A service with numerous advantages
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We add a further 6 months free of charge to your first annual subscription.
If you find a different reason, please let us know by email.
We add a further 6 months free of charge to your first annual subscription.
Some of the advantages and characteristics of our service
Your professional information is publicly available and is stored on one or more Internet servers that comply with principles of distributed computing (commonly known as "cloud technology").
Keep track of your visitors during all days of the year, including weekends and holiday periods. Information is always available to be found by potential clients or partners, whether you are resting or exercising your normal business activity.
The cards follow the "mobile first" philosophy. Its format is optimized for the Internet browsers of almost all mobile phones and smartphones on the market, including the older ones that use "media queries" and HTML5 in their browsers.
In February 2018 we integrated all the cards into a designated Bootstrap® architecture (MIT license). The fourth version of this architecture allows us to reach the goal of 100% in Google® Accessibility tests with the parameters defined by the W3C® WAI.
More than a parameterized goal, this feature facilitates the use of the cards by citizens who have special navigation requirements defined by the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies.
Artificial intelligence algorithms for new virtual assistants such as Apple Siri®, Amazon Alexa®, or Google Assistant® can find and interpret the information on our cards. Voice commands enable access through the respective search engines used by your virtual assistant.
We are constantly testing new technologies being one of the new 5th generation mobile network (5G) with the technical characteristics that it proposes to implement in the market. Through the Microsoft Azure® network, we enable the use of HTTP / 2.0 and "multicast" technology to accelerate data transmission and thus provide an almost instant mobile uploading experience.
It can be a matter of debate, the fact is that since 2010, users have found a solution in addition to paper printing and, since 2013, a substitute solution for physical business cards.
The year 2013 can be defined as a year in which we see a significant phenomenon in the generalization of Internet access by mobile network and the massive use of smartphones by Portuguese and European users.
Replacing traditional business cards and being able to view a virtually unlimited number of times, the reduction of paper printing is, in our view, significant.
The substitution by a digital mean, allows the ecological footprint to be practically associated to the electrical consumption generated by the hosting server. This, in turn, has its origin in an increasing number of renewable energy sources.
This is a major factor in reducing the ecological footprint generated by the use of organic and synthetic materials associated with the production of the physical versions with the use of paint, plastic material, electric energy and paper.
Distinguish yourself from your competition by betting on a digital contact medium. The dissemination is carried out with a constant presence on the Internet and using the latest generation of media such as NFC, QR Code, vCard 3.0 and social networking.
The space in the card belongs to him so it does not make sense to appear an advertising space where other businesses are disclosed, some of them even being able to be competitors to his own activity.
Be rested, we do not incorporate or use any kind of publicity or distraction in the space that is yours during your subscription period. The value of your subscription is our sole source of profitability at www.cartao.eu and www.blipcard.eu
With the current compression algorithms of the browsers we often register transfers below a value of 200KB.
Although the transfer speed is dependent on other factors, the 200KB value is seven times lower than the 1.44MB of the old 3.5 "floppy disks. Without compression we can almost fit three business cards into a floppy disk of the same size.
* Does not include files in the briefcase and icons that interact with the system when you save a card to your favorites or home screen.
The hosting server is configured to "order" your Internet browser to cache the files that are associated with your card. This allows the transfer speed to be faster the second time and in later times. *
In addition to this feature, images and files are compressed so the combined size never exceeds 1024KB (1 MB) in the total space occupied by an individual card.
The average size of the cards is between 425KB to 475KB (without any compression in the download and you can count the available attachment files in your briefcase).
Please refer to our Q & A section for additional information on data caching and Progressive Web Apps.
"Progressive Web Applications" (PWA) technology is available in an optional format for our users. This feature is optional because of the nature of our own application that already "loads" in less than 3 seconds and caches at the browser level (although it does not use offline storage for offline access).
Additionally, we also have the notion at this time that most users do not want to be pestered by the notification that they can "individually" install each card in their mobile phone.
If you are interested in PWAs, you can consult the information provided by Google® at: https://developers.google.com/web/progressive-web-apps/
If the paper physical format has two sides, why would not our users have this feature too?
Each of our cards has a front and a back so you can freely divide your information by the sections that make up your advertising space.
For visitors this is a practical option that allows a more efficient query and focuses the attention of the user in the interactive section which contains contact buttons and information processing.
Cartão de Negócio® has no text limit so you can let your imagination run wild and write what you want. Instead of paper or plastic cards, users have full creative freedom as the space for text and characters is virtually unlimited.
Caution: do not copy content or information whose intellectual property does not belong to you, intellectual property conflicts may result in a temporary or permanent suspension of the service (without reimbursement of the value of your subscription in case of a repeat offense).
Current statistics point to nearly half of users installing "zero" applications during their monthly usage period. If we depended on a proprietary application, it would probably never reach these users..
