Harshdeep 2.0

February 8, 2006

Mobile Tag – minimising clicks on the mobile phone

Filed under: Mobile — harshdeep @ 5:39 pm

Mobile Tag

This is information retrieval in its simplest and most convenient way.

This is how it works – on your business card, you print a tag (somewhat like a barcode) along with all the other details. When you give it to someone, he just takes a picture of this tag with his camera phone. An application sitting in the phone identifies the tag, contacts a server and fetches all the related info about the tag. That info may include your phone number, address, email, url and all this gets stored in the address book of that phone. The other guy doesn’t have to type a thing!

For more examples of using this brilliant concept, watch the demonstration video at Mobile Tag’s website.

The entire site, apart from the demo video, is available only in French, so I can’t glean any more info until they put up an English translation also.



  1. Wow… that is so cool idea…

    Comment by Ivan Minic — February 8, 2006 @ 6:02 pm

  2. I struggle with being afraid of such technology and being filled with wonder.

    Comment by Rori — February 12, 2006 @ 7:29 am

  3. Ivan: Yea… it will make mobile phones a lot easier and more fun to use.

    Rori: Hey! I don’t think there’s anything to be afraid of here. Easy access to information is always a good idea, isn’t it?

    Comment by harshdeep — February 12, 2006 @ 2:45 pm

  4. Your blog rocks but do something about the UI.

    Comment by Kanch04 — February 14, 2006 @ 2:17 pm

  5. Hmmm, that kinda sounds cool.
    I guess the phrase ‘Lets exchange numbers’ would now be replaced by ‘Lets exchange business card mobile tags’:) However it aint really helpful in my case ’cause people rarely give me their phone numbers 😦

    Comment by Sajid Hussain — February 15, 2006 @ 11:36 am

  6. Kanch04: I know the UI could be better but this one looks alright to me. Will try some other theme after some time.

    Sajid: How about wearing the tag on the T-shirt so that even the shy ones can avoid asking for your number and just click it surreptitiously from a distance?

    Comment by harshdeep — February 16, 2006 @ 2:10 pm

  7. hi sir
    just saw this .. its site is available in english now..cheers

    Comment by Ranjan rao — April 22, 2006 @ 1:34 pm

  8. Guess what, while surfing today, I found this website: http://www.kooltag.com

    Hmmm … looks very similar ehh!

    Comment by Ajay Ratod — May 14, 2006 @ 2:45 pm

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