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Phone Startup Ideas



8 months ago

A company that helps people create their own super-charged Instagram stories on the phone

1,219
3 years ago

A tool that allows you to create maps from your phone’s camera.

763
6 months ago

 A tool that helps users find and convert their old mobile phones into cash.

755
2 years ago

This startup is building a mobile app that delivers on-demand cleaning services to customers via the app. It comes with a mobile phone app and an autonomous robot that supports the platform.

699
1 year ago

A startup that allows you to hand-write restaurant check on your smartphone.

633
3 years ago

A startup that collects data on the world’s 4.5 billion-odd cellphones and builds a giant map of their locations with all the phone data available.

621
10 months ago

A tool for getting your phone to answer your questions and tell you what apps are running on your phone.

586
10 months ago

A company that makes a tiny camera for cell phones that can see around corners and capture 1080p video. The startup says it’s making a better m18, one of the most popular cameras in the world.

493
3 years ago

A startup that aims to create a “digital wallet for the home”, allowing you to pay for products and services using apps on your phone.

337
1 year ago

A company that tracks your phone’s location in real-time so you can get notifications if you are getting close to dangerous areas.

320
3 years ago

A company that makes smart front door locks that can be controlled remotely. The lock can be unlocked from a smartphone app, or from a website.

312
1 year ago

A portable battery that can charge your smartphone up to 100 times without charging itself. It relies on solar power to charge.

301
3 years ago

A platform that enables local retailers to accept payments from shoppers using mobile phones.

289
3 years ago

The startup is building an API for retailers to offer their customers the ability to pay for their purchases with their smartphone.

288
8 months ago

A smartphone application for parents that combines social networking and education. Parents can use it to share information with their children about their social lives, and also keep track of things like homework.

287
3 years ago

This app will help you find your keys (on your phone)

285
2 years ago

With this product, customers in India and China can pay for food and groceries from their phones.

272
3 years ago

A startup that aims to give businesses a tool that allows them to turn their smartphones into an in-store point of sale

267
10 months ago

The startup is building a P2P mobile payments platform for mobile commerce. The product is called Mobypay, and it’s designed to help shoppers buy physical goods off the street using a smartphone.

263
3 years ago

A startup that lets people buy tickets to events that they can attend from their phone, and their friends can recommend. Ticketfly is focused on events like concerts, sporting events and live theater.

256
2 years ago

A mobile app that turns your smart phone into a tiny Internet router and a way to share your phone's connection with others. It’s kind of like and VPN but for your phone.

256
3 years ago

A rewards platform that lets people earn points for doing things with their phones, like taking a photo, following accounts and businesses, and more. Bunch can be redeemed for cash, merchandise, or travel.

255
3 years ago

A new company, made possible with the launch of the new iPhone X, is developing a smartphone that looks like a watch and can be used to take selfies.

251
3 years ago

The app acts as a digital wallet for your car, helping you use your phone to buy gas and get directions, and to pay for parking and tolls in the city.

250
2 years ago

A tool that lets you build a phone number from a website

250
3 years ago

Company that will help people buy and sell homes using their mobile phones.

249
2 years ago

A digital wallet that allows merchants to accept a variety of digital payments with the same phone-based experience.

249
2 years ago

A company that lets people stream movies from their smartphones using the company’s app.

235
2 years ago

This startup wants to create a unique way to pay for items online that goes beyond a checkout. It allows payment to be made with a phone’s fingerprint, and will allow merchants to accept payment in-app. They have released a beta app which has been downloaded by 2,000 users. It plans to release a full app in the fourth quarter of 2019.

233
3 years ago

A platform that connects consumers with products and services they want to buy directly from a mobile phone.

232
3 years ago

A "smart home monitoring" startup focused on energy efficiency. It's currently in a pre-launch stage, with a device that allows users to remotely turn off lights and lock doors with a smartphone, and the company says it has acquired $2.4 million in seed funding

231
2 years ago

Smartphone accessory that lets you put on another phone’s screen to give it the appearance of a bigger one.

225
3 years ago

A new startup that wants to build a “super-headset” with a built-in Spotify subscription. The headset will be a hit with music fans who want to buy the current, highly-rated Apple Beats headphones but want something a bit more fashionable and portable.

224
2 years ago

A startup that collects data on your phone and then turns it into a map of crowdsourced traffic conditions along major roads and highways.

223
3 years ago

A company that helps teachers teach their students about the impact of their smartphones

218
2 years ago

A way to buy and sell international phone numbers.

218
2 years ago

A lightweight, mobile app that allows you to work with the same notes across your phone and desktop, allowing you to sync them all to your Google Drive account.

217
3 years ago

A startup that is building a platform to help the two billion people in the world who don't have access to the Internet or smartphones.

215
3 years ago

A virtual assistant that lets you ask your phone questions and get answers without having to look at the phone or type on the keyboard.

211
2 years ago

A 2 person startup that’s building a smart phone app that helps people speak in public and reduce their anxiety.

211
3 years ago

Remind is building a service that sends SMS reminders to users’ phone, like a phone call or text message, which they can set on a schedule.

