FinderCodes Uses QR Codes to Find Lost Phones
Losing something is not a unique experience, though it happens in a variety of ways. Maybe you were out and about and being carefree when you dropped your phone, or in a hurry and left a camera behind. Whatever the situation or what you lost, it can be worrisome, frustrating and time consuming to locate your precious thing — and there’s always the chance you won’t find it again.
A company called FinderCodes offers a solution in the form of QR codes on keychains and stickers, which you put on your possessions. The video for the company shows the codes on cellphones, cameras and even your dog’s collar (smart thinking). FinderCodes does rely on a good Samaritan finding the object and deciding to return it. If someone does pick it up, it’s a simple matter to just scan the QR code to contact you. If the person who found your lost item doesn’t have a smartphone, he can enter the numeric code found on the sticker into the website to contact you.
Users may add rewards to their items, so whoever scans them can see what returning them will mean for them. If the person with the FinderCode doesn’t offer a reward, the company invites you to email FinderCodes the story of how you found and returned an item and it’ll send you a reward, although it’s not specified how much you’ll get.
FinderCodes cost $24.99 for a package of one medium tag, one small tag and five adhesive tags.
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Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/09/29/findercodes/