In this day and age, introducing yourself is no longer just giving your name. More often than not, the other person may also need your social media links like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, or Snapchat. While business cards can already do so much in terms of giving information about yourself, Blue can do so much more.
Blue is both a mobile app and a Smart card that introduces you to people you cross paths with in real life. You only need to tap your Blue Smart Card on a compatible smartphone to share all your social networks and contact information much more instantly. Using Bluetooth low energy and Near Field Communication (NFC), Blue allows you to interact with people and things nearby with or without them having Blue downloaded.
“The vision is to create a world of friends by encouraging people to be social with others around them,” shares Jose Montero, CEO of Blue.
Blue uses cutting-edge technology to reinvent the business card. It is the only smart card integrated with a mobile ambient networking app linked to a Bluetooth Market Network. It works on most Android and newer iPhones that are NFC compatible. It is a great conversation starter and leaves a lasting impression on everyone you meet. Other than just giving your social media links in one go, Blue also works to encourage people to be more engaging in person.
Aside from that, Blue is also easy and convenient to use. You can use Blue’s mobile app to activate your Blue Smart Card on the go. You can turn on Blue, slide your phone back in your pocket, and as soon as you cross paths with another user in real life, you’ll get a notification in real-time.
Through ambient networking, Blue continues to push its vision to build a world of friends wherever you go. Since its launch, Blue has generated more than 500,000 social interactions in just six months. An average of over 10,000 social interactions happens almost every day on Blue. They have now reached over six million people online and now have over 30,000 customers, which include students, business owners, investors, business professionals, recruiters, and social media users.
Blue is leading the market when it comes to the Smart Business Card industry. With many competitors now entering the market, Blue is more than just a smart business card company. It is a platform that connects you to people around you using Bluetooth and NFC Technology.
Furthermore, CEO and Founder Jose Montero believes each person will discover and develop his or her way to make Blue useful. Whether in a classroom, family reunion, fundraising event, electronic concert, college party, club, convention, chamber networking event, or company picnic, there is so much you can do with Blue. With all these goals in mind, they have been recognized for Innovation by Riverside County, taking first place in a Countywide Fast Pitch competition.
Of course, the ability to see social media profiles of other users and its all-in-one ability to consolidate access to selected social media profiles, websites, emails, phone numbers, payment applications is innovative and disruptive, and potentially culture and behavior-changing. Social media apps that exist today try to innovate, but they fall short on one crucial thing, and that is, empowering people to communicate face to face. With Blue, it’s all about making connections and engaging comfortably.
Blue is currently looking for people who will invest in the company and its vision through a Republic CrowdFund campaign where anyone can invest as little as $100. This crowdfunding campaign aims to raise up to $1,070,000. Visit their Instagram @blue_social or visit their website https://www.blue.social/ to know more.