Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 28, 2013
One of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year, TechCrunch Disrupt, is scheduled to begin this Saturday in New York City. The Disrupt conference highlights the best up-and-coming early stage companies in the market today, and one Chicago-based start-up, crowdfynd, will be a featured player at this year’s event.
The most recent example of Chicago’s growing importance in the tech community, crowdfynd is a free mobile and web-based application that uses crowdsourced information to revolutionize lost, found and crime reporting. Currently available on the iTunes store, crowdfynd is a simple and effective tool open to anyone with internet access or a smartphone. A community of users can create and share posts if they have lost something, found something or witnessed criminal activity. Using tools such as geo-tagged maps, photo sharing, direct messaging and monetary rewards, crowdfynd offers users the opportunity to quickly and conveniently share information with an engaged user-base focused on improving their community.
“We’ve all seen lost dog fliers and wanted posters around town, but our goal is to give people a chance to share information through a technology they actually use: their smartphones,” says Jay Sebben, Co-Founder and CEO of crowdfynd. “We are taking those posters and bringing them into the 21st Century.”
From Groupon to the launch of the startup incubator 1871, Chicago has produced several noteworthy tech companies in recent years, and crowdfynd is further proof that the Second City is rapidly becoming one of the top locations for technological innovation. For more information on crowdfynd, visit https://www.crowdfynd.com or download the crowdfynd app from the iTunes store today. The company plans to release an Android version of the app in late June 2013.
crowdfynd is the first ever mobile and social application that uses crowdsourcing for Lost, Found and Crime reporting. Born in Chicago, crowdfynd is reimagining how the world disseminates information related to personal property and community safety. From a lost scarf to witnessing an act of vandalism, crowdfynd offers members an easy-to-use, socially connected platform for all their reporting needs.
crowdfynd Media Team