Your visitors, customers and partners do not need any additional application to access your card. A properly configured mobile phone and an Internet browser are more than enough to access our service.
Forget the hustle and bustle of proprietary apps stores.
Latest TVs use intelligent systems that allow them to surf the Internet from the sofa and without intermediate devices.
One of the problems with which different users present themselves is the dispersion of proprietary applications and systems used by different brands.
The solution thus goes through applications that run from the Internet and from the Internet browser itself. As you can well guess, the cards are accessible to these users and can even be found from the Internet with a voice search (such as LG webOS®, for example).
The cards adapt to the most different resolutions of screen and physical proportions of the most diverse devices. This feature is particularly useful when high portability devices are handled with a 90° or 270° rotation movement by their user (for example, when a tablet is moved from a vertical position to a horizontal position.
All the information is available on the Internet just like on a website, but with a much smaller size (less than 600KB).
The information is indexable because search engines and interactive data trigger commands on devices and their operating systems through a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) system.
NFC technology, called Near-field Communication, allows you to embed the URL data from your card or your vCard file (in the briefcase) into a physical on any other device that transmits data by radio frequency.
NFC technology allows you to share data with a touch between two mobile phones with the same or even different operating systems. From these options, when allowed by the devices, you can immediately share your card with another person who has an equipment with this technology.
You may even share with a user who has an equipment with a completely different operating system from yours. For example, in our tests we frequently switch between Android Beam® and Windows 10 Mobile® systems.
Yes, you can also use NFC technology on a physical object that is activated when a device that has readability by radio is approached. This technology is present in an increasing number of smartphones and other computer equipment.
One of the most frequent applications is the incorporation of this data into an individual business card that can be reused thousands of times with its customers and partners.
Another of the most frequent applications is the incorporation of an NFC label in an exhibition product or in a fixed place where the users will be able to interact with this technology and to store its card for later consultation.
The Internet is our privileged means of dissemination. For the best results, we use search engine optimization (SEO) techniques to enable proper indexing and dissemination in the most popular search providers.
For this purpose we use only the official programming standards and techniques provided by the suppliers. We do not use malicious techniques and do not allow the tampering of information by our users (tampering with information may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of your service).
Forget the frantic and unbridled delivery of cards to everyone you think might come in to contact you. Internet users can easily find it on the Internet and find out all the information on the card while you are concentrating on their most important activities.
In addition, you can share your cards on social networks or send it via email to any of your contacts.
The annual subscription of Cartão de Negócio® is €29.90 per year, or approximately €2.49 per month (with VAT at 23,0% included for mainland Portugal).
Taking into account the reduced monetary value and the fact that there is no defined limit on the number of visitors, their subscription can mean an optimal investment if, within a year, they provide services or sell products worth more than € 30.00 and whose commercial act has its origin in the interaction with his card.
The reference value is €2.49 / month * for an annual subscription. Certainly we will not be the only ones to think that this is a good business for those who have 365 full days to use our service in publicizing their professional activity.
* VAT included at the legal rate of 23% (mainland Portugal).
Our users do not have an established visiting limit for their virtual cards. Individual visits can be regarded as the physical impressions of cards given that for each single view we will be facilitating a card and the respective data to an individual person.
Do not confuse, however, individual visits with virtual impressions which are the number of times a user can view your card. That is, it can view your card more than once.
Even so, as you can guess, this number is also not counted and is included in the final value of your subscription.
The European Union (EU) has always assumed itself as a precursor to sustained development and as a guarantor and security of the rights of its citizens. The EU is an active part in "digital integration" and encourages the use of new technologies in creating employment and business opportunities among the 500 million people residing within its borders.
In Portugal, the number of mobile users with mobile broadband Internet access is already higher than 6.5 million individual users (according to ANACOM data, June 23, 2017).
This is the universe of users existing in the domestic market for the mobile segment to which the fixed Internet users add.
Please note that while mobile access may be a portion of these users, you can use mobile broadband from a fixed location.
The .eu domain has a very curious peculiarity in the Portuguese language. The expression "eu" is a personal pronoun that designates your person and conveys the idea of something that is yours. This is only a particularity since ".eu" is the acronym for European Union (European Union, in English or Europäische Union, in German).
A significant proportion of people disable cards that are physically delivered to them without even using them once. If they do not enter the recycling loop, they are simply generating waste of materials and causing an environmental impact that is, at worst, harmful to everyone.
Give a helping hand to the environment and your wallet. Our cards are virtual and do not use inks or printing materials since all the elements that make them are presented on an electronic screen.
Please note that we still generate electricity expenses, but that these are residual when compared to an equivalent number of printed cards that are assumed in the amount of your subscription.
