(This post was updated in Nov 2023)
The wait is finally over, friends. It has been a long time coming, about ten months to be exact(ish). From the day we decided to take on this considerable challenge to where we are today has been an incredible journey. I hope the community and those who have been waiting so patiently are as excited as I am (if that's even possible)!
It was a simple idea when I started working on Social Card. Take the power of the business card and make it useful again (It's almost 2023...we might aswell use scrolls). That meant something which would seamlessly integrate into your everyday life so you could, in a sense, forget about it. Simple right? No app required or physical cards; I wanted something that was always there waiting for the moment I needed it. The challenge was finding the perfect blend between tradition and tech.
"Aha!" time... Say it with me now "There has got to be a better way."
The actual "Aha!" moment came months later. Our phones! You know, the thing that's always with us everywhere we go, no matter what. That's how we ended up leveraging the growing strength of the Apple Wallet on the back of tech giant Apple to build the first public Apple Wallet digital business card app.
Okay, nostalgia aside. Now was the hard part, figuring out if this was something people would adopt and where it would be most beneficial. The transition seemed evident to me, but humans prefer to avoid bold changes. The paper business card is a legendary trademark of all businesses. It's a formality that's been around for centuries without change. The digital business card was not a new idea, but integrating it into the Apple Wallet was. Was this the seamless step needed to make digital business cards the new standard and finally replace the archaic business tradition? Only time will tell.
We aren't at critical mass yet, but after thousands of cards created around the globe, many a sleepless night, and now the launch of our enterprise platform. We are getting really close! Please join our fantastic users and us on our mission and take another step towards a green digital future.
Teams, Platform, and Purpose
We've evolved a lot since the original Social Card. This platform is a tool, but one that will never be static. I believe in the evolution of a product and hope to be the opposite of the traditional business card. A few things have stayed at the forefront of importance to us from the start of this project.
Expanding the Social Card platform with teams large and small in mind. We wanted to make the process easy for teams to create and manage branded digital business cards at scale. Put your team's energy behind your business from the very first interaction.
We love the integration we've built with the Apple Wallet but knew it needed to be broadened. We've expanded Social Card to four platforms (Web, Apple Wallet, Email, and QR), each with valuable use cases that grow the networking footprint of global teams. We're working rapidly to introduce new tools and features to expand the platform, like our integration with the new Google Wallet (coming soon).
We wanted to build a product with a dynamic purpose. From our mission to do our part in ridding the world of paper business cards to features like our analytics engine, which was built to help provide more layers of data to your funnel.
I've seen many of the incredible things individuals have done with the Social Card platform, and I'm ready to see what teams can do with our products. We've had a lot of help along the way and couldn't have done it without the support of our loving families, helpful friends, and the thousands of people who have created Social Cards to date.
Without further due, the wait is finally over. We are so excited to announce the Social Card Public Beta release. It's quick and easy to get started on your own, but we're happy to talk more about what Social Card can do for you and your team. So contact us if you need anything!