PingBot SMS - GPS Tracker

PingBot SMS - GPS Tracker


The Where Are You? GPS Tracker (aka PingBot) listens for incoming SMS/Text messages looking for the keyword 'ping' followed by your secret word. Once it receives the proper command, it returns a link with your current location to the sender. Simply install the PingBot SMS on your phone. Give people your secret word (you can change it any time you want if they abuse it). When they want to know where you are, rather than calling, they text you with a ping ("ping secretword") and they will receive back a map location of where you are.

If your GPS is off, it will attempt to enable it, determine your location, send it back as a text message, then turn off your GPS again. Perfect when you don't want to drain your battery with GPS enabled constantly.

Unlike other mobile security products, PingBot SMS requires the least access your phone. It only requires the ability to receive SMS messages (to scan incoming messages for the ping and secret word), the ability to gather your GPS location, and then send it via SMS. There is no external service to sign up for; no need to visit a website to track a phone. No unnecessary battery drain from continuously transmitting your location, even when not needed.

Your settings allow you to decide when PingBot is enabled and listening, to turn on your GPS if off, and change your secret word.

How are people using PingBot SMS?

- Honey, where are you?
- Have you left work yet?
- Track your kids even when 3G isn't available (SMS is much more reliable)
- Lost your phone, ping it!


Send yours location through Text Messaging. Easy to use, easy to setup. No ads! No spyware. Your location is ONLY sent to the sender who has your secret word. No external service to subscribe to.
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$1.49
80
4.0
User ratings
13
Installs
100+
Concerns
2
File size
33 kb
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About PingBot SMS - GPS Tracker
The Where Are You? GPS Tracker (aka PingBot) listens for incoming SMS/Text messages looking for the keyword 'ping' followed by your secret word. Once it receives the proper command, it returns a link with your current location to the sender. Simply install the PingBot SMS on your phone. Give people your secret word (you can change it any time you want if they abuse it). When they want to know where you are, rather than calling, they text you with a ping ("ping secretword") and they will receive back a map location of where you are.

If your GPS is off, it will attempt to enable it, determine your location, send it back as a text message, then turn off your GPS again. Perfect when you don't want to drain your battery with GPS enabled constantly.

Unlike other mobile security products, PingBot SMS requires the least access your phone. It only requires the ability to receive SMS messages (to scan incoming messages for the ping and secret word), the ability to gather your GPS location, and then send it via SMS. There is no external service to sign up for; no need to visit a website to track a phone. No unnecessary battery drain from continuously transmitting your location, even when not needed.

Your settings allow you to decide when PingBot is enabled and listening, to turn on your GPS if off, and change your secret word.

How are people using PingBot SMS?

- Honey, where are you?
- Have you left work yet?
- Track your kids even when 3G isn't available (SMS is much more reliable)
- Lost your phone, ping it!


Send yours location through Text Messaging. Easy to use, easy to setup. No ads! No spyware. Your location is ONLY sent to the sender who has your secret word. No external service to subscribe to.

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A Google User
Aug 19, 2014
Great simple app, does exactly what I want and no data costs, enabled gps fine on HTC Desire.
A Google User
Aug 6, 2014
Conflicting Apps It did not work till i uninstalled Viber and WhatsApp. This requirement should have been in instructions not to waste our time on experiments. Maybe only one of those apps is in conflict.
A Google User
Mar 21, 2014
Does not work I installed. Set secret word. typed "ping secretword" and got a text message that said "ping secretword. I will edit this review if someone can tell me how to make it work. I paid for this one as I thought it would be better than the free ones. Now, I shall try the free ones
A Google User
Jun 28, 2013
uninstalled Does not turn on GPS on Kyocera Event. Too bad, this would have been perfect for me.
A Google User
May 21, 2013
GPS location by sms, exactly what I needed My mobile provider only covers the city and data roaming costs are close to highway robbery but sms roaming is affordable. My bike training rides take me out of the city and this app lets my wife know where I am and sets her mind at ease. Make the word ping case insensitive and I will change my review to 5 stars.