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Qriouz releases an app that is faster than a paper business card
In a time when many business are trying to go paperless business cards are still very much present. Qriouz a startup based in Slovenia launched an Android and iOS app that tackles this problem in a very original way.
Even though we live in what is supposed to be a paperless society the paper business card is still one of the main ways of connecting with potential business partners. There are many inherent problems in using a paper business card. They are not environmentally friendly, notoriously hard to organise and the transfer of data from the card to the digital world is tedious and time consuming work.
Several companies tried to develop digital business cards, however most simply try to transfer the paper business card into the digital world which causes several problems. They require an internet connection to work, the user is required to set up yet another social profile and sharing them usually requires the user to ask for the phone number or e-mail of the person they wish to share it with.
Many businessmen started resorting to simply exchanging e-mails and connecting directly through LinkedIn.
The Qriouz app offers a new approach to the age old problem of business cards. The idea behind the solution is not to simply make a digital copy of a paper business card but utilise existing online entities that most people use on a daily basis and are easily accessible through smartphones, such as Linkedin, e-mail, file sharing, social networks etc. and make it easier to connect on those.
Qriouz connects with already installed apps and creates a shareable Qriouz code to easily connect or share files from person to person by simply scanning the other persons code. The Qriouz code can be scanned by any QR scanner or even Snapchat. Several apps such as Snapchat, Facebook messenger and WhatsApp are reintroducing QR codes as means of exchanging contacts. The most notorious of them being the Snapcode we see popping up throughout different social networks.
The app currently includes several social profile buttons, a customisable link and a vCard. Users can exchange those in the time it would take to pull out a business card without having to write down emails, phone numbers or worry about the internet. The app also works offline by keeping track of the connections the user makes in the history tab. The team is just starting out and promises several exciting new features in the future.
App video: https://vimeo.com/
ABOUT THE TEAM
The Qriouz team is a small start up team of savvy Slovenian businessmen, supersonic code jockeys and enthusiastic PR experts under the leadership of Peter Bruner (CEO of two other successful start ups VVineist, OOSM). We all hail from different backgrounds. Some have had long and successful careers, several good business ideas and successful apps and some that are just starting on their career paths. What we do have in common is our shared belief in the project.
Tilen Polajzer, Public relations. Qriouz