210
2 years ago

An open source framework that lets people edit smartphone videos with a finger, finger or stylus.

208
2 years ago

A startup that aims to build a “digital bank vault” for mobile consumers in India. The startup plans to allow mobile users to store funds in their phones in the form of mobile wallets, with secure storage in escrow.

208
2 years ago

This company encourages people to trade in their old phones for a new one that’s refurbished and refurbished again.

207
2 years ago

A Bluetooth-powered bra that connects to a smartphone app to track exercise and sleep cycles.

206
9 months ago

A payment app that lets people pay for parking by phone or mobile app.

206
3 years ago

A startup that lets you get the best price on a flight and allows you to book it on your phone. The startup says they have completed over 750,000 flights.

205
2 years ago

A product that helps people get paid on their phone for sharing their car’s location with friends.

204
2 years ago

A network for mobile phone users that connects them to legal services and legal professionals. The startup was founded in 2015 and is based in the UK.

204
3 years ago

A company that wants to use AI to identify fraudulent texts, emails, and calls before they’re delivered to your phone.

203
2 years ago

A tool that helps companies monitor their employees’ smartphone usage, with the ability to monitor their location, time spent on their device, and screen time for each employee.

201
2 years ago

The idea behind this startup is that there are 100s of millions of people who don’t use their car’s navigation system, but do know how to use their cellphones. The startup wants to solve the problem by building a service for people to use their phone’s GPS to give them directions.

201
2 years ago

A digital communications company based in New York City. Their software is designed to help companies interact with their employees via phone, email, or chat.

199
10 months ago

A startup that allows you to convert your old smartphone into a portable battery pack for your laptop

198
3 years ago

For those who can’t afford to pay for a full-time financial advisor, this startup offers hourly advice via phone or video.

197
2 years ago

A company that sells 3D printed case covers for smart phones.

197
2 years ago

A software solution to help people use their phones as a remote camera, which can be set to take photos when an event occurs, such as a baby crying or an alarm going off.

197
1 year ago

Humaniq wants to provide a system for users to buy and sell cryptocurrency, using mobile phones. The startup is building a mobile banking app that allows users to buy, sell, trade, and hold funds in cryptocurrency.

195
3 years ago

A startup that lets people create VR content using their phones. The company has already raised $8.2 million to build three apps that use different VR hardware.

194
2 years ago

A company that wants to automate the process of converting a crypto wallet into a standard bank account over the phone.

194
10 months ago

A new startup focused on helping readers access the best content in their area. The company offers a monthly subscription of a curated list of articles that interest a person. They want to launch in early 2020 to allow people to take a break from their phones.

194
3 years ago

A startup that sells virtual phone numbers that people can use to have multiple business lines

193
2 years ago

A platform built to help people learn a new skill by encouraging them to practice it on their phone.

193
2 years ago

A messaging tool for booking service dogs, which are often booked via phone, fax or email. The company is also working on a full-service pet sitting and boarding service.

193
2 years ago

A parking app for drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area, which includes a phone app, an app for drivers and a website for drivers to browse available parking spots. The startup has about 3,000 drivers and about 3,000 parking spots.

193
2 years ago

A hand-held device that makes it easy to take photos from your phone and transfer them to your computer.

193
2 years ago

A startup that works with big companies to help them cut down on costs by eliminating unnecessary phone lines.

191
2 years ago

A startup that creates and sells accessories that look like iPhones but are actually much simpler and cheaper versions.

191
3 years ago

A company that makes a pair of Bluetooth headphones that are like a high-end pair of AirPods, but with a subscription service to make them more affordable.

190
3 years ago

A startup that sells a USB-connected device that allows you to remotely control your home’s lights and television, and allow users to launch and log into apps on their phones.

190
2 years ago

A startup that aims to give you a better way to pay for a home’s mortgage. It’s a mobile app that lets you see, manage, and pay for your home’s mortgage from your phone.

190
3 years ago

A startup that sells Android phones in bulk to the developing world

189
2 years ago

A platform for building apps for the iPhone that doesn’t require any coding experience.

189
3 years ago

A maker of smartphones and tablets, the startup wants to sell its own operating system and make its own hardware.

188
3 years ago

A startup that lets you scan a barcode and get a quote for repairs on your iPhone or watch in the UK.

188
3 years ago

A platform that aims to be the Uber of errand work. The idea is that an employee can tap into the service using a smartphone, and then an app will ping them for errands that will help them get stuff done.

187
3 years ago

A tool to help users upload, edit, and share their computer or phone screens. It’s currently in private beta.

187
2 years ago

A video editing platform that lets users edit 30-second videos that they’ve recorded privately with their phone.

187
3 years ago

A platform that allows people to monitor and control their home environment. Their central product is an IoT hub that collects data from things like lights, thermostat, and leak detectors, then sends it to a smartphone app.

186
10 months ago

 A startup that’s looking to replace the paper nurse call sheets and patient logs with a digital solution that can be accessed by employees at home or on the go via a smartphone app.

186
3 years ago

A chatbot that helps customers troubleshoot their phone bill with live chat support.

