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

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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.

417

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

162

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.

155

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

145

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.

141

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

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

127

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

122

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.

121

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

115

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

113

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

113

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

112

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

111

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

110

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

108

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

106

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.

106

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.

105

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

105

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.

104

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.

103

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

102

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.

100

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.

100

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.

100

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.

99

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

99

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

98

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

98

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.

98

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

97

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.

97

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

96

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.

96

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

95

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.

95

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

95

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.

95

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

95

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

94

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

94

An iPhone app that helps people find and reserve concert tickets

93

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.

93

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

93

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

93

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

93

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.

92

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.

92

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

92

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.

92

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

91

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

91

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

91

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

91

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

91

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

90

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

90

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

90

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.

90

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

90

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

89

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

89

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

89

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.

89

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.

89

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.

89

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

88

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.

88

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

88

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

88

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.

88

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.

88

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

88

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

87

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.

87

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.

87

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

87

A next-generation operating system for your phone.

86

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.

86

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

86

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

86

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.

85

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.

85

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.

85

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.

85

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.

84

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

84

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.

84

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

84

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.

84

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

83

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.

83

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.

83

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

83

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.

83

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

83

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.

83

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

83

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.

83

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

82

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.

82

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

82

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

82

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

82

A startup that wants to help people sign up for and manage their health insurance through their phone. The startup recently raised $1.5 million in seed funding from NY Health Investment Funds.

82

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

82

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

81

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

81

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.

81

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.

81

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.

81

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

81

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.

81

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.

81

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.

81

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.

81

A company that will allow you to stream your favorite TV show to any TV device in your house. The company is building a platform to stream video from any streaming platform to any device, including TVs, computers, game consoles, mobile phones, tablets, and anything else that can play video.

81

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

80

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.

80

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.”

80

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.

80

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.

80

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

80

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.

79

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

79

This is a “shortcut” to provide the same results as a traditional HR process, by using phone interviews, instant messaging, and video interview feedback to automate the hiring process.

79

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.

79

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.

79

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.

79

This startup is selling a product that makes it easier to show off your pets on Instagram by allowing people to take photos of their pets with their phones. Users can then share those photos on Instagram.

79

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

79

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

79

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.

78

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.

78

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.

78

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.

78

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.

78

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."

78

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.

78

A telemedicine startup that connects patients to health care professionals via email, chat, video, and phone.

78

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

78

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

77

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.

77

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.

77

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.

77

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.

76

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.

76

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.

76

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.

76

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.

76

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.

76

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.

76

A platform that enables users to customize their phones with accessories like stands and cases.

76

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

75

This startup wants to make a better platform for finding local business in your area by combining location data from your phone and the location data of your contacts.

75

A tool for companies which allows them to set up a phone line to text customers. The idea is that companies can have a central number where they can text customers and the app can notify customers of late payments.

75

A platform that helps users find the best salon for their haircuts. The app stores salon location data in users’ phones and provides them with recommendations based on their location and needs.

75

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.

75

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.

75

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.

75

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

75

This startup is building a network for the more than 60 million people who don’t have bank accounts — but are still expected to receive a loan, rent payments, or pay utility bills. As a result, they often don’t have access to the basic financial services they need. Envelope lets them become a platform for next-day payment, and offers payment-by-phone for small transactions.

75

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.

75

This startup is using mobile payments to help small businesses pay their vendors directly from their phones, reducing the need to invoice and avoid late payments.

74

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.

74

A startup that is building an AI-driven customer service platform that automates phone support for tens of thousands of its customers.

74

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.

74

A platform that gives you the ability to broadcast live video from your phone. The startup wants to bring a “Facebook Live” like experience to mobile devices, but with better quality.

74

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

74

A startup that lets you send photos and videos from your phone to a rotating cast of actors for posterity.

74

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

74

A startup that makes a device that attaches to your phone and acts as a bubble level

73

A startup that builds custom devices for businesses, such as a GPS-powered shelf for a refrigerator to keep track of stock, or a phone-controlled washing machine. It has raised $4.2 million in investments since it was founded in September.

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The idea: A mobile phone that can be powered by your body movement, rather than by a battery. The goal is for the device to be small enough to fit in your pocket, but powerful enough to run a full computer. The company was founded in May 2016 by two ex-Apple engineers.

73

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

73

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

72

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.

72

A tool to give employees a simple way to talk to their bosses and coworkers at work and on the phone.

72

A startup that is building a platform for mobile phone companies and carriers to provide their services on the open web and in mobile applications, instead of requiring people to download an app.

72

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

72

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

72

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.

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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.

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Smart home system that helps eliminate the need for people to put down their phones to manage their homes.

72

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.

71

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

71

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

71

A company that provides financial planners with a tool that lets them manage a client’s retirement accounts from their phone.

71

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.

71

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

71

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.

71

A startup that provides a service where you can purchase a gift card that is redeemable for a 1 hour tech support phone call

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A startup helping companies that use a lot of data or have a lot of data. The startup is looking to offer 24/7/365 support, with an automated phone call within two hours of an issue being raised.

