Cardign Launches A New Way To Network With The iPhone Via Image Recognition

Cardign (pronounced like the sweater) is a new app for iPhone launching today from a Toronto-based startup. The app has a neat little trick, since it uses facial recognition via pictures snapped with the iPhone’s camera to retrieve a user’s contact details. Cardign founder Jean-Luc David believes that it’s a far easier way for people to connect at in-person networking events and other social functions, since it eliminates some of the finicky elements of contact transfer apps like Bump, but it also isn’t without its own share of challenges.