185
2 years ago

A platform for mobile service providers (e.g. cell phone companies, wireless carriers) to manage their business operations, and a business-to-business platform for mobile service providers to engage with consumers. The company has three contracts, all with mobile carriers.

185
2 years ago

A platform that connects a mobile phone with a scanner to allow a person to scan and pay for goods with a mobile phone.

185
2 years ago

A social network for elderly people to check in and view pictures of their friends and family. The startup has already helped its first customer, a family member, locate her father and communicate with him (via text) over the phone.

185
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can pay to have a phone call with someone who has been through something similar in their life

184
2 years ago

A California-based startup that makes a low-cost, low-power, solar powered charger for phones and other devices. It’s a rival to the crowd-funded Fission, which offers a similar product.

184
3 years ago

Idea: A digital identity platform that allows people to prove who they are to anyone with a linked mobile phone number The startup claims they can onboard a new user within minutes

183
3 years ago

A startup that helps restaurants and hoteliers use their smartphones to manage reservations and reservations via SMS.

183
3 years ago

Automate your phone bill payments by having your phone bill automatically pay your phone bill.

183
2 years ago

A way to get your phone to play music without learning the complicated alphabet.

183
3 years ago

Makes your iPhone photos look better. The startup takes a lot of photos and fixes them up, including helping with color.

182
2 years ago

A payment company that provides software to retailers to accept payments from customers using their phones. Currently, the company has over $2.6 billion in annual volume.

182
3 years ago

A SaaS platform for people to manage their cell phone accounts. It sits on top of a person’s existing carrier account and allows them to view their data and make payments. It’s in early beta.

181
3 years ago

A B2B company that provides software solutions to restaurants and bars wherein you can order ahead by text, email, and phone.

181
2 years ago

This startup is building a new kind of fitness tracker that uses a smartphone app to track a person’s activity, then sends the data to a wearable device that’s connected to an account. The team is looking to launch in the second half of 2020.

181
2 years ago

A company that wants to bridge the gap between internal teams and customers. They allow companies to do customer interviews via email or phone, which they then turn into a survey.

181
3 years ago

A smartphone app that allows employees to find the nearest cash and card-accepting ATM.

180
2 years ago

A phone-based service that automates the selling of your personal information. The idea is that if you’re selling your information, you want to sell it at the most efficient price, and the company helps you do that. The startup says it has already done $70 million worth of transactions.

180
1 year ago

An automatic marketplace for business and personal users for those looking for an iPhone screen repair and other Apple repair services.

180
3 years ago

A startup that sells a “next generation” app that’s “a more engaging way to interact with your phone”.

179
2 years ago

A music streaming service where you can stream music stored on your phone to anywhere. The startup is also building a subscription service, which it’s launching in the next few weeks.

178
9 months ago

A company that builds speakers, headphones and mobile accessories that sync with your phone and music player.

177
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help people find and use better alternatives to plastic bags, by helping them make shopping lists in their phone’s email. The startup has only been live for a week, but is already seeing a 30% conversion rate.

175
2 years ago

Allows you to track your time spent on phone calls, direct message conversations, or meetings. The startup wants to help you know how much time you’re spending on tasks that are more important and track how you’re using the time you’re not using.

174
2 years ago

A restaurant that allows customers to order food on their phones. The app is meant to be a more human interface to the kitchen and to reduce wait times at the restaurant.

173
3 years ago

A startup that allows users to stream music from their smartphone to any bluetooth speaker

172
3 years ago

A startup that allows restaurant workers to accept tips with their smartphones rather than just their cash registers

171
3 years ago

A device that allows workers to log their time and expenses on their phones, and share with their employer.

171
3 years ago

The startup is building an app that lets people instantly pack and ship their food using their smartphone.

171
2 years ago

A text messaging platform that helps consumers get a cheaper phone plan.

171
3 years ago

A startup that takes all the things you have in your phone and turns it into a digital camera.

170
3 years ago

A startup that sells a physical card that lets you pay for things with your phone.

170
2 years ago

A whiteboard for your phone… by drawing and sharing on your phone.

170
2 years ago

A tool that lets users type and record a video on a smartphone.

170
3 years ago

This authentication app is made for Airbnb and other service providers. It lets you use your phone to make a secure token to authenticate yourself to an app.

169
2 years ago

A tool for making a one-of-a-kind personalized ringtone for your phone, that’s only yours, and can’t be uploaded to a cloud music service.

169
3 years ago

A startup that allows you to broadcast live video from your smartphone to a TV via your phone’s screen

168
3 years ago

A startup that makes a 3D printer that can print all of the components needed for a phone, including the glass and battery.

168
3 years ago

A startup that’s building a service that allows users to search for nearby restaurants, bars, and other places to eat or drink, and then book reservations on their phone.

168
1 year ago

A digital insurance company that allows people to manage their health and wellness through a smartphone app. The startup builds on the success of Fitocracy, a fitness app that connects users with digital exercise challenges.

168
3 years ago

A startup that lets you use your smartphone’s camera to take a selfie with your face sitting in the middle of a cloud.

167
3 years ago

The company’s first product is a credit card reader that plugs into a mobile device. It’s meant to work with a smartphone’s wireless charging capabilities.

