iBeam v1.2.1

Instantly beam contacts and photos between two iPhones!

iBeam allows you to instantly “beam” (send) contact information and photos directly to another iPhone over wifi, to any other device via email, or use a barcode to optically transfer contact information. iBeam fills the need of many iPhone users by allowing them to instantly “Beam” contact information or photos directly to each other. Currently iPhone users have to type in or write down contact info and it can be frustrating. Other smart phones have had “beaming” ability for years and until now it was lacking on the iPhone.

1st method – Beam Contact (iPhone to iPhone over wifi.)
This will require both iPhones to have iBeam installed and both iPhones will need to be connected to the same wifi network. This will allow for direct instant transfer of contacts and photos between the 2 iPhones.

2nd method – Email Contact (using vCard)
This method converts your contact information into a vCard and allows you to email it to anyone on any device with an email. It does not require you to be on the same network, nor the receiver to own an iPhone. If you do email a vCard to another iPhone, they will be able to open it and add it to their contacts.

iBeam is great for quickly sharing contact information with business professionals or a new friend.

iBeam settings allows you to turn off certain information from being “beamed”. You can prevent certain types of contact information such as “Home, Work, Mobile, Photo, etc” from being sent.

More useful features are currently planned for iBeam and we welcome any feedback from the community to improve the software.


  • Now sends all contact information (Birthday, Aniversary, Notes, custom fields, etc)
  • Added ability to select the fields you want to send on a per contact basis.


  • Added ability to beam all contacts at once.


  • Now you can tap the card to select a contact.
  • Added “ME” Button, so you can quickly select yourself instead of searching through contacts list.
  • Added optional note you can send with the vCard.
  • Added “Plain Text” mode so you can send contact information to devices that can not import vCard attachments.


A video review of iBeam v1.0 (current version is v1.2.1) by AppVee

iBeam F.A.Q. Q: Can you add the ability to send calendar events?
A: No, currently Apple does not allow developers to access calendar information.
If and when Apple allows access to calendar data, it will be added to iBeam.