APP OF THE MONTH

LOFO COST: FREE OS: IOS 9.0 AND LATER AN­DROID 4.1 & UP

Money Magazine Australia - - NEWS & VIEWS | THIS MONTH - NI­COLA FIELD

What a for­get­ful bunch we can be. It’s es­ti­mated that Aus­tralians lose around $1.2 bil­lion worth of per­sonal be­long­ings each year. And along with the waste of money, the time and frus­tra­tion in­volved in track­ing things down can quickly add up.

The LOFO app aims to help peo­ple re­con­nect with their lost prop­erty with­out the need to post notes on shop win­dows and neigh­bour­hood trees. It pro­vides a cen­tralised plat­form where de­tails can be posted of items you have lost or found. Just post a miss­ing ob­ject with an ap­prox­i­mate lo­ca­tion and re­ceive a no­ti­fi­ca­tion when it is found. In­clude a re­ward and the post will ap­pear on the app’s wall.

The global plat­form makes LOFO handy for reg­u­lar trav­ellers and hol­i­day­mak­ers, and the app also has a mar­ket­place where found items can legally be sold if not claimed. Users can keep the money or choose to do­nate it to char­ity.

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