AFTER TWO SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGNS AND THANKS TO YOU LAPA IS NOW A REALITY!
Lapa is an innovative device that finds anything you don’t want to lose by attaching a Lapa to it and finding it with the Lapa App for Android and iOS.
But Lapa is also a lost & found social network inside a shell, that scans and remembers your Lapa’s location permanently, and if it gets lost, has the ability to alert anyone that passes by it to pick it up and give it back to you. It’s that simple. You’ve never seen anything like this before.
Learn more about Lapa at http://lapa-app.com in multiple languages.
“Lapa is the first social lost & found system to combine technological power with human power, because we believe that when it comes to finding lost things we work stronger as one.” – The Lapa Team
Lapa takes your privacy very seriously. Only you can see your Lapas unless you explicitly share access with friends or publicly report your Lapas as lost.
Pre-order your Lapas NOW for your social lost & found to become a reality, and take advantage of the early bird prices down to 33% off the MSPR, only available during our crowdfunding campaign! You will be refunded if the campaign doesn't reach the $75.000 goal needed to fund Lapa. Join the Lapa community and make sure you'll never lose your stuff again!
Pre-order your Lapas securely: use a PayPal guest account to pay with credit card or simply sign in with your existing account. All Lapas ship worlwide.
Follow Lapa’s signal strength to guide you in the right direction and hear the beep to know its precise location. Perfect for finding your keys, your remote control and your purse.
Relax knowing that your kids, passports, backpacks and anything important that you don’t want to lose sight of is secured with ‘Safety Mode’, since you'll get automatically alerted when your Lapa leaves your side.
Track Lapa on the Map and visualize your pet's or luggage's GPS location on the spot. You will use this feature to know the exact location of where your Lapa was last seen: whether at the office, at home or anywhere else in the world.
Even if your Lapa falls out of your 100-150 feet range, its location will be instantly updated when another Lapa user passes by it, with aid of Lapa’s ‘Community Track’. This feature will passively run in the background of the whole Lapa network to increase your reach, by making other Lapa Apps search for your lost item without their users ever knowing about it.
Share access to your Lapas. Great for different Lapa users that wish to control or find the same Lapa (like your pet, your bicycle or even a car).
If you decide you need external help, reach out to specific Facebook friends or e-mail contacts in one click. This private message will allow them to instantly download the App and access your Lapa so they can find it for you.
How many times have you lost something knowing it was almost impossible for someone to return it to you? 'Go Public' is your boost. Report your Lapa as lost and ask the whole Lapa community for help, making your Lapa’s profile visible to any Lapa user that passes by it. When they pass by and find your item, they will be prompted to contact you and safely return it.
The Lapa App is free, and will be available for every Android and iOS smartphone with Bluetooth 4.0 on both the Apple Store and Google Play.
one Lapa when you can have many? The more you buy, the cheaper they get.
You picked the Social Pack? E-mail email@example.com to choose your own color combination.
- Size / 1.14 x 1.14 x 0.20 inches (29x29x5 mm)
- Weight / 0.18 ounces (5 grams)
Shape & Design
- Key ring perforation
- Sound output
- Available in three colors: arctic white, asphalt black and water blue
- Flat base for sticker
- Curved shape to prevent involuntary detachment
Because it’s based on Bluetooth 4.0 communication, you can reach your Lapas within a 150 feet (up to 50 meters) in-sight radius. The Lapa App is compatible with any Android or iOS smartphone supporting Bluetooth 4.0. The hardware inside your Lapas is already certified with FCC, TELEC and CE, and will get worldwide certification by the date of shipping.
iOS devices with Bluetooth 4.0: iPhone 4s, iPhone 5; iPad Mini, iPad 3rd and 4th Gen; iPod Touch 5th Gen.
Android devices with Android 4.3 (or later) and Bluetooth 4.0: Samsung Galaxy S3, S4; Google Nexus 4, 5.
Lapa is the Portuguese name for a special type of shell that attaches itself to rocks or whatever it can find on the beach, just like our Lapa clings to your stuff. The only difference is, you won’t have to wade through the ocean searching for our Lapa, it’ll tell you where to look!
Lapa invites you to step into the future by joining the Lapa community. Together, we’re creating a more collaborative society that enables all of us to help and be helped in search of lost items, making sure that we will never lose anything again.
The Lapa project started in November 2012 by a group of 4 friends with expertise in the 4 main areas of Lapa’s conception: the hardware developer João Lobato Oliveira (PhD in computer science), the software developer Luis Certo (PhD in computer science), the graphic designer Cassandra Carvas (MSc in Architecture), and the product designer Miguel Gomes (MSc in Architecture). We have a partnership with a trusted manufacturing company, which is supporting the development, production and certification of our Lapa devices. A team of talented marketeers and video and music producers are responsible for bringing Lapa to the people. Now we need your help to bring Lapa to life.
