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Android app lets you use the lock screen to get your lost device back

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Android app lets you use the lock screen to get your lost device back
There are good people in this world. There are people who would be willing to return that Motorola DROID RAZR that they found in a taxi seat, or on the floor at the movie theater. The problem, of course, is tracking down who a device belongs to. Devices running Android 3.0 and higher can put messages on the lock screen, but for those running a device powered by Android 2.2 or higher, misHaps does the same thing and adds emergency contact numbers. Available for just 99 cents in the Google Play Store, consider the app to be a vote on the honesty of humanity.

Hopefully she had misHaps on her lost phone

Hopefully she had misHaps on her lost phone

There is a secondary screen available with misHaps that allows you to show emergency medical information, any pertinent medical conditions and info like allergies and blood type. Allowing paramedics or other first responders to have access to this information can often be the difference between enjoying a cold one hours later, with a slab of ribs in front of you, and being a cold slab hours later with a "Y" cut separating your ribs.

With settings that delay misHaps from opening anytime between 1 to 60 seconds, users still get a chance to unlock the phone without triggering the app. It seems that the developer thought of just about everything just in case you do have a, ahem, mishap.

source: GooglePlayStore via androinica

misHaps keeps your screen locked while making important contact information available
misHaps keeps your screen locked while making important contact information available
misHaps keeps your screen locked while making important contact information available

misHaps keeps your screen locked while making important contact information available


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posted on 13 Jun 2012, 17:11 2

1. akita256 (Posts: 80; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


If you have GPS on your phone, will this app also send out it's location (while not being visible to the person who may have found the phone) to a web site that can be viewed by the phone's owner on a computer so they can see where the phone is?

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 17:37

2. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


aka iPhone Find My Friends?

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 18:04 6

3. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)


aka Android:

Phone Locator
Find my phone
XtraSec
Where's my Droid
Lookout
...........

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 18:15 1

4. ApphoIe (banned) (Posts: 78; Member since: 31 May 2012)


inb4 "duhuhuuhhuDERP who would want their android back gyuhyuk!" - taco or gallito

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 21:29 2

5. VJo003 (Posts: 330; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Get ur keyboard fixed

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