GetContact.Info: Add Analytics To Business Cards with QR Code

Adding a QR Code to your business card that allows people to scan the code with their smartphone camera and a QR Code reader app is genius. The ability to track actual scans and manage multiple QR Code contacts is on a another level entirely.

This free service from GetContact.Info allows users to create an online profile using their contact information. That profile is then embedded onto a QR Code that you can either download and add to a business card design, or use the free business card template, complete with your contact info and code, to create your own business card. You’re just not limited to business cards either. You can add the code to stickers, t-shirts…anything.

Embedded in your code from GetContact.Info are analytics that display data on when and where your card/code was scanned, in addition to receiving email notifications when your cards are scanned.

When a user scans your code, they are taken to mobile-friendly site where they have the option to add their contact info to your account, or download your vcard directly into their phone’s address book. Note: iPhone users don’t quite have this ability yet, but you can opt to send the vcard via email, then add the vcard from the message once it’s received.

Since GetContact.Info is a free web application, any gadget with a web browser can create and edit contact profiles, while any mobile device with a QR Code Reader app can get your contact info by just scanning your code.

People are still mentally trained to ask for a business card, but with your info embedded onto a QR code, they can get your contact info right into their phone just by scanning your code, instead of the normal “throw your business card in the junk drawer of their office along with the other poor [business card] souls.”

Check Your Website’s Stats Anytime With Mobile Analytics Apps

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Curious to check up on your site on the go? If you have Google Analytics loaded on your site (If not, you need to get on the ball), you can most definitely use your iPhone or Android smartphone to access many of the same stats and reports from your site you are used to if you were sitting at your desk.

Analytics App for iPhoneThe Analytics App I found for the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad mobile devices is called (you guessed it) Analytics App. Clever names aside, this is indeed a robust app that gives you access to over 55 reports broken down into categories like:

– Overview Reports
– Visitors Reports
– Traffic Reports
– Content Reports
– Event Tracking Reports

side note: I chucked when I read the Analytics App site description of the app, so I just thought I would quote it here:

“Finally you can get to all of your reports and data with Analytics App for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Whether you’re on the road, in a meeting, or sitting on the throne, Analytics App gives you quick and easy access to your analytics data.”

Moving right along, the Analytics App supports multiple accounts/sites and gives you the ability to dig deep into your reports up to 100 rows of data. The Analytics App goes for $6 bucks and can be found in the Apple App Store

Mobile GA App for AndroidConversely, the Mobile GA (I am assuming stands for Google Analytics, another clever name) app for Android devices stresses quick, easy, and simple stats and reports on your smartphone in order to just get the ‘big picture’ and keep it moving.

“Mobile GA only requests and processes necessary data. Whereas other mobile applications use variations of screen scraping and consume more processor cycles, Mobile GA minimizes bandwidth, processor, and battery use.”

But Mobile GA is packed with enough firepower to make this a very appealing app to view the necessary site stats. Below are some of the features:

– Date range comparison
– Graphs and charts for each report
– Custom date ranges
– Favorites
– Geolocation reports
– Regex-enabled searches

In other words, the Mobile GA app is not a slacker either. Additionally, since this app runs on the Open-Source Android mobile Platform, you can customize the API via the app’s Parent site ActualMetrics to meet your specific needs. So if you are like me and just need the top level info, Mobile GA is right up your alley. If you don’t already know, a Brotha loves free, so it should be noted that the Mobile GA app is free to download from the Android Marketplace on your smartphone.