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Pocket Doorbell

By Space Inch, LLC

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An incredible, magical, portable doorbell that knows where you are and who to ring. When you arrive at your friends house, just press the doorbell and it will text or call your friend. No need look them up and tap out ‘hey, i’m here, can you let me in?’


Recent reviews:

"Pocket Doorbell is yet another case where a smart, mobile appliance can do a simple job better than the old-fashioned mechanical device it replaces." -

"Pocket Doorbell saves you a step by determining your location and calling your nearest friend with the tap of a button... all you need to do is tap the doorbell to let your friend know you've arrived!" -Lifehacker

"Software, like poetry, 'searches the possible for its possibleness.' Check out this location app: Pocket doorbell" -Tim O'Reilly, CEO, O'Reilly Media


Let’s face it-- we are living in a post-doorbell world. Doorbells are broken, ignored, left to rot, or just too annoying. Some say it’s a tragedy of modernity. Others say that’s a completely ridiculous thing to say. But we can all agree that more people are using their cell phones instead of doorbells.

Anyone whose address is already in your iPhone will automatically appear on the doorbell nameplate when you get near their house. You can add new houses in a snap.

Here’s the bottom line: Pocket Doorbell is a faster and approximately 1,000 times more elegant way to ping your friend when you get to their door. You simply muuuuust try it.


1. Anyone in your iPhone contacts who has an address listed will be automatically geocoded. They will appear on the doorbell nameplate when you are at their location.

2. When you visit a location for the first time, ring the doorbell to choose who you’d like to associate with that location. The person will be immediately called or texted.

3. From now on, any time you are at this person's location, their name will appear in the nameplate and ringing the doorbell will call or text them.

You can also open the list to remove any people-location associations.

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What's New in Version 1.0.2

- Fixed crashing and other bugs
- Made locations more reliable
- Made error messages clearer

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Customer Reviews

A fav and one that I use all the time!!

Love love love this app! Genius idea. Super practical and one that I use all the time. Comes in especially handy when visiting friends with a baby or young children who may be sleeping as it allows you to avoid ringing bell and risk disrupting the little ones. Also great on those occasions when you aren't sure whether to ring or just walk on in-- use this app instead! One of my fav app purchases!

Promising, but buggy

I really like the idea, and the design is lovely, but the app is pretty buggy. I sometimes have entries to contact that are just labelled "(???)" that cause the app to exit and don't appear in the app's list of contacts to edit. Also, why are there contacts listed at a given location that don't have phone numbers listed for them? Finally, with a large address book, the editing screen is very hard to use without a search facility.

Uh.. hilariously utiilitarian

Pocket doorbell is sort of an awesome surprise whenever you get to your friend's door or never make it out of your car and you're like "let me get this lady out of there."

I bought it cus it's cheap and totally worth the ingenuity.

It's a surprise it works, but only cus it's a surprise we're in the future.

For those of you looking forward to the demise of all things mechanical, this is quick short cut.

It could use more unnecessary features and bells and whistles and surprises, but whatever.

Pocket Doorbell
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Size: 4.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).

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