U.S. Postal Service includes free augmented reality app with packages

The U.S. Postal Service wants to make gift giving just a little more magical

The postal service has released a free augmented reality smartphone app a la Pokémon Go, just with a little less competition and a little more holiday cheer.

In order to use the app, you need to pick up one of the postal service’s Priority Mail boxes. Senders can choose between two different animated messages: a reindeer in Christmas tree lights or a penguin accompanied by other wildlife near an igloo.

“Our app adds that special touch by delivering cheer when mailing and receiving holiday gifts via Priority Mail,” USPS Chief Customer and Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President James Cochrane said in a statement.

The app is easy to use. Recipients can download it from the official USPS website delivercheer.com and then scan the blue “track and insured” shield on the side of the Priority Mail package.
Source: mashable.com

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