Smartphone Apps that Find Stuff

Posted by Sam Churchill on

StickNFind is a Kickstarter project that uses your phone and coin-like tags to find lost items, using Bluetooth. Stick-N-Find stickers, about the size of a quarter, have a buzzer and light, so that you can find stuff also in the dark. Stick-N-Find Stickers have a Range of about 100 Feet, with a Battery that lasts for over a year.

A radar-like screen on your phone shows the approximate range. Up to 20 tags can be paired to one phone. When any of their batteries get low, the user will be notified via the app.

There are already similar systems available, such as the Gadget Hound, U Grok It, and BiKN. All three of those, however, incorporate hardware that is used either instead of a smartphone, or that the phone must be docked into.

Other tracking apps include:

  • PetRescuers for lost pets – for iPhone & Android. Free app reports your microchipped pet missing on the app or website, or help others find their lost pets in your area.
  • Park’n Find. This 99-cent app takes the frustration out of finding your car in the parking lot. After you park, you can ‘tag’ a new parking spot on your smartphone using you’re smartphone’s GPS. Then, you can add photos, a voice memo and even parking meter information to your tag.
  • Found in Town a online database that makes it easy to return lost items to their owners. Register and receive FiT tags for your items for FREE in the mail. Then, activate your tags on the website and stick them to all of your things that get lost frequently
  • Gadget Trak increases your chances of recovering your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch by having the ability to track your device and even snap a photo of the thief.
Posted by Sam Churchill on Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 10:55 am .

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