70

A startup that lets you send and receive payments with your bank account, but also with your phone.

70

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

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A tool for creating quick and easy surveys on your phone. The startup is designed for survey creators, but anyone can use it. It offers a mobile-first platform that lets users create surveys and send them immediately to users, and then open the survey link in another app on their phone.

69

A software company that provides a platform to help people, companies and organizations enter and manage their POCSAG traffic data from their existing mobile phone.

69

A messaging app that lets you chat with your friends using GIFs and stickers. Like Kik, the app uses a chatbot to accept your messages and then creates your messages out of existing ones in your phone.

69

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.

69

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

69

The company wants to be the software company that helps you create a shopping list and keep track of it on your phone.

69

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

69

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.

68

A cloud-based phone system for companies. It’s designed to be a suite of tools that works with the other tools the company already has in place, including a phone, PBX and computer system.

68

Idea : A platform that helps companies arrange and book meetings with clients over the phone, in-person, or online.

68

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

68

“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.

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This startup wants to make it possible to order food and drink delivery from your phone, via 1-click on an app.

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UrbanClap specializes in helping local businesses find customers through their mobile app. It’s building a tool that helps people book appointments at local businesses from their phones directly.

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App that helps you play games against your friends and pick up where you left off on your phone

66

A B2C online platform that helps people look up the prices of products and services without having to use a phone or computer. It uses the Apple Wallet API to pull up prices from thousands of retailers and automatically applies a coupon.

66

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

66

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

66

A way to connect to the internet through a satellite, without a phone. The startup is building a satellite router for use in rural areas.

65

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

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

65

A startup that helps companies integrate their Slack teams with existing email and phone systems.

65

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

65

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

65

This startup is building a real-time travel app that uses the GPS on your phone to help you navigate to your next destination.

65

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

65

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.

64

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.

64

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.

64

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.

64

A company that provides a way for people to apply to jobs directly from the phone. It’s currently working in the UK, and has plans to expand to other countries.

64

A startup that helps small businesses and startups interact with their customers. The app lets people create and manage a live broadcast from their phone.

64

A payment platform that allows users to make payments without constantly having to pull out their phones. It’s meant to allow payments to happen in the background and utilize location data to make sure the person paying the bill can’t pay it twice.

64

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

64

A startup that lets you sync your Microsoft Outlook calendar to your iPhone.

64

A “sticker printer” that prints QR codes to open apps on phones.

64

The company is centered around a new product called the “Activity Tracker”, which is actually a wristband with sensors that measure the wearer’s activity throughout the day. The wristband communicates with a phone that then records the data on the app. The data can then be synced with a HealthKit-enabled app for tracking progress.

63

A tool to make it easy for customers to control the power of their lights with their phones.

63

A tool that can be used to create “mini apps” that can be used to run tiny tasks on a business’s phone, like taking a picture with a tablet, or looking up a restaurant’s location.

63

A personal emergency notification app for your phone.

62

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

62

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

62

A startup that wants to make fitness apps as accessible as possible. It’s developing a service that can do things like send texts to your phone with workout time reminders and sets reminders on your phone for you to work out.

62

A company building a way for people to “rent” their phone data for a monthly fee, with text messages included.

62

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

61

A startup that helps users sync their calendars and contacts in the cloud with their phones.

61

A company that uses a mobile phone app to help you find the closest car service to the spot you are at.

61

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

61

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.

61

A company that helps geospatial companies like Uber and Lyft better understand the best routes and pricing to reach customers by using data from their phone to track their location.

61

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.

61

The smart contract-based system will give customers their monthly phone bill, as well as their statement of account and the option to pay online.

60

A company that makes it easier for developers to build apps for every device they can imagine: phone, tablet, tv, car, etc. The business is bootstrapped and has had a $1.3M in seed funding.

60

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

60

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.

58

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

58

A smart phone app that makes it easier to find the cheapest airfare for travel on Facebook. The startup has already seen success with the app, and says they’ve seen a 150% increase in the number of people in India who use it on a daily basis.

58

An iOS app for smart locks that can be controlled remotely through the app or phone camera.

57

A startup that wants to take your home security camera and turn it into a smart camera with the ability to send alerts to your phone.

57

A company that allows people to make “tweets” from their phone, or a software program that’ll be able to take a list of contacts and create a list of tweets to send to them.

57

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

57

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

56

A company that uses algorithms to direct automated phone calls to businesses to help them reach out to prospective customers who have similar interests. The startup offers a “campaign” for as low as $400 for up to two calls per day.

56

A startup that wants to build a system to help people in the developing world manage and track their food using a mobile phone. It’s building a platform that allows customers to buy and sell food using a mobile phone and a credit card.

56

An online service to help customers find the right phone case for their phone

56

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.

55

A startup that makes it easier for people to send and receive money using the built-in SMS functionality on their phones.

55

A new kind of search engine that uses AI to give answers to questions. It also works with an app on your phone to let you get answers without having to search for them.

