Most of your android devices cost a fortune and believe me when I say this, the last thing that you want is to lose your phone. This has happened to me and I still rate that incident as one of the lows of my life. Besides losing the money invested in the phone, you lose all your contacts and personal messages. The worst part is not about buying a new phone but to configure your new phone to the previously used profiles. This is almost next to impossible even though you buy the same model. Trust me, I’ve been through this.
I assure you that if you have a phone for long enough there’s some sort of bond developed that makes it hard to let it go. So, once you’ve lost your phone, the only thing left to do is to go on a mission to get it back. As in case of any mission you require some specialized tools but in this case, the only thing that you require is this app called Cell Tracker. This can also be used to track your kids to make sure that they don’t wander off without you knowing. Install it on your phone and the only thing that you need to do is to take a number and forget about it.
Confused ?? Wait, I’ll make it more simple. All you need to do is to install this app on your Android phone. No need for the GPS to be enabled. What this app actually does is update your location ever 30 minutes via GPRS or Wi-Fi. This makes sure that it’s not one of those battery sucking apps that cut down your battery life. Here, a step by step process on how to install it:
(a) Install the app.
(b) launch app. Note down the unique device id that appears in the pop up.
To track your phone go to www.onlinefundb.com/ct/ and select the option “Cell Tracker” and give your device id. Then a map showing your recent locations is displayed. The locations are said to precise up to 100m as specified by the developer.
Here’s my opinion on the app.
Firstly let’s take a look at the pros. It’s sort of a must have app if you travel to new places just to retrace your path. Also it’s a pretty handy tool to track your kids en-route to home. The fact that GPS need not be active is a huge plus as deactivating GPS then essentially mean closing the app. Also since your location is updated every 30 min saves battery but limits the apps functionality in cases requiring real time tracking. Another problem with this app is that it has to be permanently installed on your phone taking significant memory.
Also the app is a no show where the signal strength is poor. But a major plus is that this app will be active even if the sim is changed enabling tracking when its lost. All in all, it’s a pretty handy app and provides good quality service which places it in the list of top 30 apps.