You Don’t Need Business Cards When You Have These iPhone Apps

by Guest Author on November 21, 2011

in Apps & Games, Guest Posts

It is no doubt true that business cards are one of the most important items used in today’s date. These can help in swapping the contact details of different persons. Business cards have been in use since a long time, and these are mostly used for professional purposes. These cards largely help in the purpose of marketing because with these cards, a customer can easily be attracted into a business. Irrespective of the nature and the size of the business, it is best to make use of these cards.

If you are a business owner, with the use of a business card, you would largely be able to reflect your entity. It can also give an idea about the nature of the service offered by the company. Thus, in short, the main aim of the business cards is to let the customers know about the business owner and the company. Being a business owner, you might have often used these cards. There was a time, when these cards were mainly available in the printed form. The business owner had to carry these cards with them, so that it could give the impression of the details of the business. I personally can say from my experience that carrying your business cards along with you all the time is pretty troublesome; once, I had to carry the business cards for my blog giving away vista print discount coupons and psprint.com coupons all the time with me and ask me it was pretty irritating.

Development of Technology

With the tremendous progress in technology, things have largely undergone a change. Now the business cards are not carried by the business owner in the printed form. Instead, they are loaded in many different apps. With the introduction of iPhone apps, there is absolutely no need of business cards separately. These can easily be loaded into the iPhone to serve the necessary purposes. In fact, it has been found that majority of business owners; especially big companies have already replaced the business cards with the iPhone apps today. More and more companies are eager to replace these with the new tech savvy solutions available these days:

Jumpscan 

This app is designed in such a manner, so that all your contact information can be placed together into a single QR code image. Therefore, before you load this app, you would have to ensure that there is app of QR code scanning on your phone. Thus, you would easily be able to take a photo of the code and take it directly to the contact information.

SnapDat

This particular app is available currently only for iOS, and it can easily pass on the contact details to another user with the same app. It presents 40 different business card designs, and is lot better than other business cards.

Bump

This app is definitely one of the highest profile replacements and it is available for both Android and iOS. It works like it sounds; it lets users to exchange their details via “bumping” into each other. Not only the regular contact information, but, through Bump, users can share pictures or events; they can even connect to each other via different social networking sites. The app works cross platform, meaning that you can bump into another user, despite of the fact, that you use iPhone and the other person uses Android.

These are few of the latest apps that are available in the iPhones for business card replacement. Apart from these, apps like My Name Is E and Google Goggles are fast finding their footholds as well.

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Guest article written by: Costea writes about technology as it relates to marketing a business. He gives away a coupon for Vista Print here. For a Psprint discount code click here. Vista Print and Psprint are two dependable printing services were business can order customized booklets, brochures, business cards and other marketing material.

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Guest article written by: Costea writes about technology as it relates to marketing a business. He gives away a coupon for Vista Print here. For a Psprint discount code click here. Vista Print and Psprint are two dependable printing services were business can order customized booklets, brochures, business cards and other marketing material.

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Veronica Cervera November 22, 2011 at 03:38

I think QR codes are only best for big companies. I still know a lot of business owners who uses traditional business cards however i do feel that in the near future this cards would be replaced by QR codes.

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Aanchal November 22, 2011 at 06:42

I don’t have apple iphone as yet but these apps are really worthy and iphone users must be enjoying it.
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Kate Brown Wilson November 22, 2011 at 10:23

I think that this application is worth a try, because as you can see business card are old version, and some are not using this nowadays.

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ricky November 22, 2011 at 10:30

thanks for the application..apple fans here..
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CorinneC November 22, 2011 at 12:45

Great post! Thanks for sharing your knowledge! I’ll go try it out!

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tekkaus November 22, 2011 at 14:02

Then again nothing can beat real physical business card. I mean it feels more real. I have gone to events where I am more than happy to receive business card rather than taking one’s contact via smartphone apps.

Besides exchanging business card can give both the recipients a sense of respect for each other.
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Shiva November 22, 2011 at 14:44

Hi Costea,
I think smartphone and mobiles are the future’s in thing and I think QR Codes and contact sharing applications are already quite a rage and I am sure businesses will slowly be taking these stuffs up. Although I am yet to get an iPhone yet but I am sure people with iPhones will find this apps quite useful
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Marty @ Techie Saves November 22, 2011 at 15:50

Pretty cool apps here. I still think we’ll need business cards in the future but it’s good that we have this alternative.
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Katie Woodard November 22, 2011 at 17:33

Do any of these apps work if the other person doesn’t have the same app? It seems unlikely that everyone you meet will have the same app as you.
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Shane Ryans November 22, 2011 at 19:20

that is the new wave these days, but i still think buss cards are important.
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David November 23, 2011 at 05:36

Yeah cool application, hope card developed by this application also works for other smart phones. It is good to have digital business card which doesn’t occupy space in your wallet that the one with traditional.

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Shamelle November 23, 2011 at 16:38

QR codes might not replace the business card, but it certainly compliments it.

The audience that you can reach with QR codes is much more.
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Barreto November 23, 2011 at 17:22

I still think business cards will be around for a very long time, even with the iphone out and people using these kinds of business apps. It’s just so much easier to do so.

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Aviran Zazon November 24, 2011 at 13:12

It will be kinda hard to deliver this codes to people, some dont save this info on their phone, but on their wallet, makes them easier to remember the number instead of seeking all through the phone for the number.
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Batteries November 26, 2011 at 08:57

Yeah i know about this application. cool application and i always using this application in the daily basis for my business.

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Alan Smith December 2, 2011 at 09:47

Now your all thing inside small sweet instrument. Enjoy your new identify now

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Broaching December 5, 2011 at 10:44

I agree with all of you these iphone apps are really doing a good job for the business person.

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Broaches December 17, 2011 at 09:36

I agree with you Apple released amazing apps for the iphone.

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Johnny Mack January 6, 2012 at 04:01

I love BUMP. That’s a great app and it’s kinda fun to use. But I haven’t had much luck with any of the QR code readers on the iPhone. I think those are cool but in my opinion never caught on like bar codes have.
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