We present the design, implementation and evaluation of an enabling platform for locating and querying physical objects using existing WiFi network. We propose the use of WiFi management probes as a data transport mechanism for physical objects that are tagged with WiFi-enabled accelerometers and are capable of determining their state-of-use based on motion signatures. A local WiFi gateway captures these probes emitted from the connected objects and stores them locally after annotating them with a coarse grained location estimate using a proximity ranging algorithm. External applications can query the aggregated views of state-of-use and location traces of connected objects through a cloud-based query server. We present the technical architecture and algorithms of the proposed platform together with a prototype personal object analytics application and assess the feasibility of our different design decisions. This work makes important contributions by demonstrating that it is possible to build a pure network-based IoT analytics platform with only location and motion signatures of connected objects, and that the WiFi network is the key enabler for the future IoT applications.