Wheres My Droid

Wheres My Droid

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Useful
  • It works properly
  • Lots of preferences to set to your whim
  • Ease of use
Cons
  • Need GPS always enabled (battery leaks)
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"I gotta leave right now! Where's my phone!?"

Reviewed by / Jul 20, 2011

Wheres My Droid is an useful app that will help you out to find your phone when lost

Since we don't have phones anymore, but mini-computers in our pockets, losing them it's a drama. There are coming up thousand of security apps: backups, geolocation, apps lock, and many more. This is one of the most interesting we've tried regarding device losing.

It works this way: you have to set an "attention word". When you lose your device, the only thing you have to do is send a SMS with the attention word to enable the sound (if it's disabled), and make it ringing. Regarding GPS, you have to set also an attention word but it doesn't work if the GPS wasn't enabled before losing the device. That's a flaw since if we want to use this system we need to keep the GPS enabled the whole day. It would be better that the attention word could enable the GPS.

This is the basic performance. However, there are lots preferences to set to your whim: ring/vibrate when lost, use white noise siren, ring for 30s/60s/5min, set a passcode for the app, and much more.

Wheres My Droid has been developed by alienmanfc6, an emerging developer who's reaching great success specially thanks to this app. He has released another ones on the Android market though.

This is an app that you won't use everyday (and we hope you won't need to use it never). But you will love having it when you're in a hurry and you don't find your phone. Useful.

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Developer's original description available here
The first find your phone app on the Android Market continues to get better and better. Now with more features it is easier then ever to track down your missing phone.

Where's My Droid can turn the ringer volume up and make your phone ring. The app can also get the GPS coordinates with a link to Google maps if you're not near enough to your phone to hear the ringer. You have the freedom to track your phone from anywhere with a text messaged attention word or with our online Commander.

Application Features
~ Find phone by making it ring/vibrate
~ Find phone using GPS location
~ GPS Flare - Location alert on low battery
~ Text your attention word
~ Passcode protection to prevent unauthorized app changes
~ Notification of changed SIM card or phone number
~ Stealth Mode hides incoming text with attention word
~ White/Black list to control who can use the app via text
~ No battery drain

Extra Features In Pro
~ Take pictures with the devices camera
~ Remotely lock device
~ Remotely wipe SD card
~ Remotely wipe phone data
~ Hide the app icon
~ Use a landline to activate the app
~ Customizable ringtone when lost

If updating from an older version be sure to setup the new version of Commander online at wheresmydroid.com.

Permissions explained online at WheresMyDroid.com (link below)

It is known that some anti-virus apps will flag us as malware. This is just due to all the permissions that the app needs to function. If you contact us with the maker of the anit-virus app we can usually get them to white-list it once we prove to them its clean.

The app does work with Go SMS Pro and Handcent, it just requires a workaround that can be viewed on our website. We are currently working with Go SMS Pro to make a permanent fix.

For those of you having problems uninstalling the app, you just need to remove the app as a 'Device Admin'. That can be done from the phones system security menu.

Recently changed in this version

5.1.2
~ Improved camea feature speed and reliability
~ Increased security for Commander
~ Fix for ring feature
~ Improvements to SIM feature
~ Bug fix for GPS flare

5.1.0
~ Added ability to hide the app icon - requires new permission: outgoing calls
~ Added GPS flare feature
~ Ring feature bug fixes
~ Commander improvements
~ UI fixes

5.0.3
~Stability fixes
~Improved security for Commander
~Platform expansion for future features

5.0.2
~Minor stability fix


Lists with Wheres My Droid

Some lists where this application appears: Android for landmænd, apps, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Reviewed by Anna Grace.

Comments and ratings for Wheres My Droid
  • (74)

    by Pranay Gawai on 17/04/2014

    Taxonomy FL

  • (74)

    by Brandon Jay on 17/04/2014

    tech junkie. I can't think of one custom pro component that isn't integrated. Tested every feature in the first 2 hours. It gives bearing (direction) and speed of travel if you leave it in a buddies car. May be exploitable but change default texting key w

  • (74)

    by Kazuma Hashimoto on 17/04/2014

    I dropped my Samsung Galaxy S3 out of my golf bag while playing last weekend. Didn't realize until I got home that it was missing. I just texted 'WMD GPS' using my girlfriend's phone and it gave me GPS coordinates to within a couple feet of where I droppe

  • (74)

    by dilip senta on 16/04/2014

    good

  • (74)

    by hitesh damor on 16/04/2014

    Very gud app

  • (74)

    by Jay Chauhan on 16/04/2014

    Nice

  • (74)

    by Veer Rabari on 16/04/2014

    Good