Are you sure about the security app that you use in your Android smartphone? If not, you must read this one! There are quite a few security apps available in Google Play Store, which help in locating missing phones, remotely locking your smartphone and even wiping off all your data remotely incase of theft. Here’s yet another app for the same purpose but it’s a bit different from the usual ones.
aeGis, as the app is known as, is designed by one of the developers behind the CyanogenMod Android-based operating system. The app is available for free download. That’s not all! If you don’t like the app as much and want to modify it, you can do that because the source code of the app is also available. All you need to do is to grab the code, modify the app and use it.
To use the app, all you need to do is to download it on your phone and slide the toggles to enable the features you want. You can also set custom passwords for each function in the app. So, when your phone goes missing and you want to locate it, all you have to do is send a text message to your phone number with the appropriate code. This will trigger the desired action. You phone will report its location to you. You can also lock the device so that the information in it is not misused or you can also wipe off all the data.
To ensure that the app in your phone is not disabled by the person who finds it or steal it, you can try using Android’s PIN, password or Face Unlock features.