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Smartphone Startup Ideas



1 year 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.

187
1 year 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.

170
1 year ago

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

169
1 year ago

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

162
1 year 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

161
2 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.

147
1 year 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.

144
2 years ago

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

135
2 years ago

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

130
2 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.

130
2 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.

129
2 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.

127
2 years ago

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

125
2 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.

125
2 years ago

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

125
2 years ago

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

125
2 years ago

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

123
2 years ago

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

121
2 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.

120
2 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.

120
2 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.

120
2 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.

119
2 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.

117
2 years ago

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

117
2 years ago

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

115
2 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.

114
2 years ago

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

114
2 years ago

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

113
2 years ago

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

113
2 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.

113
1 year ago

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

110
2 years ago

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

109
2 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.

109
2 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.

109
2 years ago

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

108
2 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.

108
2 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.

108
2 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.

108
2 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.

107
2 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.

106
2 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.

106
2 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.

106
2 years ago

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

106
2 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.

106
2 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.

105
2 years ago

A messaging app, with a mobile web client to allow for SMS-based communication without a smartphone. The company is working on a browser-based client for non-mobile devices and has raised $3.5M in funding from Y Combinator.

105
1 year ago

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

105
2 years ago

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

104
2 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.

104
2 years ago

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

103
2 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.

102
2 years ago

A financial app that helps consumers buy insurance through their smartphones and mobile apps.

102
2 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.

101
1 year ago

An eye exam app that provides a digital photo of the eye taken from a smartphone camera

100
1 year ago

A social network for the connected car. It aims to make car ownership more accessible by providing access to smartphone-based services that include vehicle diagnostics, maintenance, and selling services.

99
2 years ago

The startup, based in the Netherlands, has built a device that turns any Android smartphone into a camera. It promises to ease the process of sharing photos, while also allowing users to take photos that are harder to take with a traditional camera.

98
2 years ago

A startup that looks to make it easier for the elderly to get a second smartphone. They’re looking to make it easy for the elderly to get a second smartphone when they’re already paying high smartphone bills. They’re launching in a few months and have already received a $250,000 investment from an angel group in the Valley that helps solve “pioneering problems in emerging markets.”

98
2 years ago

This is a “tech-for-good” project that wants to build a marketplace where people can donate their old smartphones and tablets to be refurbished and repurposed into solar-powered lights for developing countries.

98
1 year ago

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

98
2 years ago

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

97
2 years ago

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

95
1 year ago

A startup to allow people to send money from their smartphones to a family member, no matter where they are in the world.

95
2 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.

94
2 years ago

A digital farm management solution which gives farmers a way to manage their farms on their smartphones.

94
2 years ago

A smartphone-based navigation app that can read your GPS data and build a map of where you’ve been. The startup has raised $2 million in seed funding.

94
2 years ago

A company that builds smartphone apps for students, giving them access to course materials on the go.

93
2 years ago

“We’re building a smartphone for your toilet.” The startup’s products are a toilet that has sensors and a smartphone app that lets you manage it remotely.

93
2 years ago

A startup that wants to build a smartphone-based payment system, with support for cryptocriteria like Bitcoin and Litecoin, to replace the credit cards people use to pay each other.

92
2 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.

92
2 years ago

A company that turns a smartphone into a credit card terminal for money transfers.

92
2 years ago

A startup that allows users to securely access their digital possessions from anywhere with a smartphone. It’s currently working on an encryption layer that will allow users to access their files, which can be stored in the cloud, phone, or a computer.

92
1 year 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.

91
2 years ago

A company that combines a wearables platform, a wearable device, and a smartphone app to improve the health of its users.

90
1 year ago

A company that makes products that allow blind people to use smartphones

90
1 year ago

A desktop app for managing and monitoring a corporate smartphone fleet.

89
1 year ago

A healthcare company that has designed a device to use a smartphone’s camera to detect tumors

88
1 year ago

A messaging service for companies to send and receive messages without requiring employees to have smartphones. The company is working on a product that will work with existing hardware, like a tablet.

