San Francisco (USA), 07 Apr. (EFE) .- Apple announced this Wednesday the opening of its application to find lost objects to products manufactured by third parties, so that if the manufacturer wishes, it can use the company’s technology to protect its creations against possible theft or loss.
The “Find My” application, based on the earlier “Find My iPhone” service, uses Bluetooth wireless signals from devices such as iPhones, iPads, and Macs to create an encrypted communication network that allows a specific device to be located if requested by its owner.
In this way, anyone with an Apple device contributes, indirectly, to finding the lost object; that yes, always guaranteeing their anonymity and privacy, they assure from the company.
By extending the technology to third-party products, this same system will allow, for example, a person to see the location on the map of their stolen bicycle through the iPhone, if the vehicle manufacturer used the technology “Find me”.
The first non-Apple items to hit the market with this built-in technology are VanMoof’s electric bikes, Belkin’s wireless headphones, and Chipolo’s ONE Spot device, all coming next week.
“We are delighted to see Belkin, Chipolo and VanMoof use this technology and eager to see what other partners create,” Apple Vice President for Global Product Marketing Bob Borchers said in a statement.