[notice]This is only a hypothetical app, but should totally exist.[/notice] Hank Green, Vlogbrother rockstar, posted this picture on Twitter last night, and it received "significant interest."
I didn't see it at first, but across the top, there's a feature I wish I had. "If found, slide to contact owner."
I have, several times in my life, found people’s phones and then called or texted people in their contacts to get in touch with the person who owns the phone. There’s nothing more horrible than losing a phone. It’s expensive, inconvenient, and potentially dangerous (if you don’t have a lock on it, passwords are easy to find.)
But if you do have a lock on it, the occasional good Samaritan will be stumped for ways to get the phone back to you.
I’d much rather there just be a feature that you can turn on to allow someone who found your phone to get in touch with you immediately. Strictly optional, of course, but you can set it up to allow the nice person to send you an email, text your mom, call your house…whatever.
I want this to be a thing. Go grab the nearest app designer you know and drag them to a computer screen, so they can make this.