Lojack app (iRedhanded) question...

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Dipdip, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Dipdip macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Question about this app...


    So would I be able to track its location on Google Maps on my pc or something?
  2. westernmass macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2007
    Western Mass.
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    I was in a apple store in FL. And caught a instructional on the phone for a group. The question was asked what happens if stolen can it be tracked? The answer was no but if you say have loopt loaded you could get a hold of a friend in your loopt list and find out where it is. Of course if they jailbreak it or turn it off would be tough but was an option .
  3. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    I could be wrong on this, but because these apps don't run in the background, th only way this would be effective is if the person that stole your phone started and kept Loopt running, no? That sounds ridiculously far fetched for a strategy.
  4. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    It's beta so I would not be surprised if it does not ship till sept with apple's push tech to solve that problem. (meaning their app could do the pushing and receiving. not looptd)

    ugly site though. does not inspire confidence.
  5. Maciac macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2008

    I don't think this app actually exists in anything more than a cheap website.

    It's not technically possible to have a way for it to work at the moment until apple's push notification service is available.

    I signed up for the beta a week ago but haven't had any response. It looks like the guy is just promoting vaporware with a cheap website and spamming comments on heaps of apple forums/blogs.

    Would be nice to have an app like this though.
  6. Maciac macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2008
  7. Dipdip thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Ah, so apps like this will be possible come September when push comes out (without violating the SDK).
  8. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    No, they still won't be possible because locating the phone would require that the app run on the phone and send it's location back to a server somewhere.

    All the push notification service does is allow a 3rd party to attach a number badge to their application's icon, show a message (like the SMS notification) or play a sound. It does not actually run the app on the phone.
  9. Dipdip thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
  10. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Apple should build in a feature, such as "back to my mac", for the iPhone. It would allow you to activate the camera, grab the gps location, and do a remote wipe (which I think can only be done now for enterprise customers?). It would also be great if it could wirelessly sync and could transfer data to and from iDisk and could use the phone as a wireless drive.

    I bet most of those features will be implemented by firmware 3.0! :D

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