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Announcing Video and News Updates (RSS) — Orkut Added as Network!

December 17th, 2010 Ryan No comments

Hi Everyone,

The Hellotxt Team has been working away like elves at Christmas, and we wanted to bring your attention to recent advancements made for video and news display in all areas of the product — iPhone/iPad, Android, and Web! And also welcome Orkut to the list of supported networks!

What’s New:

The release of iPhone/iPad version 2.4 and Android 3.0 (search the Marketplace for Hellotxt or click here) — AND a recent Web overhaul, where we’ve improved design as well as features. You can forget about having to jump around from app to app, or between networks in 2011…because now you can watch videos, and get updates from your favorite news, gossip, and tech blogs all in one place with Hellotxt. Check out these screenshots  of the new Web and iPad view, and read the full list of new features below!

  • Videos in the Feed — See the Web link, photo, or video that a friend has posted on supported reading networks without having to leave your feed!
  • Added RSS/News – In addition to supported reading networks, Hellotxt now displays news sources and popular blogs via Real Simple Syndication (RSS)
  • Improved Friend/Feed Interactions — Retweet, “Like,” and Comment from one feed, and now rank and rate your feeds by value to you. Want to blast out an incoming post from one network to multiple? Your wish is our command ;)
  • The Easiest Social Experience — We design and test with the easiest social experience in mind, and with your help! Thanks everyone for your feedback, and if you want to be more involved visit http://getsatisfaction.com/hellotxt
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Hellotxt’s Christmas iPad Competition Terms and Conditions

December 9th, 2010 Ryan No comments

The Hellotxt team is continuing our spirit of giving this season by giving away six (that’s right…six!) Apple iPads!

In addition to the time saving tips we’ll be tweeting each day of the work week until Christmas, this easy-to-enter competition is our way of saying thanks for being Hellotxt users. Read on for more info and the full terms and conditions.

HERE IS HOW YOU ENTER:

  • Every status update submitted via Hellotxt will equal one entry to a prize draw, there will be 3 x weekly prize draws taking place.
  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

There will be 3 weekly prize draws for 2 iPad WiFi 32GB models to be won each week. The qualifying weeks are:

  • 10th – 15th December
  • 16th – 22nd December
  • 23rd – 29th December

The dates of the prize draws will be 16th, 23nd and 30th of December, and the winners will be picked at random.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Only Entrants who fully comply with the Terms are eligible to receive any Prize.
  • Must be 18 (eighteen) years or older.
  • Must be legal resident of the U.K and the US. for the duration of the Competition and up until award of the Prize.
  • Hellotxt and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and Competition agencies, and respective officers, directors, employees or immediate family members (collectively “Competition Entities”) are ineligible to enter, participate or win any Prize in the Competition

Full Terms and Conditions

Only human submission for entry is eligible in the Competition and only one entry per household. Any actual or attempted use of any device or software or non-human means utilized to automate the entry process or utilized in efforts to increase odds of winning, or utilized for any other purpose and including (but not limited) to interference or disruption of this Competition or Hellotxt or third-party website is strictly prohibited and will result in both automatic disqualification and prosecution as allowed by full extent of law.
Accuracy of any provided information to Hellotxt or in relation to the Competition remains the sole responsibility of the Entrant. True, accurate and verifiable information, including (but not limited to) contact information, physical address and telephone number, must be provided by the Entrant to maintain eligibility in any Competition or to win and receive any Prize.

