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Initially launched as MyNameIsE before re-branding Cardcloud, the Amsterdam based online business card service makes it easy to share your digital business card with other users on the go. The app has continued to evolve, adding new features, such as event integration, which was launched at The Next Web Conference in 2011.
Previously available only on the iPhone, Cardcloud has just launched an Android version making it easy to share your card in seconds via a peer to peer transfer. If you own an Android phone, and want to share your card with an iPhone user, you now can with Cardcloud.
In comparison to other similar apps, Cardcloud is the most feature rich. Bump also caters to the Android community, but you can’t share your business card with anyone who doesn’t have the app on their phone. The latest app to enter the market Cardflick allows you to email your details, just like Cardcloud does, but is currently available only for iPhone users.
Cardcloud also has the added advantage of solid event integration, making it an ideal option for the worldwide tech start-up scene and its many conferences.
Information included in your digital business card can be anything from links to your social networks, a profile picture, your company logo, and contact information, all of which is also stored on a vCard.
The Android app has the same feature list as the iPhone version, allowing you to create and edit cards directly on your phone, add contact information, share cards via email or via a peer to peer transfer, as well as storing location information on received business cards.
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