Trace a phone by simply sending a text message and getting a map link of its last known location in reply
CellF Locate Review
by on May 24, 2010
It sounds like the perfect central device in some new thriller, having a phone send you its current location via text message.
And as the killer gets closer Google maps (or Bing) tracks them all the way to your back door… It is almost as simple as that.
CellF Locate attempts to be a stealthy phone tracking application, you set up a four digit pin number and if you text the phone that pin it’ll reply with a Bing or Google maps link of its last GPS location.
It’s nothing more than a standard application running in the background, so it’s easily turned off or circumvented by anyone with the slightest notion of how to use a Windows Mobile phone, though it will rerun itself after powering down.
Once texted the pin it’ll reply in kind with a map link of its last GPS location.
The software claims to throttle its GPS access, so it’s only used occasionally and once a location request is made then ramps up polling to save battery.
It worked for us though many report issues with the HD2, we’d like to see more control over the GPS polling, alerts for specific locations would be a good idea and perhaps an alert if someone turns it off.
Buy this app: Download the CellF Locate app now
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