Lookout App Tracks Your iPhone Even When The Battery Is Dead

Lookout is like Apple’s Find My iPhone app, only it adds a whole bunch of extra features. It’ll let you track your lost phone from any web browser, even when the battery has dies (kinda), and it also adds a slew of features that only the dumbest of people will need.

First, the useful stuff. The app will let you track your device on a map, as well as send an alert to make it beep, just like Apple’s app. The clever part is that it uploads your current location when your battery gets low, so if the power finally goes out then you can still track the last known location. This isn’t so useful if it’s stolen, but if you leave you iPhone someplace then it might just be a killer feature.

Then we come onto the dumb features. The app will inform you of the following: whether your iPhone is jailbroken (you might already know this), and whether you are connected to an unsecured network (did you enter a password to join this network? Then it’s likely unsecured).

It’ll also back up your contacts. You know, just like iCloud does for free, and without having to trust yet another service provider with your data.

Sound good? Then you can grab the app –free — from the App Store today. And if you have an Android phone, the same app has been around for a while.

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  • technochick

    “It’ll also back up your contacts. You know, just like iCloud does for free, and without having to trust yet another service provider with your data.”

    So instead of trusting Apple we are trusting them. That’s a huge relief.

    oops what’s this, the app is crashing on me. A quick look around the web and I can fix it by letting it upload my contacts. But I don’t want to upload my contacts. Guess we’ll see if they fix that bug, i mean I’m sure it’s just an oversight on their part. They wouldn’t be trying to force us to upload our contacts to their system

  • rosenkrieger

    Nice idea but totally useless. For it to work the App has to run. So if the app is quit – nothing will happen. No alarms, no tracking, nothing. If it is not built into iOS it makes no sense to use such a tracking app.

    There is also a restriction on how long an app is allowed to “work” in the background – Apple only states “limited time”, if this means 15 Minutes or 5 hours I do not know though.

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