The CO² footprint of our service is associated with the use of energy in our administrative services, in the resources of our hosting computers and servers, in the cooling of server housing rooms and in other bureaucratic procedures
However, with an increasing number of business cards, shared Internet services and a high number of visitors * the environmental footprint is clearly inferior to the printing process associated with an establishment dedicated to physical card printing.
* Example: 1 million business cards = 1 million individual visitors on the Internet
We give a hypothetical example with a real user of our service. The card belongs to one of our favorite spots in Ericeira (Portugal) to which we thank them for the opportunity to experience our service.
" - Hi, our web address is 'cartão' 'ponto' 'eu' 'barra' 'maryland'. Write everything together and have there our contacts and address."
"Cartão" stands for "card"; "ponto" for "dot", "eu" for "eu", of course; "barra" for "slash"; and finally, "Maryland" stands for the name of this wonderful spot on the beautiful village of Ericeira, Portugal.
For their english version at "blipcard.eu" you can say it like this:
" - Hi, our web address is 'blip' 'card' 'dot' 'eu' 'slash' 'maryland'. Write everything together and you'll get there all our contacts and street address."
You have just stated this web address: www.blipcard.eu/maryland
Our cards can be saved directly in the bookmarks section of your device or computer. The functionalities of various devices can even save the card connection in the main input menu, side by side with your applications that are installed natively.
With the year 2015 update on our service, the cards are now identified by a green icon on "cartao.eu" and a blue icon for the universal function on "blipcard.eu".
Phone and email data can be easily stored in the phone book on mobile phones with native support for vCard files.
VCard files are available in your briefcase and even have an image associated with your activity that is easily displayed in email management applications such as Microsoft Office Outlook®, Mozilla Thunderbird® or Apple Mail®.
In order to ensure compatibility with as many devices as possible, we always integrate into our cards three distinct geolocation services that interact according to the settings of the respective operating system of your visitors.
Integration into the cards is done via URL / URI linking to three services with distinct proprietary applications: Google Maps®, Microsoft Bing Maps® and the HERE WeGo®navigation system.
If you do not use geolocation or do not want to share your location, you can easily disable this feature on your e-card.
With one of the geolocation applications installed on their smartphones or mobile devices, users will be able to easily use their proprietary GPS navigation system to reach the geographic destination they indicated on one of their cards.
Has it ever happened to you forget to carry your cards during a meeting with partners or a meeting with customers?
To us, for sure, several times in our past.
Avoid this possibility, even if you have also forgotten your mobile phone ... type the URL address of your card on a sheet of paper from your customer or business partner.
Our base address consists of only six letters relating to the word "card" and two more letters relating to the extension "I". A short URL address is useful and user-friendly, especially when it comes to a word with high linguistic value.
If you choose a multilingual version, foreign language versions use the "blipcard" address that adds only two more characters.
Our service can also be subscribed in an alternative version, using Pulsaris® web hosting services.
This version is designated as Domain Connect and enables the registration of an Internet domain with dedicated email service and an online briefcase with 1024MB of total server space.
To "sweeten" the deal, we offer a €20.00 voucher to purchase ESET® security software or Microsoft® through Pulsaris.
As you read on the previous point, your card incorporates an online briefcase whose space can be increased with other subscription formats.
By default, all our users have 128MB of space to add documents and other business information files that they consider relevant to their users.
All documentation is subject to an ESET® antivirus scan that ensures the compliance of the files at the level of computer security.
All cards have a custom QR code with two different sizes of 250 pixels for screens and 1000 pixels for paper printing.
QR codes allow the interaction with the cameras of the most modern mobile phones and facilitate the dissemination of their activity in electronic or physical format.
Use these codes responsibly so you can avoid misrepresenting the purpose of our service.
Direct sharing is not incorporated in order to remain neutral regarding all existing social networks. However, you may place your URL address on the social network of your choice that the essential information will be interpreted in a way that facilitates its sharing.
You'll also be able to share your cards from the native functions in your smartphone's Internet browser.
It may not happen to you, but the age group of console players is not restricted to "smaller" users. There is an entire generation of adult adept at these homemade entertainment devices.
The latest systems have browsers with HTML5 technology that allow you to access the Internet through the screen of the TV to which the game console is connected.
It also covers this segment with the adaptive format and the interoperability of our business cards.
Make a responsible advertising campaign in a public space and incorporate a QR code that redirects to your e-card.
Or, if you prefer, advertise in the local newspaper. Press ads also refer users to their Internet space, often as a mobility factor (on a terrace, on the beach, in a doctor's office or while traveling on a public transport).
Cases where the exact name of their business is legally registered in the form of a domain and is held by another person or entity are frequent. There is no violation of the rules, these are the rules in force established by the entities managing the domains.
With "Cartão de Negócio" you can find a relevant address which is only preceded by the expression "blipcard.eu/. Although not guaranteed, the probability is much higher than that of the previous example on the domains available on the Internet.
