December 6, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
Those HTC “You” commercials remind me that the first thing I do when leaving the house is look for my phone. Before I even grab the car keys or wallet required for me to go anywhere, I instinctively place more importance on my phone. So you can imagine how me or any other Phone First person would respond if I lost my phone. How would I find the phone, backup my data, or prevent others from misusing my it?
A winner of the Android Developers Challenge 2, WaveSecure answers all of those questions. WaveSecure is an app and web service that allows Android users to maintain a link to their phone in the event that it is lost or stolen. By logging on to the WaveSecure website, users can lock the phone to prevent use, track it’s location within a general area, backup SMS/contacts/call logs/media, wipe phone data, and restore data if the phone is found. Here’s a video showcasing how easy it set-up and use WaveSecure.
If WaveSecure doesn’t meet your needs, consider trying the very similar Mobile Defense. We selected Mobile Defense as one of the Top 50 Android Apps.