RemoteTracker - Antitheft software

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joubertvasc

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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/...49-3C6B-42F1-9FD9-0041345B3385&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/apptodate/267096/download-apptodate-supported-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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joubertvasc

Senior Member
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 :)
 

xd1936

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Dec 4, 2006
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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
 

shantzg001

Inactive Recognized Developer
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.
 

S.V.I

Senior Member
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!
 

joubertvasc

Senior Member
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. :)
 

joubertvasc

Senior Member
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.
 

deedee

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May 28, 2007
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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.
 

phamhien

Senior Member
Feb 21, 2007
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Thanks! It's great! Can I ask a question?
When the device's stolen, may be the thieft removed your SIM card and then insert a new one. So how to known a new phone number in that SIM card to you send a SMS?Tks!
 

hoolahoous

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Sep 29, 2007
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maybe it can send sms with phone number whenever a sim card which is not in preconfigured list is inserted.
also another suggestion is, for the phones which do not have GPS, maybe it can send the tower information ? So that it could be used to track where it is based on the tower information ?
 

joubertvasc

Senior Member
Thanks! It's great! Can I ask a question?
When the device's stolen, may be the thieft removed your SIM card and then insert a new one. So how to known a new phone number in that SIM card to you send a SMS?Tks!

When you run RT for the first time, the IMSI of your SIM card is stored. After a new 'boot' this IMSI is verified again. If the new IMSI does not match with the old, you will receive a SMS alerting you. This message has the new number. You must input an emercency mobile number in config tab. This number, of course, must be a mobile number diferent of yours (your wifes, mother, son, or so).
 

joubertvasc

Senior Member
maybe it can send sms with phone number whenever a sim card which is not in preconfigured list is inserted.
also another suggestion is, for the phones which do not have GPS, maybe it can send the tower information ? So that it could be used to track where it is based on the tower information ?

I have no idea how to get this information! But it's a good idead and I'll search this information.
 

joubertvasc

Senior Member
Greaattttttt !!!
Can help for french translation, if you want to.

Of course I do! Thank you very much!

Very simple: copy and rename english.xml and english.htm to french.xml and french.html.

Edit both files and just translate ignoring the words between < and > characters (those are "commands").

Edit language.xml file and insert the lines below before </languages> (last line):

<language>
<code>4</code>
<name>Français</name>
<file>french.xml</file>
<help>french.html</help>
</language>
 
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dr_tracker

Senior Member
Jul 19, 2007
216
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Today I was roaming around some blogs and stumbled upon an article with some tips to protect your "smartphone", they talked about a software called mSafe, I even downloaded it for test.

Anyway, it does mostly what you want to develop. The site is http://www.motionapps.com. Their apps are intended for Treos but mSafe states that it's compatible with WM5.

Just for your reference.
 

fmcastro

Member
Dec 18, 2006
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I have no idea how to get this information! But it's a good idead and I'll search this information.

Well... I'm not familiar with windows mobile programming but I'm a SIM Card programmer. I don't know if you can access STK commands (commands to the sim card) via the Windows Mobile API's but, if you can, there is a function ("proactive command" using the specific SIM terms) called "PROVIDE LOCAL INFORMATION" that gives you exactly this information (and more)...

Hope it helps...
 

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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/...49-3C6B-42F1-9FD9-0041345B3385&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/apptodate/267096/download-apptodate-supported-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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    Hello all!

    I was very, very busy and I could not work on RemoteTracker. My apologies.

    But now I'm learning Java, Eclipse and Android API to write a new RemoteTracker for that new platform.

    I'm working with a new approach. I'll use a web server to receive informations from mobile devices. So, I can create an API for third parties to create their own RT versions for other platforms, including WM 6.

    I'm still crawling and because of this I can't tell you how it will work because I'm not sure about the way to go.

    I think I'll need beta testers in a few weeks!

    All the best!
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    Source for Windows

    Hello all!

    I can release the entire source of RemoteTracker for Windows Mobile, but I don't have time to give support. If you can handle the source, please PM me.

    All the best!
    1
    Android news!

    Hello everyone!

    I finally finished my first Android application.

    If you want to see what I did, folow the thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=17287742#post17287742

    It's not RemoteTracker for Android yet. I had to learn lots of stuffs and I wrote another personal project.

    Remotetracker can't be written for Android exactly as I did for Windows Mobile 6. But now I can see the line I can go.

    That is it. I hope someone enjoy that piece of software too ;) Any comments, please go to that thread ok?

    All the best,
    Joubert
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    Version 1.0.2

    I added to Play and http://remotetracker.sourceforge.net/RemoteTracker.apk.

    Now I think the address book is ok :)

    All the best,
    Joubert