A few months ago, we reported that a startup called Moo was readying to release NFC-enabled business cards. To recap, these cards will be equipped with an embedded microchip that will be able to transmit data from the card to an NFC-capable smartphone. Touted as “the business card of the future,” the Moo business card will give information that may be updated easily by the card owner via an application. The card, at this point, is not yet available, but it may be nearing its release since the company already launched the app on Google Play.
Developed by Moo Print, the NFC by Moo app offers the ability to embed a URL, phone number, location or link to a map through Google Maps, or social network (including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flavors.me, and Flickr) on the NFC-enabled card. Likewise, it allows users to share a contact card and transmit data from another app to NFC by Moo. The app furthermore lets users read the data embedded on a card or tag as well as reset data.
Without the card, however, it is still possible to make use of NFC by Moo to embed information on one’s website, social networks, contact numbers, among others with other NFC tags.
To function, the NFC by Moo app requires a minimum of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has a file size of 524k and costs free to download.
The app currently has a high rating, but users who left comments say that the app would be more fun if the NFC-enabled cards are already available.
Last year, NFC announced that the NFC-enabled business cards will be available this year, though no specific time frame was given by the company
Apart from the NFC-enabled cards, Moo is also selling other types of business cards. Among these are regular business cards, luxe business cards, gloss business cards, rounded corner business cards, Facebook cards, and MiniCards.
Here is the link to the app on Google Play.