A Pakistani Girl Develops an App to Make Business Card History. Sometimes the most meager things in life can make you hit on great idea. This is how a young entrepreneur popped up with an idea to develop an App that can exchange business card details easier.
The name of young App developer is Amna Shah. She is currently living in United States. Amna Shah is living example for many that a girl from a middle-class Pakistani family can attain goals if she sets her mind to it.
A Pakistani Girl Develops an App to Make Business Card History
She moved to the US in 2000 after completing her O Levels from Karachi’s Dawood Public School. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s in business. She also graduated summa cum laude which is the highest level of distinction used by educational institutions to signify an academic degree received.
She was also the first Pakistani female CFO of SBS Worldwide at the age of 24. Shah then went on to establish her own company, AHS Consulting.
Amna Shah said:
One day I was sitting in an airplane and needed to call a contact I had met the previous week. I remembered having taken their business card only to realise that it was sitting at my office desk. I then tried to look them up online on LinkedIn in vain. At that time, I realised there was no quality professional information exchange mechanism aside from pushing paper
This is how she turned her idea into an App named i-Card. The app lets users create a business card and generates personalized QR codes. After that they can exchange information with business associates. Contact details remain updated even if users change designations, numbers or addresses unless one is blocked. The app promises to be both, an environment-friendly initiative and an easier way to share contact details.
Ms. Shah told the press:
There is nothing in the world beyond our reach. I personally faced a lot of obstacles. These included emigrating to the US after high school and obtaining a full-time job while studying simultaneously. But, I defied the odds and reached for what I wanted my life to be like
Users can login from anywhere in the world even if they have lost their phone or switched models. i-Card has helped many to eradicate business cards from their lives. According to Amna, i-card lowers costs, saves the environment and makes managing contacts a hassle-free job.
Source: Express Tribune