Hashable: a New Way to Exchange Business “Cards”

At SXSW Interactive this year, many attendees skipped the business cards and instead swapped contact info via Hashable, “the ultimate networking app.” Hashable was super useful for us during SXSW (since we ran out of business cards the first day), and it’s an environmentally-friendly solution.

The Hashable app (free), available on iPhone and Android devices, allows you to:

  • Exchange contact information by entering the Twitter handle or email address associated with the other person’s Hashable profile.
  • Check in to a location and tag the people with you. The check-in can be a public one that tweets your location and companions, or it can be used as a CRM tool that allows you to privately note meetings with people in  your network.
  • See who your contacts are meeting through an “Activity” tab that displays public check-ins.

If you’d like to give Hashable a try, sign up for an account here. To download the app for iPhone, click here. To download the app for Android, click here. Let us know if you find Hashable as useful as we did.

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About Melody Demel

Melody is Senior Manager, PR for Boingo Wireless, where she is responsible for media relations, brand building and thought leadership initiatives. Melody is a die-hard Nebraska Cornhuskers fan and retired NCAA DI college field hockey player.
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5 Responses to Hashable: a New Way to Exchange Business “Cards”

  1. Thanks for writing about that app.

    Not sure how useful it will be for me to generate another pool of connections beside of Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare … but I will give it a serious try.

  2. Baochi says:

    Hi Harald, thanks for your comment. From what I’ve seen with Hashable, you don’t have to build a new network. You’re either keeping tabs with folks from your existing networks (e.g., Twitter) or you’re exchanging business information with a new contact. As a CRM tool, Hashable is really promising. I wonder if it integrates well with an enterprise’s larger CRM tool…

  3. Harma Davtian says:

    Interesting tool Baochi. We’re starting to see many companies trying to cash in, and ride the coat tails of social media giants like twitter and facebook. There are apps that automate posts, updates, image sharing and etc to different accounts. Personally, I would not use 3rd party apps that ask for password to other accounts. Email addresses are ok, as some aps send email reminders and that’s all, but if a 3rd party app asks for your password to twitter, just so it can automate something it would take you 2 minutes to do on twitter, I’ll take a pass. We all need to be careful about these little “bots” 😉

  4. Baochi says:

    Hi Harma, thanks, as always, for your comments. 🙂 I believe that you don’t have to connect at all to social networks via Hashable if you choose not to. Something as simple as an email address is sufficient.

  5. I really enjoy the post. Really Great.