NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 5, 2012) - Warranty Hotel™ (www.warrantyhotel.com), a leading developer of innovative technologies for product warranty storage and management, today announced the global availability of Warranty Hotel 1.0, a smartphone and tablet app for iOS devices. The consumer productivity app is designed to drastically simplify the storage, redemption, and transfer of product warranties, including manufacturers' warranties and extended warranties, by converting paper-based warranties into actionable electronics files accessible from the consumers' iPhone and iPad. The Warranty Hotel app is available for $0.99 purchase from the Apple Store.
The average consumer has dozens of product warranties stored in a messy junk drawer, but few are well organized in the tracking and record-keeping of these critical documents. The absence of warranty certificates, receipts and proofs-of-purchase can be a costly inconvenience when product issues arise.
With the Warranty Hotel app, consumers can easily store an unlimited number of warranty certificates, receipts, repair records, and proofs-of-purchase in their cloud-based account. Warranty information can be captured in a number ways including manual entry, taking and uploading smartphone camera photos of documents, or by scanning QR codes from participating retailers' POS receipts. Consumers can also add pertinent information including warranty expiration dates, product part numbers, notes, keywords and tags to key documents to simplify locating them in the future.
The new iOS app, which follows the recent Android app release, provides convenient mobile access to warranty documentation via iPhone or iPad devices. Warranty Hotel members can also access their warranties anytime, anywhere from their personal hosted account at www.WarrantyHotel.com.
Additionally, with the Warranty Hotel app, consumers can easily transfer or "gift" any warranty to a secondary owner's Warranty Hotel account using only the new owner's email address.
"Just about everything we purchase with a price tag of $50 or more includes some sort of manufacturer's warranty, and some of these items are covered for five or ten years, which represents a lot of paperwork and a great deal of financial value to most consumers," said Henrik Peter Reisby Nielsen, CEO of Warranty Hotel. "It's no secret that Apple enthusiasts are likely to have more disposable income than average and own a significant number of expensive gadgets, appliances and luxury goods, so we are pleased today to announce the availability of an iOS solution for these individuals to take control of tracking their critical warranty documentation."
Warranty Hotel 1.0
The Warranty Hotel app for iOS devices, provides anytime, anywhere access to the consumer's portfolio of warranties stored in their online Warranty Hotel account. Key features of the app include:
- Upload - store an unlimited number of warranties free of charge with the smartphone's camera, manually
- Find Warranty - easily search and locate existing warranty certificates, receipts and proofs-of-purchase
- Transfer - simply e-mail to gift and transfer warranties to secondary purchasers or other third parties
- Notes - input additional information to the electronic warranty file, such as insurance information, serial numbers, repair and redemption details, contact information, and more through your warranty Hotel account at www.WarrantyHotel.com
- Activate Code - QR codes on retailer receipts to conveniently activate the warranty certificate and receipts to the member's account
- Get Points - a future feature that is currently active in the Scandinavian market and will be activated in the U.S. market in Q4 with the onset of U.S. retailers who will add loyalty program functionality to the app
- Find Stores - easy-one touch call to repair centers, also search for local stores addresses
Pricing and Availability:
Warranty Hotel app for iOS is available today for $0.99 for devices running iOS 4.1 or higher. To purchase the app, please visit the App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/warranty-hotel/id527152491?mt=8. To create a free Warranty Hotel account, please visit www.warrantyhotel.com/create-account. Warranty Hotel is also available for Android devices running Android 2.1 and higher, and can be downloaded from Google Play for $0.99.