Organize & Catalog Your Treasures
by Scanning the Barcode!

Features

Treasure Trove includes several features to help you keep track of your treasures! The following are a list of features that will be included in the initial launch, but there are plenty more features planned for future updates!

Adding Items

  • Manual entry via website or mobile app
  • Barcode scanning via mobile app
  • Import list of board games from BoardGameGeek.com
  • Import list of books from GoodReads.com
  • Import detailed movie and tv show information from IMDB.com
  • Add multiple images per item
  • Add PDFs – equipment manuals, books, RPG supplements, etc…

Organizing Items

  • Create categories
  • Create tags
  • Assign a single category to an item
  • Assign multiple tags to an item

Keeping Track of Items

  • Search by name
  • Search by one or more categories
  • Search by one or more tags
  • Search by scanning a barcode via mobile app

Treasure Trove is designed for…

Board Game Collectors
Board games, card games, and tabletop role-playing games have always been a big hobby of mine. No matter whether it’s classics like Monopoly, Sorry, and Clue; newer games like Roll For It! and The Captain Is Dead; or role-playing games like Shadowrun and Dungeons & Dragons, I enjoy playing games. We try to have a game night with friends about once a month, and I always enjoy trying new games.This also means I have a lot of board games. Shelves and shelves of them.
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We like to visit our local game shop and gaming conventions to try new games, find great deals, and play with new people. Many times I’ve seen a particular game at a convention, then later at the store, or played it at a friend’s house, and then at another convention. Often I’m not sure if I own the game or simply have been saturated with it.Enter Treasure Trove. A few quick taps on my smartphone and I know that I did indeed purchase the game – but I won’t find it on my shelf because I loaned it to my brother!

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Movie Collectors
My wife and I love movies, and we have an extensive DVD and Blu-ray collection. It includes entire seasons of TV shows, concerts, anime, and even a few opera performances. With such a large and diverse collection, we sometimes find ourselves owning two copies of a movie. Sometimes it’s because I buy a movie, only to find out later that my wife also purchased it. Other times we receive a movie we already own as a gift from friends or family.But sometimes this phenomenon gets out of hand. This happened to us with Disturbia.Remember Disturbia? It wasn’t exactly a smash hit. It barely broke even on its opening weekend. We saw it in the theater, and after it was released on DVD my wife picked it up from the $5 bin – but it never made it to our shelf. When you bring in a load of groceries after a long day of work, it’s easy to leave a DVD in the car or let it fall behind the couch. A few months later, my wife was looking for it. When she couldn’t find it, decided she must have not purchased the DVD. The next time we went to Half-Price Books we found a $2 used copy, brought it home, and put it on the shelf.Then, one Saturday morning as I was picking up around the house, I stumbled across an unopened copy of Disturbia. When I put it on the shelf, I discovered we had two copies. It was no big deal, and we sold the duplicate for a few bucks to Half-Price Books. A few months later we were at Target, browsing through a bin of $5 movies, and again we came across Disturbia. Oddly, we both remembered selling Disturbia to Half-Price Books, but not that we still owned a copy. So we purchased the DVD at Target, brought it home, and once again found a copy already on the shelf. At this point we’d purchased this movie THREE TIMES! Fortunately, we were going to a Christmas party and decided to wrap it up as a gift for a friend.

This Disturbia episode inspired the creation of Treasure Trove. Just imagine the time and money wasted by not knowing what’s in your collection! Using the Treasure Trove app’s barcode scanner to input the DVDs makes it a snap. Next time we see a copy of Disturbia for sale, there will be no reason to question our sanity and possibly re-purchase the movie. That because we’ll have a record of our collection on our smartphones! And if we let a friend or family member borrow a movie, we add that in Treasure Trove so we know where the movies are if they’re not on the shelf.

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Video Game Collectors
I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, so I had a pretty awesome childhood. Going to the video-game arcade at the mall with my dad on a cool Saturday morning was a staple of growing up. That is, until the Christmas of 1989 – the year my grandparents gave my brother and me a Nintendo Entertainment System.We were like Mario and Luigi, two brothers out to defeat Bowser! We played so much Dr. Mario that I would see the little falling pills in my sleep. And who didn’t try to shoot the goofy dog from Duck Hunt when he laughed at you for missing the ducks?

