Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Charlie is an app that combs through 100s of sources and automatically sends you a one-pager on everyone you’re going to meet with, before you see them.
Anyone can find out anything about anyone else with a simple Google search. That’s the reality of the times we live in. The results delivered on the first page of any Google search can be incredibly useful for professionals before meetings, interviews, presentations or introductions. It’s a quick way to find more information about whomever it is you’ll be speaking with prior to actually meeting them. Charlie is an app that goes a step beyond Google, uncovering details about people and presenting them in a visually appealing manner. The app automatically combs a variety of public sources in order to deliver a quickly-readable email’s worth of information about the person you’re going to be meeting with next.
Charlie scans Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media networks in order to give you the basic background information about an individual. It also researches professional accomplishments, recent company news, blog posts, and facts about the individual’s company or workplace. It also returns a few hobbies and common social network connections, giving you more fuel for conversation. The app also syncs with your calendar, delivering the necessary preparatory information just minutes before each of your scheduled meetings. The app is primarily useful for busy executives, future interviewees or entrepreneurs, but it’s useful for finding information about any company and its leaders.