When I was at GDC recently, a thought crossed my mind: we’re all carrying these advanced devices that can communicate with each other and with anyone in the world. Why are we still handing little pieces of card stock to each other? CardFlick tries to turn the whole exchange process into a purely digital one. Users begin by creating their digital card at the CardFlick website, or via the app. Users fill out a few basic categories that can also be added by linking together Twitter and Facebook accounts, that also can be used to log in to the service. They also can pick from over a dozen themes to give their card a sleek look.
The app’s other feature is for sharing contact info with people. The cards can either be emailed to anyone, or sent to other users of the app. It detects the user’s location, then lets cards be flicked to anyone nearby that has the app open, making it easy for users of the app to do the whole card exchange process, or just use it to show off a card designed on the device itself. Either way, it’s a unique way to get around a process that feels increasingly anachronistic.
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