WINNER SELECTION
The winners will be drawn at random, odds of winning a prize are based on the number of entries received. The selection of the Winners will take place on 16th, 23rd and 30th December. The weekly competitions take place: Friday 10th – Wednesday 15th December, Thursday 16th – Wednesday 22nd December and Thursday 23rd  - Wednesday 29th December.
The Winners will be notified by e-mail, by announcement on the Hellotxt Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/Hellotxt) and by Hellotxt’s Twitter channel (@htxt) within 2 (two) business days of the selection, at which time a full shipping address and phone number will be required for fulfilment of the Prize.
WINNER CONFIRMATION
The Winners will have 15 (fifteen) days from notification to accept the Prize by replying to the notification e-mail. Hellotxt is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the Winner. Hellotxt maintains no liability or responsibility for incorrect or incomplete information of any type as provided by Entrant to Hellotxt, nor maintains liability of any type pertaining to lack of email notification receipt related to any other circumstance, including (but not limited to) SPAM filters or any software utilized by an Entrant.
Any potential Winners of the Competition may refuse acceptance of the Prize. Written refusal of the Prize shall serve as the sole exception to which Hellotxt, its affiliates, or its representatives, may choose not to utilize likeness of an Entrant in the manner described in the Terms.
PRIZE CONDITIONS
Winners of any awarded Prize shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs incidental to or associated with the Prize, including but not limited to its collection. The Winners assumes all liability for any damages caused or claimed to be caused by participation or by any Prize and releases Hellotxt in full from all and any such liability. The Winners may also be required by Hellotxt to execute documents including an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and where legal a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”) all within 15 (fifteen) days of sent notification to such Winner as a condition of receiving the Prize.
If a selected Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the Prize, or fails to timely return the completed and executed declaration and releases as required, the Prize may be forfeited and an alternative Winner selected. In the event of any dispute related to identity of any Entrant or potential Winner which cannot be resolved to Hellotxt’s satisfaction, the participating entry and any related entry or entries for that Entrant will be deemed ineligible for the Competition.
The Winners of the Competition must allow approximately 4-6 weeks, following verification of returned Prize Claim Documents to Hellotxt, for outgoing shipment and subsequent receipt of the described Prize. Hellotxt holds no liability for any potential damage(s) possibly incurred during transit or by transit carrier to the Prize; any claim(s) related to potential or real damage(s) must be filed by Prize recipient through the transit carrier, in accordance with transit carrier company guidelines, including (but not limited) to the meeting of required timeframe(s) for filing of any such claim.
The approximate base retail value of the Prize is approximately £499.00. The Prize is non-negotiable, non-assignable and non-transferable. No cash alternative or prize substitution will be allowed except that Hellotxt retains the right to substitute a Prize of comparable or greater value or, at Hellotxt’s sole election, the cash value of the applicable prize in the event that a stated prize is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason.
PRIZE LIABILITY
The Prize is an electronics device which is intended for adult use only, is not a toy, and is not intended for children. Hellotxt maintains no liability in receipt or use of the indicated Prize. Any winning Entrant who accepts and receives the Prize does so knowingly, fully appreciating and accepting any actual or potential risk of death or injury that the Prize could possibly present. By accepting the Prize, Winners hereby releases Hellotxt and any or all representatives or affiliates or third-party from any and all liability of any kind to the fullest extent permissible by law, including but not limited to injury or death, as a result of or arising from the acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of the Prize.
Each participating Entrant, and any subsequent Winners, agrees that Hellotxt or Competition entities has not made any warranty, representation or guarantee that is express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any Prize, including, without limitation, to such Prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.

GENERAL RELEASE

The document referred to as the Terms governs this Competition. Acceptance of the Prize constitutes the Winner’s permission for Hellotxt, Hellotxt representatives or Competition entities to use Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (town and county) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, and without further compensation in any form. Winners additionally agrees to provide Hellotxt with physical, non-returnable, photograph of Winners meeting the size requirements of 3”x5” or larger (or equivalent, medium to high-resolution JPEG photographic image on CD format) within the completed Prize Claim Documents package returned to Hellotxt.All entries will become the property of Hellotxt and will not be acknowledged or returned.
No software-generated or automated multiple entries for participation in the Competition will be accepted. Hellotxt reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant who is suspected or found to be tampering with the entry process or operation of the Competition or of the Competition (or third-party) website, suspected or found to be acting in violation of the Terms, to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner at sole discretion of Hellotxt, to be acting with the intent to disrupt or undermine legitimate operation of the Competition, or to be annoying, abusing, threatening or harassing any other person or Entrant in any manner. Hellotxt additionally reserves the right to seek legal damages and other remedies, from any such person, to the fullest extent allowed by law.

At its sole discretion, Hellotxt may prohibit any person or Hellotxt website Entrant from participating in the Competition or participating in any future Hellotxt event or Competition if Hellotxt has reason to believe that the Entrant has deliberately or repeatedly disregarded the Competition’s Terms.