55

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.

55

“A low-cost, durable, and scalable solution for the enterprise that replaces the expense of traditional PDAs and cellphones.”

55

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.

55

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.

54

A company that makes a device that lets you “reverse engineer” your phone to see what’s on the other side.

54

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

54

This is a service that lets you order groceries through the phone and text. The startup is working with a chain of grocery stores and hopes to expand to other cities.

54

A startup that provides a way for people to book and pay for their medical appointments from their mobile phones, the startup plans on democratizing the healthcare system by making it more accessible to the general population.

53

A platform to help people do their taxes on their phones. The startup has created a companion app that helps people with their taxes, with an aim to help more people save hundreds of dollars on their taxes.

53

A new kind of restaurant reservation platform that works across telephone, mobile, and web. The company says it’s building a “digital concierge” that can quickly answer questions on the fly and will be available in 6 languages.

53

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.

53

A company that makes notifications for mobile workers, helping them to stay in touch with clients and customers via text, email, and phone, and communicating with them in real time.

53

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

53

A startup for digital goods, taking a page out of the Apple model of selling new iPhone apps on the day of release. The startup is selling digital goods like digital photographs and videos that have already been processed.

52

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

52

A digital groceries store that integrates with other apps and allows users to view their purchases from their phones.

51

A backend platform for the “internet of things”, which connects all the devices in your house. The backend is a piece of software that runs on an app on your phone which connects all the devices in your house. It’s a way to connect all the devices in your house, give voice commands, and get things to do on your schedule.

51

A startup and subscription service that brings the best deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more to any phone.

51

A SaaS platform that helps customers purchase, manage, and monitor cellular phone accounts.

51

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

50

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

50

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.

50

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.

50

Nextbit wants to deliver Android in a way that lets you take your phone with you everywhere. It cuts down on background apps and syncs only the apps that you want to use with your phone. Available on Android and iOS.

50

A startup building a platform that allows developers to build apps that work on a variety of different devices, such as an iPhone, a Samsung, or a Motorola.

50

A company that uses machine learning to create products that help senior citizens with activities of daily living, such as shopping, banking and making phone calls.

49

A tool for mobile phones that creates custom sticker packs.

49

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.

49

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

49

CaseReev is a mobile checkout company that allows users to scan the barcodes of items in stores and pay with their mobile phones. The startup raised $1.1 million last year

49

A product that allows you to set a reminder on your phone for when you will receive a package and the tracking number. The startup has raised $1.8 million to build out its business.

49

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.

48

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.

48

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

48

A Chicago-based startup that wants to make parking a breeze using an app that allows drivers to pay for parking via their phone.

48

A customer support platform for small business, allowing them to connect with customers via chat, email, social media, and phone calls.

48

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.

48

A startup trying to help iPhone users make in-store purchases without waiting in line

48

The idea is to build a service that enables you to trade your Apple Watch and iPhone data with other people. The company wants to build a directory of sellers and buyers of Apple Watch and iPhone data.

48

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

48

Professional and semi-professional athletes and influencers are seeing their profiles get hacked. This startup wants to build a way to securely store influencer data so that it’s not lost in an ex-boyfriend’s phone.

47

A startup that’s building a tool to help people maintain their phone’s warranty, the company claims.

47

A subscription-based phone service that hooks up to your existing phone line via the internet. The startup wants to take the $10 or so a month charge to connect to the internet and use your phone for calls.

47

A lot of companies are selling mobile phone cases with custom designs, but Nines offers custom design and production of phone cases, which will be sold in retail stores.

47

 A startup for hotels to receive guest reviews. It allows hotels to easily build a phone application that allows guests to submit feedback. It’s also a way for hotels to tap into a big, untapped market of millennials who like to review things on their phones.

47

Inspired by the Robinhood phone app, a startup wants to build a digital banking app for millennials that will not only give them the ability to check their account balances, but also update and deposit checks.

47

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.

47

A mobile app that generates income for the user - a college student who buys cheap phone cases from China and resells them at a profit.

46

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

46

A widget that helps you save money on your phone bill by automatically charging your phone only when you’re near a Wi-Fi network.

46

A task management app built for startups. Some of the features include social sharing, time tracking, and a calendar that can push notifications to the phone.

46

A startup that helps employees stay protected with a phone app that sends alerts to their phone whenever there’s an important message from their employer.

46

A sensor embedded into a device that allows it to communicate with a connected phone and let the maker know if the device is being moved and where it’s being moved to. The sensor would also allow the maker some control over the device.

45

A software company that’s helping people organize their finances on their phones. The software was built by the founder of a financial services company that was acquired by VC firm Andreessen Horowitz.

45

A credit card for young people, targeted at millennials for whom traditional credit cards don’t suit their habits. The company has a physical card with a magnetic stripe that customers put on one side of their phones to pay their bills.

45

LevelUp lets you buy mobile data for other people using your phone. You set a price and the app brings a buyer to the seller.