Over almost a year, we’ve been working hard to build a functional prototype of Lapa devices along with the Lapa App for iOS and Android, and to define a supply chain of trustful companies for assembling and certifying our Hardware (Lapa devices are already certified to FCC, CE, and TELEC).
Now we need your help to fulfill our dream and kickstart Lapa’s mass production. Your funding will be used to produce the mold, certify our Hardware worldwide, and establish distribution, marketing and sales channels in order to successfully reach the worldwide market.
Please help us bring Lapa to life!
We will be shipping Lapa to everyone by February 2014.
Here are our next steps for delivering you the Lapa you helped fund:
Web-based Backend: further development and optimization.
App Development: iOS & Android App in final stage.
Tooling: start plastic molding production.
Hardware Certification: submission for worldwide certification.
Web-based Backend: finalize development.
App Development: iOS & Android App in Beta phase.
Packaging: start retail packaging production.
Hardware Certification: worldwide certification pending.
Assembly Line & Quality Control: officially establish supply chain and QC.
Distribution & Logistics: optimize sales channels.
App Development: iOS & Android App Beta testing.
Product Testing: industrial prototype testing.
Packaging: finalize retail packaging.
Assembly Line & Quality Control: start mass production.
Product Testing: finalize industrial prototype testing; finalize iOS & Android App Beta testing.
Delivery to costumers worldwide
App Development: release App for iOS and Android in the Apple Store and Google Play.
Production issues may arise that can either enhance and/or delay Lapa’s production and certification:
Design & Size:
Lapa's design for the final molds is being finalized and may be subject to small changes to optimize the quality of Lapa's signaling sound. These changes will be minor and won't compromise Lapa's beautiful design.
Mass Production Delays:
Lapa’s mass production can suffer from delays due to long lead-times from different manufacturers to produce our Hardware’s electronic components. We’ve minimized this risk by using reliable components and manufacturers, giving us flexibility and options in our supply chain.
Although our Hardware is already certified in US, EU and Japan, to certify it worldwide we have to submit it to different test houses that may get delayed to approve it in some countries.
We will keep our backers informed throughout the entire production and delivery process. Thank you so much for your support!
1. How many Lapas can I control with the Lapa App?
You can control unlimited Lapas with your Lapa App. This includes your Lapas, the Lapas that your friends share with you, and public Lapas that you accept to help find.
2. How long does Lapa's battery last?
Lapa will last up to 8 months running on a single battery, and can be easily replaced.
3. What kind of replaceable battery does Lapa use?
Lapa uses the most common CR2016 watch battery. You can find it in any convenience store.
4. Can I access/control my Lapas from different smartphones?
Yes. Access you Lapas from any smartphone with Bluetooth 4.0 or later using your Facebook or Lapa login.
5. Will tracking other user's Lapas consume more battery from my phone?
We have put a lot of effort into creating an intelligent algorithm that will minimize the battery consumption of your smartphone while running the 'Community Track' in the background. You can also turn off the 'Community Track' from the Lapa App anytime you want.
6. Can other Lapa users track and scan my Lapas?
Never. Unless you explicitly decide to share access to you Lapas, or publicly report them as lost, only you can see where they are.
7. If I share access to my Lapas through Facebook will it be public to all?
No. When you share a Lapa via Facebook you explicitly choose with whom you want to share it with. If the friends you want to share access to your Lapas with already have the Lapa App installed on their phone, they'll receive an invitation directly on their App. If they didn't download the App, they'll receive a private message on Facebook inviting them to download it and find your Lapa for you.
8. What happens when I share access to my Lapa via Facebook or e-mail with someone that still doesn't have the Lapa App?
You can share access to your Lapas with someone that still doesn't have the App by sending a private message via Facebook or e-mail with an invitation to download the App, and a PIN code that enables your friend to manually add and control your Lapa from his phone.
9. If I publicly report a Lapa as lost can anyone within the Lapa network see it, access it and find it for me?
Yes. The 'Go Public' feature is exactly for when you choose to request the help of the whole community to find your Lapas for you. This means that any Lapa user that passes by the Lapa you publicly reported as lost, will be instantly invited to access it, find it, and return it to you by contacting you through Facebook, Email or through the Lapa App.
10. If I accept an invitation to find a public Lapa will my information be shared?
When you accept to access a public Lapa, you are proactively willing to find and return the lost Lapa to its owner, so it's important that both of your contact information (Facebook, e-mail or username) is available so you can communicate with each other. If you don't want to share your contact information, simply decline public invitations to find other Lapas when you pass by them.