Mobile Defense Blog
This is the official Mobile Defense company blog. Posts includes news, release notes, security tips, and other announcements from the Mobile Defense team.
It’s been pretty quiet around here lately, but we wanted to let everyone know that we haven’t forgotten about our users. We appreciate all of our current beta users who have stuck with us, and everyone who has signed up for the waitlist!
Mobile Defense 1.x was released as a public beta to prove out our system. After a year of testing, we took it off the Android Market so we could focus on working with our OEM partners. As a result, we’ve been able to whitelabel some of our technology and create new features for the upcoming consumer release of Mobile Defense 2.x.
Mobile Defense 2.x will be available in the Android Market within the next few months. More details will be forthcoming as the release date approaches, so be sure to check back here and keep up with us on Twitter.
In preparation for the upgrade, we’ve overhauled our support forums and converted them over to a more robust support desk solution. Our hope is that the new design will allow for easier searches and a better overall user experience. If you’re registered as a Mobile Defense user you can login with your existing Mobile Defense credentials and start posting today.
Thanks again to everyone who has continued to support us! We are doing our best to give you a quality product, and we appreciate your patience as we finalize the next version of Mobile Defense.
We greatly appreciate everyone’s interest in helping beta test Mobile Defense. The response has been overwhelming and we are excited to integrate the feedback from hundreds of thousands of existing beta testers. In order to take Mobile Defense to the next level, we are suspending new beta signups while we go heads-down on the next release. We appreciate everyone’s support and patience.
Existing users should not experience any interruptions in service and you can re-install Mobile Defense by visiting http://www.mobiledefense.com/install from your Android phone. Important note, new users attempting to install Mobile Defense will be unable to complete the registration process at this time.
If you would like to be notified via email when we resume accepting new users, please complete this form: https://www.mobiledefense.com/download
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One of my biggest concerns dating back to my very first cell phone was what if I lost it or it got stolen? Think of all the data you have in your phone, especially nowadays with smartphones. All your contacts and now your e-mail and other sensitive material. So if you lose your phone, someone could not only use it to make calls but also have access to all your personal data. Mobile Defense is an application, that once installed on your phone, can help you to locate and then lock down your missing or stolen phone. Not only is a handy tool to find a lost cell phone, but the added secruity involved in locking your phone down makes Mobile Defense an ideal solution to protect yourself from theft or loss.
This tutorial outlines the necessary steps required to install Mobile Defense as a system application. When Mobile Defense is installed as a system application it can auto-enable your location providers (both Wireless and GPS) as needed. This is especially helpful if your device has been lost or stolen, and one or both providers is currently disabled. By following the steps below, you’ll also discover that Mobile Defense cannot be uninstalled.
- [BUG FIX] Force close on reboot when data connection is unavailable.
- [BUG FIX] App data can be cleared on system app install.
- [FEATURE] Improved consistency of location accuracy.
- [BUG FIX] Intermittent connectivity on Nexus One
- [BUG FIX] SIM change notification issue
- [FEATURE] Increased website responsiveness
- [BUG FIX] Force close after updating from 1.2.2
- [BUG FIX] Miscellaneous UI improvements
- [FEATURE] Better local event storage
- [BUG FIX] Lights turned on when SMS was received
- [FEATURE] Increased remote connection timeout to 5mins
- [BUG FIX] Alert settings were not always pulled down correctly
- [FEATURE] Added PIN to recovery alert per user feedback
- [FEATURE] Security token SMS is now auto deleted per user feedback
- [BUG FIX] CDMA users missing phone data
- [BUG FIX] Alert was unavailable to Motorola CLIQ users
- [FEATURE] Improved website usability
“There are a few other tracking/security utilities available in the Android App Market, and I’ve experimented with them all. Aside from its ease of use and consistent effectiveness, Mobile Defense stands out to me for its intelligent implementation.”