45

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.

45

A music discovery service that lets people upload music from their phones to play on all their devices, creating a sort of Pandora for your mobile devices.

45

A “tame” version of the Snapchat app, focused on bringing its features to one’s phone.

45

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.

45

A phone app for sending automated text messages to people who are at an event. Great when a speaker gives an update to a crowd and they are lost for a moment, and also great for sending reminders about things like a doctor’s appointment.

44

A company that helps people manage their wine collections. The startup is building a wine database and app that lets users track their wine collection in real time, save it to their phone, and save it to the cloud.

44

A startup that sends flowers to a person's phone. The startup, which launched in May, has partnered with over 50 retailers and plans to expand into more.

44

It turns any mobile phone into a live ID, and promises a “one-tap verification” that will be accepted by a growing number of retailers.

44

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.

44

A startup that helps people manage their mobile phone and internet plans from their Macs and desktops.

44

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.

44

A tool that lets you make an image that looks like you’re looking at a phone, but in fact you’re looking at the real world through a video camera.

43

A social network for restaurants, startups and developers. It’s a platform where restaurants can find users to fix their tables, answer the phone, and do general upkeep.

43

A platform that connects restaurants and their customers, and allows them to order take-out and delivery from their phones.

43

A check-in system for hotels and other lodging services, using a “frictionless check-in” platform. The platform allows guests to book rooms from their phone, and lets them track the status of their room within their app.

43

Looking to build the next generation of command-line tools, this startup uses a “push technology” that allows you to push notifications and updates to your phone from the command line.

42

This is an app that turns your phone into an emergency hotspot to connect with friends and family, and to help you dial 911.

42

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.

42

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

42

A startup that helps users buy and sell spare gadgets to each other, with a platform that allows people to buy and sell second-hand computers, phones, and other devices.

42

A company that sells a device that lets your phone read and translate text in over 100 languages. The startup has raised $3 million.

41

This venture helps people buy real estate using only their phone number.

41

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.

41

A SaaS application that helps businesses manage and secure their customers by creating and enforcing rules for their phone numbers.

41

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.

41

The startup is introducing a new mobile messaging platform that can track the location of your phone to let you know when you’ve left the perimeter of a business, so you don’t leave your phone unattended.

41

A mobile app that helps workers better organize their tasks on the go. The company’s co-founder believe that most of the information workers have on their phones isn’t being used.

40

A startup for people to buy and sell products directly from their phones, and for sellers to receive payment via Venmo. The company is looking to expand into a marketplace with services like insurance and education.

40

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

40

A startup for buying and selling airtime on prepaid phones, currently live in Sweden.

40

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

40

A smart lock that you control from your phone. The startup is looking to compete with smart locks like Kwikset, August, and Lockitron.

40

Create a platform for companies to manage their own customer service phone calls.

40

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

40

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

39

A customer service app that lets users send messages from their phones to the company and vice versa.

39

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.

39

A startup that wants to help people save the cost of a cell phone plan by letting them bring their own phone, and set it up to work on their carrier’s network.

39

A product that helps merchants accept payments over a mobile phone, without requiring a merchant account.

39

A video chat product that allows you to call up a video, group chat, or voice call with friends from your phone whenever you want.

39

An online tool to help employees track and control the costs of things like conference calls, or to help them split up phone bills.

38

This startup sells a zero-emission travel device that charges a phone, laptop, or other device when the traveler is near a wireless source.

38

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

37

Manage your small business finances from your phone

37

A way to track every action you take on your phone — from every app, to every game, to every message you send — and turn it into a data-driven game engine that lets you play games without the need for a giant library of content.

37

A payments company that allows you to take payments for your health and insurance over the phone, rather than on your phone or website.

37

A startup that wants to make it easier for people to buy and sell their old phones, and also provide a marketplace for tons of other used phones.

37

The startup is building a Wi-Fi device with a built-in battery for charging your phone in the middle of nowhere, allowing for more travel freedom.

37

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

37

A tool for building mobile apps that make it easier for employees to access work-related information from their phones.

36

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

36

Service giving people cash for completing tasks through their phones. Bemis has raised $10 million and has already onboarded more than 200,000 people in the US and Mexico.

36

A cellphone app that automatically suggests time-saving, healthy habits for you.

36

A tool to automatically and accurately edit videos from your iPhone, so that you don’t have to use the stock iOS app

36

A medical records app that lets patients access their medical records from their phone. The startup has raised $2 million in seed funding.

36

This startup is building a service that turns your iPhone into a platform for helping you find a doctor or emergency room. You’ll be able to call any medical professional or hospital directly from your iPhone, and they’ll provide you with directions and a diagnosis.

35

A platform to help you streamline and optimize the way you use your phone and its apps. It provides features like a dashboard to track your battery life, and a recommendation engine to help you get the most out of your phone’s capabilities.

35

A way to connect old-fashioned pay phones to modern devices, with the idea being to make current pay phones more productive.

35

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.

