Informant

Informant


Wearing a wire was never so easy! Informant turns your Android phone into a covert eavesdropping device — it can start recording any audio it hears immediately, or can be scheduled to start recording in advance (never get busted “playing with your phone” in a meeting to start recording). You can even choose to have absolutely no visible indication on the phone while it is recording for the ultimate in discretion!

In addition to listening to previously created recordings, they can be shared via email, their recording locations viewed on a map, and tagged for later.

Features:

- Start/Stop recording immediately, or schedule in advance (don't get busted "playing with your phone" starting a recording).
- Options for “recording in progress” indication, including no visible indication while recording.
- Recording takes place in the background, use your device normally while recording.
- Optional PIN protection.
- “Quick Record” widget.
- Easily view, map, tag, listen to, and send (email) any previously created recording.
- Recording is automatically paused when on a call.
- The only Android app of its kind to offer high quality and portable WAV recording as an option.
- Option to store the recording location.
- Stealth mode, Launcher icon can be hidden (dial custom PIN to launch app)

Please comply with local laws. Make sure you exclude from any Task Killer apps so recordings aren't interrupted.

Permissions used by app:
WRITE EXTERNAL STORAGE -- used by the app to store the recordings and metadata on external storage (i.e. SD Card) instead of using (much more limited) internal memory

RECORD AUDIO -- used by the app to gain access to the audio coming through the microphone in order to record

READ PHONE STATE -- used by the app to check to see if a phone call is in progress to prevent recording phone calls

ACCESS NETWORK STATE -- used by the app to check if the device is online before attempting to use external services (i.e. Google maps to plot recording locations)

ACCESS LOCATION -- used by app to plot the location of a previous recording on a map

INTERNET -- used by app to access external services (Google Maps to plot recording locations, Google Licensing to confirm app purchase)

CHECK LICENSE -- used by app to confirm purchase

PROCESS OUTGOING CALLS -- used by app to allow launching by dialing the PIN; allows launcher icon to be hidden

Additional keywords: cop recorder wav hidden spy secret stealth

Recent changes:
New feature in 2.2:
- Informant can be hidden from the Launcher's list of apps and accessed by dialing a PIN

2.2.1
Bug fixes, new crash reporter

2.2.2
Bug fix (user reported)

2.2.3
Bug fix (user reported)

2.2.4
Improved handling of long (over one or two hours) recordings
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$2.49
74
3.7
User ratings
82
Installs
1,000+
Concerns
1
File size
390 kb
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About Informant
Wearing a wire was never so easy! Informant turns your Android phone into a covert eavesdropping device — it can start recording any audio it hears immediately, or can be scheduled to start recording in advance (never get busted “playing with your phone” in a meeting to start recording). You can even choose to have absolutely no visible indication on the phone while it is recording for the ultimate in discretion!

In addition to listening to previously created recordings, they can be shared via email, their recording locations viewed on a map, and tagged for later.

Features:

- Start/Stop recording immediately, or schedule in advance (don't get busted "playing with your phone" starting a recording).
- Options for “recording in progress” indication, including no visible indication while recording.
- Recording takes place in the background, use your device normally while recording.
- Optional PIN protection.
- “Quick Record” widget.
- Easily view, map, tag, listen to, and send (email) any previously created recording.
- Recording is automatically paused when on a call.
- The only Android app of its kind to offer high quality and portable WAV recording as an option.
- Option to store the recording location.
- Stealth mode, Launcher icon can be hidden (dial custom PIN to launch app)

Please comply with local laws. Make sure you exclude from any Task Killer apps so recordings aren't interrupted.

Permissions used by app:
WRITE EXTERNAL STORAGE -- used by the app to store the recordings and metadata on external storage (i.e. SD Card) instead of using (much more limited) internal memory

RECORD AUDIO -- used by the app to gain access to the audio coming through the microphone in order to record

READ PHONE STATE -- used by the app to check to see if a phone call is in progress to prevent recording phone calls

ACCESS NETWORK STATE -- used by the app to check if the device is online before attempting to use external services (i.e. Google maps to plot recording locations)

ACCESS LOCATION -- used by app to plot the location of a previous recording on a map

INTERNET -- used by app to access external services (Google Maps to plot recording locations, Google Licensing to confirm app purchase)

CHECK LICENSE -- used by app to confirm purchase

PROCESS OUTGOING CALLS -- used by app to allow launching by dialing the PIN; allows launcher icon to be hidden

Additional keywords: cop recorder wav hidden spy secret stealth

Recent changes:
New feature in 2.2:
- Informant can be hidden from the Launcher's list of apps and accessed by dialing a PIN

2.2.1
Bug fixes, new crash reporter

2.2.2
Bug fix (user reported)

2.2.3
Bug fix (user reported)

2.2.4
Improved handling of long (over one or two hours) recordings
User reviews of Informant
I purchased this months ago, great app.
Nov 30, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 28, 2013
External SDcard save path This is an excellent app, my only complaint is that it doesn't have the option to change the default save path to the external SDcard. Any chance you can add that in the future update?
A Google User
Apr 17, 2013
What is the pin? It is auto hidden on my droid. Can only access record, no settings
A Google User
Apr 17, 2013
What is the pin? It is auto hidden on my droid. Can only access record, no settings
A Google User
Oct 15, 2012
Don't waste your time Doesn't work for crap. Can't schedule for the next day. When records. It stops before scheduled time. Quality sucks.
A Google User
Oct 7, 2012
good, but... the widget should have a more 'hidden' and less descriptive icon. Or the option to change it.