Wheres My Droid
10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads
- It works properly
- Lots of preferences to set to your whim
- Ease of use
- Need GPS always enabled (battery leaks)
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.
** Antivirus warnings **
We know that with the recent update it seams a few antivirus apps out there are reporting that we have a virus. We are working this these app creators to find why this is being caused and get everything straitened out. Please note that this is not really a virus or malware but just a false report by these apps.
~ Find phone by making it ring/vibrate
~ Find phone using GPS location
~ 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
~ Use a landline to activate the app
~ Customizable ringtone when lost (Pro or with registration)
Must have Android 2.2 or better
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.
Recently changed in this version:
~Minor fix to ring feature
~Fixed bug with remote lock feature, can now start the PIN with a zero
~Improvements to GPS accuracy
~Fix for infinite loop when texting yourself with GPS
~Minor fix to wipe feature
~Added optional text response to ring feature
~Minor stability fixes
~Added a online form to use the app from at wheresmydroid.com
~Minor security fixes
~Improved reliability of lock and wipe features
~More - check website for details
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Comments and ratings for Wheres My Droid
it is pathetic for dual sim phone. if you change the secondary sim it reduces ur balance nd send messages..
This app is the most important one on my phone. I have used this app so many times to find my phone. It has saved me hours of futile searching while my phone hides in between cushions on the couch. Every droid user should own this app.
I love this app and feel it is the cleanest, most full featured app in this genre. I am looking forward to a Web interface in the near future.
Have not found a problem with it yet, lost my phone immediatly after going to a different state and found it instantly
please i want a refund, this app has never worked for me. thanks
Features of this app are prefect
Found the phone, upside down in a field a couple feet off the road. Installed wirelessly and located through text message. Sent the coordinates to google maps and was able to find it. Must have fallen off the roof of the car when it was moving.. Highl