35

A startup that helps companies access the best business data from their phone. A subscription model starts at $10 per month.

35

A startup that uses artificial intelligence to monitor your health and give you a counseling session with a live doctor over the phone. The goal is to make the call center a “one-stop-shop” for any kind of health issues.

35

A UK-based startup that works with banks and insurance companies to track and manage mobile phone insurance claims.

35

A startup that makes it easy to pay for goods at brick-and-mortar stores via mobile phone

35

This startup is building a platform to help users build their own phone cases. Its mobile app lets customers customize the case, and a 3D printer can then print it out.

34

A mobile loyalty program on the city’s streetcars. Citymapper has a small but active mobile app for iPhone and Android devices that is a map of the subway and bus system in London. The company is also building a loyalty program that rewards users for using it.

34

A program for giving tips to Uber drivers. It’s a mobile phone app that facilitates the sharing of tips and information with drivers.

34

A startup that can help you set up multiplayer games with friends for the iPhone.

33

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.

33

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.

32

 A mobile app that lets you pay for groceries at the cash register using an Android phone, without having to leave the store or wait in line.

32

The company’s founders speak of a future where the internet of things (IoT) and the internet of everything (IoE) converge, allowing users to control the devices in their homes directly from their phones.

32

A platform that lets users receive a weekly email (or text message) that shows them how to use their phone.

32

This SaaS company is creating a platform that lets mobile developers build apps natively for two of the most important devices people have, their phones and their TVs.

31

A mobile app that ensures you don’t leave home without your phone charger.

31

A platform that helps people ask for things on their phones. The startup has been working with a number of companies and wants to expand their platform into other verticals.

31

A startup that lets people experience virtual reality through the power of their mobile phone.

31

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.

31

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

31

This startup is developing a platform that aims to reduce the number of phone calls a doctor makes to patients.

30

A startup that wants to allow you to buy and sell things online from your phone

30

This startup is building a chatbot that lets people ask questions and get answers from doctors over the phone.

30

LogMeIn is an online business continuity and disaster recovery tool used by businesses and organizations of all sizes. Users can access their computers and data in times of trouble, and moreover, take advantage of its free iPhone/Android apps for remote access and file sharing.

30

A mobile payment app that allows you to pay for things like groceries, utilities, parking, etc. in real time, allowing you to settle your bill instantly through your phone.

30

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

30

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

30

A health insurance app which allows users to submit their medical claims and payment information with a couple of taps on their phone. The startup is a bit of an interesting case study for the healthcare sector. They launched in March and have over 1,000 customers already. They're profitable for the first time.

29

A platform that helps people to learn languages from their phones. They also offer a “chatbot” that can help you with your language learning.

29

A startup that aggregates and delivers news and information to users on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The company is also building a “beacon” for iOS users to receive notification of deals at nearby retailers, using a combination of GPS and Wi-Fi to track users’ location and then send notifications for deals on nearby merchants. The startup is also in the process of building a deal site for Android users.

28

A search engine for mobile phone numbers with features like call forwarding.

28

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

28

An augmented reality platform that allows users to create and share 3D scenes and experiences, including through the iPhone’s camera.

27

This startup is building an app that allows customers to order items from their phones and have them delivered to them.

27

 A startup that is building a platform that will allow people to save and withdraw money from their savings accounts through their cell phone.

26

A tool that helps you manage your restaurant right on your phone. The startup is currently doing a seed round with $1 million.

26

 A platform that allows users to create a “superuser” account for each app or service on their phone, granting them access to core features.

26

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.

26

An iPhone app that helps users minimize personal data collection on Facebook.

26

A startup that’s building a “smart” charging station that can tell when your phone is low on juice and automatically deliver a new battery.

25

A company that helps people keep track of their health, fitness, and medical records by offering a scheduling and appointment system within the iPhone app. It’s been available since March but has only recently started gaining traction.

24

 A shopping app that helps shoppers find sales and coupons in their area, using their phone’s GPS.

24

A company that helps the real estate industry make more money by helping people rent their homes from the comfort of their phones

24

This startup wants to solve the problem of keeping track of customers’ payments for businesses and helps them with a phone app and a digital solution that they claim are more accurate and cheaper.

24

A startup that allows users to access their Uber-like Uber account from their iOS and Android phone.

23

A startup that helps you be a better listener. A podcast-focused app that allows users to listen to a podcast or podcast episode on their phone, and then scroll over text to see what was said, or share the audio with someone else.

23

A startup that helps you find the best product photos with the best lighting, and displays them in a grid on your phone for easy viewing.

23

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

23

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.

23

A startup that aims to bring editing and collaboration tools for video to mobile phones.

22

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

22

An online platform for people to sell their old cell phones on. It has about 100,000 people already listing their phones, most of whom are in the U.S.

22

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

22

Built for small-to-medium sized retailers, a shopping list app that can be synced to a phone and can also sync with a website.

21

A startup that builds a point-of-sale system for all sorts of retailers, including restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The startup aims to make the process of opening a business as simple as a phone call.

