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Android Found - Get your phone back if you loose it.

Postby noamwolf » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:17 am

Applications > Tools > AndroidFound

If your Android device ever gets lost, the finder will have a hard time figuring out who is the owner of the device.

The Owner Information application was created to ensure the safe return of your device by making it easy for the finder to get in touch with you.
KEY FEATURES:

* Finder Friendly: The finder can easily contact you with a press of a button by phone, or by sending and email.
* Enter your name, company name, and your picture (optional).
* Enter a personal note to the finder.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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Postby MrSnowflake » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:47 pm

Looks good, but to be really use fully, you should implement gps, so it'll send coordinates to an email address (or server).
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Postby noamwolf » Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:59 pm

Actually GPS *IS* implemented and it does send the info in the email ;)

I'm working on creating a service the sends you an email (with a configurable frequency) with the gps information, that should be hot... trying to figure it still.
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Postby MrSnowflake » Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:13 pm

How do you put yourself in the standby lock menu?
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Postby noamwolf » Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:31 pm

It's a hack right now, trying to figure out something more reliable.
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Postby MrSnowflake » Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:36 pm

noamwolf wrote:It's a hack right now, trying to figure out something more reliable.
Don't care :). I want to know how you did it :)
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Postby paranoid.android » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:45 am

The Android system has a property called NEXT_ALARM_FORMATTED. The value of this property is displayed by the lock screen. This is normally the day and time of the next alarm (set by the Alarm Clock application) but can be set to any string as long as the application that does it has the WRITE_SETTINGS permission.

However, that string gets reset every time an alarm is set or rings and the lock screen only updates when it's started (i.e. when the device is locked) so it's a real PITA to keep it up to date.

Settings.System.putString(getContentResolver(),
Settings.System.NEXT_ALARM_FORMATTED,
message);

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Re: Android Found - Get your phone back if you loose it.

Postby MichaelFL » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:51 am

I'm really getting to dislike the user unfriendliness of Android Apps. I downloaded this app and when I run it I get "Use The Menu To Edit".

Sorry for not being a mind reader, but since this message does nothing, how am I supposed to get to said Menu?

Please respond as if I just bought the Android and am struggling mightily with the damn thing. This is because I am. Simple English gratefully accepted. Please, no Android-speak.
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