Tips and Hacks from Super-Successful founders

iPhone App – Smart Gift Card Balance checker


1. A lot of us have gift cards lying around and are lazy to find the balance..
2. ..because we have to call the 1-800-numbers or go to the website to find out.
3. What if your solution can make it super easy to find the balance.


1. Your customer downloads your app
2. He taps your app and will take a picture of the gift card
3. Your app will read the account number and pin from the picture.
4. Your app goes to the vendor’s website and finds the balance
5. It reports back the balance.

How to make Money.

1. You can have a Premium version..

  • ..It checks and updates balances automatically everyday
  • ..It will remind them of expiry dates
  • ..Notify them when they are near a store and they have a gift card for it.

2. You can allow them to sell their gift cards and take a cut out of the sale.

Some Tips to Start.

1. has collected most of the URL’s for stores