I was recently introducted to Siignia, a start up company that is about to run a Kickstarter campaign later in the month, so I thought I’d talk about it with you!
Siignia is developing a new way to exchange contact details which will make swapping details with people so much easier than in the past. How? Let’s find out together. Your contact details will be stored in a Near-Field Communication chip, which makes smartphones communicate with each other just by bringing them close. You can forget about business cards and notes! The most interesting part about the iiD is that the chip is embedded in a piece of silver jewellery (necklaces, key rings, bracelets, brooches…): if someone wants to know more about you, they just have to bring their phone near to the piece of jewellery; they will be then taken to a webpage where all your social networking links will be. Easy, right? You can update your contact details online or using an app; also, you can decide which ones your contacts can see. The chip also lets you store notes about your contacts with their record.
I think that iiD will change the way we connect with people even more than social network websites: exchanging info with friends or clients will be much more simple and fast. It’s such a cool idea! Siignia is currently in the final stages of developing their product, but they will be soon launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund the chips, website and app. Those who will donate to the campaign will receive an engraved Kickstarter-exclusive iiD in exchange for their help.
What do you think about Siignia and their project? Do you think you’re going to get an iiD or you prefer pen & paper? ;)
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