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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.

413

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

158

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.

147

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

132

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.

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.

117

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)

115

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

106

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

101

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

99

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

98

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

98

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

97

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.

96

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

96

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.

95

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

95

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

94

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

93

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.

93

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

92

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.

92

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.

90

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.

89

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.

89

An iPhone app that helps people find and reserve concert tickets

88

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.

88

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

88

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

87

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

87

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.

87

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.

87

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

86

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.

86

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

86

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.

86

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

85

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

85

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

85

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

85

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

85

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

84

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

84

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

84

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.

84

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

84

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

84

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

84

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.

83

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.

83

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.

83

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

83

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.

82

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

82

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

82

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.

82

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

81

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

81

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

81

A next-generation operating system for your phone.

81

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

81

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.

81

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.

80

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

79

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

79

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

79

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

79

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

79

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.

79

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

78

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

78

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.

78

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

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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.

78

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.

77

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

77

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.

77

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.

77

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

76

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

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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.

76

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.

76

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

76

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

76

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

75

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.

75

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.

75

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.

75

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.

75

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

75

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.

75

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

74

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.

74

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.

74

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

74

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

74

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.

74

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

74

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.

74

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

74

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

73

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.

73

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

73

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.

73

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

73

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

73

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.

72

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.

72

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.

72

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.

72

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.

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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.

72

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.

72

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.

72

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

72

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.”

72

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.

72

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.

72

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

72

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

71

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.

71

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.

71

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.

71

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.

71

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.

71

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

71

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.

71

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.

70

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

70

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

70

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.

70

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.

70

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

70

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

70

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

69

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

69

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.

69

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.

69

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.

69

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.

69

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.

69

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

69

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.

69

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.

68

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.

68

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.

68

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.

68

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.

68

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.

68

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.

68

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.

68

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.

68

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.

67

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.

67

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.

67

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.

67

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.

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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.

67

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.

66

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

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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.

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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 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.

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

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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.

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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."

66

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

66

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.

66

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.

65

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

65

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

65

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

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

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

64

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.

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

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

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

63

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

63

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

60

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.

60

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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

58

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.

58

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

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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.

57

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

57

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

57

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

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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.

57

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

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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.

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

56

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.

56

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

55

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

55

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

55

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

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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.

54

“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.

54

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

54

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

54

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.

54

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.

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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.

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

53

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.

53

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

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A personal emergency notification app for your phone.

52

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

52

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

52

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.

51

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

51

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

51

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

50

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.

50

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.

50

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.

49

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

49

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

49

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

49

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.

48

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.

48

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.

48

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.

48

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

47

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.

47

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.

47

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.

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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.

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

46

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.

45

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

45

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

45

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.

45

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

44

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.

44

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.

44

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.

44

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.

44

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.

44

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.

43

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

43

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.

43

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.

43

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.

43

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.

43

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.

42

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

42

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.

42

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.

42

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.

42

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.

42

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

42

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.

42

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

41

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

41

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.

40

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.

40

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

40

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.

40

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

40

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

40

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.

40

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

39

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.

39

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.

39

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.

39

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.

39

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.

38

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.

38

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

38

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.

38

A tool for mobile phones that creates custom sticker packs.

38

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.

38

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.

38

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.

37

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.

37

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

37

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.

36

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

36

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

36

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.

36

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.

35

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

35

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.

35

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.

35

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

35

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

35

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.

35

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.

35

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

35

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

35

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.

35

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.

34

 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.

34

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

34

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.

34

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.

34

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.

33

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

33

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.

33

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

33

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

32

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

32

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.

32

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

32

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

32

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.

32

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

32

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

32

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.

32

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.

32

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

31

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

31

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.

31

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

31

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

31

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.

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

30

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.

30

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.

30

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

30

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.

30

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.

30

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.

30

Manage your small business finances from your phone

29

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

29

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.

29

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

29

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

29

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

29

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.

29

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

29

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.

28

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.

28

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.

28

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

28

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.

27

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

27

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

27

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

27

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

26

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.

25

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.

25

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.

24

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

24

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.

24

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

24

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

24

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.

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

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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.

22

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

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

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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.

22

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

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 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.

21

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.

21

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.

21

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

20

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.

19

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

19

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

18

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

18

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.

17

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

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

17

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.

17

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

17

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

16

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

16

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

16

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

16

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

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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.

14

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

14

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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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.

12

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

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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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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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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.

7

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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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.

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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.

4

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.

4

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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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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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.

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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: 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 platform that helps users build applications for mobile phones

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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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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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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.

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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 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: 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.

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

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 A startup that provides people who don't have a phone with a phone that lets them pay their bills online

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