Mobile app idea #70: Anti-Theft App
Updated: Feb 9, 2021
Today smartphones have advanced technologies such as fingerprint sensors and facial recognition.
Yet, we still have problems with theft and unauthorized use of our phones.
To deal with this problem, I've come up with this idea.
The idea is to build a mobile application in iOS and Android that can detect unauthorized access and log evidence to help you recover your phone.
You see, when a smartphone is being waked, one or more security measure activates. This could be facial recognition, fingerprint scan, or PIN unlock.
Even if the phone is not locked, waking it can activate a security check.
When the phone detected authorized access, nothing happens. But when the security feature has failed to match, it may mean an unauthorized attempt.
Upon detecting an unauthorized attempt, the app will record information that could help in the recovery or prosecution of the culprit.
The app will record GPS location, date/time, photo from both cameras, and a few seconds of audio.
This information is then sent to your private cloud storage such as your Dropbox, Google Drive, or One Drive.
This information can reveal who made this attempt. And in the event of theft, it could help you recover your phone before it is too late.