Sunday, September 8, 2013

Week 12 - Android App!

My wonderful wife frequently looses her phone and then it proceeds to die. We have no idea where it may be or even if it is in the house.  That's why this weekend I've built an Android app to help combat that problem.

Last Known Whereabouts - This app will turn on GPS and send a text message to a chosen contact when the battery reaches a defined low level. Hopefully this will either help plug in the phone before it dies (using something like "Where's my Droid") or if it is dead we will have an ok location from the GPS (at least telling us it is in the house or not).

Making an Android app was a difficult and awesome experience. It is a really powerful platform and I'm sure it would be easier if I spent more time with it.

Last Known Whereabouts (App)