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Goodbye vCard, hello jCard!

The vCard format has served us well for encoding and exchanging contact information, but there is a better alternative – jCard. In this post I’ll describe why I think jCard can be better than vCard, and should be adopted by every software vendor who deals with contacts. Both vCard and jCard are text-based formats, but whereas vCard has a unique legacy grammar, jCard is based on JSON. They both represent essentially the same data model that describes contact information: name, phone number, address, e-mail, and so on. Read more →

Introducing introni

Meeting people is easy, but saving their contact information is hard. Do you want to tap and stare at your phone, entering names, numbers and e-mails, or do you want to keep chatting with someone interesting you just met? Meet a lot of business people? Get a lot of business cards? Like most, you’ll probably put them in a drawer and forget about them. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just grab the information straight into your phone’s address book? Read more →