Street Pass Network enhance functionality

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Those who own a 3DS will know that one of the coolest (although perhaps most underused) features of the new console is the street pass facility, which allows people to connect with each other when their 3DS comes into range.  However, the feature as it is implemented at the moment is rather…..limited.

Step up to the plate Street Pass Network - and their new feature “Pass ID”.  Basically, all you do is sign up at http://passid.ca and enter your friend code, photo, name, a brief biography, and select contact information.  You are then given a brief URL which you can share with people you meet on street pass.

 

Full Press release :

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 9, 2011) — StreetPass Network, an organization connecting Nintendo 3DS gamers across the world, and Vulpe Creative, a web design agency, today unveiled a new tool that builds more meaningful connections between gamers.

This tool, PassID, enables Nintendo 3DS gamers to improve their StreetPass encounters by opting to share a name, photo, Friend Code, brief bio and select contact information. Gamers who create an account at the PassID website (http://passid.ca/) can input the data they wish to share and then create a personalized, short URL that represents their public “badge.” The URL is then shared as the greeting message that Mii characters offer in StreetPass Mii Plaza, effectively giving each Mii a robust ID badge.

“We’re very excited to share this new tool with Nintendo 3DS gamers and further enhance the StreetPass experience,” said Joshua Lynsen, founder of StreetPass Network. “Like the identification badges you see at conventions, PassID allows people to share the info they want to share with friendly audiences. It’s our hope that PassID will build more meaningful and lasting connections between Nintendo 3DS gamers.”

Timothy Garcia, creative director at Vulpe Creative, said PassID exemplifies his agency’s mission to create useful and gorgeous things on the internet. PassID, which has been in development since May, is one of the agency’s first projects.

“You can use PassID badges to brag about your gaming accomplishments or proudly display your affiliation with your local StreetPass group,” he said. “We expect PassID will become even more popular and useful following this holiday season, so we strongly recommend that you register your username of choice today!”

To join PassID, go to http://passid.ca. For more information about the functionality and privacy policy of PassID, please visit http://passid.ca/faq and http://passid.ca/privacy. Technical support for PassID is available on Twitter at @MyPassID.

For more information about StreetPass Network, and to find a StreetPass group near you, please visit http://streetpassnetwork.com.

 

 

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