Popl – The Simple and Contactless Way to Share Contact Info [Review]

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These days, I don’t think anyone actually gives others their phone numbers anymore. Instead, we use our social media pages as our point of contact. Whether it’s Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Youtube, most of us these days use these to keep in touch with each other. I can say that I barely even call or text people anymore. I stay in contact with many of my friends through social media DM chats or posting on their walls. With that said, a simple method of sharing your contact information and all your social media links is with Popl.

Popl in simple terms is a small NFC tag that transmits social media and contact information wirelessly. To make use of Popl, you’ll need to download the app from either Google Play or Apple’s App Store. The app allows you to enter all your social media information you want to share along with any websites or blogs. You can even enter any business addresses you have and phone numbers if need be. You will also need the app to activate your Popl tags.

Popl tags are basically NFC tags that you stick to the back of your phone. Once yours is activated, people you want to share your info with just need to tap their NFC equipped phones to the Popl tag. Their phone should automatically take them to your Popl page or to your #1 contact, whichever you have it set to.

That’s basically all there is to it. Basically, Popl takes most of the work out of sharing your information. It makes contact sharing a near contactless solution, which in this day and age is becoming the norm. What you’ll like too is that Popl is available in many different colors and designs. There are even some limited edition designs you can pick up. If you’re a business, it’s also possible to make your own custom Popl tags.

For those who are heavy into social networks and networking in general, Popl is an interesting solution. Most social media sites can be added, though there are some that are missing. Hopefully, future updates include additional sites, more custom links, and a more detailed contacts card. As is though, it’s not bad and has a lot of potential.