87
1 year ago

A seed-stage medical tech startup focused on helping patients undergoing surgery and managing their pain through a smartphone app. The founders say they’ve been featured on 60 Minutes, and have raised a $1 million seed round

85
1 year ago

A smartphone app that helps a person manage their finances in real-time, with the goal of helping people make better financial decisions.

85
2 years ago

A smartphone app that allows you to use your fitness data to personalize your health and fitness goals.

83
1 year ago

A home-based virtual assistant that takes care of chores for you, using your smartphone to help you keep track of tasks. It’s first product is a voice-activated concierge.

82
1 year ago

Manage your pets and keep track of their health from your smartphone

82
2 years ago

The startup’s app allows users to browse, book, and pay for hotel services using their smartphone without any of the usual frustrations from booking a room with a tech-less hotel website.

81
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool that can help you create a parkour map using a smartphone’s camera, then share that map on social media.

81
1 year ago

This startup sells a device which allows you to use the power of your smartphone to map out and visualize the power consumption of any device connected to a power grid.

81
2 years ago

A startup with a mobile, blockchain-based identification system that allows a person to prove their identity and access their finances using a smartphone app and biometric data such as a fingerprint or iris scan.

80
1 year ago

A “smart” home that uses your smartphone to monitor your energy usage, giving you a report on how much heat you’re putting out and how much your bill is going to be

80
1 year ago

A platform that allows for GPS-enabled payments where customers can pay for parking at over 3,000 locations in the U.S. via their smartphone.

80
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make it easier to build internet services for internet-connected devices, especially those that aren’t smartphones.

79
1 year ago

A company that turns smartphone screens into touch-enabled, virtual room controls

79
1 year ago

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

79
11 months ago

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

78
9 months 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.

77
1 year ago

A device that can act as a second screen for your smartphone, beaming to your TV or a projector. The startup is focused on the touchscreen issue, as the screen is often the weak link in smartphone use.

76
1 year ago

A drone startup that aims to make drones as useful as smartphones. The company is building a drone that can be mounted on a smartphone and used for a variety of uses, from viewing property to capturing video.

75
1 year ago

A platform that allows you to take a photo of anything on your smartphone, and then upload it to Google Photos.

75
1 year ago

Manages over $20 billion of assets and manages this via a smartphone app. It’s also an e-commerce platform for other businesses to sell their wares on the platform.

74
1 year ago

A startup that helps its users automatically take better screenshots, including those of mobile devices. It’s like a smartphone’s automatic screenshot function but for computers.

74
2 years ago

A startup that helps poor people earn money through their smartphones. The startup wants to replace the urban poor with a new type of labor force that’s more productive and less susceptible to exploitation.

73
2 years ago

A company that makes a smartphone app that is essentially a robo-advisor. The startup will use data from the app to make recommendations for the user.

73
1 year ago

A startup that aims to help people get back to nature by getting rid of their smartphones. This startup wants to help people create a “digital detox” by getting rid of their phones and reconnecting to nature.

73
1 year ago

A startup that helps patients get more accurate diagnoses of their conditions by providing them with a collection of data from specialists via an app on their smartphone.

73
1 year ago

A camera system that “drives and fixes” things. “Drive and Fix” is a smartphone app that tells you when your car needs a repair, and sends you a video of it being done.

71
1 year ago

A pitch for a health insurance platform that enables users to use a smartphone to view their health data, make payments, and receive regular communications from a doctor.

70
1 year ago

A smartphone app that helps people take better notes and organize their knowledge about their favorite movies, TV shows, books, and more.

69
1 year ago

A technology company that creates “smart” thermostats for home and business use, allowing homeowners to control their thermostats via their smartphone. The company is led by CEO and founder Rajat Pahuja, who previously built a business in India called Shubh Loans that went “very profitable,” according to Pahuja.

69
1 year ago

A company that builds a way to observe and track the movement of people in real time through a smartphone application. It’s a way to keep celebrities safe at festivals and other events. The founders say they’ve already been approached by several celebrities to use their product.

