Business networking has many advantages. You can use business networking to explore career opportunities and to expand new business development, as well as – among other things – form new partnerships with like-minded professionals.
Unlike a lot of other business networking apps, CityHour doesn’t encourage you to mindlessly collect emails and profiles of other professionals, who you’ll never likely meet or even ever interact with.
CityHour, you see, encourages you to meet its users face-to-face. It will even point you in the direction of like-minded professionals that share commonalities with you, based on several variables.
CityHour allows you to be incredibly efficient. You can fire up the app, find new contacts, and set a meeting time and a suitable location with just a few taps of your iPhone’s display.
According to Alex Lubinsky, CEO of TrueBear Corporation and creator of CityHour, this is ‘effective networking’. In Alex’s experience, it’s the people who are willing to spend time with you in person that are really looking to do business.
CityHour stands apart from similar apps, then. Instead of emphasizing ‘the digital relationship’, CityHour focuses on the human relationship.
Lubinsky believes that ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ is as true a statement today as it was 25 years ago, and that more often than not, companies hire based on personal relationships and referrals.
This is what CityHour encourages.
Currently, you can register and begin using the CityHour app with your LinkedIn account. The app will then pull in your profile in order to locate contacts both in and out of your current network.
CityHour will also sync contacts from your iPhone’s address book. At the end of this month, an update to CityHour will be released that will also allow you to sign in to the app using your Facebook account.
Any meetings you make through the app and add to its integrated calendar will also be added to your iPhone’s Calendar app, so you can easily view all of your personal and business appointments in one place.
Lubinsky is incredibly proud of CityHour. More specifically, he’s incredibly proud of the app’s interface, which is intuitive and easy to use in spite of CityHour’s complexity; and the app’s overall purpose, which is to have a positive impact on the lives of those who use it.
CityHour is currently available to download on iPhone. In fact, you can head on over to the App Store right this second and grab it for free.
Lubinsky and his team at TrueBear Corporation will release a new version of the app later this summer around the same time that Apple releases its iPhone 6. This version of the app will be compatible with the Cupertino company’s new smartphone and the iPad.
By the end of this year, you’ll be able to download CityHour on Android-powered devices, too.
Download CityHour from the App Store.