Business cards: they'e excellent for tossing into fishbowls in hopes of winning things like free ice cream or, who knows, a romantic cruise for two? Maybe you use them as bookmarks or to scrape gum off the bottom of your shoe—but seriously, those cardboard rectangles invite nothing but desk clutter. And while we're breaking up with society's terrible "getting to know you" habits, let's just nix traditional networking too. Because for those of you who hear the word networking and think fluorescent-lit ballroom with too-warm hummus, boxed wine, and dudes in suits, fear not, because a better way to connect with people is a tap away.

Enter Wavework. It's an app that actually gets you excited to go out and fearlessly connect with people at events. Maybe that's your soon-to-be boss standing right next to you and she's got an opening for your corner-office dream job. Or let's take this totally out of the context of work for a moment—Wavework connects users at all kinds of places—concerts, gallery openings, football games, even this year's U.S. Open! (So if you're hawk-eyeing that baseline to call it "in or out," then there's no time like the present to bond with your future employer over all those killer serves.)

So how exactly does this all work? It's pretty simple. Wavework is geofenced, which is a cool way of saying that the app only connects you to those at the same event you are. To get started, just download the app and create a quick profile before the event. Then, when the big day hits, just check in—and you're off! With filtered searches, in-app messaging, notes, and message archiving, Wavework puts the fun in event function. Keep tabs on people, and Wavework will notify you if and when they check into the same event—and don't worry, that part's private.

The fun doesn't stop just because the match is over. Wavework lets you search for other events by city and name, and the app seamlessly archives messages and notes, so you can stay in touch long after you've said goodbye to the tennis courts.

Are you ready to make networking fun again? To toss all those business cards in the trash? Wavework is aiming to be at all events in the coming months—it's a networking revolution! To learn more, check out their website, and download Wavework on the App Store or Google Play today.

This post is brought to you by Wavework.