21

Seems like the startup is building a lightweight, stylus-driven browser that looks like Chrome, but is actually built from scratch. The company is looking to make it a more natural way to interact with your phone’s browser, and create a more “personal” experience.

21

The startup aims to make a less expensive version of the smartphone, while also going beyond the smartphone. The company wants to make a more general purpose device, a super-smart watch, a fitness tracker, a camera, a fitness tracker, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band,

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A security startup with a free app that lets users report any mobile phone that isn’t secure.

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A voice-activated OS that allows you to speak into your phone and have your device understand what you’re saying.

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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.

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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.

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The startup wants to build an app that allows your phone to act as a touchscreen monitor for an iPad, letting you run apps on one screen and videos on the other. Coming soon to Android.

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A startup that pairs a user’s phone number with a set of features that are only available during a certain time of day. It’s meant to help users fill out surveys faster by making the process more convenient.

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Fintech startup for facilitating money transfers between countries. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Myanmar, its beta version allows users to send and receive money online via mobile phones.

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A venture-backed startup that’s building an app for iOS that allows you to flip your phone’s screen horizontally and vertically to share photos.

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This little wearable sensor makes it easier to find your phone when you lose it. The device is supposed to vibrate if it’s within a certain radius of your phone.

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A “tapping service” for restaurants that allows them to tap-in the orders that come in over their phone line. The startup is targeting restaurants and catering companies that don’t have a phone line.

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

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People who are moving can now hire a moving company with a phone call.

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

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This company has built a system that allows users to pay bills on their phone.

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A digital representation of a physical card game for the internet, replacing the physical card deck with a virtual one. The startup’s founder says they’re close to the top 500 in the iPhone app store. They have a few hundred users.

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

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A combination of a private messaging app and a dating app, allowing users to send and receive text messages from both their phones and an app.

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

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A startup that is building a toolkit meant to help companies develop applications for the web, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

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

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A startup that brings location-based social networking to farmers via SMS, allowing farmers to manage their crops regardless of if they have a smart phone.

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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.

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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.

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A utility for "smart" homes from the makers of Nest, Dropcam and Honeywell. Eko is a new company that aims to bring more automation to everything from thermostats to security cameras. The company started with a thermostat that can be programmed through an app and communicate with a connected garage door, but it’s now also trying to develop a home security system that will stop someone by recognizing their face and sending a message to their phone.

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

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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.

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Want to track your dog This startup wants to let you track your dog's movements with a GPS system. They're currently building out the product, which they say requires no phone or network connection.

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A wireless charger, designed to work on any flat surface, for any phone.

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In this world, your phone knows what song you’re listening to, when you’re at work, when you’re in bed, when you’re in a restaurant, and when you’re in a grocery store. The startup wants to turn that into a single app that can be used to control your music.

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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.

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This startup wants to help small businesses create, manage, and share Google Docs spreadsheets directly from their phone.

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Posh is a visual voicemail company that wants to make it easier for businesses to switch from standard phone voicemail to the sort of automated visual system that helps you manage your schedule. The company is building a platform that can be integrated into any number of systems.

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

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A platform that gives users the ability to share their photos on an Android phone, tablet, or computer. The company wants to become a one-stop solution for sharing photos and videos.

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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.

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A tool for marketers to collect customer feedback across multiple channels (web, email, phone, social media, etc.) and turn it into actionable data. The tool is meant to be used by marketers to help them improve their marketing strategies.

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A startup that helps small businesses use their phone to do basic accounting. The company is working with complex micro-payments, inventory management, order-taking, and invoicing.

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A startup that turns your phone into a virtual reality unit, letting you stream VR videos and games from your phone to your headset.

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A hot air balloon tour company that uses an app on your phone to track time, location, and food intake on the ride.

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The startup is building a way for consumers to check their credit scores on their phones, so they can see what if they were to refinance a mortgage, apply for a credit card, or shop for a new loan.

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A company that helps developers build apps for the iPhone. The startup already has 7 clients, including the Obama campaign, and plans to go public in the first quarter of 2020.

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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.

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An online marketplace that connects and sells used and new phones, primarily in Asia.

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A platform to help people manage their finances on their phones. The startup has raised $7.2 million to date and has a series A led by Accel.

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A way to log workouts on your phone, for those who prefer to skip the gym.

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

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A mobile payment system for freelancers, with clients set up to receive invoices directly on their phones. It’s currently in private beta.

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This startup is building a system that lets you use your phone to manage your personal finances, including your credit card, loan, loan repayment, and savings.

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

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The company wants to create a crowdsourced set of office supplies, including note paper, highlighters, a notepad, a pens, a pen holder, a pencil sharpener, a stapler, a paper clip, a paper clip holder, a red pen, a whiteboard marker, a dry erase marker, a mini eraser, a phone stand, a paper clip holder, a USB, a business card holder, a clipboard, a sticky note pad, a notepad, a pen, a pencil, a highlighter, a pencil sharpener, a dry erase marker, a stapler, a paper clip, a paper clip holder, a USB, a business card holder, a clipboard, a sticky note pad, a notepad, a pen, a pencil, a highlighter, a pencil sharpener, a dry erase marker, a stapler, a paper clip, a paper clip holder, a USB, a business card holder, a clipboard, a sticky note pad, a notepad, a pen, a pencil, a highlighter, a pencil sharpener, a dry erase marker, a stapler, a paper clip, a paper clip holder, a USB, a business

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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.

