The Only App that Captures Thieves in the Act

There are many apps on the market that allow your smartphone to protect itself from snoops or thieves. But most of these apps usually only lock up your phone, allow you to remotely erase your data, or, at best, give you a GPS location of where you phone has been last. This is fine for when the phone is lost or stolen, later to be tracked at a certain address.

But the problem with these apps is that they might tell you where your phone might be, like a building or a park, but they never specifically identify the person who took it. That is until the release of iGotYa, a security app for the iPhone 4 that not only tells you where your phone is, but also tells you who took it.

So how does it work? When activated, the instant someone tries to access your iPhone’s data and gets the security code wrong, the face view camera snaps a shot of the crook’s face, records the GPS location, and instantly e-mails this information to your e-mail address.

This way, you will instantly know who has taken or tried to sneak a peak at your phone without having to question every single person in a given GPS location. The app is not available at Apple’s regular app store, but is instead only available to jailbroken iPhones from the BigBoss Cydia repo for $6. Considering that this app can really, effectively save your iPhone from theft; $6 seems definitely worth it.

(Via Gizmodo)  / (Image by DeclanTM, licensed under Creative Commons)

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