NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fetchly announced today the public beta of its new freemium service that will allow users to share phone numbers, e-mail addresses, websites, Twitter profiles and other social media accounts via mobile device, eliminating the need for paper business cards.
To start a Fetchly account, users create a username and password and provide their first and last name and mobile phone number. Once the account is created and the user inputs their contact information, direct mobile business card exchange can begin. The mobile number will remain private and can only be used to connect and authenticate the Fetchly account. Fetchly co-founder Elli Orlinsky says the site offers an environmentally healthy and time-saving method for contact information exchange.
"Rather than traditional business cards, our mobile-based business cards eliminate excessive use of paper, printing fees and wasted time organizing cards from social encounters and events," said Orlinsky. "Fetchly offers an environmentally sound and efficient way to share contact information for everyone from businesspeople to students to friends and family members."
Fetchly also offers "Fetchly Connect," a paid offering for trade show and conference organizers. When a trade show or conference organizer integrates Fetchly Connect into their event, all attendee badges will include Fetchly.com usernames. This enables attendees as well as exhibitors to instantly swap contact information without carrying and trading traditional paper business cards. This capability was recently demonstrated successfully at BlueStar Inc.'s VARTECH in August.
According to Kelly Luken, Business Development Manager at BlueStar, a leading global distributor of automatic data capture (ADC), mobility, point-of-sale (POS), RFID, Digital Signage, and ID & security technology solutions, "We worked with Fetchly to integrate its Fetchly Connect technology at VARTECH, our annual tradeshow and conference, where it provided a valuable contact sharing and lead-generation platform that greatly enhanced the show for exhibitors and attendees alike."
To see how Fetchly works, text the names Elli, Dan or David to 83432 in order to fetch any of the company's co-founders' mobile-based business cards.
Fetchly is a mobile technology company that has been in beta since April 2011. The company, which is based in Teaneck, NJ, is co-founded by David Berkowitz, Daniel Harcsztark and Elli Orlinsky. Learn more at www.fetchly.com.