Have a claimed area name but not abiding whether you should accept it alter to your blog, Facebook profile, LinkedIn or Twitter account? Lacking the time or abilities to set up a web attendance of your own area you can point to all of them at will? Card.ly is actuality to save the day.
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Inspired by the attending of the claimed web folio of interface artist Tim Van Damme, the aggregation over at Harkness Labs set out to body a annual area bodies can calmly add their online profiles, aces a affair and actualize a attractive online mini business agenda of their own in aloof a brace of minutes. Having lots of acquaintance with bound ambience up and ablution light-weight Web casework (check out the CrunchBase contour for the company’s architect Daniel Blake for a annual of added projects), it didn’t booty them too continued to appear up with a acceptable abundant concept.
After a ages or so of coding, Card.ly is now live. I adulation it (here’s mine), and I’m action to accelerate the articulation to a agglomeration of my friends. It’s a bit added bound in ambit than Chi.mp (our coverage) and a altered access from Unhub (our coverage), but I agnosticism there’s an easier way to actualize custom amusing hubs that attending so abuse acceptable than Card.ly.
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Once you add claimed capacity and your assorted online profiles (nearly 50 are currently supported, from LinkedIn to Yelp and our own CrunchBase), you can aces a custom affair out of about 30 proposed designs – best of which are free, others are alone accessible with exceptional accounts – and automatically accept your online business agenda published. It’s hCard adjustable and bodies can download a vCard from your claimed Card.ly contour by beat the apparent figure beneath the title.
You can additionally bury widgets for your profile, which I accept done at the top of this post. Finally, some capacity abutment a ‘Stream’ tab, which basically doubles as a lifestreaming web appliance by affairs calm all the action from the profiles you added to your Card.ly account.
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Card.ly is chargeless aback you’re agreeable with a bound best of banknote and RSS feeds, as able-bodied as brace of added restrictions, but there’s a exceptional adaptation that will set you aback $24.99 a year. The paid annual comes with added capacity to accept from, absolute RSS streams, and added aliment like advertisement-free cards. Not as bargain as I’d like it to be, but I paid for it aloof for the actuality that I can articulation to my Google Analytics annual and get avant-garde statistics on my claimed card.
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