It Only Looks Like You Spent Big Bucks on Your Friends

June 24th, 2010

When was the last time you made someone truly happy? We’re not talking about a superficial moment of happiness either. We’re talking about happiness that’s far greater than graduating, reaching your life goals, or being there for the birth of your first child. It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? But don’t worry; you’re in luck:

Enter our latest Facebook app: urFooz Gift-X-Change!

Send a free virtual gift from our constantly growing inventory to brighten anyone’s day. Soothe hurt feelings, congratulate, or just to show that you care. There’s an item for every occasion! Graduation day? Send a diploma, a congratulatory bouquet, or a celebratory alcoholic beverage. Upcoming getaway? Gift a duffle bag, sunglasses, or a celebratory alcoholic beverage. Chilling on a Friday night? Send a bucket of chicken, a plate of nachos, or a celebratory alcoholic beverage. (And just so you know, we have big selection of celebratory alcoholic beverages to choose from.)

Click here to gift your friends!

GOAAAAL! Show Your World Cup Support!

June 23rd, 2010

The Beautiful Game is one of the few things that can transcend nearly all human boundaries: language, political and regional. There’s just something about the character and personality of the 2010 FIFA World Cup that can’t be matched by any other sporting event.

Maybe it’s the multi-talented athletes who can not only dazzle their opponents with their impressive dribbling tricks, but can also move the heart of the referee with their unexpected and exaggerated acting abilities. Or perhaps it’s the drama of strictly imposed advertising and sponsorship rules that now prohibit orange minidresses from appearing in a World Cup stadium until 2022. Or it could even be the soccer/football/futbol fans that dress up in the most bizarre fashions as a display of support for their national team (and have no issue with ripping apart stadiums or public property with their bare hands if their team loses/wins).

Yeah… it’s probably the fans.

And if you’re one of these overzealous fans, we’ve got you covered! In celebration of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, urFooz has created an entire collection of soccer fan apparel for your Fooz Avatar that will help you cheer for your favorite team. Check out what you can get at Fooz Mall:

  • Flags
  • Hats with flag design
  • Face paint
  • Skins and backgrounds
  • Animations
  • And more!







Get your World Cup items while the event is still on!

The items can be found in Fooz Mall, under the FS (Fooz Style) Heritage category.

(Sorry, we only offer apparel and accessories for your Fooz Avatar. You’ll have to pull off the stadium deconstruction thing on your own.)

The Playoffs Won’t Last Forever, But The Fun Can

June 16th, 2010

urFooz Launches New Facebook App!

It’s pretty safe to say that everyone here at urFooz is a Facebook fanatic. But for a long while, we’ve all agreed that Facebook was missing something, but we just couldn’t quite put our fingers on it. It was unusual since it seemed like Facebook already had every application imaginable: Twitter synching, Texas hold ‘em poker, Sicilian criminal society membership—heck… they even had lost, wandering livestock looking to be adopted. What could possibly be absent from this list?

And then it dawned on us what was missing: The acts of destroying your closest friends with face-crushing dunks.

Our solution to this Facebook application void was to create Fooz Sports Hoops!

Start a Rivalry More Heated Than the Celtics and Lakers
You know what’s better than obliterating your friends’ arrogant, self-assured sense of basketball know-how and absolutely schooling them in a one-on-one match? When the result of your dominating win is posted on their Facebook wall and made known to all their 2,134 friends (real AND bogus). Followed by you “Liking” that wall post, and then topped off with a comment reminding them that they suck. Ain’t that right, Jason? AIN’T THAT RIGHT?!

*Ahem*… Sorry, got carried away.

Fooz Sports Hoops is the perfect game for basketball aficionados. With Fooz Sports Hoops, you can challenge your friends and define your playing style by choosing from a variety of strategies. Whether you go with a dirty “Throw a ‘bow” or the classic “Fadeaway” play, you’ll have to keep in mind that your friends will have just as many counter maneuvers to stop you cold. Points are awarded for each game you play, which will help you level up and unlock an even greater arsenal of moves.

Click here to challenge your friends!

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Kids Can Safely Discover the Internet on Fooz Kids

June 4th, 2010

It’s summer time and school is out. You can no longer depend on the magical yellow school bus that ferries your children away in the morning and returns them to you in the afternoon, all sleepy and tuckered out. No. For now, you have to keep your little ones engaged, learning, or busy. You can’t tell your kids to entertain themselves the same way you entertained yourself. It’s a new era and they know there’s more to technology than watching episodes of Looney Tunes or Duck Tales on the TV. (We know. We loved those shows too.)

