Contacts in context

Following its iOS launch, contact manager Humin lands on Android

One of the more interesting and forward-thinking contact management apps arrived in August with the debut of Humin for iOS. The app is now available for Google Android phones in a beta version freely available from the Google Play Store.

Contact apps are a dime a dozen, but few take the contextual approach provided by Humin. Instead of simply keeping a list of people by groups or alphabetically, Humin lets you tie other relevant information to people, such as where and when you met them. This way you can search for people in a way that’s more natural.

Here’s a video example to illustrate how the app works:

I particularly like the video bit where one woman couldn’t remember the other woman’s name and was able to do a quick lookup based on Humin remembering she met her previously. I can easily see other situations where the app would be helpful as well. The software can also be connected to your social networks and automatically update contact info as your friends change their information online. And it will surface nearby contacts when you arrive in town during travel.

What I don’t like is that Humin for [company]Google[/company] Android appears to be having some rollout issues. They’re not affecting me, as the app is working fine on my Moto X, but others have complained that the app is hanging upon install or is stuck in the initial configuration process. Humin is already aware of the issue, based on its recently updated FAQ page.

One Response to “Following its iOS launch, contact manager Humin lands on Android”

  1. I like the idea behind the App and so far I would say it is pretty decent but what I really hate is that its “verification” process is to spam out Emails to all my Contacts sending them all the Contact Information I have for them and asking them to “verify”. I would have thought this “verification” process would have been a simple sync of information from the linked Social Networks I setup which would have been fine but I awoke this morning to a ton of emails from friends and colleagues that were a little miffed that some random email is asking them to confirm their personal details. Didn’t LinkedIn make this same mistake years ago? This is an unethical way of handling things if you ask me.