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App Spotlight: Cardcloud

In this day and age it is important to carry a set of business cards. One truly never knows when or where they will need them. With that in mind, there is an app called Cloudcard that offers a service which will allow someone to carry that business card inside their phone.

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Creating a business card in the app is simple enough, just enter the information a potential contact may need to know. For those who need multiple cards, like someone who may be holding down multiple jobs, Cloudcard has that option. Once a decision is made to give a contact a card the recipient doesn’t need the app in order to receive the card.  Instead, the app can send the card to an email provided. Upon receiving a card, the user has the option of updating it with info, such as where, when or how they met.

Screenshot by Josh Gough

Cardcloud seems like a useful app and it sounds good in theory. While it is similar to a few tricks you can do with the Contacts app on Android, it offers the ability to “Beam” cards to other users with the app. This is potentially faster than emailing off a contact card, but requires everyone to be using the same software to work properly.