167
3 years ago

Motion-tracking device that can be used with any smartphone.

167
3 years ago

A hybrid of a car and a bike that can be unlocked with a smartphone app. It’s aimed at people who don’t want to own a car and are willing to go outdoors for errands.

167
3 years ago

A company that makes it easy for small businesses to accept payments via mobile phone. The startup says they’re working with 250+ companies in the UK, and have $3 million in revenue.

167
2 years ago

Low-cost, low-overhead video conferencing, made possible by software that sends the video through the internet rather than over a traditional phone line, is a key factor in bringing remote workers to a company. This startup is building software for companies to use to host audio and video calls.

167
1 year ago

A world-changing language that enables people to program computers like they do with smartphones.

167
3 years ago

An iPhone app that helps people find and reserve concert tickets

166
3 years ago

A startup that sends a text with the location of your delivery driver to your phone

166
2 years ago

A startup that makes a smart device for helping people with ALS focus on the task at hand rather than the body’s uncontrollable tremors. The device is controlled by a smartphone app.

166
3 years ago

 A tool that helps you search for and find your lost phone, on a map that shows it’s current location.

165
3 years ago

This startup is building a tool that allows you to create your own “mini social network” across apps, like Facebook for your phone.

164
3 years ago

A company that takes you through the process of getting a new phone. It’s an app that goes through the process of registering your phone, buying a SIM, getting a new phone and transferring your data with you.

164
3 years ago

A platform that turns any physical object into a digital token, like a phone case or a piece of clothing. The idea is that these tokens are collectible, to help people get the most out of their physical possessions.

164
3 years ago

When you want to buy a new coat, you order it from a store. When you want to buy a new car, you do the same, and your credit card company gets in touch with you. When you want to buy a new smartphone, you have to go through the same process. It’s a bit of a hassle, and it costs a lot of money.

164
3 years ago

A digital payment card that allows people to pay for things with their phones.

164
2 years ago

A product that allows you to request a ride on Uber without having to download an app. Users just have to link their phone number to their account.

164
2 years ago

The first NFC app to let users order food directly on their phones, in advance, and pay using just a tap. It’s currently being used in Paris to order ahead at restaurants, hotels, and cafes.

164
2 years ago

A smartphone app that allows users to set reminders directly to their phone, without having to log into a service like Google or Apple.

164
2 years ago

The company is building a new kind of augmented reality headset that pairs with your phone, allowing users to see the real world blended with computer generated images.

164
3 years ago

A startup that builds apps for the blind and visually impaired who want to use the the cutting-edge features of their smartphones.

163
3 years ago

A mobile app for people who want to pay rent with their phones.

162
3 years ago

A smartphone-based contact management app, offering a built-in phone book, calendar, and a way to manage contacts.

162
3 years ago

A wireless charger that’s designed to make it easier for people who have to hold their phone to their ear.

162
2 years ago

A new way of paying for groceries. Instead of swiping a credit card, shoppers use their phones to scan a QR code for payment and a receipt.

162
1 year ago

A wireless charging system for phones that uses a magnetic field to charge your phone.

162
3 years ago

A startup that lets you shop for groceries on your phone and have them delivered

161
3 years ago

A mobile health company that is creating a platform for users to access their medical records from their smartphone, and to find out more about their health.

161
3 years ago

A startup that sells a $100 smart plug that does everything from controlling the lights in your home to allowing the owner to read text messages on their smartphone from anywhere.

160
3 years ago

A wearable device that tracks running and biking data and can communicate with a smartphone app. The startup wants to make it easy to get new workouts and track progress without having to purchase a wearable or smartphone apps.

160
3 years ago

A way to ‘hack’ the iPhone to allow custom functions. The startup tells us it sells to one customer, a company that makes custom apps for the iPhone.

160
2 years ago

A startup that provides customers with the ability to pay bills, bank transfers, and other expenses with their mobile phones. The company’s founders say they’ve already signed up 300,000 users and are working to expand their service to other countries.

160
1 year ago

A smart electric scooter, that works with an app on your phone to track your location, speed, and battery level.

160
1 year ago

A startup with a list of tools that let you replace your phones with a single device. It’s a bit like a phone, a bit like a tablet, and a bit like a computer.

160
3 years ago

A startup that wants to build a smartphone camera that can shoot video in 360 degrees.

159
3 years ago

A platform that allows businesses to send out automated emails from a customer service representative. The company is building the technology to replace the phone call.

159
3 years ago

A tool for helping people collaborate and communicate via text, email, and phone. The startup’s product is a Slack chatbot that helps users talk about topics, track conversations, set reminders, and so forth.

159
2 years ago

A smartphone that can be used to track the physical movements and location of a user in the event of a medical emergency.

159
3 years ago

 A company building a weather app for iPhone that tells you what’s coming up next in your area.

158
3 years ago

A software company that helps companies manage their phone service contracts, billing relationships, and customer service efforts.

158
3 years ago

A real estate agent with a smartphone app that helps home-owners connect with contractors.

