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Inside Mobile Design and User Experience

Thoughts on mobile and social business applications, design, and user experience, by Chris Reckling.

Here's a cool feature you can use with the Connections app for Android. If you need to exchange business card information with another mobile phone user, you can share contact info in 2 ways:
1. Send a Vcard through email, sms, etc. through the Android Share intent.
2. Create a QR code that could be scanned by the user on their phone.

Here's how you do it:
Open someone's profile via search or in your list of network contacts. Press the hard menu button and choose the Share item.
Image:Sharing a Profile in the Connections Mobile App

The next menu popup is when you choose how to share. Choosing Share brings up the standard list of Android app options.
Image:Sharing a Profile in the Connections Mobile App

Choose Scan contact info to generate a QR Code.
Image:Sharing a Profile in the Connections Mobile App

Now, another mobile phone can use a QR code scanner to read the information and add it to the local contacts.

(On iOS, the option to share the vcard is there, but not to generate the QR Code.)

Enjoy!

Chris Reckling
@creckling

Chris Reckling | 24 July 2012 04:30:00 PM ET | | Comments (3)


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