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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mike777, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Mike777

    Mike777 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi all


    Is there a app which sends a phone location to a pc

    Need to be able to set frequency do not a drain battery


    Thanks

    Mike
     

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  2. Vicdude

    Vicdude Android Enthusiast

    I use this, it's free and serves a purpose. I have located my phone at a taxi rank with it before. Obviously no use if the battery dies though ;)
    Wheres My Droid - Android
     
  3. MikeC1408

    MikeC1408 Android Enthusiast

    Buy Tasker and create a profile that returns a text (with a predefined message) the phones location and url to the location for google maps.

    I also have it returning the last number dialed, just in case the phone has been used.
     
  4. Ferd

    Ferd Lurker

    I use Lookout and it seems to work quite well. Its a 3in1 kind of app:

    1 - Virus checker
    2 - Data backup
    3 - Missing Device. Register at their website also, and you can see a map of where your phone is. It will turn on the GPS, and you can make it sound an alarm if you feel the need (back of the sofa situation).

    All that is free, but if you go for premium you get remote lock/wipe also. Not tried that myself.
     
  5. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast

    +1 for this. You can try the premium for 30 days for free too :cool:
     
  6. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert

    I tried lookout and removed it a few days later....it was hogging quite alot of the system up running and it annoyed me everytime I installed something with its CONSTANT virus check even though I ticked it off...

    and the virus check is a waste of time anyway....as Android is extremely secure...I remember reading something bout it being similar to Google OS and that they are sandbox OS systems and are virtually uncrackable and impossible to mess up with virus's...

    I could be off a lil...but meh...I still deleted anyway cos it was a system hog..
     
  7. Jason71

    Jason71 Well-Known Member

    I use GPS tracker. You can set the frequency of the updates or just activate it / de-activate it via text message
     
  8. solosaniok

    solosaniok Member

    Try Wachdroid Pro - its all in one phone security and tracing :) .. this app willl enagle gps even if it is turned off to locate the phone.
     
  9. heat57

    heat57 Android Enthusiast

    I use "theftaware" which uses SMS messaging to communicate both ways. To locate the phone you send a SMS and it returns an SMS with the map coordinates. GPS on the target phone is only turned on for a few minutes until sufficient signal is acquired for a proper fix. After that the app automatically turns of the target's GPS. Many other useful functions too. Simple to install and use. :D
     
  10. Red_Avatar

    Red_Avatar Well-Known Member

    Wow almost as many different recommendations as there are posts - I've been wondering about getting an app like this as well but with so many people offering different opinions it becomes tricky.

    I'd ideally want an app that barely drains battery, is kept nice and simple yet powerful enough.
     
  11. StoneDeCroze

    StoneDeCroze Member

    I use Wavesecure, stops people swapping the SIM, does overnight backups, can track the phone, remote erase, sends SMS's to a list of buddies if it gets activated, sticks a message on screen and SCREAMS if activated remotely. Probably other bits and pieces as well. You do have to pay a subscription, but can try it for free.
     
  12. kredda

    kredda Newbie


    cant go wrong with lookout
     
  13. edwardmlyte

    edwardmlyte Member

    I've got lookout and prey installed. Prey's good and open source. I think I prefer it, but it'd be nice to have an app that can't be uninstalled by the user. I've got a cyanogenmod lock screen pattern, so its not like they could even get into my phone in the first place.

    Anyone know of not a tracking software, but a sim replacement watcher. I swear I used to have an app that would activate if the sim card was swapped out. Then it would text a predefined mobile number of your choice from the new sim card.
     
  14. 1981

    1981 Android Enthusiast



    'WHERES MY DROID' I think it is. or 'sim checker lite'
     
  15. edwardmlyte

    edwardmlyte Member

    Cool. I'll look into both of those. Cheers.
     
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