KeyMe is an iPhone application that allows users to store, share, and duplicate their physical keys based on a digital scan that is stored in the cloud. For those who find themselves locked out, the app offers on-demand key delivery within 30-60 minutes.
Users can also securely mail order keys using the KeyMe app, choosing from a variety of key designs including sports, charity, designer, and bottle opener key. KeyMe will cut and ship perfect copies. Alternately, KeyMe also has 5 kiosks in Manhattan, so local users who store a digital copy of their keys can log in and have a copy made by Larry, the digital locksmith. The app will even work with locksmiths, who will also be able to make a spare key by following the instructions provided on the app.
KeyMe stores as little information as possible and does not retain address information for users. Email notifications are sent whenever a copy of a users key is made and a strong verification process is used with the physical kiosks, which require fingerprint authentication.
Key.me, which was formerly KeyMe.net, chose to brand their services with a .ME domain through the .ME Premium Domain Program, in which companies and start ups with great business ideas may apply to develop .ME premium domains.
“We chose a .ME domain because our service is incredibly personal,” explains Greg Marsh, KeyMe founder and CEO. “Keys can be a very intimate possession and we want our domain to reflect that our service is tailored specifically to each customer. The .ME extension was a great fit for us, because it is the most memorable domain we could have. “Me” is also a part of our company name, so this worked perfectly.”
KeyMe has been a runaway media hit, with articles appearing in Popular Science, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, PandoDaily, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, Fox News, Mashable, GigaOM, New York Magazine and more.
Predrag Lesic, CEO of the .ME Registry, states: “Key.Me is an incredibly cool idea and exactly the kind of use of a .ME domain that we really love to see. The domain is short, memorable and has a call to action built in. We can’t wait for the service to expand to Montenegro.”
The KeyMe app is currently only available in the United States and Canada. It can be downloaded at http://www.key.me.