my facecard: iPhone App Written Review
Here at the iPhone App Review, one of the things we enjoy most about iOS as a platform is its ability to enrich our daily lives. This includes our business meet-ups and casual acquaintances. Nowhere is this more apparent than with my facecard, by developer SK Planet. The app is perhaps the best way we’ve seen yet to create, share, and otherwise get your contact information around. And with Bump technology built right into the app, you’ll never again have to fuss around with complex contact file formats. It’s a killer application, and for our full review, one needs only to skip on down below the break.
Concept and Functionality
As stated, my facecard intends to be an all-in-one resource for the individual that needs to quickly and efficiently share their contact information. However, there are a dozen other apps that offer this kind of functionality. What makes my facecard different is the graphical appeal that it does the whole thing with. First and foremost, the app allows users to immediately tie their Facebook accounts to the app, adding information from that resource immediately to the card. Likewise, you can upload a background photo to use as your card’s graphic. Want to add that super slick shot your friend took of you last week? With my facecard it’s hardly a problem. However, one of the absolute coolest aspects of the app is the interactive nature of the cards themselves. Once shared, a card is saved in the user’s card pile. From there, a card merely needs to be loaded and tapped to produce the contact information needed. It’s quick, simple, and with Bump technology, it could not be faster to transmit your card to another my facecard user’s phone.
Design and Layout
Of course, all of this is great and wonderful, but without the proper amount of design appeal and forethought, we’d hardly be likely to call it gorgeous. Thankfully, the developers have done an absolutely bang-up job with the application’s look. It could not be easier to modify our card using the fill-in forms, nor could it be simpler to adjust or otherwise introduce a new graphic for our contact information. Bump worked flawlessly, and the interactive nature of the cards means that we had no trouble at all getting an hold on our new acquaintances. All in all, my facecard is a gorgeous little utility, and we simply cannot get enough of it.
For the dollar that it costs, my facecard is most certainly a bargain. For much less than the price of a Starbucks latte, you can enjoy a full powerhouse of contact-sharing functionality, and with a beautiful face to boot. And to us, that sounds like a recommended application.
my facecard requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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