Inaka Product Review: Ombu
Sharing personal information face-to-face is still not as easy as it could (or should) be. Though our smartphones house all our data, we still bother to dig around for our old business cards, and we still manually input the contact information of new acquaintances. We still waste time learning app-specific gestures, and we still drag files through multiple sharing tools all before getting it to someone else.
Thankfully, Ombu, an Inaka-made app, has taken the next step. By marrying the best of Bump and Scan, it streamlines the exchange of information between devices and across apps. Finally, sharing information is as easy and convenient as it should be when all your data lives on your phone.
Here’s how Ombu works: upon registering, each user selects an image or photo, which is then embedded with a special watermark. This watermarked image is your unique Ombu ID, which can then be scanned by other Ombu users to share contact information, desktop files, websites, or even social networks. Choose what you want to share and send it in a single tap.
With Ombu, you can share in person, and you can share in a second. Best of all? It's free.