Trace Your Lost Phone using GPS
A good news for all smartphone users running Android/Windows Mobile/Symbian. There is no need to worry in case you missed your phone or your phone has got stolen. There is a new application called Wavesecure which comes to your rescue. If your phone goes missing or gets lifted, WaveSecure, currently free for Android phones, can lock the mobile from further use, restore your contacts and even call log and Messaging history, on top of all even allows you to locate and track the location of your mobile using GPS triangulation.
For an app that’s being given away free to Android Market downloaders until Jan. 31, 2011, WaveSecure (WaveSecure Lite – Free Version) does a remarkable job of covering everything you’d be nervous about if your phone went missing. Install the app on your phone, back up your data and SMS/call logs, and set up an automatic backup routine, if you’d like. WaveSecure also asks for at least one friend’s contact number that it will SMS in the event that your SIM card is swapped out for another. From then on out, WaveSecure sits in the background, waiting for you to spring into action from the WaveSecure site.
After your phone gets lost or lifted, you can remotely lock down its data, track its activity and carrier use, and, of course, hear back from your friends who got text messaged when your phone was tinkered with. If you want, you can have WaveSecure try to pin down the rough location of the phone. Unless your culprit has GPS or Wi-Fi enabled, however, it’s going to be a little rough. WaveSecure seemed to send a nonsensical text message to my phone when I pretended that it had gone missing, and it guessed that I was … standing in the middle of Buffalo’s Forest Lawn Cemetery. I assure you, my posts are not written from inside a mausoleum, but it’s kind of nifty to see WaveSecure trying its best with rough geolocation tools.
If all else fails, you can have WaveSecure deliver your backed-up data to you and then wipe out your phone remotely. That, in itself, is a handy feature to have available to you. Here’s the video demo showing most everything WaveSecure can do.
WaveSecure Lite is a free download in the Android Market until Jan. 31, 2011, where as the paid version comes up with a lifetime subscription. So, be fast and grab your copy for testing now!