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Jan 31, 2009

Lost your WinMo phone? You can find it with WM GoHome!

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Here's something cool I found in OldSAP's blog.

WM GoHome is a "hidden" application that will be activated only when receiving a special SMS.

The application also includes a remote control via SMS, and claims that it will somehow switch modes in case the SIM card will be replaced (in case the device is stolen) - which means continues support even after switching the SIM card.

Here's some of the documentation found in the developer's site:

"WM GoHome is application works like service. It is waiting for special SMS message that processing depends on the parameters sent in this message. After receiving this message, WMGH (WM GoHome) initialize GPS receiver and sends SMS message with current location, altitude and speed to the phone number, it received the initialization message from.

WM GoHome is mainly intended for localization of the device, but it can do much more.

Via special SMS messages you can easy control the remote device. WMGH can start predefined applications, can change the device configuration or send another information to the predefined phone numbers.

A lot of users asked us 'What happens, if a device will be stolen and thief will change the SIM card?' The answer is: WM GoHome will detect that current SIM card is not authorized and switch itself to the attention mode. In that mode is not possible configure the application anymore, and in this mode will WMGH send the SMS to the authorized Change SIM Tracker with the information about the new SIM phone number. Then it is possible to localize device again"

 

Check out the developer's site for more information

Download WM GoHome Beta

 

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