Astraqom has added its Tagalog and English language electronic card service to PinoyKubo’s online community and platform.
Headquartered in Canada, Astraqom already serves many business customers and partners who are from the Philippines, so it was a natural evolution to set up a social network with a focus on the world-wide Filipino community.
A key component of the social media platform is to offer electronic tools for its membership to use for social, personal and business activities. Two of the tools added recently were the white board writing chat and Ecard features. Many users asked for E-type cards to choose from to send messages in their most common native language Tagalog and also English. The feature was added in early August 2011.
“Some Ecards are in English and some are in Tagalog, which makes them more interesting for us Filipinos who use both languages. I think having member-created and submitted Ecards for sending … would be a good idea since it will make the service more ‘social’ and will give us even more templates to choose from,” shares Catherine P. Keng, graphic designer, web developer, and singer on the PinoyKubo team.
Jonathan Sowah, the founder of Pinoyubo, believes that Ecards are a very easy and fun way to get a message out to one’s very important people, to develop business or to pay special attention to a loved one. Input from users since adding the feature has been very encouraging, with also many ideas of how to expand the feature.