As the years passed, I collected multiple home-gaming consoles – the Sega Genesis, Playstations, and XBOXes – and stacks of video games for each of them. Keeping up with the games I have on each system has been a chore, especially during each “generation”, when a game might be simultaneously released for three or four consoles!This is where Treasure Trove saves the day. Now when I’m out at a garage sale or vintage video game shop and spot a rare NES gold cartridge or an unopened copy of the Playstation re-release of Chrono Trigger with anime cut scenes and bonus features, I don’t have to wonder if I already own it. I pull out my smartphone and open Treasure Trove. After a quick search, I know without a doubt whether or not the game is in my collection.

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Musicians
I started taking piano lessons when I was in 4th grade. These set me up for a lifetime of musical experiences I had no idea would come. A lot can happen in 25 years: I played trumpet in marching bands, went to college on a music scholarship, rocked out on bass and guitar on stages both large and small, and learned to play several other instruments. I met a lot of cool people, wrote and performed some fun music, and collected my fair share of musical equipment. But although I acquired all sorts of guitars, basses, amps, speakers, microphones, and cables over the years, I never once thought about recording their serial numbers.

Then, one dark November morning, one of my guitars – along with a friend’s amp and some cymbals – was stolen from a shared practice space. We filed a report with the local police, who took our information but were not very hopeful in recovering the stolen equipment. I had bought that guitar almost a decade earlier, and of course I had lost the receipt and never had the forethought to copy down the serial number.Just like that, my touchstone for ten years of memories, gone. The trail went cold without the serial number. Had Treasure Trove been around at that time, I would I have had both the serial number and good pictures of the guitar to show the police and local pawn shops. I’ve recorded all my guitars, basses, amps, and other equipment in Treasure Trove now. If something bad happens again, I’ll have all the information I need.

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Bibliophiles
Reading is a fantastic pastime that allows you to escape to a fantasy realm, a futuristic space colony, or learn a new marketing tricks to boost your business. When my wife and I married, we merged our book collections. Interestingly enough, we didn’t have any duplicates!

My wife has a particular favorite television show that ran for seven seasons and spawned a spin-off show, a few comic book series, and several companion books about the characters, the world the show is set in, and behind-the-scenes looks at various episodes.After 10 wonderful years of marriage, she still re-watches this show from time to time. When she does, it reminds me of an event in our early marriage that I refer to as “Crappy Christmas”. Before the big day, I came across the mother lode! I knew exactly how to make this the best Christmas yet! I found a collection of all 13 of the companion books written about this show. I was so excited! I wrapped each one individually and placed them all under the Christmas tree in a GIANT pile.On Christmas morning, we began unwrapping presents. I watched with anticipation as she opened each package, one after another, revealing book after book. The problem was: she already had them. All of them. I had no idea. Don’t get me wrong – my wife is wonderful to me and still thinks this was an awesome Christmas. She sold her used copies and kept the newer ones I gave her. But the fact remains, I felt I had failed.Today, if I see a set of books I think she’d be interested in and start to make a compulsive purchase, I check Treasure Trove first to make sure I’m not wasting time and money adding duplicates to our bookshelves.

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Makers & Tinkerers
I love microcontrollers, specifically the Arduino. Ever since I discovered it, I’ve been tinkering with it, always with my long-time goal of building a robot in mind. I’ve used microcontrollers to hack and repurpose a kid’s toy to build a brainwave monitoring device. When my 9-year-old nephew comes to visit, we usually end up playing around with electronics to set “traps” – like a few motion sensors attached to LEDs and piezo speakers that blink and buzz when my wife and his mom walk down the hallway.

By now I have so many Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, sensors, buzzers, motors, and other components that it’s hard to keep up with what pieces I have available and which are in use.

But with Treasure Trove, tracking all this stuff is a cinch! I can quickly see I have four of 2.8″ resistive touchscreens, and three of them are being used in various projects. If I make a trip to the local electronics shop and forget my list, I can glance at my smartphone and know if I need another Xbee Bluetooth module or if I have a spare.

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