Glasgow, United Kingdom, July 15, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The exciting young startup Nameloop announced today that it is raising funds via an equity crowdfunding campaign Crowdcube to further the development of their revolutionary digital address book. The company set out to raise £250,000 on Crowdcube (bit.ly/nameloop) to seed their revenue model as they develop their ability to allow people to share their data with companies on the platform.
Contact information; one of the few parts of our lives still stuck in the dark ages. Nameloop are on a mission to change that. Nearly everyone has an address book. On smartphones, either the built-in app or any other downloaded tool aiming at unifying contacts or pulling a contact’s picture and information from the web. However, when it comes to organising, sharing and keeping these up-to-date things can turn sour. How do you ensure that the contact details recorded in a phone’s address book are still valid? And what about sharing contact information? How do people tailor what they share to their audience?
Nameloop has built an app and web interface in order to answer these questions and make contact management a smooth process. The app, available for free on the web and on mobile (both Android and iOS), allows, first, to organise contacts.Then, anytime a contact updates their details in the app, these are automatically updated in the address book and allow the user to always be able to stay in touch with friends, family, colleagues or customers.
A game-changing feature offered by Nameloop is the possibility to create “Loops.” Actual categories (friends, family, work ... everything relevant) and tailor the information shared with the contacts in these Loops. Want to share work details (phone and email) only with prospects and customers? It only takes a few clicks to create a “Work” loop and select these details. On the other hand, sharing all details with family members is also possible and still as easy by creating a “family” Loop (for example) and selecting not only phone numbers and emails but also details about Skype, Twitter, a home address/phone number and so on.
After a few months, Nameloop’s user base continues to grow on a worldwide scale with users in more than 45 countries. The major markets being the United Kingdom, the United States, France (a nice feat for an app only available in English for now) and Australia.
They have recently gone further in their development by launching Nameloop for Business to allow people to connect to businesses. Nameloop for business allows people to share contact info with companies (via Loops) and companies to share contact info with people (through Listings). The typical application is for customer, membership or employee information. A company sets up a Loop and determines the information that they require when people connect to them. When the person who is connected with the organisation updates their details, it pushes the data in real time to every person and company they’re sharing it with.
A company can create a Listing so people can connect to them on Nameloop too and the company’s contact information syncs automatically with the individual’s phone.
Hence people always have the latest details for the company as the changes are pushed in real time.
Quoting the founders: “We see the sharing on contact and personal information as one of the world’s untapped markets, with the potential to completely change the way people live. There are still so many areas of hassle in people’s lives controlled by their inability to share their information with other people or businesses – this could range from not having a friend’s address to send a birthday card to moving house and going through the pain of updating every company that has your address. It’s a very exciting possibility to network personal data in a secure environment and that’s exactly what we’ve set out to achieve.”
Nameloop was set up in Glasgow, in 2013 and is owned by serial entrepreneur John Wilmot and technology expert Craig Bartholomew. It has enjoyed early traction with the consumer focused app, launched in October 2014. With the addition of world-class profiles to the team, Nameloop is now aiming on building a strong user base, adding 750 companies in year one and grow exponentially on a worldwide scale.