“Earlier today the iTunes Facebook Fan page rolled out a nifty new feature: you can now create custom iTunes gift cards and send them directly to a friend through Facebook or via Email,” Jason Kincaid reports for TechCrunch.
“Using the iTunes Gifts Facebook app is pretty straightforward: you pick from one of six different templates, which include designs for the holidays, birthdays, and a few with those ubiquitous colorful iPod colorful dancers,” Kincaid reports. “Then you choose how much you’d like to gift (options run from $5 to $50) and the names of your Facebook friends or Email addresses as recipients. Finally you can customize the card with your own personal message. Once you’re done, you can choose to send it immediately, or specify a day on which it should be sent (which makes it great for holiday/birthday shopping).”
Kincaid reports, “This appears to be one of the only ways to purchase a digital iTunes giftcard — the Apple site itself only offers physical versions, and sites like Gifts.com and Giftcards.com don’t have them either. Aside from this Facebook app, the only place we’re seeing the option is from within the iTunes desktop app itself.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]