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A platform that helps people manage their money across investments. It’s a way for people to track their investments with an iPhone app that syncs with a web dashboard.

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A tool for mastering the dreaded phone interview.

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A notification app for your phone that gives you a couple of seconds to not answer calls and texts while it pulls up the phone's number details.

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Autopilot is building a device for the visually impaired that lets them use their phones to control devices like lights, coffee machines, etc.

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A company that helps your corporate phone number be your personal cell phone number.

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Ordering dry cleaning on the phone, meeting delivery times, charging for lost items, and tracking returns.

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 A virtual reality company is building an open-source headset that is compatible with all phones with phones.

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A company that makes a computer with a touchscreen for people who have difficulty with a mouse. The touchscreen operates in a similar way to a touchscreen phone, with a stylus for more precise input.

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Security for Android phones that could include that much-coveted fingerprint recognition feature.

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This startup is building software that converts all the photos you take on your phone into a web app that can be shared with others.

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Making payments easier for the unbanked, this startup says it is building a crypto-enabled, off-the-grid payment system that will let users send and receive money to their phones.

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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.

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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.

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A solution for the “on-demand economy”, giving users the ability to book drivers through their phone. Users can book drivers through the app or through an API.

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

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A startup that uses AI to help people identify and avoid fraudulent phone or email scams.

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A startup that allows users to connect their credit cards and bank accounts to their phone, so they can pay through the app using their phone number.

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A smart wallet that syncs with your phone to pay for purchases at NFC terminals in stores.

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A credit card-like card that uses biometric data (like fingerprints or palm prints) to authenticate users. It is a way to make mobile payments easier, as the card can be linked to the user’s mobile phone numbers.

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

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A startup that makes it easy to pay for things through your phone, leveraging the phone’s GPS, camera, etc.

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A startup that allows users to “pay” with their face instead of their phone number.

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a way to charge a phone or other device using a solar panel.

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A tool for people to set up their own private VPNs through their mobile phone, to help protect their personal browsing.

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A company that helps make a person’s phone more secure through a simple chat or phone call

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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.

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A phone-based savings app, where users can create mini-savings accounts to be used for purchases in the future.

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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.

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A startup that builds 3D printers that can build custom iPhone cases.

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A cloud-based peer-to-peer insurance platform, which is already in use in the automotive industry. The startup wants to be the only place where clients can buy insurance online, in person, or on the phone.

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This startup makes the “world’s first build-it-yourself” device that connects to a mobile app to consume, record, and transmit data from various medical devices to a mobile phone.

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A way to report fraud, which is a huge problem for both the customer and the store — especially when it happens over the phone.

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A startup that wants to help employees be more productive by tracking the time they spend on their phone and computer.

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A startup that wants to make it easy for your phone to pay with your location, so you don’t have to wait for your card’s PIN to be entered.

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A platform that allows users to see how much they are being charged for cable, phone, and Internet service. The startup plans to build a cable TV-like platform, including a searchable database of prices, but built with a startup budget.

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This startup is building an on-demand platform for insurance brokers to compare rates and buy/sell policies, allowing them to integrate the service into their phone apps. The company is taking a partnership approach to selling to brokers.

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 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.

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A platform that helps people shop for less-expensive accessories for their cell phone.

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A mobile app that uses the phone’s accelerometer to detect whether a user is walking and provide immediate feedback on how to improve eating and exercise habits.

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A spin-off from the team behind The Daily, a news app for the iPhone and iPad

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A product that helps companies and individuals track and control mobile phone and tablet usage through location and mobile network data, with a focus on consumer safety using data from apps and websites.

9

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.

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A SaaS platform that helps businesses manage their phone calls with a single dashboard that can be accessed from any device. The founders say they’ve already had over 400,000 calls a month through their platform.

8

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

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A way to organize the “real-time” data that’s coming out of sensors on your phone. The startup has raised $850,000 to date.

8

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

8

A startup that wants to make telecommuting easier by giving employees access to meetings and other tools on their phones, which is especially useful for remote workers.

8

A call tracking app off of the client’s own phone number.

8

A platform for managing your personal digital life across multiple devices. Think of it as a digital “phonebook” that you can access from anywhere.

8

This startup is building an app that allows users to build a homepage for their business and then upload content from their phone, giving them a little more control of their online presence.

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A product that connects your phone to other devices, such as a car’s Bluetooth, and syncs your phone’s clock with the car’s.

7

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.

7

A social media app that uses the phone’s geolocation to help users plan their day.

