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Anti theft for Tablets

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by rebukexia, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. rebukexia

    rebukexia Lurker
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    Hey guys, I am looking for a app that will allow me to track my tablet's location in case it gets lost or stolen. The problem is that it is a tablet, and it seems all of the apps I can find (except "prey" which just flat out didn't work) want to use sms to request the gps location from the phone. Obviously my tablet does not have sms, so I need to find one that uses push notifications. (also it would be nice if it were free or at lease a one time fee, not this monthly subscription BS)

    It should work that when my tablet receives a push notification, it doesn't actually display a notification. Instead it starts up a background service that will read my GPS location and return it to be displayed on a map.

    Is there an app out there for this? Or am I going to have to make this one myself?

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  2. rebukexia

    rebukexia Lurker
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    no one else has put a gps app on their tablet to protect their $$$ investment?
  3. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    I'm not sure how effective it would be, as most tablets don't have a data connection, so it would have no way of telling you where it was.

    The other thought that comes to mind:

    Most tablets are used in people's homes, which is less likely to be broken into and stolen than a phone is to be lost.

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