Enter Fooz Kids, an application that you can download and install from www.foozkids.com. Fooz Kids was built from Adobe AIR and delivers a broad spectrum of kid-safe content that gives your kids the opportunity to browse for the content they love to engage with. Here’s a look at what Fooz Kids is all about:

Pre-Screened Content
We have a highly dedicated multi-tiered team of content gatekeepers who spend hours examining internet media and websites before approving them to the Fooz Kids list of pre-screened content. Our pre-screened list is full of websites, games, videos and more! Anything they deem not kid-friendly will be flagged, removed, and returned to the information abyss known as the internet.

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Parent Controls
We’re not going to pretend that we know your kids better than you. That’s why we made sure you—the parent—will have complete control over what your kids can do. We’re positive you know something we don’t when it comes to your child’s interests. If what your kid likes isn’t found in our pre-screened list, you can edit the list of websites, videos and games your kids can go to.

You can also set up separate accounts with individual settings for each of your kids.

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Creator
Your kid’s Fooz Kids experience begins with the Avatar Creator, which will allow them to create virtual look-a-likes, or avatars. They can customize their avatars from a gallery of unique facial features and virtual clothes and items.

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Places
At Fooz Kids, we created an area for kids to create or design their dream room. They can place their avatars, their friends’ avatars, and other toys and furniture and arrange it to their liking. In the future, you can expect to see environments such as beaches, parks, outer space or more.

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Crafts
While watching videos, playing games and visiting websites on the computer can be exciting, Fooz Kids can also engage your kids offline. Print out coloring pages, paper folding, posters and other materials that will let your kids explore their creativity.

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Coming Soon!
We’re not done with Fooz Kids yet. We still have plenty of tricks and ideas up our sleeves that will make Fooz Kids even more exciting. Here’s a small sneak peak:

  • Email (with parent approved contacts, of course)
  • Connecting and Sharing with friends (also with parent approved contacts)

We can’t wait for you and your little ones to try it out. Visit www.foozkids.com for more information and to download the installer!

NBA Promotes urFooz on TV!

May 12th, 2010

We here at urFooz have been glued to our television sets as we follow the NBA Playoffs as it approaches the East and West Conference Finals. And if any of you are as nuts about basketball as we are, you would have noticed the same thing we did: we made it to the big screen!

That’s right—the NBA has given urFooz a shout-out on air! Check it out:

Message:
NBA superstars get Fooz’d. Create your Fooz Avatar & show your team spirit with official NBA gear. Go to www.urfooz.com/nba


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(We tried getting Kevin Garnett’s autograph. But… uh… he was a little busy.)

If you’re proud of your team (whether their season has ended or not), support them by dressing your Fooz Avatar in official NBA Fooz gear:

  • Team jerseys
  • Team shirts
  • Team hats
  • Team headbands
  • Team wristbands
  • Foam fingers
  • And more!

If you don’t have a urFooz account, you can create one for free. You’ll automatically get 100 free Fooz Points, which you can use to get official NBA items! Create your own Fooz Avatar at www.urfooz.com/nba.

You can also download or share your favorite player’s Fooz Cards (like the ones below) at: www.urfooz.com/nba/cards


We’ll Admit It: We Had Some Work Done.

May 11th, 2010

This wasn’t a simple one-day procedure. No. This was total reconstruction that was conceptualized and executed by a first-class team of creatives and programmers over a period of months where basic and secondary needs such as sleep and outside contact were sacrificed. But we’re ready now. The work is done and we’re ready to shed the bandages and reveal our new look.

Our online look, that is.

urFooz 2.0 has launched and we’re absolutely confident that you’ll be amazed at how much easier it will be for you to manage your social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and others. Here are a couple things that just might change the way you interact with your online communities and friends:

Fooz Creator
Creating your Fooz Avatar is now easier than ever! You no longer begin your Avatar creation with a blank template. By responding to a couple of questions at the beginning of the process, we start you off with an Avatar that is pre-loaded with features that are customized to your answers.

Fooz World
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Imagine the time you save if you don’t have to login and logout of each and every one of your social networking sites. With Fooz World consolidating your accounts, all newsfeeds and updates from your separate accounts will be nicely displayed all on one page—your Fooz World page.

Best of all, you can stay in touch with your friends with our chat aggregation tool that consolidates all your instant messaging networks including Twitter, Facebook, AIM, Google, ICQ, Jabber and more. If you have already logged into urFooz between 1am and 10am PST on May 11, you will need to clear your cache to take full advantage of our chatting interface.

Fooz Mall
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The Fooz Mall has been renovated to make it easier than ever to personalize your Fooz Avatar. You can still find some pretty awesome styles and premium items from big brands like Blac Label, Oakley, NBA and NCAA, but now you have the option of creating your own personal look. Which leads us to…

Fooz Nation
urfoozblog_fooznationDon’t you just hate it when you can’t find something you like? Fret no more! Create your own style of clothing that’s unique to your personality. Creativity does not go unrewarded here at urFooz. You can open up a store through Fooz Nation to sell your chic designs to earn Cash Points, which are redeemable for real cash!

