How to Use Qwigle
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How to Use Qwigle
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1. User Registration
First-time users must register here. Please fill out your name and your mobile phone number including the area code, so you can be assigned your unique QR code. You must enter the number of the mobile device on which you have downloaded Qwigle. Then tap “Send Verification Code” to receive your verification code via text message.
If you have previously registered with Qwigle, skip this form and click on “Already Registered? Click Here!” to proceed to the next screen.
2. Previously Registered Users
If you have previously registered with Qwigle and are simply re-installing the app, enter your phone number beginning with the area code on this screen. 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 on this screen. 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 carefully to avoid getting locked out of the system for several minutes. Then Tap “Verify”.
In case you do not receive a verification code, please click on, “No Verification Code? Let’s Try This Again” to start over. The phone number you enter, must belong to the device on which you have downloaded Qwigle. If you enter any other phone number, like your Google Voice number, this will not work.
4. Exchange – My QR Code
To get to your QR code or your scanner, please tap on Exchange on the navigation bar. The Exchange screen has two modes – the QR code and scanner. The picture alongside shows 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 QR code and scanner by tapping on My QR Code or Scanner respectively (shown circled in red here).
You can exchange your information with others in one of two ways: by scanning their QR code with your scanner, or letting them scan your QR code with theirs.
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 it. Once scanned, your contact information will be transmitted to their phone, and theirs to yours. Your phone will vibrate when you receive their information.
5. Exchange – Scanner
Your app comes with an integrated scanner which works through your phone’s camera. Qwigle needs your permission to access your camera, without which you won’t be able to use the app.
To access your camera, you need to tap on Exchange on the navigation bar, then click on scanner (please see figure circled in red).
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 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 scanner. 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 visited your Contacts screen. The bubble disappears once you click on Contacts and visit that screen.
The date and time of your scans are visible on your contacts’ profiles. If you give Qwigle permission to access your location, the location (city/state) of each scan will also be recorded.This helps you remember when and where you connected with someone.
7. Creating Your Profile and Adding Social Icons
Once you’ve downloaded and registered your app, it is time to create your profile. Tap the Profile button on the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to start creating your profile or to edit it if you already have one. Your name and phone number are already populated on top. Click on the blue edit icon to the top right corner to start filling out your information.
You can add a profile picture by clicking on the camera icon in circle to the left of your name an picking a photo from your camera roll.
To add social links to your profile, simply click on the icons you want to add. When you click, the icons will turn blue indicating they have been added to your profile. Please note that by adding social icons to your profile, you are letting people who connect with you on Qwigle see your social media page, 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 that icon again and it will turn grey, indicating it has been removed from your profile and will no longer be shared with your contacts.
Please note, to add a social link to your profile as described above, you must install that social app on your phone and be logged into your account on 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 using 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.
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, 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 have the city and state where you scanned someone.
You can search for contacts their by name, organization, or the city and state where you scanned them. As you type, you will see matches automatically appear on your screen.
To see a contact’s details, click anywhere on the box containing the contact’s name and it will take you to their detailed contact card or clickable card.
To delete a contact permanently, swipe left on the box containing their contact name.
10. Clickable Card/Contact Card
When you fill out your profile information and save it, Qwigle generates your clickable card. That is what others receive when you exchange contact information with them.
This figure shows a completed clickable card. It is a digital card with your contact information and different icons. When you click on the icons, it opens different apps on your device.
You can use your clickable card to communicate with your contacts from this screen by tapping icons. The clickable card lets you call, email, message people, visit their websites, add them to your phone’s Contact list (tap on icon to the top right), and follow or connect with them on social media.
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This screen lets you invite a contact on your phone list, to download and connect with you on Qwigle. You can send them a text containing links to the 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.