Everyone uses an address book, and with the prevalence of smartphones we always have one with us, right in our pocket.
But t here is basically nothing different from a smartphone address book and a physical address book. There's nothing dynamic about it. And if something changes with one of your contacts –– say they get a new phone number or address –– it's up to you to get that information and manually type it in.
That's the problem a new app called Addappt is trying to fix.
Addappt lets your contacts update their own information with the app so everything stays up to date on your phone too.
Unfortunately, Addappt won't work unless all your other contacts are using it as well. It's up to them to download the app and update their contact information.
Addappt is currently invitation-only, so you'll need an invite code to sign up for the service.
After you download the free app, you can request an invite code.
IMPORTANT: Reference SAI in the email request and you'll get a code faster.
Once you're code arrives, here are some tips to have the best experience:
- Upload a good high resolution picture of yourself (it shows up on the phone of your connected contacts when you call).
- Add rich data like your company, addresses, social networks, and birthday. (Birthdays and anniversaries are added to your connected contacts' calendar).
- Label your mobile number as "iPhone." Your connected contacts will see a blue text icon telling them you have iMessage.
- The app provides local time for any contact if you have enter their location.
Addappt is private, "we will never share your contact list or any notes you might have for a contact," Addappt CEO Mrinal Desai told us. "We want users to know that we share only your contact information with only your contacts and only when they also have you as a contact and are using the app."
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