Who we are
We are a group with over 20 years of industrial application experience. We have supplied remote visual inspections solutions to fire departments, aerospace industries, search and rescue teams, and automotive engineering in the United States and Europe. In the past 10 years, we have worked on industrial RFID and auto-identification solutions. We have built and delivered industrial strength solutions for tracking critical documents in financial institutions, medical samples in hospitals, and hazardous chemicals at semiconductor facilities. We also built active RFID systems for customs and border control in several ports across Asia, and anti-counterfeit systems so consumers can use their phones to verify the goods they purchased is legit.

Our friends and family has always asked "With all these cool technologies you built for factories, why couldn’t you build a system to help find lost things in the house?" Well, their questions are answered.
Stretch goals
Your support is needed to raise US$20,000 so we can have YoBox app completed, YoBox cloud storage setup, and custom YoBox NFC labels printed and made.

However, there are additional functions and capabilities we have discussed, but could not complete within a US$20,000 budget.

If support reaches US$30,000, we will built off-line mode on PC, so you can be assured in a doomsday scenario when internet ceases to function, you can still manage your items from your phone and your PC. We will also build a function so you can print out your storage catalog when even electricity goes out.

If support reaches US$40,000, we will add even more functions:
  1. Network Share Function: Got family, friends, colleague helping you? Share YoBox info within the designated network so they can pack or unpack with you.
  2. Privacy Lock: Don't want to burn love letters from your ex? Collectible man's magazine signed by the covergirl? We keeps things we rather not let our closest ones know about. A selective lock function will be added to YoBox so you can lock items from prying eyes.

If support reaches US$50,000, we can add an additional set of YoBox label design. We will give you the choice to choose either the color coded labels or the new design. Mix and match in 10 label increments if you like.

If support reaches US$75,000, we can integrate OCR function into YoBox. OCR can automatically recognize text printed on CD covers, books, and other things. Text can then be captured directly into your item list.

If we are very lucky, and support reaches US$100,000, we will add image search capability to YoBox, i.e. the ability to use a photo to search items. Image processing and comparison has gotten very good in recent years. Google and Amazon both have this type of function build into some of their offerings. Unfortunately, we are not Google or Amazon, so we need to pay a lot of money for image processing experts and buy computational power to enable this function. We think this is a super useful function, so we hope we can eventually build this into YoBox.
Rewards
Early Brid
Days Backers funded Rewards
In 10 days ≥ $25 *Early Box Special!
MEOW! and manage 20 box
1 set of YoBox NFC label (10 pcs) + 1 set of limited edition MEOW! YoBox NFC label (10 pcs)
YoBox Android and/or iOS app, plus access and modify your data from any PC.
Your data will be backed up securely on YoBox cloud.

Backers funded Rewards
≥ $5 Try YoBox
Play with our Android app and/or iOS app when they are released!
We will post your name along with other YoBox supporters on our web site to thank you for your sponsorship.
≥ $20 Manage 10 box
1 set of YoBox NFC label (10 pcs in a set)
YoBox Android and/or iOS app, plus access and modify your data from PC.
Your data will be backed up securely on YoBox cloud.
≥ $50 MEOW! and mange 30 box
2 sets of YoBox NFC label (20 pcs) + 1 set of limited edition MEOW! YoBox NFC label (10 pcs)
YoBox Android and/or iOS app, plus access and modify your data from any PC.
Your data will be backed up securely on YoBox cloud.
≥ $100 Get some box
1 set of 10 super sturdy YoBox storage box + 3 sets YoBox NFC label = keep track of 30 boxes!
We will send you 1 set of specially designed, super sturdy YoBox storage box (10 pcs) + 2 sets of YoBox NFC label + 1 set of limited edition MEOW! YoBox NFC label
YoBox Android and/or iOS app, plus access and modify your data from any PC.
Your data will be backed up securely on YoBox cloud.
≥ $200 Get more box
Get 2 sets of super sturdy YoBox storage box (20 pcs) + 6 sets YoBox NFC label = keep track of 60 boxes!
We will send you 2 sets of specially designed, super sturdy YoBox storage box (20 pcs) + 4 sets YoBox NFC label + 2 sets limited edition MEOW! YoBox NFC label
YoBox Android and/or iOS app, plus access and modify your data from any PC.
Your data will be backed up securely on YoBox cloud.
≥ $1000 Customize your box
We will provide you with 1 set of 200 custom made YoBox NFC label based on your own design (200 is the minimum run for one custom design) + 10 sets of super sturdy YoBox storage box (100 pcs)
YoBox Android and/or iOS app, plus access and modify your data from any PC.
Your data will be backed up securely on YoBox cloud.
All items will be delivered in 2015 Q2
Limited edition YoBox MEOW! labels
To thank our KickStarter early supporters who sponsor more than US$25, we have designed a set of limited edition, KickStarter only MEOW! labels. Aren't they cute? We hope they will help you keep track of your things.




Custom made YoBox storage box
Hate filmsy moving boxes? Shipping boxes crumble when they are stacked? We understand your pain. We used to hoard computer boxes to use as storage boxes. So, we found a box manufacturer who makes those super sturdy computer boxes for the world's largest computer brands. We then asked them to design the box specially for us so they are

  1. Easy to put together and seal. No tape required.
  2. Is sturdy enough to be stacked in long term storage.
  3. Easy to carry and move.
  4. Is secure during transit so no one can touch your stuff.
  5. Can be sealed again after opening.


Proposed size: 550 x 410 x 320mm

Sealing the box  video

Opening the box  video

Storage
Risks and challenges
  1. We understand that your warehouse would be located in diverse locations with different temperature and humidity, so that we are trying any possible materials to make sure the label has the best performance in any environment. The cost is the challenge we are facing.
  2. Since iPhone doesn’t provide NFC in reader mode, we are going to use the QR code. Even though we have used the best material and printing technology, the QR code may still be damaged by environmental elements. Trying to improve the durability of QR code is one of our on-going challenges.
  3. Besides NFC, we are also researching whether the HF and UHF technology allows farther reading distance and wider applications.