Is it contact sharing using Bluetooth, E-Mail or MMS not really convenient for you? Now you can share your contacts as vCards encoded in QR Barcodes. Opti Contact app will create these barcodes and iPhone companion will scan and import them.
* Create standard QR Codes with vCards encoded inside directly from your Address Book
* If you want to create any other QR Codes containing web site URL, just Phone number or any plain text you can download "QR Code" application from Mac AppStore and also "QR Code Generator" for iPhone and iPad available in the iOS AppStore
* Standard that works accross all mobile phone brands, not only iPhone (for example Android mobile phones)
* You can save your QR Codes in as PNG images and share them by E-Mail or by printing them on your bussiness card
* Internet connection is not required since Opti Contact is generating barcodes directly on your device without sending your private information to online services
With Opti Contact for iPhone (available in iOS AppStore):
* You can scan contacts from another mobile phone display, computer display, newspaper and of course paper business cards
* Scan QR Codes and import vCards directly to your Address Book using iPhone camera (supported formats when scanning: vCard, BIZCARD, MECARD)
* This application can read other barcodes as well, for example: EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-E, UPC-A, ISBN-10, ISBN-13, I25, CODE-39 and CODE-128 (however none of these includes contact information)
A QR Code is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.
Common in Japan, where it was created by Toyota subsidiary Denso-Wave in 1994, the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. QR is the abbreviation for Quick Response, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.
Ratings and Reviews
Well, it's a free app, so whatcha gonna do?
But I honestly don't know how this got into the app store. The menus don't operate correctly (apple menu is blank) The hotkeys aren't listed, and it has no edit menu. Unless the HIG has changed a bit, this isn't a Mac app.
Okay, so that aside. It does operate, it generates codes FAST. But I can't vouch for the verasity of the content. The codes do look a bit biggere than average, though I don't know what the standards are for the QR codes.
Needs some options...
This is pretty cool, but I really think it needs the ability choose what information from a given contact shows up in the image. The ability to not include some information would be great.
Scanning the code thru various scanners yields different results. In some cases it only captures the contact name. A different scanner showed the full detail.
Then I went to a free QR code generator site online, entered in the same stuff as the contact card, and scanned it with the first scanner (as above) and it captured all the information.
So it's kind of a weird experience, makes me think this app is unreliable? Why would the first scanner work fine on the web generated QR code but not on one created with this app?
The developer, Pavel Kanzelsberger, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Pavel Kanzelsberger
- 1 MB
- Requires macOS 10.6 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2011 Mediaware, s.r.o.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.