Hellotxt, along with its agents and representatives, affiliates, advertising, Competition, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, and services or access provided via any third-party, are not responsible for and shall not be held liable for (whether foreseen or not) (1) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, unintelligible or unreceived entries or submissions; (2) electronic, hardware or software program, network, internet, or computer malfunctions, server delays, failures, site ‘downtime’ or difficulties of any kind whatsoever including (but not limited to) those of third parties or providing third-party services; (3) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions and/or electronic mail; (4) any condition caused by events beyond reasonable control of Hellotxt that may cause the Competition entries to be disrupted, corrupted, or unreceived; (5) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the Prize or its acceptance, or from participation in the Competition; or (6) any human error or omission, or printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Competition.
Hellotxt reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Competition at any time or for any reason, and without legal liability. Hellotxt is not liable for any errors or omissions of the Terms and may additionally end the Competition, at Hellotxt’s sole discretion, related to any such occurrence.
GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Terms or the rights and obligations of Entrants or Winners, Hellotxt, and any representatives, affiliates or Competition entities in connection with this Competition shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of England and Wales without giving effect to any choice of law of conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause application of any other state’s laws.
By participating in the Competition, each Entrant agrees to these Terms and to the decisions of Hellotxt, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

How to Play Our Facebook Mini-Game: Do You Know Viral?

December 7th, 2010 Ryan No comments

Hi Everybody,

We’ve been having such a great time with the new Facebook Page and ways to interact with our fans, we thought we’d take it a step further and introduce a fun mini-game to play with all of you. Here’s how it works.

Do You Know Viral?


Step 1: Choose a Video

Our community manager Ryan will pick two separate videos each week from the 8 gazillion that get uploaded every day to YouTube, and post them to our Fan Page wall here: http://www.facebook.com/hellotxt

Each will be fun or interesting in that unique way that only the web can deliver…but your job is to decide which one will have more views over the next week (7 days).

Step 2: Post a Comment

Post a comment underneath the video you think will have more YouTube views with your Twitter name (for example, Ryan’s would be @rorohello).

You can tell us why you think it has a better shot than the other vid, or just type your Twitter name — either way, we’ll announce all the names of folks that picked the winner on the official Hellotxt Twitter, so you can all have a big cyber high-five!!

The Hellotxt Team

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Hellotxt Christmas Countdown — Giving The Gift of Time

December 6th, 2010 Ryan No comments

Hellotxt is a perfect match for the Holiday season, because we are all about making it easy to share online through our simple and fun social dashboard. And what is Christmas, but a celebration of sharing!

To get into the habit, and to help save you some time during this hectic period, Hellotxt will be counting down the remaining days until Christmas with a time saving tip from our team each day. These tips will be related to your life online, and we will post them for you to read on our Twitter and Facebook channels. So, if you are not doing so already, make sure you follow and fan us!

Merry Christmas from The Hellotxt Team!
Follow hellotxt on Twitter
HelloTxt

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Hellotxt Now Multilingual — iPhone/iPad Ver 2.3!!

November 22nd, 2010 Ryan No comments

Hi Everyone,

Today we are excited to announce an update for Hellotxt on iPhone and iPad, bringing native translations for the following languages:

iPhone 2.3

Download Hellotxt iPhone/iPad Now

Download Hellotxt iPhone/iPad Now

Italian
Spanish
French
Dutch
Portuguese

iPad 2.3 language
Italian
Spanish
French
Dutch

Hellotxt has always had a truly multi-national user base, thanks to the simple and intuitive design of our web dashboard, and our humble beginnings as tiny start up in Italy.

We are happy to address the needs of our increasingly diverse mobile user base with this release, and we hope to see more posts from all you French/Italian/Spanish/Dutch and Portuguese speakers!!!

If you are an iPhone or iPad user, and you haven’t already downloaded the app, you can do so by clicking on the App Store logo above.

Best,

The Hellotxt Team

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iPhone/iPad Version 2.2 — More Fun! Smart Reading!

November 4th, 2010 Ryan No comments

Hi Everyone,

A quick post to let you all know the iPhone/iPad application has been updated! In the new version 2.2 we’ve packed in not only a smarter feed experience (Comment and Like from your Hellotxt feed!) but some other great fun enhancements for posting. Here is the lowdown on what’s new:

- Smart Feed
You can now see and add comments to Facebook posts inside the stream

- Doodle Your Friends!
Add freehand doodles or fun stamps/clip art to your friends’ Facebook profile pic, then post to their wall and challenge them to do better!

