X

Sign in

Sign in to confirm

Have you forgotten your password?

... or login with Facebook:

Don't have an AndroidPIT account yet? Sign up

My Mobile Tracker - Better Safe Than Sorry

Yan Matusevich
8

My Mobile Tracker is based on the idea that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. There are different situations in life where it’s imperative to know what your friends and family are doing just to know that they are safe and sound. Because we all know that every seconds counts in an emergency. My Mobile Tracker is designed to keep an eye on you and your location via GPS so that your loved ones can quickly find out if you’re in danger. Find out how the app works in today’s review.

 

4 ★★★★

Rating

Tested version Latest version
2.0.7 5.3

Features & Use

So what can My Mobile Tracker be used for in real life? The app is a mix of a Orwell-esque Big Brother and a good Samaritan that can prevent tragedy from occurring in a dangerous situation. In conjunction with the secQ.me (i.e. secure me) service the app can automatically contact a number of select contacts in the case of an emergency.

The Installation Process

It’s all very simple, absolutely no problems here. After successfully installing the app, you are asked to register a secQ.me account. You’ll have to enter in your name, email address and password. Shortly afterwards you should receive an email confirmation with some important instructions telling you to:

  • Watch a short intro video
  • Add at least one emergency contact
  • Use the five free text messages included with the app to get in touch with your contacts in the case of an emergency.

And the last point is how these guys make money. In order to send text messages to my emergency contacts, you have to acquire a so-called personal package which costs $5.95 a month. Included in the price is an unlimited amount of credit for creating emergency events (i.e. situations that are out of the ordinary) and 20 text messaging credits. If you need more credits, you can always purchase them via PayPal.
On the secq.me website you can log yourself in and add your Facebook and Twitter accounts to work with the service. On top of that, you can add emergency contacts with email addresses and cell phone numbers. Finally, you can also view your current credit balance and “emergency events”.

The App in Action


As part of the test, I decided to take it upon myself to give this app a try (without actually putting myself in danger, of course). So to start things off I need to create an event related to a perceived risky situation. I then add contact and choose SMS as the method for emergency notification.
Now I can create what’s called a “Watch-Me” event that keeps track of your activity. When creating the event, I can add a photo (of that suspicious person you met online, for example), record an audio message (e.g. “I am walking through Central Park in the middle of the night”) or enter in a text message with more information about my whereabouts.

Finally, I can also enter in the approximate length of my event, which in my case was a five minute walk through a dark park. Then I can select whether my contact should receive a message when I get home safe and sound. It goes without saying that the GPS navigation has to be turned on for secQ.me to able to track your location.

So let’s give it a try:
Two minutes into my walk home I receive a message informing me that I have three minutes left to make it to my goal. To confirm that I am doing fin, I have to slide a slider on the screen. For the purposes of the experiment, I decide not to react in order to see if the app will actually inform my contacts of the situation. And miraculously the app actually works! My friend received a text message and immediately called me to double-check that I was doing OK. Impressive!
In the submenu there are four additional options aside from the Home and Watch-Me buttons:

  • Help Me: Here you can record a message or directly report an emergency
  • I am OK: Using the slide you can cancel an emergency call and let people know that everything is fine
  • Contacts: Edit your contact list here
  • Acct (Account): Here you can view important information about your account and sing out of the app

Bottom Line:
My Mobile Tracker is really a great app for people that like to play it safe and allow their location to be tracked via GPS to notify friends and family in the case of an emergency. If you happen to find yourself in a bind, the app could be a real lifesaver. Personally, I think My Mobile Tracker shouldn’t be used instead of calling the police, but it can definitely help keep your friends and family informed and prevent them from worrying too much about you.
 

 

Screen & Controls

I’m not a huge fan of the My Mobile Tracker design, but I have to admit that it’s very functional. Everything is laid out in a logical manner and it takes just a few taps to change the settings. Navigating around the app is very intuitive after you’ve created your account on the secQ.me website.

 

Speed & Stability

My Mobile Tracker is a very stable, fast and reliable. It couldn’t be any other way really for an emergency app.

 

Price/Performance Ratio

Since My Mobile Tracker is free to download you can try out the app without paying any money. If you find the app to be useful then it might make sense to pay a small monthly fee for a sense of security and comfort.

 

Screenshots

My Mobile Tracker - Better Safe Than Sorry My Mobile Tracker - Better Safe Than Sorry My Mobile Tracker - Better Safe Than Sorry

Comparable Apps

Developer

Chen Shiang Khoo

developer of "secq.me", a new mobile security app.

