This is an app review for cylay which is available through rock or cydia on jailbroken phones
This app has been around for a while on the jailbreak scene, the first one to come out and allow you to protect your iPhone and your privacy. The idea of the app seems very simple but there is no others out there with this many options and this well laid out. I never tried it before as it was never free but now they have a free version so i thought i’d check it out
Once you have installed cylay three you can create an account in the settings menu and it gives you various options like enable cylay, what to do if iPhone gets set as lost and things like that. One of the best things is if you enter your google account details it allows you to do a complete back up of your iPhone remotely.
Once your all set with all your options you can go to cylay.com and sign in, now this is the main control panel of cylay. This is where you can declare your phone lost, track it via google maps and it is very very precise to where it tracks. The options are amazing, check recent calls, send a text to the phone, activate camera, lock phone…. see below
The options are brilliant it almost wants me to loose my iPhone just so i can try and find it again, there has already been success stories from people having there phones stolen and re-found through cylay. If you want to pay for it, it will cost you $19.99 a year but it is well worth considering! The only thing that makes me a bit iffy is if someone finds your phone and knows what they are doing then they could simply restore the phone? But then again there is the option to allow the phone to not be turned off so i wonder if it stops it?
A must have app now its free or three as it says
AppReview – Mobile Tracker
This had the possibility to be the greatest app ever, except it failed hard. The idea of a mobile tracker is probably one of the most sought after apps going, when i saw it i thought about time we got one! I downloaded it from the app store and installed it, that was where the happiness stopped. I tried to track my other phone and when it finally found me i was over 20 miles away from where i actually am. Its a very vague but to be fair to the app it says it wont be able to return an accurate location. My problem is well whats the point in releasing it, the bad feedback on the appstore says it all. Yet for some reason its number 2 in top free apps!