158
3 years ago

A startup that builds custom-fitted protective cases for phones and other devices

157
3 years ago

A new app that turns your phone into a high-tech thermostat so you can set it and forget it. The app talks to the temperature sensors in your home and adjusts your system to your energy usage and comfort level.

157
3 years ago

A startup that makes a “personalized financial advisor” out of your phone.

157
3 years ago

 A platform to help people pay for parking in a city using a smartphone.

157
3 years ago

This is an online platform for selling and buying used phones.

157
3 years ago

A startup that uses a sensor and a mobile app to monitor heart rate and push the data to a doctor’s smartphone. This ensures the doctor has a real-time read on the patient’s health.

157
3 years ago

Smart locks that let you control your home from anywhere with a smartphone

156
3 years ago

A company that looks to make it easier for people to order delivery from restaurants through their cell phone, using an app.

156
3 years ago

A startup that’s building an online platform for people who want to build and sell their own custom iPhone cases. The startup’s founders say that about 1% of the cases sold in the US are custom-made, and a handful of startups have tried to build their own platform for selling such cases, without much success.

156
3 years ago

A startup that allows your smartphone to operate as a wearable device that can track your movements, showing you how much exercise you’re getting.

156
3 years ago

A new company that wants to help people in need, particularly those who can't afford to buy an iPhone. The founders say that for a typical customer, "you'd have to work about 30 years to pay off a plan that costs $350."

156
3 years ago

A startup that wants to get a person into the driver’s seat with a new way to track driving behavior using mobile phones. It’s a bit like the sorts of things that Sonar and others are building.

156
3 years ago

A startup that lets you schedule and pay for your dry cleaning, pick-up and delivery all through your phone's native phone app.

156
1 year ago

A startup that uses mobile phone cameras and Google Street View to give people street-level perspectives on things like sports stadiums, restaurants and buildings.

156
1 year ago

A startup for people to buy and sell their old laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

156
3 years ago

This startup is building an “intelligent” assistant that “helps you get the most out of your phone” and “helps you make the most of your time”.

155
3 years ago

The company’s first product is a suite of LED bulbs that can be controlled via a smartphone app. The bulbs are built with a Wi-Fi enabled hub and have a built-in motion sensor allowing the user to turn the light on and off, dim, or change its color.

155
3 years ago

A startup that takes a photo of your license plate and sends a notification to your mobile phone

155
3 years ago

A startup that will take any video and allow its creators to port it to any of the top 30 mobile phone manufacturers, using a digital-rights-management-free model. The company has already built an app that allows anyone to convert any video to any phone.

155
2 years ago

A platform for scheduling and managing taxi-cab service via smartphone. The startup is in the early stages of scaling, but the goal is to offer all of the things you could expect from a taxi cab service — like GPS tracking, real-time communication, and a dispatch system. The company is profitable and small but growing in the San Francisco Bay area.

155
2 years ago

A platform that helps you get your home ready for sale by taking pictures of it, writing a description and uploading it to a marketplace where buyers can view the home through a smartphone app.

155
3 years ago

A startup that sells phone cases where the back of the case can be customized to show a picture of your child

154
3 years ago

A translator that translates the voice of a user's phone into text. The startup, which was founded in May, says that a lot of the time people are talking to themselves, and that voice-to-text software works great but is hard to use.

154
3 years ago

A startup that allows you to order take-out from a local restaurant and pay for it with your phone.

154
3 years ago

In this article, Rob writes about the startup’s plan to make a video service that lets you edit and share video from an iPhone through a web browser. A few months later, the startup pivots to focus on video editing and distribution.

154
3 years ago

Ability to locate and talk to friends and family who are in the same place as you. The startup is building functionality to make phone and messaging more like texting, with the ability to send and receive emojis, stickers, and photos.

154
3 years ago

A social network for the deaf, modeled after its popular iPhone app. The company has expanded its offerings to include audio versions of the app for the deaf and hard of hearing.

154
3 years ago

A home assistant that can help you control home appliances, data, and entertainment from your phone.

154
3 years ago

A startup that helps users book doctors’ appointments from their phone, and provide medical history and pictures of themselves. It’s currently live in 10 major cities and has raised $1.6 million.

154
2 years ago

A smartphone app that helps patients manage their allergies. It has over 2,000,000 users in the US.

154
3 years ago

This company is building a web-based system that will help users find a rental car via a smart phone or a car sharing service.

153
3 years ago

A mobile app that allows customers to book services from home doctors. They’re also focusing on providing privacy for health services, by ensuring that the doctor never sees the patient’s name, phone number, or address. The company is currently working with a hospital in NY.

153
3 years ago

A startup that helps people “own the data” they collect from their phone, so they can see it, control it, and share it.

153
3 years ago

A kitchen system called the “KitchenPod” that’s meant to let you cook, then take the result home for later. The kitchen has a base unit, and a separate pod that connects to a smartphone. The fridge is connected to the base unit via Bluetooth, so it can track things like what you’re eating and how much of it you’re eating. When the pod is connected to the base unit, it can track the fridge’s temperature, as well as how much food it’s holding.

153
3 years ago

This startup in the UK is building a tool that helps people keep track of the time they spend on their phones and other devices.

