Thursday, November 4, 2010

App Review: TekTrak iPhone Tracker

After reading the TechCrunch.com post excerpted below, I downloaded the TekTrak app ($4.99 in the App Store) and gave it a whirl. I've been wanting a way to track my iphone's location without having to shell out $99/year for MobileMe, and it looked like TekTrak might fit the bill:

TekTrak Offers A Cheap Way To Make Sure You Never Lose Your iPhone: "

The drawback of owning a smartphone that holds all of your apps, photos, music and more is the possibility that you may lose the device. With all of the information and content iPhones hold, it can be frustrating to lose the device in one fell swoop. There are a number of apps and services, such as Find My Phone and Apple’s MobileMe, that will help track your iPhone’s location if the device is lost. Today, TekTrak is entering the mix with its app that allows you to track the GPS of an iPhone remotely from any web browser.

(Click the quoted headline above to continue reading).

Having used it, my impression is that it's a nice, simple app that does what it says it will do--from a web interface, it tracks your iPhone's location either continuously or (to prevent battery drain) at timed intervals that you can adjust from between 10 and 60 minutes. You can check your location history on the app (which could get a bit dicey if you wind up somewhere you shouldn't be) and you can use it to ring your iPhone remotely as well. It's a nice piece of functionality for $4.99.
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