I was wondering if anyone knew of any location apps that would allow you to locate your phone should it be stolen.
MobileDefense has GPS tracking, lock/unlock, alarm and detail features. No remote/backup or wipe at the moment but its supposedly in the works.
You can install as a system app and it will not show in app list (to uninstall) and will auto-enable GPS when you activate the service (via their website).
Only downside is that the phone gets a message from "firstname.lastname@example.org" that will pop up when you connect to the phone.
Otherwise, good for a free app.
Super happy for you that you got your DROID back. Both my husband and I use Lookout Mobile Security. I haven't actually had to use the "find" yet but love the backups that are available, plus it scans my phone and apps for any viruses as well.
There's an application called Where's my Droid?
I haven't tested it, to be honest, but when the program is running in the background, it has two functions.
1) If you lose your phone in your room/house/somewhere, you can text 'Where's my Droid?' or any other phrase you specify to the app, and it will start ringing loudly to help you find it.
2) If your phone is stolen/left behind and you don't know where it is, you can text 'Where's my GPS' or again, some other phrase you specify, and the phone will text you back a latitude and longitude of its location.
I have the app but haven't used it yet...
I use wave secure and mobile defense. I really wish they'd combine the two.
Android user since Droid 1 launch.
"I can't wait to get it out of the box and void its warranty"
- Droid Razr Maxx (Current): Eclipse ICS v1.1
- Droid Bionic (Wife's Current/My Previous): Eclipse v2.2
- DroidX (Retired): Liberty3 v2.0
- Droid 1 (Retired): Project Elite @ 1.25GHz SV
WaveSecure also uses international texts ($0.20 each) for control, if they ever decide to do it another way, I'll consider switching back.
If you want to block the messages Mobile Defense sends, you can use Handcent and blacklist the messages.