69
5 months 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.

69
1 year ago

A company that wants to take the hassle of finding and booking a car service out of the equation and let you order a ride from your smartphone.

68
1 year ago

A smartphone case that stores a business card, works as a stylus, and can charge your phone. The case is developed by a local craftsman in Taiwan.

68
1 year ago

A startup that wants to use a smartphone app to improve the way companies handle payroll.

66
1 year ago

A digital health startup that aims to bring a smartphone-based app to make health monitoring easier for people. The app aims to reduce anxiety, and encourage people to take action on their health.

66
1 year ago

A personal computer for managing back pain. It’s essentially a smartphone that sits on a medical table and provides a diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and a system for collecting patient data.

66
1 year ago

Senses , a service that turns your smartphone into a personal assistant, is being developed by a team of veterans of Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as a company that sold the Siri app to Apple.

65
1 year ago

A company that makes a service that turns any connected device into a smart home hub, enabling users to control various smart home devices with their smartphone.

64
1 year ago

A tool that enables you to create custom groups of contacts on your smartphone and send targeted messages to them.

63
1 year ago

A startup helping developers build apps that integrate with physical devices via a new way of connecting to IoT sensors via a smartphone.

63
1 year ago

A startup that lets you find your lost laptop, computer, or smartphone, and gives you a place to file a claim

63
1 year ago

A startup that builds sensor-based lights and other devices that can be controlled by a smartphone.

62
1 year ago

A group of companies that provides software for physical therapists and other healthcare professionals to more easily provide patient care. It’s a software as a service that works on laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

61
1 year ago

A company that offers a platform that allows people to trade their old smartphone for a new one. The idea is that people can trade their used phones for credits that can be used to purchase a new one.

60
1 year ago

A tool for keeping track of your house, car, and other assets. The startup allows users to sign in with their smartphone to track their assets.

59
6 months ago

A company that has created a service for people to send money to others using their smartphone

59
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build a “video news network” that allows video content to be created and distributed by anyone with a smartphone.

56
9 months ago

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

54
8 months 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.

54
1 year ago

The company’s first product is an AI-enabled conversational assistant, available in the US and spoken in English, Spanish, and French. It turns a user’s smartphone into a virtual assistant, with text-to-speech capabilities, a voice dialer, and other features

53
1 year ago

A car service that allows people to book a ride in their car via a smartphone app.

53
1 year ago

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52
10 months ago

This startup designs and builds a line of “smart” showerheads that the founders say lets users control the temperature and pressure of the water through a smartphone app.

52
1 year ago

The Startup is developing a toolkit for city governments looking to bring internet to poor places. The company is building it using the latest smartphones and is working with the government of Kenya.

50
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a service that helps people sell their old smartphones without having to go through a lot of hassle.

47
9 months ago

An AI-based web-to-mobile-app (W2M) platform that lets retailers connect with their customer’s smartphones to enhance in-store experiences.

47
6 months ago

A startup that turns your smartphone into a digital assistant, allowing you to set reminders, automate tasks, and track your spending.

47
6 months ago

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

47
1 year ago

A mobile app that helps walk-ups and other customers to order food from their smartphones without having cash or a credit card on them.

46
6 months 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.

46
1 year ago

A tool that makes it easy to work with photos taken with a smartphone

45
10 months ago

A startup that makes it easy for restaurants to serve their customers on their smartphones, without having to pay for a server to do it.

45
1 year ago

A startup looking to create an API that helps developers build applications that can help people in need monitor and control their home appliances from a smartphone and a connected thermostat.

44
1 month ago

A smartphone app that provides a list of nearby unclaimed or abandoned items.

44
6 months ago

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

43
6 months 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.

43
3 months ago

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

43
1 year ago

A startup that helps connect nurses and patients primarily in emerging markets. The app aims to help doctors and nurses access it directly from their smartphones.

42
1 year ago

A startup for identifying the cause of “silent theft”, using the smartphone’s GPS to track the location of the device.

42
1 year ago

 A smartphone app that allows you to leave a tip for your Uber driver at the end of a ride.

