Wheres My Droid
10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads
Also in : Phone tracking
- It works properly
- Lots of preferences to set to your whim
- Ease of use
- Need GPS always enabled (battery leaks)
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.
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.
~ 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 (Pro or with registration)
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)
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.
~ Bug fix for GPS flare
~ Added ability to hide the app icon - requires new permission: outgoing calls
~ Added GPS flare feature
~ Ring feature bug fixes
~ Commander improvements
~ UI fixes
~Improved security for Commander
~Platform expansion for future features
~Minor stability fix
~GPS bug fixes
~Ability to disable some feature from being used via Commander
~Improved security for Commander
After recent update to 5.1.1 It won't open.
Have used these features more than once. Recommended!
My little sister loses her phone all the time. With this app, its easy to find because you text it a custom message and the phone starts ringing. Even if the phone is on vibrate or silent, you can set the app to turn up the ringtone just when you text it.
Husband used it and likes it
Have not regreted purchasing this app!!! Has found my phone more times than I can count.... even when I thought I left it at a store. GPS let me know where it was..... even gave me the address. It's also great for emergencies with my kids or school. If I
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