The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2014-07-16T05:11:35Z Stamp out Lost Property at Summer Camps 2014-07-16T05:11:35Z summer-camp-lost-property-a-thing-of-the-past 11 million children will attend camp this northern summer, about 80% will lose something.This will cause a logistical problem for Camp Directors who will attempt to reunite lost property with their owners before the end of camp - and not after the kids have made it home! StrayHat, the smart label app developer has created a solution that will reduce camp work, improve reclaim rates, save money and time for camp directors. The solution works equally well for parents, they can view the Lost Property inventory for the camp online, identify what is theirs and either reclaim the item before leaving or remind the child to pick it up.  All the camp needs to do is attach a StrayHat label to the item, note any item specifics, add a photo if it helps and save the item details in the StrayHat app. A parent can search online at camps.strayhat.com for the item. On finding their item they can then reclaim the item from Lost Property and by using the StrayHat app they will remove the item from the online inventory and also move the item into their StrayHat list. If its lost again the user will receive an email letting them know where it was found. "We designed the Lost Property Bin features to address the issues that schools, sports clubs and camps have with school-aged children leaving things behind" said Patrick Chye, founder of StrayHat. "We looked to modernise an age old problem by using things that parents are comfortable with; name labels and a smartphone app." Lost Property Bin labels are supplied to customers each month, with a supply of 200 labels. Subscribers will also receive their own website and a sub-domain on www.StrayHat.com, plus a camp logo. Camps can setup their own domain and Lost Property Bin service, with an entry cost of only $22 per month via camps.strayhat.com. The StrayHat Lost Property system is currently running at a number of Schools and sporting clubs. In addition to Lost Property Bins, StrayHat Labels provide parents a Lost & Found service whereby a parent will receive an email if their StrayHat labelled item is placed in Lost Property - it will notify them information such as "Sam J's towel is in Lost Property".  StrayHat - stopping school property being lost 2014-05-11T22:36:53Z strayhat-stopping-school-property-being-lost StrayHat the 'crowd-finding' platform has released its latest range of functions to make the management of school and students lost property easy. StrayHat is an Australian developed solution that helps busy parents manage their kids property. StrayHat consists of a smartphone app, smart labels and a communications platform that helps parents manage items and to reclaim lost items. StrayHat has extended the capability by developing a range of new smart labels that can be applied to items. The additional functions include: * Management of School property such as Tablet and Notebook computers * Lost Property Bin Management functions * 3rd Party Printer support Schools are looking to roll-out fleets of tablets like iPad's or Notebook computers in primary and secondary sectors. A typical scenario involves the school buying devices and loaning them out to student families. Most of the schools focus goes into purchasing the devices, associated applications, device management and teacher training resources. Although there is significant capital expenditure schools have limited budget for managing the assets, manual system are the norm. These solutions are inward looking and schools having little control until the end of year 'stock take'. Information about things are being shared more readily nowadays, and StrayHat sees this as a market opportunity and developed a solution to address the need. "StrayHat creates a unique range of tags, that allow a school to brand their items, to loan them to students at the start of the year and reclaim it at the end of the year. The school knows when an item is lost and when it is found via the Stray Hat lost property system." said Patrick Chye, a co-founder of StrayHat. The second new school development is the support of Lost Property Bin registration and tagging. Although many people label and tag their property, the missing information they need is where it is and when it was placed there. The StrayHat solution for Lost Property Bins addresses this: when an item is placed in the bin a label applied and tagged with basic details such as an item description and the owner. This information is gathered by the StrayHat system and published to that schools unique StrayHat Lost Property page that parents can then search. Finally, the StrayHat platform is now available for 3rd Party Label printers to licence. This allows a printer to add StrayHat codes to their own labels and to re-sell the Lost and Found functions. This is now available globally and StrayHat offers a range of ways to interface to printer systems and online stores. Interest for this feature has been strong and the first installation is expected to be in Latin America.  