EnBizCard - An Open-Source Digital Business Card Generator
Posted by Vishnu Raghav B • 03 August, 2020 | Updated on 19 February, 2021 • 4 min read
Business cards are the primary way that business people present their contact information to potential customers or clients. Even in this digital age, business cards are thriving and is almost a ritual in several countries. In spite of it, digital business cards have made their way as an attractive choice for business people as it can consolidate more amount of information in a single view. In simple terms, they are actually mini-websites.
Nowadays you can find hundreds of online services that provide digital business cards which basically hosts your business cards for a monthly or annual fee. Sounds similar to web hosting right? Exactly. Next comes data privacy, why risk trusting a third party. There are chances that they can sell your or your employee’s data for their profit.
To address these issues, I have built a free and open-source project called EnBizCard, which is an easy to use web app that lets anyone to quickly generate an beautiful and responsive HTML-based digital business card that can be hosted with their website. I did this project totally out of public interest.
Why pay third-party services to host your digital business cards when you have already paid for your website hosting plan? You can utilize your own storage space to host your business cards and most importantly, you will be the owner of your data.
This web app is designed to be simple and consistent so that it delivers a straightforward user experience which will eventually get your job done in minutes.
This web app is built upon the concept of Privacy by Design. When you use this web app, your data are never actually stored online or sent anywhere, everything stays in your device. You own your data, it is as simple as that.
Why use EnBizCard?
- It minimizes the cost to pay a third-party to host your digital business cards
- Quick and easy setup
- Simple, clutter-free design
- Rich user experience
- Complete data control
- You can now attract your clients by utilising this free service to offer digital business cards along with a web design project
- Generate unlimited number of beautiful and responsive HTML based business cards
- Clean and simple design with concise action buttons
- Enables users to contact you via Phone, WhatsApp, Email, etc in a single click
- Direct vCard download allows users to quickly add you in their contact list
- Display your social media presence with social links
- Share your card to anyone with either a link or QR-code
- Feature your product images, artworks, music, videos, poems, brochures, products, services or anything up to your imagination
- Embed any kind of HTML content (videos, music, maps, contact forms, you name it.)
- Option to share your PGP public key to facilitate secure communication
- Track your audience with analytics
- Web font support
- Simple copy and paste is all you need to make your business cards go online.
Technologies in use
This web app will not stop here. I will make sure it stays alive and fresh. To do so, all I need is your feedback. Just make use of this web app, for yourself or a business, recommend it to others and spread the word.
If you use this service in your work quite often or making some profit out of it, please consider making a donation. Visit EnBizCard and keep supporting. Thanks!
The source code is available for public review.