Cellular portfolio app takes Moo past enterprise playing cards

Mobile portfolio app takes Moo beyond business cards

As a artistic, you’re more than likely to get employed for a job off the again of your portfolio of previous shoppers and work. Aimed squarely at this market, Moo — the corporate higher recognized for his or her enterprise playing cards — launched Monogram, a free app that goals to assist make portfolios extra moveable.

Utilizing the app, you’ll be able to create a collection of themed portfolios displaying off what you do: screenshots of internet sites, pictures, hyperlinks to web sites and much more. Monogram could be very straightforward to make use of, and is likely one of the extra elegant advert hoc presentation apps I’ve seen.

Making a presentation is straightforward and easy. Along with pictures, you’ll be able to add textual content, social profiles, hyperlinks to web sites and extra. Within the course of, you’re constructing a wealthy portfolio/presentation that appears remarkably slick. It may be shared by e-mail, as nicely, creating an interactive presentation on your potential clients to peruse at their leisure.

“Whereas we love print, we’ve been eager to develop a digital product for our clients,” says Richard Moross, Moo’s CEO. “Monogram seeks to construct on the 300-yr-previous ‘ceremony’ — the time you first meet somebody. It seeks to bridge the divide between the standard enterprise card and a extra concerned web site.”

If in case you have all the pictures you want on the digital camera roll in your telephone, the app works offline, which is useful for constructing shows or pitching to new shoppers when you’re on the aircraft or in case you do most of your corporation in a Faraday cage.

The Monogram app follows within the firm’s current custom of trying to zap some life into the frankly barely retro world of enterprise playing cards. Final yr, Moo launched Enterprise Playing cards+, that are playing cards embedded with an NFC chip for sharing contact info wirelessly. With Apple’s persistent insistence to refuse supporting NFC, nevertheless, the playing cards by no means actually obtained off the bottom, and I’ve but to see one within the wild.

The brand new app additionally has a considerably vital oversight: The app doesn’t allow importing of video content material, which signifies that filmmakers and mime artists should go elsewhere for an app to point out off their commerce. There is perhaps hope, although: Chad Jennings, Moo’s VP of Product and Design, hints that video and GIF help might be coming sooner or later.

The app is out there for iOS now, and Moo says it’s “taking a look at an Android model sooner or later.”