These functions are available in StrayHat V2.0 and available via Google Play and iTunes App stores. StrayHat has obtained an Australian Innovation Patent for these functions. StrayHat Crowd-Finding Adds Facebook Friends feature 2014-05-11T22:27:34Z strayhat-adds-facebook-friends-feature StrayHat, the lost property service for school kids and their families has added collaboration features to build greater 'crowd finding'. "Users asked us for ways to extend the network of people looking out for important lost items" noted Patrick Chye, a StrayHat founder. "Users appreciate the anonymity of StrayHat, but sometimes they need more eyes and ears looking out for things, so we added the ability to share the burden with some close friends" said Chye. Collaborative finding is implemented through a Facebook connect feature. Users use the feature can see within StrayHat 2.0 - when a Facebook friend loses an item, finds an item and retrieves an item. A user can offer assistance, provide comments and seek help from Facebook friends who are not yet on StrayHat by 'sharing' what item has been lost out to Facebook. "The activity is managed by the StrayHat user, so its unlikely that a user seeks assistance from the community for $5 drink bottle, but if the $400 clarinet goes missing then its important that as many people as possible are on the case" said Chye. Crowd sourcing, sharing and collaborative consumption are key trends in the market as demonstrated by the successes of AirBnB, GoGet or Task Rabbit. These are great examples of sharing the buying and consuming of goods and services. StrayHat is designed to leverage similar networks for finding lost property - particularly that of school aged children. The aim is to have school communities work together to find lost items and help get them back to busy parents.      To add to the social elements of StrayHat, a new feature called "Social Tagging" has been added. This feature allows you to 'tag' a friends item and this will show on the users activity list. This is the first 'gamification' feature in StrayHat that will see social activity around a particular item of interest for a social group. StrayHat - Mobile and Smart Tagging Solution for Parents & Schools 2014-01-28T05:22:05Z strayhat-mobile-and-smart-tagging-solution-for-parents Kids lose things all the time and it can be expensive, inconvenient and frustrating to find lost items. Let’s be honest, with 80% of kids losing stuff, the traditional way is not working. Two Sydney dads, Patrick Chye and Leighton Jenkins asked themselves if there is a better way; researched the market, created a startup and developed StrayHat.  StrayHat took two things that parents use today and made small but significant improvements - the colourful name label was made readable by a smartphone app, to create a unique solution for busy parents. "Parents can choose from a range of colours, and even iron-on labels" noted Leighton Jenkins, a StrayHat founder. The StrayHat app is FREE for any users to download from the app store. This allows users to find and scan lost items, including parents, school staff, friends and family. For an annual subscription fee, StrayHat users get unique and personalised name labels and access to the lost and found system.   "With StrayHat, parents get control of lost items and will be notified what item is found, when it was found and a map of where it was left - all securely to an email account." said Patrick Chye, the other founder. When you find it and scan it in, your item list is updated automatically. When you find a friends item and you scan it, then they get an email telling them that their item was found. Working collaboratively, the school community can crowdsource the finding of kids lost property, saving time, money and reducing the stress. Initially, the target market will be parents of Primary and Secondary aged children. However, it can also be used by universities, taxi, rail and bus companies to notify owners of the whereabouts of their lost items "StrayHat is a powerful platform, that provides an end-to-end solution for low cost assets. We envisage working with label print companies from around the world to add their own label designs, to licence the platform and the mobile apps" stated Chye. The smartphone app is designed for both the iPhone and Android platforms. StrayHat - crowdsourcing to stop kids losing stuff at school 2014-01-28T05:17:26Z strayhat-stop-kids-losing-stuff-and-school Back to school often means buying new items and replacement items for items lost last year. Kids lose things all the time and it can be expensive, inconvenient and frustrating to find lost items. Let’s be honest, with 80% of kids losing stuff, the traditional way is not working.  Two Sydney dads asked themselves if there is a better way? Patrick Chye and Leighton Jenkins think there is and its called StrayHat. StrayHat takes two things that parents use today and made small but significant improvements - they made the colourful name label readable by a smartphone, and created a smartphone app to manage kids school items, to create a unique solution for busy parents." Parents can choose from a range of colours, and even iron-on labels" noted Leighton Jenkins, a StrayHat founder. The StrayHat app is FREE for any users to download from app stores. This allows users to find and scan lost items, including parents, school staff, friends and family. For an annual subscription fee, StrayHat users get unique and personalised name labels and access to the lost and found system.   With StrayHat, parents get control of lost items and will be notified what item is found, when it was found and a map of where it was left - all securely to an email account. When you find it and scan it in, your item list is updated automatically. When you find a friends item and you scan it, then they get an email telling them that their item was found. Working collaboratively, we can crowdsource the finding of stuff, all save time, money and reduce the stress.  StrayHat is a complete solution for a busy parent, with the Smartphone app providing a powerful way to manage all the items that kids need at school. "StrayHat's annual subscription is less than $20 per family, per year - and is significantly less than a musical instrument or a tablet PC that may be lost" stated Chye.