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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Theonlynorm, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Theonlynorm

    Theonlynorm New Member
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    About two weeks ago I got my first android phone (samsung vibrant) I got out because I had my iphone stolen. My question is this... I had asoftware that would locate my phone if the gps was turned on however it always used too much battery (same on any phone) so it was turned off and can't be located. I don't want the same thing to happen to my android so is there a distaste out that will track it and force the gps on remotely when I need it? If not can any developers add it or provide even a separate app for this? Thanks
     

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  2. stevenlong

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    Checkout WaveSecure.
     
  3. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member
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    DEFINITELY the wrong section, dude. Try here next time. Always look before you speak.
     
  4. Brinkley1988

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    It seems would turn on when you open the google map, and turned off when you exit the map. At least my phone does.
     
  5. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member
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    Can a mod move this to the vibrant forum? It really doesn't belong here.
     
  6. copestag

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    it actually belongs in the applications forum since the OP is looking for a general app......

    moved it there
     
  7. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member
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    Dude...newbie. Be nice.
     
  8. w_bovine

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    Yeah...as mentioned before, WaveSecure is worth taking a look at. It's not free, but it seems to be well-regarded.

    WaveSecure Mobile Security - Android app on AppBrain

    Note that is says 7-day trial.

    Apparently it has a way to turn on the GPS remotely, though it needs root to do that. Take a look here:

    https://www.wavesecure.com/blog/blo...l&utm_campaign=sept+issue&utm_content=content

    Could be worth your while. Check it out.
     

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