LittleBrother - The Zero Power Consumption Tracking Solution

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LittleBrother is a new app by the same developer of FileScout. The app is a way to automatically inform friends and family members when you have arrived at a predefined location. The major advantage to this application is that it runs with virtually zero power consumption.

LittleBrother features include:

  • Automatically send email and/or SMS notification when the device is leaving a certain area.
  • Automatically send email and/or SMS notification when the device is returning into a certain area.
  • See an overview map of the last 25 cell towers you have been connected to.
  • Export the local cell tower Database (locations) to a KML-File and send it via email. This can be used with Google Earth to get an overview of all the cell towers you have recorded so far.

Using the cell towers to get your position has some advantages and disadvantages. By using the cell tower, you are getting an inaccurate reading of your position, but you are also saving a lot of power. The GPS on your BlackBerry consumes a lot of battery life, and since this app is mainly concerned with regions, the cell tower is sufficient.

LittleBrother has a lot of potential use cases such as tracking loved ones, determining if your device was stolen, as well as some fun geo-adventuring with Google Earth.

Download LittleBrother Beta OTA at

  • Matthias Marquardt


    I am very happy with all the positive responses I have received so far - there are already over 700 installations and the number of cell tower locations that have been recorded is way beyond my wildest speculations - all that in just ONE day.

    All I can say is: Thank you so much for all your support and your confidence in installing an so early beta 0.3.

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