2. Send SMS to the tracked phone. SMS message must have this code in it: fm?
3. Receive SMS reply. Click on the link in SMS reply to display map showing location.
Free. Simple and Easy to use.
Can be PIN protected so only those who know the PIN can find out the location.
The "fm?" is not case sensitive. Fm? or FM? etc. will work as well.
If PIN protection is enabled then the query SMS needs to inlude the PIN. eg: fm?1234
If GPS is not available then FindMeSMS replies with link that includes the CellID (telephone tower) information,
and clicking on the link in the SMS message will bring up a map showing location of the phone tower
with which the phone is communicating.
Does not drain the battery. Only starts when SMS received, and stops running after sending response.
Restarts automatically if phone is power cycled.
Person whose location is queried is not alerted that their location is queried.
Developed on HTC Touch Diamond 2 running Win6.5.
Let me know any comments that you may have or any improvement suggestions!
FIX - prevent power down during long GPS acquisition on some phones.
FIX - PIN protection
FIX - install locations
FIX - GPS co-ordinates normalized to standard used by google maps
FIX - returned link format changed to make it clickable on more phones
CHG - Logging to files in /ProgramFiles/FindMeSms/ directory is now enabled by default.
NEW - the "fm?" magic word can be changed using Registry key HKLM\Software\Ablesoft\FindMeSMS\magicword
CHG - Log files now saved in My Documents folder for easy retrieval.
FIX - Using registered version of smartassembly.
FIX - Beta6 had problems working on many phones. Beta7 hopefully fixes this.
CHG - traces now include list of other SMS interception rules active on the system