E-mail developer Developer profile

Comments

Write new comment:
  • Chen Shiang Khoo Aug 17, 2011 Link

    Hi

    James here, I am developer for this App,

    Just a small note, if you do own Sony LiveView device, you could try out "My Mobile Tracker LiveView" plugin, https://market.android.com/details?id=com.secqme.client.liveview.sandbox

    The plugin allows our user to register "Please watch over me event", trigger emergency, and confirm safety directly from LiveView watch without taking out the phone, do take a look on the demo video here

    http://youtu.be/z6ygQ0DVvJY

    Do write to us support@secq.me if you faces any issues on using the app..

    Cheers
    James Khoo
    secQ.me Founder

    0
    0
  • Greg Dierickse Aug 17, 2011 Link

    Great app, love it when using it to go running or cycling. Gives others the peace of mind that nothing has happened

    0
    0
  • Jenny Preston Aug 17, 2011 Link

    That's a good idea!

    0
    0
  • Lemar Williams Aug 17, 2011 Link

    i wouldnt want my mother knowing where i am at every second. she'd call the cops every time i show up late for dinner !

    0
    0
  • Peter Long Aug 17, 2011 Link

    This could lead to some potential misunderstandings. Say you're out with your friends partying and you don't use the slide on your phone or you forget your phone on the table.....before you know it the police shows up thinking you're in trouble. Not a good situation.

    0
    0
  • Jenny Preston Aug 17, 2011 Link

    I think the assumption is that you are a responsible individual if you care about your safety enough to use this app.

    0
    0
  • User picture
    fdsao fdsa Aug 17, 2011 Link

    http://alturl.com/3a6rd ---

    free shipping
    competitive price
    any size available
    accept the paypal

    Air jordan(1-24)shoes $33

    Nike shox(R4,NZ,OZ,TL1,TL 2,TL3) $35

    Handbags(Coach lv fendi d&g) $35

    Tshirts (ed hardy,lacoste) $16

    Jean(True Religion,ed hardy,coogi) $30

    Sunglasses(Oakey, coach,gucci,Armaini) $16

    New era cap $15

    Bikini (Ed hardy) $25

    --- http://alturl.com/3a6rd

    0
    0
  • User picture
    lolaa Aug 17, 2011 Link

    I’d have to consent with you one this subject. Which is not something I usually do! I love reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!
    [url=http://www.etoiledevenus.com]horoscope[/url]

    0
    0
  • fdsa fdsa Aug 18, 2011 Link

    welcome to: http://www.fullstores.com

    The website wholesale for many kinds of fashion shoes, like the nike,jordan,prada,****, also including the jeans,shirts,bags,hat and the decorations. All the products are free shipping, and the the price is competitive, and also can accept the paypal payment.,after the payment, can ship within short time.


    free shipping

    competitive price

    any size available

    accept the paypal

    http://www.fullstores.com

    jordan shoes $32

    nike shox $32

    Christan Audigier bikini $23

    Ed Hardy Bikini $23

    Smful short_t-shirt_woman $15

    ed hardy short_tank_woman $16

    Sandal $32

    christian louboutin $80

    Sunglass $15

    COACH_Necklace $27

    handbag $33

    AF tank woman $17

    puma slipper woman $30

    http://www.fullstores.com

    0
    0
  • User picture
    fdsao fdsa Aug 19, 2011 Link

    welcome to: http://www.fullstores.com

    The website wholesale for many kinds of fashion shoes, like the nike,jordan,prada,****, also including the jeans,shirts,bags,hat and the decorations. All the products are free shipping, and the the price is competitive, and also can accept the paypal payment.,after the payment, can ship within short time.


    free shipping

    competitive price

    any size available

    accept the paypal

    http://www.fullstores.com

    jordan shoes $32

    nike shox $32

    Christan Audigier bikini $23

    Ed Hardy Bikini $23

    Smful short_t-shirt_woman $15

    ed hardy short_tank_woman $16

    Sandal $32

    christian louboutin $80

    Sunglass $15

    COACH_Necklace $27

    handbag $33

    AF tank woman $17

    puma slipper woman $30

    http://www.fullstores.com

    0
    0
  • fsao fsa Aug 20, 2011 Link

    welcome to: http://www.fullstores.com

    The website wholesale for many kinds of fashion shoes, like the nike,jordan,prada,****, also including the jeans,shirts,bags,hat and the decorations. All the products are free shipping, and the the price is competitive, and also can accept the paypal payment.,after the payment, can ship within short time.


    free shipping

    competitive price

    any size available

    accept the paypal

    http://www.fullstores.com

    jordan shoes $32

    nike shox $32

    Christan Audigier bikini $23

    Ed Hardy Bikini $23

    Smful short_t-shirt_woman $15

    ed hardy short_tank_woman $16

    Sandal $32

    christian louboutin $80

    Sunglass $15

    COACH_Necklace $27

    handbag $33

    AF tank woman $17

    puma slipper woman $30

    http://www.fullstores.com

    0
    0
  • fdsoa fisoa Aug 21, 2011 Link

    welcome to: http://www.fullstores.com

    The website wholesale for many kinds of fashion shoes, like the nike,jordan,prada,****, also including the jeans,shirts,bags,hat and the decorations. All the products are free shipping, and the the price is competitive, and also can accept the paypal payment.,after the payment, can ship within short time.


