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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by RPM_WG, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. RPM_WG

    RPM_WG Lurker
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    I currentlt lock my phone using the connect-the-dots method. But I noticed that if anyone does find my phone, the only thing they can currently do, is use it to make an emergency call. They have no way to contact someone I know, to try and get me my phone back. Is there an app that will allow me to set up a certain number of contacts on my phone that they could call, to try and locate me?

    I found a phone on the ground last year, and called one of the person's contacts to get them their phone back (there are a few good samaritans out there still), but currently, if someone found my phone, that could not get it back to me. I know calling it would work, but I'm looking for something a little proactive.

    -Robert in Tx.

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  2. Pinmac1

    Pinmac1 Android Enthusiast

    I use an app called Contact Owner (free from Android Market). It doesn't allow a finder to call you but it lets you show your contact details on the lock screen.
  3. Rootmepls

    Rootmepls Android Enthusiast

    I currently use Seek Droid. I think its pretty cool for .99 cents.

    Control the following from our secure web site:

    - Locate your device
    - Remotely Enable GPS
    - Display its location on a map
    - Audible alarm (even on silent)
    w/ custom message
    - Lock device w/ custom code
    - Retrieve recent calls
    - Remotely wipe entire phone
    - Remotely wipe SD Card
    - Hide from app drawer
    - Disable App from being
    - Virtually no battery drain
    - Works without a SIM Card
    - More features coming soon!
  4. Rob.G

    Rob.G Android Enthusiast

    Search for In Case of Emergency.

  5. Rob.G

    Rob.G Android Enthusiast

    I don't believe Seekdroid puts a widget or box on the screen unless you do it from their website. And even then, it is only until you find your phone. So, if I were in a car accident and couldn't move, how could I log into the website to display such a message.
  6. Rootmepls

    Rootmepls Android Enthusiast

    The OP was talking about third parties being able to call him from his phone so he could find it. At least thats what I got out of it.

    Nothing in there about being in a car accident.

    As far as a widget on the lock screen goes though. WidgetLocker Lockscreen allows you to put shortcuts and widgets on the lockscreen. You could put an emergency number shortcut on the lockscreen that someone could just press and call. Home, Office, whatever floats your boat.
    But as far as locating your device goes SeekDroid is awesome. I've only had it a few weeks and they just keep adding new features to it.

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