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By joubertvasc, Senior Member on 22nd May 2008, 10:32 PM
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Hi there,

This software is an Antitheft and you can use it to track your device when it was lost or stolen. It works catching a formated SMS sent from any phone and then send useful informations back.

You can use it to others objectives, like keep your eye in your child. Use your imagination!

If the thief change your SIM card, you will receive a SMS alerting you and you still can track your device. All you need to do is set an emergency cel number.

RemoteTracker can be added to third part custom ROMs. But, with a hard reset all configurations was lost. Now, RTRegCreate tool can create a configuration file using your PC. ROM cookers can use this DLL to make RT hard reset safe!

I need to learn VisualStudio 2008 and develop to Windows Mobile for professional purposes. I choose to make this projet because thought it might be fun

My Glofish X800 has Panot (from eten-users.eu) custom ROM with WM6.1 and native .NET 3.5, but you can download this .NET version if needed here: http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/d...displaylang=en

The installer CAB file and source code of RemoteTracker can be downloaded here:
http://remotetracker.sourceforge.net

This version answer the commands below:

rt#help - send this list of commands;
rt#ehelp - send this list of commands by e-mail;
rt#cb#<some_tel_number> - turn on the Phone and call the number passed as parameter;
rt#gp#<some_cel_number> - try to get GPS coordinates and send back to cel number passed as parameter.
rt#egp#<some_e-mail_account> - try to get GPS coordinates and send back to e-mail passed as parameter.
rt#pb#<some_cel_number> - Use them to receive your contacts stored in SIM card back. If you do not take the phone back, at least the contacts will be saved.
rt#epb#<some_e-mail_account> - Same as pb, but the message goes by e-mail.
rt#elt#<some_e-mail_account> - This command will start GPS, Log the path about 5-6 minutes and send the KMZ file by e-mail. This file can be opened with Google Earth. Very cool.
rt#go#<some_cel_number> - get 'settings/owner' informations.
rt#ego#<some_e-mail_account> - Same as go, but the message goes by e-mail.
rt#rst - softreset device.
rt#dkz - delete all kmz files.
rt#dsc - delete all contacts in SIM card.
rt#eganfl - Send, by e-mail, a list of all incoming and outgoing calls if you have VITO audio notes installed.
rt#eganf - Send, by e-mail, all incoming and outgoing calls records if you have VITO audio notes installed.
rt#findme - Same as 'gp' command, but ask you if you want to answer the command.
rt#alarm - Just play a sound. Useful when you don't remember where the device is, but you know it's your home.
rt#gi - Send informations about your phone: IMSI and IMEI.
rt#egi - Same as 'gi' but the answer goes by e-mail.
rt#msg - Send a message to be displayed on your device.

The main screen has a tab with help.

I did this project to be multi-language. In this version there is Portuguese (my mother language), English (sorry about it, my english is very bad), Dutch (thanks to Cybermoose, from etenusers) and Spanish (thanks to Popy from etenusers). If you want to make your own translate, I can tell how. Very simple.

If you decide to try RemoteTracker, I would like to read reviews, comments and suggestions. Remember this is a beta version and may contain bugs. Use at your own risk and with caution.

Please see ChangeLog.txt to see the improvements.

For those of you who are having the problem with the help file,
with some strange certificate errors and PIE opening when you start RTconfig, the problem lies with having the default program that opens html set to something besides PIE (Opera 9.5, perhaps)

To fix this, use schap's Advanced Config tool to set .htm and .html files to be opened by:

Code: iexplore.exe file: %1

Originally Posted by xd1936. Thank you very much!!!

Keep RemoteTracker up to date!

There is an integration with AppToDate. This application verify if configured softwares are up to date or not. If not, you are alerted, and invited to download the new version! Very cool and useful.

You can download AppToDate here: http://www.modaco.com/content/apptod...-applications/

After install AppToDate, please download RemoteTracker and run RTConfig or softreset your device to configure AppToDate.

Try this and don't forget a new version never more!

--> It is a work in progress. In future versions I will make a lot more.

Support this project

You can support this project making a donation clicking here or clicking the banners in the project website: http://remotetracker.sourceforge.net

Cheers,
Joubert Vasconcelos
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22nd May 2008, 11:08 PM |#2  
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my apologies if i'm blowing up a bubble here.. but doesn't TrackMe do the EXACT same thing?
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my apologies if i'm blowing up a bubble here.. but isn't TrackMe does the EXACT same thing?

I didn't know this software. Very good I think, I'll try later. But I suspect the objectives are different. RemoteTracker works only in silent mode to help you find your device if you loose it.

There is only one user interface to configure few parameters. After that you don't need to use it any more.

All functions are activated by SMS (remotely) and the answers will be by SMS or e-mail. For example you can use your wife's phone to send SMS to your lost phone and then receive GPS coordinates to find it.

If you want to compare RemoteTracker with other software, it's more similar to Mobile Justice, but with more features.

This is first goal of RemoteTracker. The second is help you to retrieve your personal data back. It's not totaly done yet. There is a work in progress.

Hope this answer your question
23rd May 2008, 02:42 AM |#4  
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I think this is fantastic! Great idea! Do you think you can incorperate more CDMA-friendly, not-solely-sim-card features? I'm downloading now
23rd May 2008, 02:52 AM |#5  
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I don't have a CDMA device But I think I can search for informations and then code, but without tests.
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About suggestions that similar software already exists, this is no argument that this software should not be developed. We see so many sw that do the same thing. Some do it better than the others. So, even reinventing the wheel is necessary smtimes because smone came made the tubeless tyres by reinventing the tubed ones. (and ofcourse, we all made "Hello World"'s, isn't it)
Thanks joubertvasc, and I wish you luck in your endeavour. Any development is good development.
23rd May 2008, 09:20 AM |#7  
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wow. If this is going to work as it should, then perhaps it is something that needs to be built into the rom itself?
what happens if the new owner decides to hard reset?

Sounds very promising! I'm bookmarking the page already!. can't wait to try it. than you for this!
23rd May 2008, 11:44 AM |#8  
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About suggestions that similar software already exists, this is no argument that this software should not be developed. We see so many sw that do the same thing. Some do it better than the others. So, even reinventing the wheel is necessary smtimes because smone came made the tubeless tyres by reinventing the tubed ones. (and ofcourse, we all made "Hello World"'s, isn't it)
Thanks joubertvasc, and I wish you luck in your endeavour. Any development is good development.

I agree and thanks. I did not like the similar software in the market. And I need to learn VS .net, so I decide to make one by my self to learn and also for fun.
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wow. If this is going to work as it should, then perhaps it is something that needs to be built into the rom itself?
what happens if the new owner decides to hard reset?

Sounds very promising! I'm bookmarking the page already!. can't wait to try it. than you for this!

One thing I'm thinking is how to reinstall RT automaticaly after a hard reset. May be using external cards, but the autorun feature only works when card in inserted.

Built into the ROM is possible, but only ROM cookers or manufactures can do it.

I think its early to think about it. RT have to me more tested.
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oh oh oh . my bad. i meant "Where Is My Phone"
where is my phone does the same thing
23rd May 2008, 03:16 PM |#11  
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oh oh oh . my bad. i meant "Where Is My Phone"
where is my phone does the same thing

All WIMP does is send an SMS back with the current GPS co-ordinates, very useful but severely lacking compared to what the OP is trying to do. That said it is native PPC code with no need for .NET.

Surely we should commend anyone trying to write alternatives as without that attitude we would all be using Windows with MS Office and browsing using IE. Possibly not the best analogy but it will do.
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