The 'Tile' System Lets You Leverage Others to Find Your Stuff

By: Alexander Lam - Published: Jun 27, 2013 • References: thetileapp and gizmag
Shaped to be paper-thin and the size of a matchbook, the 'Tile' tracking tags allow you to keep track of all your stuff. The small tag can be attached to anything, used as a keychain or dropped in your bag. If you lose something, just use the Tile App to find it. The app shows you if you are getting closer to your item as you move around.

If your item is lost in an unknown location, you can instantly leverage the Tile network to find your stuff. The app allows you to retrieve information from every user's phone so that you can locate your item. If they get close to your lost object, the app informs you where it was last seen. The app runs in the background and sends data securely to the cloud so you don't have to worry about privacy.