    free shipping

    competitive price

    any size available

    accept the paypal

    http://www.fullstores.com

    jordan shoes $32

    nike shox $32

    Christan Audigier bikini $23

    Ed Hardy Bikini $23

    Smful short_t-shirt_woman $15

    ed hardy short_tank_woman $16

    Sandal $32

    christian louboutin $80

    Sunglass $15

    COACH_Necklace $27

    handbag $33

    AF tank woman $17

    puma slipper woman $30

    http://www.fullstores.com

    0
    0
  • fdusao fsa Aug 22, 2011 Link

    welcome to: http://www.fullstores.com

    The website wholesale for many kinds of fashion shoes, like the nike,jordan,prada,****, also including the jeans,shirts,bags,hat and the decorations. All the products are free shipping, and the the price is competitive, and also can accept the paypal payment.,after the payment, can ship within short time.


    free shipping

    competitive price

    any size available

    accept the paypal

    http://www.fullstores.com

    jordan shoes $32

    nike shox $32

    Christan Audigier bikini $23

    Ed Hardy Bikini $23

    Smful short_t-shirt_woman $15

    ed hardy short_tank_woman $16

    Sandal $32

    christian louboutin $80

    Sunglass $15

    COACH_Necklace $27

    handbag $33

    AF tank woman $17

    puma slipper woman $30

    http://www.fullstores.com

    0
    0
  • User picture
    fds fdsiao Aug 23, 2011 Link

    welcome to: http://www.fullstores.com

    The website wholesale for many kinds of fashion shoes, like the nike,jordan,prada,****, also including the jeans,shirts,bags,hat and the decorations. All the products are free shipping, and the the price is competitive, and also can accept the paypal payment.,after the payment, can ship within short time.


    free shipping

    competitive price

    any size available

    accept the paypal

    http://www.fullstores.com

    jordan shoes $32

    nike shox $32

    Christan Audigier bikini $23

    Ed Hardy Bikini $23

    Smful short_t-shirt_woman $15

    ed hardy short_tank_woman $16

    Sandal $32

    christian louboutin $80

    Sunglass $15

    COACH_Necklace $27

    handbag $33

    AF tank woman $17

    puma slipper woman $30

    http://www.fullstores.com

    0
    0
  • fdsa fdsoa Aug 25, 2011 Link

    welcome to: http://www.fullstores.com

    The website wholesale for many kinds of fashion shoes, like the nike,jordan,prada,****, also including the jeans,shirts,bags,hat and the decorations. All the products are free shipping, and the the price is competitive, and also can accept the paypal payment.,after the payment, can ship within short time.


    free shipping

    competitive price

    any size available

    accept the paypal

    http://www.fullstores.com

    jordan shoes $32

    nike shox $32

    Christan Audigier bikini $23

    Ed Hardy Bikini $23

    Smful short_t-shirt_woman $15

    ed hardy short_tank_woman $16

    Sandal $32

    christian louboutin $80

    Sunglass $15

    COACH_Necklace $27

    handbag $33

    AF tank woman $17

    puma slipper woman $30

    http://www.fullstores.com

    0
    0
  • User picture
    fdsa fdsa Aug 27, 2011 Link

    ONLINE STORE—“ http://www.fullstores.com

    Christan Audigier bikini $23

    Ed Hardy Bikini $23

    Smful short_t-shirt_woman $15

    ed hardy short_tank_woman $16

    Sandal $32

    christian louboutin $80

    Sunglass $15

    COACH_Necklace $27

    handbag $33

    AF tank woman $17
    dddddd
    puma slipper woman $30

    http://www.fullstores.com
    ----- ~ ¤ ╭⌒╮ ╭⌒╮
    ╭⌒╭⌒╮╭⌒╮~╭⌒╮ HANDBAG 35$
    ,)))),'')~~ ,''~)
    ╱◥█◣ ╱◥█◣ SHOES 35$
    |田|田||田|田| CLOTH 15$
    ╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬ 2010 NEW=

    0
    0
  • bill mccoy Aug 28, 2011 Link

    l would love to have this app on my phone but it will not work in Aust , l try it and it would not send texxt to the other phones and it looks like it only for usa ....

    0
    0
  • Chen Shiang Khoo Aug 29, 2011 Link

    Hi Bill

    Thanks for trying out our mobile app, in terms of SMS notification, our sms notification support more then 40 countries, for list of country supported, please check http://blog.secq.me/pricing/..

    Australia is one of country we supported..

    Thanks

    0
    0

Author
1

Problem with custom contact ringtones