- I can't tell you how many friends of mine use Tinder to quickly find some local friends to hangout with. I can't say that's their only intention, but it's an efficient way to meet some locals around your age in a non-professional context.
- For when you're out & about, without access to your normal stack of business cards, Ping is an efficient way to share your contact information with a new professional connection. They'll get an email with your VCF contact card, and you'll receive an automatically generated contact card (picture, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, short description, location, etc.) just from their email!
I’ve seen several business card-like apps over the years. Ping is probably the best executed version of this, although it doesn’t quite meet my needs.
After entering someone’s email, it adds them as a contacts within the app; however, these contacts are only accessible on mobile (iPhone), housing only a small subset of people I know. I’m seeking a more comprehensive tool to use as a personal CRM of all the people I know, indexed, categorized, and easy to update. Ping isn’t that (yet!?) but for those looking to simply replace the business card exchange ritual, this is the best solution I’ve found.
Great contact tool that I remembered when I ran out of business cards at an event.