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TekTrak Announces New Service to Locate Missing Android Phones, Protect Sensitive Data(August 03, 2011)
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 03, 2011
TekTrak, a leading mobile tracking and security app service provider, today announced the launch of TekTrak for Android, a service that helps smartphone users locate lost phones and protect their personal data. Users can download the app on Android Market, register the phone on the TekTrak website, and use the service from any web or mobile browser.
TekTrak works in real time to find missing phones and secure private data. After misplacing a phone, a user can quickly log in to the TekTrak web site, and view the phones exact location on a street map, lock the phone, and wipe it if necessary. A unique and beneficial feature of our app is that if the phone is off or out of battery, TekTrak can pinpoint its last known location, said Arik Waldman, CEO of TekTrak. Each year, 20-30% of phones are lost, and today losing your phone or tablet means losing much more than just the device. This service is a low-cost way for all phone users to protect themselves.
The new Android service follows TekTraks January 2011 launch for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2. Soon after launch for these iOS devices, TekTrak reached the number-one utility app spot in several countries. As of this month, the company has logged over 100 million location check-ins on its web-based service.
When installed on a phone, TekTrak can also be used to find a missing person in emergency situations. Using a unique automatic location history update feature, a concerned parent can simply log onto the TekTrak website and find the location, or recent locations, of a child or teen with a TekTrak-enabled Android.
Starting Aug. 3, TekTrak is offering Android users a free and a premium version of TekTrak. The free version, TekTrak Lite, gives users two free uses of the service, with access to all features, including location tracking, location history and a remote ring function which can make the phone ring even if its in silent mode. Other key features include remote locking and unlocking of the phone, remote data wipe (either partial wipe, or a full factory restore) and MultiLock, which prevents unauthorized users from deleting TekTrak. The service also allows users to turn on WiFi remotely for added searchability and accuracy. Users can earn additional free uses by sharing the app with a friend.
The premium version, TekTrak Pro is available for a yearly fee of $4.99, giving subscribers unlimited use of the service.
Starting Aug. 3, TekTrak Lite will be available at https://market.android.com/details?id=com.tektraklite; TekTrak Pro can be found at https://market.android.com/details?id=com.tektrak.
Android will account for almost half of the smartphone market by the end of 2012.* TekTrak brings a whole new level of protection to these valuable devices and their owners, said Waldman. Along with our iOS protection, we are bringing TekTrak to the majority of smartphone users.
TekTrak is currently in use in 123 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.tektrak.com.
*Source: Gartner press release, April 7, 2011 (http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1622614).
Based in Los Angeles, CA, TekTrak is a leading mobile tracking and security app service provider. The company is devoted to giving owners of smart mobile devices the confidence they can always locate their device, and the peace of mind the information stored on these devices will not fall into the wrong hands. TekTrak does not share the users personal information or whereabouts. For more information, visit http://www.tektrak.com.
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