42
1 year ago

A new service that lets users sell their old smartphones to buy new ones.

42
10 months ago

A smart lock system that can be controlled with a smartphone or tablet

42
10 months ago

The startup’s app helps smartphone users to make the most of their conversations with a local by providing a database of local restaurants, hotels, and attractions. The startup says it has $6 million in sales, and $500,000 in cash, and recently closed a $3.5 million seed round led by the European Investment Fund.

42
5 months ago

A $10 app that turns any smartphone into a learning tool.

42
1 year ago

A project created by YC alum Eric Migicovsky, it’s a device that can measure your physical activity and communicate with your smartphone.

41
5 months 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.

41
1 year ago

A startup that helps you create “gorgeous, shareable video stories” with just a smartphone.

40
10 months ago

This startup is building a platform for small businesses to make payments with their smartphones. It’s already has 30 merchants, including a restaurant in Detroit.

40
1 year ago

The California-based company, which previously had raised $16 million, is selling custom-designed power banks, which are basically portable chargers for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other devices. The company is selling them through its website but is also looking to partner with retailers to sell them in their brick-and-mortar stores.

39
8 months ago

A patent-pending technology that turns smartphone screens into touchscreens by projecting them onto any surface.

39
1 year ago

A smartphone app for sharing and comparing insurance prices. The startup is hoping to make insurance shopping and comparisons easier for consumers.

38
9 months ago

This company allows users to take notes on the go using their smartphone.

38
5 months ago

All of us have an old smartphone lying around somewhere, and we don't know what to do with it. The startup wants to aggregate all of those old devices into a platform to help make them useful again.

38
1 year ago

A platform for sending text messages to employees from their smartphones, without the need to call. The app lets businesses communicate with their employees and strictly enforce company rules.

37
11 months ago

A startup that makes a shared, portable USB charger that’s small enough to fit in a wallet, but can still power smartphones and tablets.

37
1 year ago

A startup that is building a “frictionless” way for people to pay for coffee via a smartphone.

36
11 months ago

A startup that lets people sell their old smartphones for cash. It has processed over 10,000 phones since it launched in April.

36
8 months ago

A “game-changing” way to interact with a refrigerator. The startup wants to combine the features of a smartphone with a microwave oven to create a connected kitchen appliance that lets you shop and cook from any device.

36
1 year ago

A smartphone app that allows users to find the nearest parking spot or garage. The startup expects to have customers in 80 cities by the end of the year and has received $2.5 million in funding from investors including Y Combinator and Comcast Ventures.

35
1 year ago

Stem is building software to allow pet owners to monitor their animals remotely through a smartphone app.

35
8 months ago

A way to boost the power of your smartphone so that you can take better photos and videos of your kids or pets, and then upload and share them.

35
5 months ago

A startup that lets you access and share information on your life insurance and benefits plan from a smartphone app.

35
3 months ago

A smartphone app that helps people with diabetes manage their condition by monitoring blood sugar levels. For example, it can tell you if you need to eat or exercise, or if you should take insulin or other medications.

35
1 year ago

This startup is building a vision-enabled augmented reality tracking tool for wearables. The product, which launches this year, will be able to track eye movements, and allows users to see through the lens of another person’s smartphone.

34
11 months ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for business owners to use the same tools to run their business online as they do in the physical world. For example, users can use a smartphone camera to scan a QR code on a package and automatically get the package’s tracking info.

34
10 months ago

A startup that helps people make better use of their smartphones. It’s a powerful tool for people who work on the road but don’t have a laptop.

34
10 months ago

A startup that’s building out a marketplace where people can sell their old smartphones, which the startup says will be used to fund a better future.

34
11 months ago

A company making a smartphone app that can make you sound like a bullfrog

33
9 months ago

 A company that helps consumers book hotel rooms by scanning a QR code with their smartphone, and then using a mobile app to pay for it.

33
1 year ago

A startup that makes it easier to communicate with doctors remotely. Doctors can chat with patients via a smartphone or the web, and can see what prescriptions they’ve already written and what they’re working on right now.

