This is a simple app intended to run on all Android phones (including the very first one) in order to allow using the GPS on them for vehicle tracking. It has no UI, instead, it will automatically answer a SMS containing a query with another SMS. This allows usage with SMS-only sim cards.
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TODO: Add command list
The default password is GPS
You can download the source code and APK file here.
Have you or someone you loved ever lost their phone? Of course! Everyone has dealt with missing phone drama at least once. Searching everywhere, frantically dialing in hopes of hearing it ring, only to bemoan the sudden recollection that it’s on silent. A number of phone location trackers exist, but they need expensive subscriptions, or are locked to proprietary hardware!
Not so the TrakCycle! Your own phone number and a password of your choosing are all you need in order to get your phone, wherever it may be, to send you its precise location, complete with a google maps link!
But it doesn’t end there! The TrakCycle will run on any android device! Which means the simplest of GPS-enabled android phones wired up in your glove box on the absolute cheapest of plans means you’re never more than one SMS away from knowing where your car is, whether as defense against it being stolen, or a quick way to check if when you’ve lent it to the kids if they’ve really gone where they said they were going.
This is just another way that we here at Robots Everywhere are doing what we can to make your life simpler, easier, and safer, through putting robots everywhere!