Fooz Points
Fooz Points are the currency of the Fooz Mall. After our website revamp, there are now two point systems: Gold and Silver. The main difference is that Gold points are purchased with real money, and Silver points are earned through interaction with the urFooz community (such as sending gifts to friends). But don’t worry, Gold points and Silver points have the same value (1 Gold point = 1 Silver point).

This is just a short preview of what you can expect to find. Check back here to learn more about urFooz 2.0.

What are you waiting for? Go check out the new urFooz 2.0 features at www.urfooz.com!

Support your Alma Mater this Football Season with Official NCAA Gear!

October 9th, 2009

Want to let your team know who their biggest fan is? Whether you’re rooting for the Trojans as they take on their biggest rivals this weekend, or just want to show your school spirit, there’s no better way to do so than with official NCAA jerseys, tees, jackets, actions and skins!

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If you’re like most college students, you don’t have a huge budget to spend on team paraphernalia. With the new NCAA Fooz Mall items, you can show school pride without breaking the bank. Deck out your Fooz Avatar and Card with official school gear for all your rivals on Facebook and MySpace to see.

Check out the latest Arizona State Sun Devils, Bowling Green Falcons, Xavier Musketeer, Illinois State Redbird, and USC Trojan gear at http://foozmall.urfooz.com. We’ll continue adding more NCAA gear throughout the season so if you don’t see your school, rest assure it’s coming soon. Visit Fooz Mall at http://foozmall.urfooz.com/ and start customizing your Fooz Avatar and Card now!

urFooz Brings Twitter to all Your Social Networks and Blogs!

July 10th, 2009

Are you one of the 7 million+ members of the Twittersphere?  If so, you’ll be glad to know we just launched the first Twitter App for urFooz!

Our Twitter App lets you tweet directly from Fooz World and publishes your tweets not only to your Twitter page, but also to all the social networks, blogs, and webpages your Fooz Card resides!   Just another way urFooz helps consolidate your online life.

To start using the Twitter App, it takes 3 simple steps:  1.) go to Fooz World, look under Edit, click on Apps and click on the “Sign in With Twitter” button;  11

2.) Next, log into Twitter;  21

and 3.) Start Tweeting away.   51

The App makes it’s one less site you have to visit to keep your MySpace and Facebook friends up-to-date with your latest tweets.

Here’s another reason why the urFooz Twitter App makes so much sense–  When it comes to Twitter profiles, 79.79% Twitter members fail to provide a homepage URL,  75.86% have not entered a bio in their profile,  and 68.68% have not specified a location.  Putting Twitter on your Fooz Card puts your latest tweets right next to your profile, photos, videos, bookmarks, networks, news, and just about anything else you want to share with friends, family, and fans.

Share your Fooz on Facebook with our Facebook App!

July 8th, 2009

Looking for more ways to share your Fooz with others? Want to see your friends’ Fooz? Well look no further because you can do all this and more with the urFooz Facebook app!

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With our new Facebook app, you can connect with other Fooz friends, comment on each other’s Fooz, find new Fooz friends, and even invite more friends to join in on the Fooz fun! Not only that, but you can add your Fooz card directly to your profile so all of your friends can check it out as soon as they visit your profile page!

To add the urFooz Facebook app, just make sure you’re logged into Facebook and go to http://apps.facebook.com/urfoozapp/ and use your urFooz log-in information to get into the app, and you’ll be all set! It’s just one more way that urFooz helps you connect the many dots of your online life.

It’s finally here! Customize the order of your Fooz Apps.

July 8th, 2009

Thanks to the great feedback you’ve been providing over the past 3 months since we launched, we’ve been adding a number of new feature sets designed to make urFooz more simple and fun.  One of the most popular requests we’ve received has been to offer the ability to choose the order of Fooz Apps shown on your Fooz Card.

We’ve done just that and now it’s ready.  Go to Fooz World, roll over Edit, and click on Apps.  You can edit your apps here, and re-order the way they’ll show on your card by dragging and dropping the apps up and down. The apps you want shown on the top of your Fooz Card should be at the top of the list.  Users who requested this feature cared most about customizing the 3 apps on the front of the card– These 3 apps should be at the top of your list on the Edit Apps page.

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Another feature you’ll notice is that the number of buttons you can show on the back of your card is no longer limited to 9.  The back of your Fooz Card can scroll through two screens (and more as the number of Fooz Apps continues to grow).  Simply put, if you want to show 11 apps on the back of your card per se, the back of your profile card will have 2 screens people can scroll through– 9 apps on the 1st screen and 2 on the 2nd.

Our innovation and improvements are thanks to all of you who’ve contributed your thoughts and suggestions.  Have fun with this and keep up with the great feedback!