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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by mrchaos101, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. mrchaos101

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    I have 4 Droid Devices. Droid X, Droid X2, Samsung Illusion and LG Enlighten.
    I own all these devices. They are mine. I pay the $480 a month bill.

    I am looking for an app that will keep the GPS on. Meaning that If I shut my GPS off, it will auto start back up.

    I thought I could keep this closed up by using android controls and blocking out access to settings BUT there is a damn widget at the top slide down tool bar that allows this to be toggled on and off.

    Is there an app that can start and keep a service alive?
     

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  2. chanchan05

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    Just leave it on, and it will be used on demand. Not exactly sure why this is needed? If you never toggle it off, it will never turn off anyway.
     
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    Sounds to me like (and if I'm wrong, no offense intended op), "mine" means phones they paid for but family members use. So they're trying to make it so the people actually using the phones can't easily circumvent gps tracking.
     
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    If snapcase is right...

    I use a free app called, "Hey kids- If you turn off the friggin GPS, I'm taking away your friggin cell phones."

    However, as a failsafe, I've also installed the free apps, Where's My Droid and LookOut. Either of those apps enable you to remotely turn on GPS and track the phones. LookOut is kinda nice in that unsuspecting people think it's just an anti-virus program, but you can get on web browser and track the phone on a map. Keep in mind that GPS uses a lot of battery so if you were going to track somebody for a long time, you'd wear down their battery in a hurry.
     

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