Location-based Alerts on your Android

Setting location based reminders is very simple in android. The app is integrated with Google Maps and you can just tap a location on the map to set a reminder when you are around that place. You can create one-time alerts or configure it to repeat on particular days

How do you locate your mobile phone if the ringer is off? Maybe you switched the phone to vibrate mode while you were in a meeting and now you dont find it . Wouldn’t it be nice if you could use other phone to turn on the ringer of your missing phone? Here is an app for it Agastya, a new Android app that lets you “remotely” perform various tasks on your phone from any other phone via simple SMS commands. The other phone, that is sending the commands, need not be running Android – even the basic Nokia phone would do

The workflow is very easy. You send an SMS command from a friend’s phone to your own phone in a given format and the app reacts accordingly. For example, a command like “ringer” would turn on the ringer while “silent” would put the phone to silent mode. The best feature of this app is it helps you retrieve your missed calls list or your incoming text messages via, you got it right, SMS. Here’s a complete list of SMS commands that you can try on your Android phone:

SILENT – Turn off the phone’s ringer RINGER – Turn on the ringer IMEI – Get the IMEI number* of your phone LAST MESSAGES – Retrieve the last 5 text messages received on your phone LAST CALLS – Know the last 5 missed/received/dialed numbers

– Fetch the contact number of a person from the address book. Agastay isn’t the first app that offers such features. The more popular Where’s My Droid app can not only turn on the ringer of your phone remotely but will also send you the phone’s current GPS location by SMS. There’s overlap but these apps are more inclined towards locating your lost phone while Agastay is like a command console – you can toggle between phone states or even fetch details of a contact remotely from the phone’s address book. The IMEI feature is also handy for blacklisting your misplaced phone Enjoy Guys! and don’t forget to post your comments.© MyTricksTime.com

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