailed explanations and proposed solutions.

Using best efforts, we will utilize materials that resemble the prototypes in our photos. However, depending on the availability of each material at the manufacturer, the final products may look slightly different in colour, shape, size and texture.

Our team consists of experienced mobile and web software developers; however, we are a small team with resource limitations. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we are confident that we can complete the technical development (i.e. apps) by our estimated shipping date, which will be August 2014.

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    START-UP CATALYST : (A) . One rewritable & waterproof TagTalk NFC token; (B) . Choose ONE set of 3 tags from Portrait, Water-colour and Cartoon sets.

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    DELUXE TAG BOX : (A) . One rewritable & waterproof TagTalk NFC token with cofounders' special "Thank You" video inside; (B) . Choose any FOUR sets, each with 3 tags, out of Portrait, Water-colour and Cartoon sets; (C) . One TagTalk sticker; (D) . 12 individual tag-size envelopes for all of your tags; (E) . ALSO, your name posted on our website as an early supporter!

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    EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTORS : (A) . One rewritable & waterproof TagTalk NFC token with cofounders' special "Thank You" video inside; (B) . Choose any FOUR sets, each with 3 tags, out of Portrait, Water-colour and Cartoon sets; (C) . One TagTalk sticker; (D) . ONE set of THREE KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE Kirigami tags; (E) . 15 individual tag-size envelopes for all of your tags; (F) . ALSO, your name posted on our website as an early supporter!

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    FEELLIN'-LIKE-A-TAG-MAKER : (A) . One rewritable & waterproof TagTalk NFC token with cofounders' special "Thank You" video inside; (B) . A full collection of THREE sets, Portrait, Water-colour and Cartoon, each with 3 tags; (C) . One TagTalk sticker; (D) . ONE set of THREE KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE Kirigami tags; (E) . 12 CUSTOMIZED TAGS just for you! ( Customized tags will be fulfilled and shipped after the ordinary orders ); (F) . 24 individual tag-size envelopes for all of your tags; (G) . ALSO, your name posted on our website as an early supporter!

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    SUPER BACKER! : (A) . One rewritable & waterproof TagTalk NFC token with cofounders' special "Thank You" video inside; (B) . A full collection of THREE sets, Portrait, Water-colour and Cartoon, each with 3 tags; (C) . One TagTalk sticker; (D) . ONE set of THREE KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE Kirigami tags; (E) . 12 CUSTOMIZED TAGS just for you! ( Customized tags will be fulfilled and shipped after the ordinary orders) ; (F) . 24 individual tag-size envelopes for all of your tags; (G) . ALSO, your name posted on our website as an early supporter! BIG BONUS : A private tour of CN tower in Toronto and a dinner of one individual with the cofounders at the 360 Restaurant!!! You pick the date!

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