153
3 years ago

An insurance-focused startup that collects data from drivers using their Android phones and then uses the data to sell insurance to them. It’s an insurance company that doesn’t actually write the policies.

153
3 years ago

A system that helps people who are blind assess the quality of their phone’s audio.

153
3 years ago

Builds on the company’s previous product, which allows users to create animated GIFs from their smartphone. Now the team wants to help people automatically make money from their GIFs.

153
3 years ago

A tool that allows programmers to build and edit .NET Framework applications directly from their smart phones

153
3 years ago

A way to send money to friends, family, and employees using a free app on their phone.

153
2 years ago

For better or worse, a startup that sells “smart furniture”. The startup is building furniture that works alongside existing home automation technology and also lets you control it with your smart phone.

153
1 year ago

A startup that helps people pay bills with their phones. The startup is already working with several hospitals, but already has its first “acute care” customer.

153
3 years ago

Smartphones, tablets, and laptops have all become computers. This startup wants to make the home a computer. The company is based in San Francisco. The company’s name comes from the idea that a home computer is the center of the home.

152
3 years ago

A company that wants to sell you a phone case that not only protects your iPhone, but also allows you to charge it.

152
3 years ago

A startup that provides mobile phone repair for $5, and a service in which customers can have their phones fixed by their friends.

152
3 years ago

This startup is building software to allow retailers to offer a new way to pay for goods and to pay their employees. The software removes the need for cashiers, since customers can just request a payment from their phone.

152
3 years ago

A startup that makes and sells a $25 hardware device that plugs into your smartphone and lets you make maps of the world.

152
3 years ago

A network of kiosks that allows shoppers to pay for purchases with their phone. The startup wants to make mobile payments more convenient and easier to use.

152
3 years ago

A provider of hardware and software for smart and connected products. The startup is working on a solution that can control industrial machines remotely via a smartphone app.

152
1 year ago

A startup that connects patients with doctors via webcam and phone. It’s currently in beta and has 4,000 users.

152
1 year ago

An wearable hat that links with your phone via Bluetooth and can link with other devices via Bluetooth and the Internet of Things. It’s suppose to be a smart hat that can help a user stay connected and lower their chances of getting a concussion.

152
3 years ago

This startup is building a digital assistant that allows employees at real estate companies to do banking, scheduling, and other tasks from their phone.

151
3 years ago

Money does not work like it used to. It’s more like a series of cashier store charges. This company wants to make the experience of using cash for transactions more like the way we use our phones.

151
3 years ago

This app lets users shop at top retailers with their phone camera. The app allows you to scan a barcode and then shop on the same day. The app works with 25 major retailers like Sephora, Amazon, and Bloomingdale's to manage loyalty and reward programs.

151
3 years ago

A fingerprint-based unlock system for phones. The startup is trying to make fingerprint sensors more secure by having users open their phones in a certain way and secure them. This is a startup that has been around for a while, with a version known as SnapLock, but it is now rebranding itself as Fingerprint Lock.

151
3 years ago

An iOS app and web-based service that helps people find the best deals on headphones, portable speakers, and more.

151
2 years ago

A startup for internet, phone and cable service through a single account.

151
2 years ago

The startup makes a smart eye mask with a bluetooth connection to your phone. The startup says “the only thing that can disrupt your sleep is the sound of your phone ringing.”

151
2 years ago

A small startup that uses artificial intelligence to provide over-the-phone sales and customer support. The app connects to the companies’ CRM and provides live agent support in a chat interface.

151
1 year ago

A platform that allows users to book appointments directly with a doctor over the phone and in person.

151
1 year ago

A fitness app that uses your phone’s gyroscope to detect a fall. The app is aimed at seniors.

151
1 year ago

A product that turns your phone into a remote control for your TV

151
3 years ago

A next-generation operating system for your phone.

150
3 years ago

A platform that will allow you to make adjustments to your iPhone or iPad without having to open it up. The startup is focused on making it easier for people to tweak their iOS devices.

150
3 years ago

This company is building the next generation of the internet of things device. The startup can send notifications to sensors, over Bluetooth, on smartphones, and even on laptops with a gesture.

150
3 years ago

A company that helps people save money on their mobile phone bills. The startup is focused on helping people in countries where mobile services are expensive, as is the case in Mexico. It currently offers a mobile plan on a monthly basis and has signed on the largest mobile company in Mexico.

150
3 years ago

A startup, phone app, and SMS platform for sharing and tracking health information.

150
3 years ago

A iOS app that uses the iPhone’s built-in GPS to help you figure out how far you have to walk to complete a given task.

150
3 years ago

A digital assistant that helps users cut down on their phone bill by using their phone less.

150
1 year ago

A digital fermentation starter kit, which allows users to test the effectiveness of their recipes before they make the leap to a commercial scale. The startup makes it so that anyone with a smart phone can take a picture of a recipe and instantly begin the fermentation process, allowing them to get the same results from their recipes without having to buy expensive equipment or deal with the hassle of an expensive commercial scale.

150
1 year ago

A live GPS-based tracking system for delivery services that lets a customer know exactly where their package is at all times, even if they don’t have a phone.

