Friday, June 03, 2011

Phone Friday: My Tracks get chatty, and using AndroidLost

My Tracks

I've used Google My Tracks on my Android forever as the easiest way to map any outdoor activity. Today, I got a little surprise as after a minute, the app started talking to me. Apparently, the latest version announces your time, distance and speed at an interval you set. I set it to 10 minutes, and found it to be an unusually effective motivator.

AndroidLost

I stumbled on AndroidLost.com and the companion app, and so far, I'm impressed. Android Lost allows you to remotely communicate with your phone to get its location, sound the alarm and perform other tricks.

For years, I've been hearing about these apps, but whenever I check them out, I always feel that they are kind of sketchy. AndroidLost seems a little on the Spartan side, but I kind of like that. It's a geek's tool that Just Works.

What oh crap! I lost my phone, now what?! app do you use?

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