7

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

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Idea: A platform that helps users build applications for mobile phones

6

Sends a reminder to a person’s phone to take a pill at a certain time, and also tracks how many pills they take. The startup is planning an update that will include an app that will help people keep track of what they’re supposed to be taking.

6

A platform for simple, instant mobile phone payments for businesses. The company is hoping to serve as a payment gateway for developers hoping to make their apps easier to use.

6

A startup that wants to help people get a driver’s license from their phone, which can be used as a form of identification.

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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.

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A mobile app that helps you save money on your phone bill by getting you deals on mobile data and text messaging.

5

Idea: This is a startup that makes a “smart” doorbell. It has a camera, a microphone, and a speaker. Users can talk to delivery and service providers through the doorbell, and the device can be used to monitor and intervene in domestic abuse cases.

4

A small wearable device that fits comfortably on your wrist. The company wants to build a health-tracking device that tracks your activity, sleep, and heart rate, and syncs with your phone to show you personalized stats.

4

A startup that lets small businesses get paid for the time employees spend on the phone. The startup is growing fast, saying they’ve signed up over 1,000 businesses on their platform.

4

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

3

A startup that wants to deliver service-oriented photo printing. Instead of printing, they are printing 3D models or scans of objects you’ve shot with your phone.

2

Idea: TrackR aims to help keep track of your things, be it keys, pets, or anything else that you might lose The hardware is a small device that can connect via bluetooth to your phone

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A new-age startup that’s attempting to solve the problem of how to build a social network that isn’t based on people’s phone numbers or email addresses.

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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.

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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.

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A startup that helps people who run out of credit on their phones, but aren’t eligible for a new plan

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A startup that sells physical gifts that you can print out on a 3D printer (IE: A keychain, a tissue box, a phone case)

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A startup that turns your home into a smart home, lets you monitor and control everything from your phone

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A startup that sells Smart Homes so people can control their home with their phone or other devices

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Idea: A new consumer-focused mobile payments app to replace credit cards The company aims to reduce friction by letting users buy things with their phone instead of having to pull out their wallet They want to replace everyone’s credit card information The startup has processed over $1MM in payments

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

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Idea: A mobile game that runs in-browser for the browser-based game streaming service The startup basically wants to make a mobile game but instead of building a native iOS or Android app, it can run inside the browser and be streamed to a phone

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Idea: A way for people to create beautiful websites using only their phone

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Idea: A startup for managing your personal finances that can run on your phone

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

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Idea: Grow food indoors using smartphone apps

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Idea: A platform that allows users to bring their own phone to a carrier to get their service set up The startup wants to eliminate the need for people to go into a physical store to set up their phone plan

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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

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Idea: A vending machine that sells prepaid phone minutes

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Idea: A startup that enables people to automatically record the music they listen to on their phones and stream it to a connected speaker

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Idea: A keychain-sized wind turbine for charging phones

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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

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Idea: A startup that helps companies offer benefits like cellphone plans and cellphones to employees, as well as providing employees with a way to manage their spending.

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Idea: A tool for financial advisors to help them build stronger relationships with clients. The startup helps advisors keep track of how they’re spending time with clients and helps with communication like text messages and phone calls.

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Idea: A startup that helps keep track of customer service tickets by connecting the person who answers the phone to the person who originally took the call.

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Idea: A company that offers a software platform that allows people to send and receive money to each other’s phones.

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Idea: A startup that’s building a tool for online tutoring, but its focus is on the digital-first approach it’s taking: the startup sees the future of education as a lot more digital, and so it’s building a teaching platform that works with students’ tablets and phones.

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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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Idea: A startup that sells a “retrofuturistic” phone case, meant to bring back the feel of rotary phones.

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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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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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A smart thermostat that syncs with your phone and can be controlled from anywhere.

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Idea: A voice-to-text app for Android that uses the microphone to take notes. The startup claims that voice is 20x faster than typing on a physical keyboard.

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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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Idea: A startup that turns your cell phone or computer into a walkie-talkie. The receiver is a physical device you can carry around. The startup is selling the device for $99, with a month of service starting at $5.

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Idea: A soft-keyboard for mobile devices. The startup says their product is meant to make it easier to type on touch screens, leveraging a 3D-touch feature that allows users to press in harder on their mobile phones.

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Idea: A way to buy and sell phone numbers, with the team saying that a lot of people are talking about retiring their phone numbers because of changes in the current contact system.

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 A software company that provides a way for people to use their phones to get cash from an ATM, rather than using a credit card, and earn rewards points in the process.

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A new mobile payment system that makes it easy for users to pay with their phone at restaurants. Users can make purchases of up to $5 by simply showing a digital code to the cashier.

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A startup that transfers the videos and pictures from your old phone to your new phone

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Idea: A startup for local home services (eg plumbing, electrical, landscaping) The company is also building out a mobile platform called On-the-Job that it says will allow customers to book services directly from their phone and schedule appointments

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Idea: This startup is building an app that allows you to wirelessly sync your phone’s contacts with your computer.