TwellWishes is a Twitter app that allows Twitter users to send well wishes to their followers for occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, or whatever you like. And truthfully, people can use TwellWishes to wish somebody well for anything. We’ve already seen people send virtual bottles of champagne and pints of beer just for fun.
TwellWishes also doubles as a reminder service so that no one’s birthday isever forgotten. Every user has a link they can give out which allows people to add themselves to that user’s birthday list. When a birthday rolls around, everybody who has that user’s birthday on their list will be reminded with one simple tweet. Then, they can send a tweet to that person from the TwellWishes dashboard or they can send a virtual gift to that user such as a cake or a comfy pair of slippers.
Yahya proposed the idea after noticing there was no way to keep track of followers’ birthdays. Facebook users get that information automatically, but on Twitter you only see birthdays in passing in your stream. Furthermore, you usually end up with some kind of gift for your birthday, so we thought it’d be neat to open up a virtual gift store. Users can send gifts with either credits or cash (via PayPal). Everybody starts off with 100 gift credits to send at least one free gift. When they run out of credits, they can easily purchase more. Also, users can earn gift credits when they send gifts via PayPal.
We like to think of TwellWishes as great for anybody on Twitter who wants to have a bit of fun while discovering something simple and universal about their followers!
About the founders of TwellWishes.
Tiffani Bell (@tiffani) is a twenty-something in pursuit of better living through software.