With so much of our time consumed by the virtual sphere, it is no wonder that many of our interactions occur via Internet and email. Documents are no longer hardcopy pieces of paper, but attachments we read on a computer screen. And with an increased fixation on being environmentally friendly, such aversions to paper seem rather sensible and socially conscious. My Business Card by tg.pl utilizes such trends by embracing the concept of a virtual business card that can be emailed rather than printed up and passed around.
My Business Card begins with a brief tutorial to guide you through creating your own electronic business card. To add your personal data, you will first need to tap the Edit button in the upper left corner of the screen. Choose the various fields (First Name, Last Name, Company Name, etc.) to enter the appropriate information.
Once you’ve input all the data, tap the ‘+’ button in the upper right corner to begin browsing through the various card templates available. Tap Create once you’ve picked your template, and then change the card’s name by tapping the label across the top. Because you can make multiple cards, make sure to label each one appropriately so there will not be any guesswork later on. Use the Edit button at the bottom of the screen to fix any mistakes, and the Send button to pass your business card along to those who may be interested. For those who wish to create multiple cards, simply tap the ‘+’ icon for templates and begin again.
While My Business Card does indeed present an environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional business card, one cannot say that such electronic cards will not get lost. Everyone’s email inbox gets flooded every day, bombarded with both the important and the unwanted. There’s a good chance that someone will be less likely to look at and even remember they have your business card, as the email containing your electronic card gets lost amongst the more pertinent items. A physical card makes an impression and, call me old fashioned, but our dependence on technology seems to only contribute to conformity, and blending with the crowd is the last thing anyone would want in today’s business realm.
My Business Card [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 4.2 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.