32
1 year ago

A smartphone that’s meant to be an all-in-one computer, with an operating system that’s focused on productivity and responsive design.

32
1 year ago

A software platform that connects buyers and sellers of real estate using a smartphone app.

32
9 months ago

 A startup that wants to solve the problem of credit card fraud by using a smartphone to scan a QR code on a payment. The startup’s $10 app will then send a text to the cardholder, asking them to confirm the payment before it’s completed. The startup says that within the next 12 months it will have 100,000 users.

32
6 months ago

The startup is building a smart lock that’s easier to use and opens with voice command or a smartphone app.

32
4 months ago

A new take on the smartphone app, this startup is eliminating the smartphone app and replacing it with a digital card. The company wants to build a card that looks like a plastic card but is actually a virtual payment card. Customers would buy the card and then use that to pay for things. They’re called “seamless payments.”

32
1 year ago

 A smartphone app that tracks how fast people are walking, running, or riding their bikes. The app tracks speed and distance traveled with GPS, then uses that data to report on how people are getting around.

31
9 months ago

A wireless charging pad for your smartphone. The company is working to make the whole process of charging wirelessly faster, and also plans to work on a spot-on version in which a charging pad can be placed on any surface and a smartphone can be placed on top to charge.

31
6 days ago

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

31
1 year ago

A Y Combinator company that wants to use AI to help deaf people communicate. It has built an app that relies on a smartphone’s built-in camera to help users correctly place and identify objects and facial features.

30
9 months ago

A startup that uses the smartphone’s accelerometer to automatically turn on fans and heating/cooling systems when it’s cold outside.

30
6 months ago

A smartphone app that helps people find and book appointments at their local dentist. The startup is partnered with a local dentist to help in the service.

30
10 months ago

A way to buy and sell real estate from your smartphone. It’s currently in talks with real estate companies and local governments to bring the startup to its first city.

29
8 months ago

 A smartphone app to help people exercise smarter, with a slew of new features.

29
8 months ago

A startup that uses a smartphone app and a wristband to keep track of rest and activity levels, which could help to improve sleep and reduce stress.

29
5 months ago

A new operating system that’s designed to make it easier for first-time smartphone users to get started. It’s currently focused on creating an intuitive, visual, and simple user interface, with the goal of eventually unifying third-party apps onto the platform.

29
2 months ago

A “personal health dashboard” for your smartphone. It tracks your biometric data and aggregates it, then provides a quick summary of your health information. It’s currently in private beta

29
11 months ago

A device that combines a smartphone and a projector into a single streaming device.

28
9 months ago

A mobile app that allows you to track the health of your dog with a smartphone, using information from your vet.

28
8 months ago

A platform that allows the owners of physical stores to digitalize the shopping experience. The company is building an app that lets customers scan and order products, then pay for them via their smartphone.

28
8 months ago

A startup that’s working to make the mental health sector more accessible to people through a smartphone app. It can be used to support people who have depression, anxiety and other forms of mental illness. The app works by connecting users with personal care managers who can make appointments with a therapist, prescribe medication and make referrals.

28
1 month ago

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

28
1 month ago

The startup claims to be the only startup in the world to manufacture their own smart phone. eCanter is a ruggedized, waterproof, and dustproof smartphone that can withstand drops from up to two meters and has a waterproof case.

28
10 months ago

A company that helps people use their smartphones to report incidents to local police.

27
6 months ago

A product that uses a smartphone’s camera to scan the world around it, providing context and data in real time.

27
2 months ago

A new way to create animated GIFs using any video file and a smartphone. The app allows you to build a GIF quickly and share it on social media.

27
3 months ago

This is a startup that lets you monitor your assets, and control your finances remotely, via an app on your smartphone.

26
1 year ago

A “smart” contact lens that tracks glucose levels in real time, sending alerts to users’ smartphones. It’s currently in the clinical trial phase, but the founders are working on a commercial version that will be released in 2020.

25
7 months ago

A startup that wants to create new types of smart products that make life easier for people who don’t have smartphones.

