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By richbayliss, Senior Member on 27th December 2010, 11:01 AM
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Hi,

After the success of the beta programme (over 100 people wanting to signup!) I decided it was time to re-write the platform to allow me to add more features and improve the overall "feel" of it. I also have plans to commercialise the platform, allowing it to be used by businesses/individuals who wish to monitor devices remotely.

The client application for Android is available freely from here and can be included in a custom ROM if you wish to make it persistant across factory resets. I do ask that if your are a ROM developer that you let me know before you do this, and also credit me in your release notes.

There will be 3 main licenses available to you:
  1. Basic
  2. Standard - comming soon
  3. Expert - comming soon
(These apply to your account)

Basic
  • FREE!
  • Single device per account
  • GPS Location
  • Alarm-on-Demand

Standard
  • 0.99
  • Single device per account
  • GPS Location
  • Network Location
  • Alarm-on-Demand
  • LiveTracking
  • Includes software updates for 12 months

Expert
  • 2.99
  • Multiple devices per account (limit of 5)
  • GPS Location
  • Network Location
  • Alarm-on-Demand
  • LiveTracking
  • Includes software updates for 12 months

I am also considering the possibility of an API which a business could use to extract information and use it in their own way. Please contact me if you are interested.

How to install?
  1. Remove any older versions from your device
  2. Install the latest version from above
  3. Goto "http://promethium.mobi" and signup
  4. On your phone, follow the instructions to register your device against your account
  5. Login to "http://promethium.mobi" and have fun!

I haven't moved any old accounts over, so you should signup again.

Enjoy,

Rich
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27th December 2010, 11:52 PM |#2  
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2.0 - 24/01/2011
(uninstall previous version prior to installing 2.0)
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28th December 2010, 03:21 AM |#3  
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Hi,

I have created a geolocation app a bit like MobileMe or htcsense.com for any Android 2.2 device with Market. Allows you to show your device on a map and make the alarm sound, all via a web portal.

http://promethium.mobi/

This site is the main portal, There will be limited accounts to start with, just 20. These will be BETA accounts as I need people to trial the system to get feedback etc. Currently the email address has to be unique, but doesn't need to be a valid address, however this will be useful when you try and report issues.

Once you have signed up, the latest APK for the client application will be downloadable from the portal toolbar. This app will ask for the same login credentials used on the portal, and once connected you are ready to use the portal functions.

Check the site periodically, as I will allow more signups as the application progresses.

Please can we keep all bug reports within this thread, I would rather develop this in the open.

Enjoy,

Rich

Looks pretty sweet. Nice and simple. Works well, though I couldn't get the sound to work. It just popped up in the taskbar and said "Ring! Ring".

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This looks nice
28th December 2010, 10:04 AM |#6  
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Looks pretty sweet. Nice and simple. Works well, though I couldn't get the sound to work. It just popped up in the taskbar and said "Ring! Ring".

dwizzy130

Ok. It should play the default alarm tone you have set. Could you pastebin a logcat, from before you click "play sound" until the notification appears.

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OK people!

Thanks to all those who already registered, just a few spaces left if people want to signup. Please only signup if you are happy to engage in helping me improve this platform... any accounts created but not activated within a day will be removed!

So far I have made quite a few alterations, improvements to the UI on the portal, as well as more interactive feedback. This means that you need to re-download and install the client app - this will overwrite the current one, and will keep all existing settings

Enjoy!
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Very nice application! Good
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Very nice application! Good

You're welcome, and thanks for the positive feedback!

I would appreciate if you could test out the portal/make sure it does what it is supposed to etc. Post back here if you have any niggles, but also if you can think of anything which might improve the experience.
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Ok. It should play the default alarm tone you have set. Could you pastebin a logcat, from before you click "play sound" until the notification appears.

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Well that's why! I figured it would play it's own notification. I have the alarm volume set to 0 because I don't ever use it.lol
It would be nice if you had a configuration for that in the app or the portal.
Keep up the good work,

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I have the alarm volume set to 0 because I don't ever use it.

Hmmm. It should crank the volume up to max before it plays the tone.
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It would be nice if you had a configuration for that in the app or the portal.

I haven't included an "alert" sound yet, as I thought people would recognise their own alerts easier. I like the idea of adding a customise option to the app though Thanks!

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