Humin – “The Smart Contacts App”

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Humin – “The Smart Contacts App” Now Available for Iphone Users

After months of hype, Humin, the free app that promised to completely rethink the traditional phone and contacts app, has finally rolled out to Apple’s app store.

Humin combines contacts, voicemail and calling in one slick phone app. Rather than offering a standard contacts list, the app organizes individuals’ information based on their relationship to you.

It also pulls in information from your email, calendar and social media accounts so it can help find connections from your networks — even if their information isn’t saved in your address book.

The app first started rolling out to users in January as a private beta that included about 20,000 people from countries all over the world. From high school students to Fortune 100 executives to celebrities such

as WIll.i.am, every kind of user seemed to be getting in on the beta.

Humin CEO and cofounder Ankur Jain says these early users — he calls them “influencers” — were selected partly because they have enormous unwieldy contacts lists. Before Humin, these contacts

were likely organized alphabetically with little to no context.

Providing these individuals with access to Humin’s contextual search, which lets you find people with queries like “met last weekend” or “works at Google,” helped the company fine tune the app’s design.

The free app is iPhone only for now, but the company is already looking beyond the Apple device. An Android app, which Jain says will be “even smarter,” is in the works.

He hints that Humin’s contextual search may eventually fins its way to wearables — and even cars.

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  1. Diamond Cutter October 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Cool! I have not used the app, I am an Android user, but I am definitely interested in seeing how it works! Thanks!

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