25
7 months ago

A system meant to help employees manage their health insurance. This includes everything from a smartphone app to help people navigate the process to a website for people to compare single-pay service options.

25
5 months ago

A new type of stethoscope that connects to your smartphone, allowing you to hear and track your heartbeat.

25
6 months ago

A startup that wants to make a “smart” speaker that can be “activated” via your smartphone. It’s a new category for Amazon that is beginning to compete with Google Home.

24
5 months ago

A fully-managed IoT platform for smart connected home devices, which allow people to create and manage connected home devices from their smartphones.

24
4 months ago

Filling the gap in the smartphone payment space for small and medium-sized businesses, this startup is working on creating a payment solution that can be used with a credit card and not just a debit card.

24
1 month ago

A smartphone application that finds you a local babysitter, or a group of friends to go to a concert, or a ride home. The startup is planning on soft launching in the second half of 2020.

24
5 months ago

This “Uber for cleaning” service allows customers to order cleaning services from their smartphone.

23
4 months ago

A secure, encrypted store that allows users to sell their old smartphones through a mobile app, and then get a cut of the cash.

23
1 month ago

Eclipsum is a startup that is making it easier for users to create visual presentations with the use of “smart” software. The software runs on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone and allows users to create and share interactive graphs, charts, and maps.

23
11 days ago

A startup that uses a smartphone app to create a marketing database.

23
9 months ago

A way for books to be read on a smartphone and stored in the cloud.

22
7 months ago

A platform that lets people deposit checks with a smartphone camera, without having to physically write a check.

22
6 months ago

A platform for the visually impaired. The app translates text into an audio reading of that text, with the readout played on a phone’s loudspeaker. While the smartphone app is free to download, the smartphone’s loudspeaker is not.

22
16 days ago

A wearable healthcare device that tracks stress and heart rate and syncs with a smartphone app to help users manage their stress and anxiety.

22
3 months ago

Smartphone-based food ordering app that aims to rival Grubhub and other competitors.

21
3 months ago

This is a startup building a tool to help visually impaired people to see the world through their smartphones and mobile devices. The startup is aiming to build into mobile devices some of the technology that blind people use to see and hear.

21
5 months ago

A startup that allows users to unlock their smartphones with the face. It’s a good tool for those with physical disabilities.

20
4 months ago

A company that sells iPhone cases that double as an app-launching device, allowing users to launch their favorite apps by simply tapping their smartphone on the case.

19
4 months ago

A company that helps consumers buy more from Amazon.com with the help of a digital assistant housed on a smartphone.

19
3 months ago

A startup that wants to take the smartphone’s camera functionality and make it better. It’ll create a better camera that can shoot better photos, faster, and in brighter light, and handle low-light situations better.

19
2 months ago

A company that makes it easy for people in the US to register for and apply for EU residence cards through an application on their smartphone, and have them sent to them.

19
6 months ago

A "kitchen scale with a twist": a smart scale that tells you whether you're cooking healthy or not. The scale can connect to the internet through your smartphone, and will send the results to an app on your phone for you to analyze.

18
4 months ago

A lock and key app that’s as easy to use as a smartphone. You can send someone your unique combination for them to use for the key, then you can use the app to unlock their door, lock it, or open it up with your smartphone.

18
3 months ago

A platform that allows users to control lights, music and other home entertainment systems via their smartphones and computers.

18
2 months ago

People are more attached to their smartphones than they used to be, and more than just a tool to check email and run errands. Now they have a way to make extra money while they’re on the go. Stocksy is a stock photography agency that licenses photos to brands and other companies.

18
2 months ago

A startup that helps you create and manage “Zines,” a new way to record and share your life. The startup’s founders say that you can write a Zine with just a smartphone and a little bit of paper.

18
2 months ago

This startup wants to use machine learning to identify the different uses of a product and then provide recommendations based on that data. For example, a smartphone app may recommend different camera apps to users based on their photos.

18
7 months ago

A company that sells software that lets companies track and make sense of the data from their employees’ smartphones, which they say is becoming their primary form of communication.

