Why I created Find My Car Smarter
After a long day at work or hanging out with my friends or even after going to the shopping mall, there's always a time where I completely forget where I parked my car. Right now, there are apps on the iPhone that will save the location of my car, but I have to manually launch the app to drop a pin each and every time I have parked my car. Stopping to launch an app when I'm running into work or trying to catch a plane is a complete waste of time and totally annoying. So I developed an app that allows the iPhone 4S to remember the last place I parked and the only time I have to launch the app is after I've lost my car, not before.
Using Find My Car Smarter
The app will indicate where you have parked your car, how far away you are and how long you have parked at that location.
How do I set up Find My Car Smarter?
This application requires an iPhone 4S and the Find My Car Bluetooth Smarter Device or compatible Bluetooth Smart Device.
ONE TIME SETUP:
1. Download the "Find My Car Smarter" App. Don't forget to allow the app to "use your current location".
2. Plug your Find My Car Smarter Device or compatible Bluetooth Smart Device into your car and then pair it to your iPhone 4S. You only need to do this step one time and it takes about 1 minute.
How do I use Find My Car Smarter?
1. Rest easy knowing that you have the Find My Car Smarter App on your phone.
2. Forget where you parked your car.
3. Click on the "Find My Car" App on your iPhone 4S and allow the map to guide you back to your car.
4. Find your car.
Why is an iPhone 4S required?
The iPhone 4S is the first smartphone to support Bluetooth Smart.
How does Find My Car Smarter Work?
When you start your car, the Find My Car Smarter App wirelessly connects to the Find My Car Smarter Device. After you have parked your car your engine and the Find My Car Smarter Device, powered by your cigarette lighter, turn off. The App realizes that your car is parked and then activates the GPS on your iPhone momentarily to save your car's location. If you lose your car, simply launch the app and it will help you navigate your way back by showing you your current location and the location of where you last parked your car.
What will the funding be used for?
Acquiring and programming a large order of Bluetooth Smart Devices so that I can offer them at an affordable price.
What you get for a pledge of $25
You will receive the Find My Car Smarter Device. If you were to buy this directly from a distributor this would cost $40 with shipping and come without the required programming. You will also be gifted a copy of the Find My Car Smarter App.
What you get for a pledge of $30
Additionally you will also receive a USB Car Charger for use with your Find My Car Smarter Device.
Find My Car Smarter App
The app has been accepted into the App Store and is the first Bluetooth Smart application for any phone. It can be seen here http://itun.es/iL29wm. With your pledge, you will be gifted a copy of Find My Car Smarter.
Planned delivery schedule
As soon as it's clear that we will hit our funding goal we'll place the bulk order. We expect to be able to ship out to the first 500 units by the end of January.
For more information
Please visit our website at http://findmycarsmarter.com
Call to action
Help us spread the word! We'd love to get some demo units out to news organizations and blogs. If you could help us by tipping your favorite blogs or tweeting about this project we'd be greatly indebted.
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