Let’s say you’re walking down the street and you see a keychain lying on the pavement. Or you’re in a park and someone has left their mobile phone on a bench. What should you do with this found item? And are you entitled to a reward?
If you want a finder to deliver your lost items back to you, it’s important to make it as easy as possible for him or her, or the chances will diminish considerably. With Spotty, we already make sure that they don’t need to make any journeys to notify you, nor do they need to bear any communication costs. But when losing an item on a foreign trip, it’s crucial that we’re able to help finders in their own language. The language skills of the average European have proven to be a bit trickier than we had expected. Continue reading
Some of the most frequently lost items nowadays are mobile phones and smartphones. Not less than £5 million worth is lost a day. Losing your smartphone costs you a considerable amount of money, but it’s also very inconvenient during the transition period and can cost you time while you configure your replacement smartphone to the same setup as your old one. Here are four tips to get your smartphone back in the event of a loss. Continue reading
A remark we often hear is that many finders would return a keychain, but would keep a phone or other valuables. We started to investigate this ourselves, but after a few online searches, we came across some remarkable findings. Continue reading
Why should the finder always get a reward from the owner? This follows from live tests that we performed, in which we deliberately “lost” items in the street and filmed and analysed the behaviour of finders. Continue reading