Local inventor Synette Tom, who came up with the Gibi Pet Location Service, is one of two Bay Area residents to be a finalist on a new Walmart reality web series called Get on the Shelf.
Tom and Gabriel Bestard-Ribas of San Francisco, inventor of the Goji Smart Lock, are among 20 finalists.
Tom's invention is a GPS tracking device that enables pet owner to locate their pet at any time using their smart phone or computer.
"Getting on the shelf is huge, " Tom says in her video posted on the website. "Walmart should take a chance on me and Gibi because no one should lose their pet and their best friend."
The Goji Smart Lock is an electronic deadbolt that works with a smart phone, and has built-in camera that sends picture alerts.
The public is being asked to vote to help their products win a spot on the shelves of Walmart. Voting is open now through 9 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday at getontheshelf.walmart.com.