The Index app, created by University of Utah students, in essence is a virtual business card. It puts all of your contact information — including social media accounts — into one spot. Not only that, but it also creates a QR code containing all of that information so that it can easily be scanned by another Index user instead of having to enter it manually.
“We hope to simplify the process of exchanging contact info,” said Taren Rohovit, Index CEO, U student and resident at Lassonde Studios.
The app allows full customizability, allowing users to pick and choose which social media accounts they want to share with who. This eliminates the struggle of having to individually add someone’s phone number, email, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. by providing a simple one-button solution.
The Index team is comprised of three members, all students at the University of Utah. Rohovit is pursuing a major in cognitive psychology. Mathew Beseris, CTO, and Jackson Leach are both computer science students and leading the software development.
“If I wasn’t living at Lassonde Studios I never would have even considered attempting a startup company,” Rohovit said.
The app is available now by searching for “Index connect” on the Apple app store. The Android version is coming soon.
Learn more at indextheapp.com.
Find this article and a lot more in the 2018 “Student Innovation @ the U” report. The publication is presented by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute to celebrate student innovators, change-makers and entrepreneurs.