I saw a part of segment on Daytime show in East TN on 4/25/13. The spokesperson mentioned a free app that you can download to scan VIN numbers on vehicles to get it's background & value information. What was the name of that application for smartphones?
I'm not sure what the television show was, but there are a number of different apps for your iPhone or Android to scan your VIN number and get information from it. VIN Scanner, VIN Viper, Laser Appraiser VIN Scanner, etc. Try searching in the App Store or the Play Store for more!