Apr 28, 2010 11:00 AM –
iTag is a FREE service to locate and protect your lost or stolen phone. View your cell phone’s location, make it ring, lock the keys, back up your data, delete the information on the phone and MORE! You can optionally be alerted when friends are near and send a message to your friend nearest your lost phone.
Price: Free (for first 10k registered or refer 3 friends to get it Free), $20 for Unlimited
AndroidTapp.com Android App Review:
Pros & Cons:
- Find your phone if lost or stolen
- Backup and Restore data
- Remotely lock keys
- Send and request friends location
iTag Android App aims to help you find your Android phone is lost or stolen. It does this mostly but at the cost of a lot of bugs and user experience issues. Let’s address the bad first then the good.
The Bad; it forces close at random often, it adds to battery drain as it seems like a run-away process app (can’t exactly pin point it but I started having those issues after installing the app… this is just speculation), for many users whom replaced their default home screen (with apps like aHome, Open Home or SlideScreen, etc.) it asks to be the default home… overriding your customized home screen.
The Good; like other remote phone finding apps it helps you locate exact position via GPS, backup data in scheduled intervals and restore if needed, remotely lock the key pad if stolen, and send friends your location or request theirs provided they have iTag installed and allow it in Privacy settings.
iTag Home Screen
iTag Backup and Restore
iTag Get Anyones Location
iTag Send My Location
iTag Privacy Settings
iTag Tell My Friends
Using a stealthy app to help find a lost r stolen phone is always infinitely useful. iTag has a unique feature when your friends have the app installed and allow you to access their location; for example it can be used if your phone in a coffee shop near a friend… you can use the web portal to see how close the friend is and SMS text them from the computer to grab your phone for you.
Ease of Use:
If you can get past registration, operating the app is straight-forward. Simple toggle controls happen on the device whereas more control is offered on www.iTag.com website.
Intended for use if you lose or misplace your phone.