- Shake Fun Suggestion
Don’t have anything to say? Shake your iPhone, or tap the :) on iPad for a witty remark to post. We are crowdsourcing suggestions from all of you!

Click here to download the new app from the App Store now!

To see the new features in action, check out this walkthrough video on YouTube:

It was a whirlwind Summer for us here at Hellotxt! With our official Android application already hitting the Android Marketplace hard, and major improvements to the website on the way — like rich media RIGHT UP IN YOUR FEED! — we are going to be continuing to blow you away…so stay tuned!

Hellotxt on Android — It’s Official!

October 27th, 2010 Ryan No comments

Well we’ve done it! And today it’s official — visit the Android Marketplace and prepare to fall in love with Hellotxt on your Android phone! In this first official release, you will find: qrcode

  • Smart Feed — Comment and Like within one consolidated Smart Feed view
  • Geo-Location — Enable to post map updates showing where you are. Supports Doodling so you can draw right on maps!
  • Doodle Your Friends — Challenge your friends to a match of creativity using Doodle and their profile pictures from Facebook
  • Fun Suggestion — Don’t have anything to say? Count on a random funny saying or quote from our crowd-sourced recommendation engine. Always fresh!

A very big THANK YOU goes out from The Hellotxt Team to everyone who helped along the way with their input and BETA testing.

To download the app now search the market for “Hellotxt” or click this link from your phone.

For a more detailed look, check out our YouTube channel:

Announcing Official Hellotxt Android

Thanks again!

The Hellotxt Team

Hellotxt alla BlogFest a Riva del Garda

September 24th, 2010 Ryan No comments

Blogfest HellotxtSabato 25 e Domenica 26 il team di Hellotxt sarà presente alla BlogFest a Riva del Garda. La BlogFest è l’evento che riunisce, ogni anno, tutto ciò che in Italia gravita attorno alle community della rete, che abbiano origine dai blog, da Facebook, da Twitter, dalle chat e dai forum e da qualsiasi altra forma sociale di comunicazione e non potevamo mancare.

Stiamo migliorando costantemente la nostra piattaforma e per l’occasione vorremo parlarvi un po più nel dettaglio delle API di Hellotxt che permettono con semplicità di rendere immediatamente più social le vostre applicazioni e le vostre idee.

Siamo lieti di incontrarvi durante le premiazioni dei migliori blog italiani e domenica mattina allo stand Hellotxt.

Happy Hellotxting

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How To Update Multiple Facebook Pages

September 2nd, 2010 Ryan No comments


One of the things we get asked a lot is whether Hellotxt can be used to update multiple Facebook Pages at once. Facebook Pages are used by brands, companies, small business, celebrities and more…and they are a way to engage and communicate with your fan base or audience.

THE ANSWER IS YES!!!

Hellotxt is a great way to manage multiple Pages from a single posting and organization tool, however, it does come with a bit of instructions…like a Christmas toy you really wanted to play with right away that needed a bit of setup, but don’t worry, this time you won’t need your dad.

The main thing we need to stress is that this works best when one person admins several Pages and is the only administrator. By adding multiple admins, or giving accesss to your Hellotxt account to others…things can get complicated quickly. But fear not! We are here to explain with these helpful resources:

FAQ

Hellotxt Walkthrough Facebook Pages and Multiple Admins

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Calling All Hellotxt Android Users

August 11th, 2010 Ryan No comments

Hi Everyone

While all of you have been enjoying summertime, the Hellotxt development team has been locked into an 8×12 room with basic food and water, and forced to listen to Lady GaGa until they deliver a new Android application to the marketplace. The good news is that we’re almost out the other side, and not too far away from a first release. Although Hellotxt has been available for Android users for some time already, this is a complete overhaul of the application, so should be a significant upgrade for everyone…

We really appreciated all the support and feedback we received around the iPhone version so we’d like to also ask for some early feedback from our Android fanboys out there.

If you are interested in taking part in the BETA development stage for the next version of Hellotxt Android, please drop us a line at feedback@hellotxt.com, and include your Android model phone and version info.

Thanks in advance!

Hellotxt Team