Ever wondered if somebody you thought you could trust is going through your phone when it’s out of sight?
That’s the (all too pertinent) premise behind Catchr, a new app designed to give users peace of mind while they are away from their iPhone. While the app won’t protect against “leaky apps” or other forms of government eavesdropping, it can tell you whether your phone has been moved, and which applications have been started or stopped during your absence — along with plotting on a map where your iPhone has been during the time Catchr is running.
“This app comes in handy if you are the type of person who finds privacy as being an individual right & delight,” developers Nordlogic state. “It can also be a helpful tool in figuring out which of your friends you can trust, or if your significant other is a bit nosy or not.”
The developers note that the app doesn’t work with two of the iOS built-in applications — the Mail and Phone apps — since recording this data violates the App Store Rules.
It’s also worth noting that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease your device’s battery life.
In all, though, Catchr is a fun application — and likely one of an increasing wave of privacy-oriented apps and other services we’re likely to see in the near future.