17
1 month ago

A platform for making payments, building credit, and analyzing financial performance. It’s the first platform in India to offer the ability to make payments in a smartphone app and access information about spending habits through a dashboard.

17
1 month ago

A company that is developing a new kind of screen that can change color when a smartphone is covered with water

17
2 years ago

 A startup that sells a subscription service to teach people how to use their smartphones

16
4 months ago

A niche product for having a hard time sleeping due to snoring or other sleep issues, Sleepio is a smartphone app which uses an algorithm to give real-time feedback on how well you sleep, and then sends you targeted advice to help you improve your sleep.

16
3 months ago

A smartphone application for school counselors to help parents enroll their kids in schools and to facilitate communication between parents and school counselors.

16
2 months ago

A smartphone app that provides live video tutorials to users when they need them. For example, if you want to brush up on the basics of Excel, the app will send you a live video of an Excel expert.

16
3 months ago

 A tool to track and manage your health through a smartphone app, with an aim at improving health by using the data your smartphone collects.

15
1 month ago

A startup that helps access control systems integrate with your smartphone. The startup, which was founded in June, is based in the DC area, and has already built a marketplace for hardware, and is working on an API to integrate the system into your phone.

15
1 month ago

The startup aims to make it easier for individuals to learn about the causes they care about. The company’s first product, a smartphone app, aims to make it easy to support nonprofits by helping users donate to them directly on the app or find local nonprofits in their area. The app is currently in beta.

15
4 months ago

A startup that helps people who are blind learn to use smartphones. The app can read aloud and describe pictures the user takes.

14
23 days ago

A startup that builds products that are both stylish and functional. Some of their products are special iPad cases that can charge your phone, or even a smartphone that you can use to take pictures on the go.

14
4 months ago

Realeyes is an AI that can read printed text and translate it into a form of sign language. The startup wants to use it to help the blind and hearing-impaired interact with TVs, smartphones, and other devices.

13
3 months ago

A tele-medicine company that builds tele-presence technology to allow doctors to treat patients remotely with a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They want to bring together the data they collect while treating patients and share it with hospitals, insurance companies, and other health providers.

13
3 months ago

A startup that allows businesses to “schedule a meeting with any of their contacts, even if they don’t have a computer or smartphone”.

12
1 month ago

This startup is building a smartphone app that aims to help people reduce their use of disposable plastic. The startup has been operating in the UK since 2013 and is now operating in the US.

11
2 months ago

A company that sells a cheap smartphone that connects to a Wi-Fi router in the home and turns it into a smart home hub.

10
2 years ago

Idea: This is a mobile app that makes it easy to get a ride using your smartphone Riders can also use the app to manage their ride, directly with the driver, without speaking to a dispatcher It’s currently available in the Bay Area, with free rides during the trial period

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2 years ago

Idea: An e-commerce site that sells recycled products, such as old books, smartphones, and art

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A new kind of digital bank for the unbanked that doesn’t require a smartphone or a bank account

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Grow food indoors using smartphone apps

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Node is building a microwave that can connect to a smartphone and cook food It's crowdfunding the device on Kickstarter and claims that it can cook a frozen pizza in 2 minutes

-1
2 years ago

Idea: An online marketplace to trade used and broken smartphones The startup is currently focused on the UK but is looking to expand to other countries

-1
2 years ago

A team of engineers have built a product that lets homeowners control their home’s lights, AC, and thermostat via a smartphone — without the need for smart locks. They’re pitching the product as a way to bring smart home technology to more people, and without the need for a significant investment.

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup for turning your apartment into a hotel. It allows hosts to rent out rooms via a smartphone app, and comes with features like cleaning, check-in, and flexible cancellations. It’s currently free for hosts, and makes money through a 7% cut from bookings.

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that automates the process of making a 3D scan of a person using just a smartphone and a standard webcam.

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2 years ago

Idea: This startup wants to help India’s 600 million smartphone users take advantage of the country’s rapidly growing e-commerce market.

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