Android and iOS: Application Keeps Track of Warranties

Android and iOS: Application Keeps Track of WarrantiesFor anyone who uses an Android device or has an iPhone or iPad, there is a must-have application that you just have to get. The free application is called Warranty Hotel and what makes this a great app is that it will keep track of all of your warranties in the cloud. The best part of this app is that it eliminates trying to hunt and peck around your home, looking for all of those warranties that are shoved in a drawer somewhere.

Most of us have faced the nightmare of trying to find that warranty receipt when one of our prized devices or appliances has failed on us. I remember experiencing one such problem that resulted in my not being able to get an appliance repaired or replaced. About eight months ago, I purchased a $50 coffee maker from one of our local brick and mortar stores. As I do with most purchases, I stapled the receipt to the instruction manual and stored in my my desk drawer. This is what I thought I had done, anyway. Long story short: The pot failed after six months and I still haven’t found the receipt or warranty documents.

So when I discovered the application called Warranty Hotel, I decided to give it a try, and I am glad that I did. The cloud-based service uses a password-protected system that allows the user to access the information from just about anywhere at any time. The app is optimized for the Apple iPad and iPhone as well as Android devices. The application does require some personal information like your name, your email address, and other data that some may be reluctant to provide. One good thing about Warranty Hotel is that it is currently free, so no credit card information needs to be given. Once the app is installed on your computer, you will receive a greeting from the company via email.

I found the app extremely easy to use. In fact, the hardest part was to round up, find, locate, and otherwise gather together all of my warranties and receipts. On the main menu, you can start the input process by uploading pictures of your warranty documents, sales receipts, or by using a scan of the QR scan code. The app provides an integrated reader feature, or you have the option to input the data manually. In addition, you can enter additional information like where you bought the item, when you bought the item, and when the warranty expires for the item. Each item is given a keyword for searching that you provide. Examples are “Amazon,” “Best Buy,” “Refrigerator,” or other descriptions of your choosing.

The main purpose of the app is to create a paperless trail of all of your purchases and to eliminate that drawer, box, or other collection point that houses all of the receipts and warranty forms. You can even keep track of repair records as well as proofs of purchase. I would highly recommend you give Warranty Hotel a try and, I hope, this app will make your life a little easier.

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  • N_alvarez2007

    Currently Warranty Hotel costs $0.99 in the iOS App Store, not free.

  • Dr. Thomas Ho

    No longer free :-(

    • djsteen

      I searched the App Store and found Warrantify:

      It looks pretty good, and has Dropbox and Evernote integration. It’s free. :)

    • Chris Pirillo

      .99c is close to free. 😉

      • Dr. Thomas Ho

        I’m buying it…I’m just letting folks know so they won’t be “disappointed” :-)

        • Chris Pirillo

          Fair enough. I believe this article was penned while it was on sale.

  • SpyderBite

    For people who are already using Bento (Mobile & Desktop) there is also a template available for this task which can be related to any other home inventory databases you might have as well.

  • Micah Funk

    I don’t like how you have to buy “points”. It appears the company wants to ‘nickel and dime’ a person to death. There are better alternatives. Perhaps even creating a folder in Evernote to keep track of such documents would be better.