150
3 years ago

A company that lets you watch TV on your phone, using a smart speaker.

149
3 years ago

A mobile app that allows you to manage your credit and debit card numbers with just your phone’s camera and a voice response. Circle uses the camera to take a picture of the card and then calls the number on the card to confirm it’s valid before linking it to your phone.

149
3 years ago

A different kind of charging station for electric vehicles, focusing on the home. Rather than wirelessly charging vehicles, the startup's stations are stationary and have a separate charging port for plugging in phones and tablets.

149
3 years ago

The idea is that you could use a built-in chip that connects to your phone to allow your phone to act like a credit card. The idea is still in the early stages.

149
3 years ago

A company that wants to build a way to understand the meaning of phone calls (through audio) and help courts make educated decisions on them.

149
3 years ago

The startup wants to make it easier for people to customize their dog’s collar, so that they’ll show up on your phone, with special notifications, etc.

149
3 years ago

An iPhone-based app for tracking your health and habits, along with the data from your FitBit. The app averages out your personal data and presents a picture of how healthy you are overall.

149
1 year ago

A technology that lets users send their voice messages to their phones. The startup wants to build a platform that allows users to send voice messages to their phones from any device from anywhere.

149
1 year ago

A San Francisco-based startup that is building a smartphone app that connects with a companion device that enables users to plug their phone into a charger, then plug their phone into other devices, like their car, so it can charge itself.

149
10 months ago

A wireless charging pad for phones, powered by the same technology that powers wireless charging pads for laptops.

149
3 years ago

A platform that enables users to buy and sell their unused iPhone parts.

148
3 years ago

 A company that wants to make it easy for companies to monitor work performance and productivity through smart devices like phones and wearables.

148
3 years ago

A company that makes a printable device for measuring the distance between two objects. The product is a small, inexpensive laser point that can be attached to things like cell phones, cameras, and other devices.

148
3 years ago

A company that sells a case that charges a smartphone via the headphone jack

148
3 years ago

An iPhone app that makes it easier to share data between devices.

148
3 years ago

A platform that provides data about how your phone is being used. The startup aims to tackle a problem that is increasingly important as the world becomes more connected: How exactly is my phone being used

148
3 years ago

A company that brings internet of things-style technology to the previously non-internet-connected, like home appliances. It’s a home monitoring hub that allows you to control things like your lights and heating from your smartphone.

147
3 years ago

The startup’s app, which is currently in beta, allows people to buy and sell used electronics by clicking between old iPhones and iPads. People can even keep track of the item’s age and condition which allows them to make smart purchases.

147
3 years ago

In the UK, an increasingly important part of the economy isn’t bricks and mortar stores but phone apps. And one startup wants to replace the app store with a custom-built version. The idea is that you buy an app once and then get the updates for free. The company is giving away its first product for free, called The App Store, in order to gain feedback.

147
3 years ago

A smartphone app that helps patients help themselves. The app helps users manage their prescriptions, so they can take medications at the right time, and refill them before they run out. It also serves as a reminder to patients that they’re taking their meds, and will remind them when their prescriptions are about to expire.

147
3 years ago

Smartphones are great for task-tracking but lack any standalone tools to do things like keep a grocery list or plan a meal. Synapse is an app that takes all your shopping/cooking/meal plans and puts them into one place.

147
3 years ago

A digital assistant to teach people how to use their phones, helping people become more comfortable with their devices.

147
3 years ago

A software that helps users track down their stolen or lost smartphones.

147
3 years ago

An online shopping marketplace that uses mobile payment technology to allow customers to buy and sell items from their smartphones.

147
3 years ago

A startup for users to sell their used cell phone and get it unlocked.

147
3 years ago

A payment app that allows users to scan QR codes with the phone’s camera and pay the bill with a single click.

147
2 years ago

A startup that turns your phone into a bank for the unbanked. It’s looking to bring financial services to the 15% of people who are unbanked.

147
1 year ago

A startup that helps people sell their unused smartphone accessories to other users, with a points system and a budget to help set prices.

147
3 years ago

A live video app that allows you to broadcast and watch live video from your smartphone. Wibson has already raised over $14 million in venture funding.

146
3 years ago

A GPS-based ride-sharing app that allows users to call a car directly from their phone.

146
3 years ago

A community of users who are willing to pay $1 for a service in which they can stream movies and TV shows (about 1,000 movies and 2,500 hours of TV) using their mobile phones.

146
3 years ago

This startup is looking to make organic food shopping for the Whole Foods shopper a little easier. They’re working with farmers to create an easy-to-use app that allows users to buy produce from their smartphones. They’re currently working with three farmers in the Midwest and hope to add more in the future.

146
3 years ago

A mobile app that helps restaurants with inventory management. The app’s software syncs with a customer’s phone to check if a product is available and to notify the restaurant of changes in the status of the product.

146
3 years ago

A company that lets people easily sell and buy gift cards from their phones.

146
3 years ago

A company that wants to help people get paid more for doing things they already do. You’re already writing emails on your phone, so you should get paid for that.

146
3 years ago

DesiChat is a messaging app for long-distance friends in India and Pakistan. After setting up a user account, users can message one another via a phone number, email address, or a Facebook account.

