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Project ID: 424
Author: Pratyusha Adusumalli
Project Title: Implementation of an Android Application to Retrieve Information from a Lost Android Device
Semester: 2 2014
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. Longzhuang Li
Committee Member 2: Dr. David Thomas
Project Description: The Android mobile platform has developed from its first phone in October 2008 to being the most popular smart phone operating system in the world by 2012. The explosive growth of the platform has been a significant win for consumers with respect to competition and features. The market has been booming in the past few years that, there are now over 1,195,932 applications on the Android market. Due to the wide usage, it is necessary to provide users with security applications to manage the data in their personal smart phones. If a user has misplaced the mobile or forgot the mobile somewhere and wanted to know the call, SMS, GPS locations etc, by using this application the user can always keep in touch with the lost phone. The security solution provided by this app requires the user to install the application with security codes for call logs, SMS and GPS tracking. User has to send an SMS with these secret codes to the mobile in order to retrieve the call logs, messages, GPS locations to the mobile from which the SMS was sent. User can also manage personal information like, deleting the call logs or messages. If the SIM card has been changed, the user will receive a notification with that information to the alternate number. Managing the personal information remotely will be of great use to the users.
Project URL:   424.pdf