Do you often keep your phone on silent and then forget where you have kept it? Maybe it is under those files in the office or in the some nook of your home? Or maybe your kid has hidden it among all those innumerable toys. How you wish your phone itself can ring aloud and flash its flashlight to let you know where it is! But alas….it is on silent mode!
Does it happen on a busy morning when you rush to your office only to find out that you are not carrying your mobile and then you wonder if you have left it a home, or did you forget it in your car or if your kid has taken it from your bag and put it in those toys or carried it to his/her school instead! Or you worry if it was snatched quietly by some pickpocket while you were on that crowded bus or local train. How you wish your phone itself could somehow let you know its location?
Well, I (Orisys Software) have launched an app ‘Find My Phone‘ that could fulfill both these wishes and take care of the situations such as those mentioned above. Find My Phone is a simple, free android app that offers just these two features –
- If you have kept your android phone/device on silent/vibration only, and can’t locate it in the room, you can easily locate it in the room by sending a command SMS text from another phone and your phone will start ringing (even if it is on silent) and if the device has a flashlight, it will be turned on as well. You can then pick up your phone, and turn off the sound & flashlight (if available) by clicking the “OK” button that will pop up in the dialog box.
- You can also find location (either address or co-ordinates on the map) of your android device/phone by sending it another command SMS text from a different phone. The app will try to find address of the phone/device and will send an SMS to the phone from which the command SMS was sent. If it cannot find the address, it will send SMS with co-ordinates (latitude/longitude) of the phone/device along with map link.
The app is intentionally kept simple and it allows you to customize both these SMS command texts so that they are as easy or as complex as you want them. You can customize the SMS text when you install the app and change them whenever you want. The app will respond accordingly to your customized commands. This app is absolutely FREE! No advertisements either!!!
You can download & install it from Google Play, and feel free to share it with your friends as well!