146
1 year ago

A startup whose product is a smart-home security system that monitors your home and sends alerts to your cell phone if anything goes wrong.

146
3 years ago

A startup that lets users order flowers on the go, then have them delivered from a local florist, all made possible via a phone number the user can text. The app is currently free, but a paid version is in the works.

145
3 years ago

 A startup that helps you find your friends in real-time on your phone, and groups them with similar interests.

145
3 years ago

A product that provides a “community of people who have lost their phone or know someone who has lost their phone.”

145
3 years ago

A way to make your phone’s battery last longer. The startup uses a sensor that tells the phone when it is being charged and when the battery is running low. It then adjusts the phone’s power management settings.

145
3 years ago

A startup focused on helping customers gain access to discounts and deals for their phones.

145
3 years ago

The company’s target market is the 50 million people in India who have mobile phones but do not have bank accounts. The app uses SMS and a mobile number to allow the user to transfer money into their account.

145
9 months ago

A hardware company that creates paper-thin fingerprint sensors that can be used to unlock computers, phones, and other devices. A pilot program with the Indian government to use the sensors to improve its census program.

145
3 years ago

A company building advanced text messaging technology that turns your phone into a series of touch buttons and sensors. It’s supposed to help you take advantage of the latest machine learning and sensor technology.

144
3 years ago

A smartphone app that helps people find the closest restaurant to them based on their proximity

144
3 years ago

A product that allows you to draw on your smartphone so you can communicate with your friends in the same format as you do on the computer.

144
3 years ago

A platform that allows mobile phones to be used as keys to access secure physical spaces and buildings.

144
3 years ago

A tool that helps users create videos without a smartphone, using a $1 webcam and computer

144
3 years ago

A customer-facing mobile app that helps people help themselves to nutrition advice from their phone.

144
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform to help people who have given up their phones or are reluctant to give them up, to still communicate with loved ones, friends and coworkers. They’ve built a chatbot that allows people to send text messages and make calls to their friends without the phone.

144
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a tool to help automate the creation of quotes and invoices via text message. The tool is designed to be used by small business owners and freelancers and would work best with a smartphone, but any text-capable device can be used.

144
1 year ago

The company’s first product is a smartphone app that lets users automatically buy data packages from their employers.

144
3 years ago

This is a tool for businesses to get a customer’s information, and then sell it to marketers. For example, if you want to get your name and phone number out to people, you can use their product. The company is centered around the idea of a “content spider,” a simple tool that can crawl the web and pull up information it needs.

143
3 years ago

A way for people to upload to their Amazon wish list from their phone

143
3 years ago

A startup that sells smartphone accessories for the enterprise. It’s launching in the UK and the US.

143
3 years ago

The founder of a company that re-skins the Windows operating system has launched a company that wants to make it possible to put Windows 10 on your phone.

143
3 years ago

The company's app is designed to help consumers monitor the health of their finances, including credit scores, debt and income. The application, which is in beta, is available for Android and Apple iOS smartphones.

143
3 years ago

Future of Food is building an API that will allow food manufacturers to build custom labels for their products, allowing buyers to scan a QR code along with their smartphone and get product details and pricing.

143
3 years ago

A startup that lets you buy food delivery from your favorite cafes and restaurants from your phone.

143
3 years ago

A platform that lets people raise money for crowdfunding campaigns via their mobile phones.

143
3 years ago

This startup is building a mobile application that allows you to book hotels and flights from your phone.

143
1 year ago

An experimental startup that wants to mine and sell data from the phone in your pocket.

143
10 months ago

A company that makes tiny speakers that play music through a smartphone. The company’s speakers are marketed as powerful enough to be used as a main speaker in a home, but can also be used to amplify the noise in a crowded space like a concert or a conference. The startup was founded in October 2017.

143
3 years ago

A startup that wants to make last-mile delivery more efficient by using GPS on your phone to find the nearest delivery vans. It currently has $10 million in funding and has raised $20 million in total funding.

142
3 years ago

A cloud-based version of Microsoft Word that lets people create and edit documents from their phones.

142
3 years ago

A phone app that lets consumers track their car and its maintenance. The startup is working on a new charging dock that will operate with a single cable, so consumers can charge their cars without having to worry about cables.

142
3 years ago

A startup that promises to improve the reliability of your WiFi, by giving you a constant connection to the internet even when you’re in an area with weak signals. The idea is pretty simple — by bouncing a signal off of a cell tower, the startup is able to provide a stronger signal to the device. At the moment, it’s in a sort of alpha stage — the company will be launching a Kickstarter in early 2016 to help fund a smartphone app, which will then be released for the general public.

142
3 years ago

B2B software company that’s looking to replace the phone-based process of booking appointments with a website that makes it easier and faster to set up appointments.

142
3 years ago

A digital solution for people to reliably secure their home and personal property with a cell phone.

142
1 year ago

A group messaging app with an Android and iPhone app. The app is free with ads, and in-app purchases of $1.99 unlock a subscription to group chat.

142
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service for helping people find their lost phone by having their phone ring, even if the phone is on silent

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