Our service does not use a real-time SQL database. This feature aims to reduce the energy resources needed to process the information on the card.
Most internet users use one of these two operating systems installed on their respective smartphones.
The range of choice of existing Internet browsers in proprietary application stores is broad and our solution works on virtually all of them when there is compatibility with HTML5.
What is certain is that with the predefined browsers, the solution works perfectly and allows you to use native functions provided by the manufacturer through the menu of the respective browser.
These native functions include commands as diverse as social sharing, e-mailing or transmitting contacts by proximity contact with radio frequency, for example.
Our service continues to be compatible with the operating systems developed by Microsoft® for the Lumia®-generation mobile phones and other manufacturers that have also made a bet on this segment.
In the year 2018 we continue to support Internet Explorer 11®. The browser is still supported by Microsoft® so at this time it makes sense we will also keep the compatibility of our cards with this browser.
Our cards use very little RAM and are compatible with the new operating system aimed at emerging markets and low cost equipment.
This function is particularly useful in countries where purchasing power limits the acquisition of medium and high-end equipment.
You can read more information about this operating system in https://www.android.com/versions/oreo-8-0/go-edition/
The availability of the 99.95% * hosting server ensures that the cards are available and accessible for a daily period of 24 hours and 7 days a week.
* Please note that server availability may vary depending on the occurrence of anomalous situations or factors outside its normal operation.
Do not be concerned about changes to your card data. We allow you to make any changes you wish to make to the cards that belong to you during the subscription period.
Each user is entitled to three free monthly changes, and correction of rooks or misspellings is not counted in this number.
Being able to change at any time, this feature allows you to protect your investment against a printing error or inaccuracies on a physical card.
Subscriptions include three free updates per month that may be requested by users at any time.
Updates usually take less than 24 hours and can be rolled back at any time if the user so desires.
If your activity is subject to a turnover of more than three changes per month, you can consult us so that we can find a solution to this specific aspect of your professional activity.
"Cartão de Negócio" uses an HTTPS certificate on the cards located at www.cartao.eu and, in future, we will add it to the remaining versions.
The use of encryption is widely recommended and ensures a higher level of privacy than normal in publicly accessible spaces.
We fully believe that our service can bring added value to your professional activity.
Try the annual subscription for three months, without any cost or commitment to stay in our service.
If you give us your vote of confidence within 30 days, we will offer you an annual ESET Mobile Security® subscription or a €10.00 voucher to purchase software from Pulsaris® with each annual renewal.
Although our service may come in different versions and subscription formats in the future. Users will always have access* to new features, features and security updates that apply to their subscription mode.
* There may be some particular exceptions where some functionality may no longer exist. In this case, the user, when not satisfied, may request the return or refund of the value of the missing months for the end of his subscription.
The traffic generated individually per card is extremely low, being less than 600KB the first time and less than 100KB the second time with stored and cached files.
The impact is minimal, and in fact we have even presented an over-estimation because in practice individual traffic is lower.
This is an ideal feature for users with roaming tariffs, with mobile Internet traffic with a limited ceiling and paid connections due to the traffic generated in a WiFi® hotspot. A usual situation when you are in transit at an international airport or at a professional event or conference.
If you are in an international airport or a conference with professionals who do not speak Portuguese you will appreciate the fact that our cards are available in a multilingual version.
One of the ideal examples is the Web Summit event held annually in Portugal. The exchange of data and contact information is carried out at breakneck speed and the fact that there are several participants of different nationalities does not facilitate the exchange of business cards in paper or plastic.
Our solution is proof that from the outset it is prepared for these small circumstational problems.
Our users have access to the "Universal" function that allows them to store their cards at www.blipcard.eu, cartao.eu, cartao.tel or www.blipcard.tel.
In this space, our cards are available in multilingual versions for all the official languages of the European Union plus Mandarin, Russian, Hindi, Arabic and Japanese.
If your Internet access is limited, you can manage your information via email, SMS, WhatsApp® or Facebook Messenger® from your professional page.
For this purpose, you must have your data verified officially and / or associated directly with your Business Card service.
We know that "Multibanco"® is the preferred form of payment for the Portuguese, so we define this as the preferred payment method for your annual subscription.
However, if you don't know this system you can also use Paypal® (with VISA® and Mastercard® support) or a bank transfer using an official IBAN (International Bank Account Number).
Também dispomos de outros meios de pagamento como o sistema Paypal ou transferência interbancária em Portugal.
* If you choose 3 months free, you do not need to make any kind of payment for your trial subscription service.
Stay tuned for your second year of subscription. We will try to ensure that our solution is to your full satisfaction and satisfaction throughout the initial subscription period. Loyalty to our services is regularly rewarded with points that can be used for discounts applicable to different services, software applications and products made available by Pulsaris®.