How to Use Qwigle
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How to Use Qwigle
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1. User Registration
All first-time users must register here. Please fill out your name and phone number including your area code, so you can be an assigned your unique QR code. Then tap “Send Verification Code” to receive a text message containing your verification code.
If you have previously registered with Qwigle, you may skip this form and click on “Already Registered? Click Here!” to proceed to the next screen.
2. Previously Registered Users
If you’ve previously downloaded Qwigle and are already registered, enter your phone number on this screen, beginning with your area code. Then tap on “Send Verification Code” to receive your code via text message.
3. Verification Code
Once you receive a text message with your verification code, enter it in the box. Your verification code is the 4 digit number on the body of the message, and NOT the bold number on the message header.
Please enter your code correctly. If you make a mistake, the system will lock you out for several minutes before letting you try again. Then Tap “Verify”.
In case you do not receive a verification code, please click on, “No Verification Code? Let’s Try This Again” to repeat the process.
4. Exchange – My QR Code
The Exchange screen has two modes – the QR code and scanner. The picture alongside shows the Exchange screen in the QR code mode. The QR code displayed on your screen is unique to you and associated only with your device.
You can switch between the two modes by tapping on My QR Code or Scanner (shown circled in red here).
You can exchange information with others in one of two ways: by scanning people’s QR code with your scanner , or letting them scan your QR code with their scanner.
To let someone scan your QR code, just open your app to this screen, make sure your QR code is displayed, and let them scan. Once scanned, your contact information will be transmitted to their phone, and theirs to yours. You should feel your phone vibrate whenever you have their incoming information.
5. Exchange – Scanner
Your app comes with an integrated scanner which through your phone’s camera. Qwigle needs your permission to access your camera, without which you won’t be able to use this app.
You can exchange contact information with others either by letting them scan your QR code with the Qwigle scanner, or by scanning theirs with yours.
To use the scanner, you need to tap on Exchange on your navigation bar, then tap on Scanner (shown here circled in red).
To scan a QR code, simply point your camera’s lens at the QR code making sure it is visible within your device’s scanning area (indicated by the 4 corner markers), and hold steady to scan.
If your sound is turned on, you will hear the scan. If your sound is not turned on, you will see the corner markers of your scanner turn green indicating a scan has been completed.
6. Successful Scan
Whenever you complete a scan successfully, a red bubble with a number appears next to Contacts on the navigation bar on both phones (see figure).
The number inside the bubble indicates the number of scans you’ve completed since you last opened the Contacts screen. The bubble disappears once you open your Contacts screen.
If you’ve given Qwigle permission to geo-locate you, the location, time and date of your scans will be visible next to your contacts’ profiles. This will help you remember when and where you connected with them.
7. Creating Your Profile and Adding Social Icons
Click on Profile on the navigation bar to start creating your profile or to edit it. Your name and phone number are already populated on top. Click on the edit icon to the top right corner, to create or edit your profile.
You can add a profile picture from your camera roll by clicking on the camera icon to the left of your name.
To add social links to your profile, simply click on the icons you want to add to your profile. When you click, they will blue indicating they have been added to your profile. By adding social icons to your profile, people who connect with you on Qwigle will be able to see your page by clicking on that icon when they receive your information, follow you, and send you a request to connect on that site.
If you wish to delete a social link from your profile, click on the blue icon again and it will turn to grey, indicating it has been removed from your profile.
Please note, to add a social link to your profile as described above, you must install the app on your phone and be logged into your account using your phone. Otherwise, this feature will not work. For example. to add LinkedIn to your Qwigle profile, make sure you install the LinkedIn app on your phone, then log into your LinkedIn account from your phone.
8. Editing Profile and Auto-Sync
Click on the blue Edit icon to the top right corner of the screen to edit your profile.
Clicking on the camera to the left of your name will let you edit your profile picture using one from your camera roll. You must give Qwigle permission to access your camera roll for this.
You can add as much information as you’d like to share on your profile. Add something interesting about yourself under About Me. This is a great place to add hobbies and interests.
Please remember to save your information after you are done editing.
Every time you edit your profile information, it automatically syncs with everyone you are connected to. This ensures your contacts always have your latest information, and you theirs, letting you stay connected effortlessly.
9. Searching and Deleting Contacts
The Contact screen displays your contacts in the order in which they were scanned. Your most recent scan appears right on top. All scans have a time and date to help you remember when and where you scanned someone. If you’ve given Qwigle permission to track your location, scans will also be geo-located by city and state.
You can search for any contact on this screen by name, organization, or the city where you scanned them. As you type, you will see matches appear on your screen.
To see a contact’s details, click anywhere on the box containing the contact’s name.
To delete a contact permanently, swipe left on the box containing the contact name (please see screen shot).
10. Clickable Card/Contact Card
When you fill out your profile information and save it, Qwigle generates your clickable card. This is what others receive when you exchange contact information with them.
This figure shows a clickable card. It is a digital card with your contact information and different app icons. When you click on the icons, they open different apps on your device.
You can use your clickable card to communicate with your contacts from this screen by tapping different icons. You can call, email, message them, add them to your phone list, visit their website and follow them on social media. This screen also lets you add your own notes for each contact.
This screen lets you invite a contact on your phone list, to download and connect on Qwigle. You can send them a text containing links to download Qwigle on App Store and Play Store. Just start typing the name of the contact you want to invite, and it will auto-populate.
You can also send us feedback if you face any technical issues with the app, or have suggestions to improve it, attaching an image from your phone or computer.