tektrak won the May Vator Splash competition getting many rewards, because so many people–entrepreneurs, investors and the rest of us–can relate to the horrible experience of losing a phone. (Actually, tektrak says that 20 to 30 percent of phones are lost every year.) Today, more than ever, losing a phone has become a pretty big deal, allowing highly personal data to fall into anyone’s hands.
Available for both Android and iPhone, tektrak basically empowers you to find your phone whether it was lost or stolen. Built-in location tracking and location history means you can find the device no matter where it is. Once in the vicinity of the phone, turn on the remote ring to pinpoint its exact hiding spot.
In the meantime, some might feel a little paranoid about all their data being available so readily, which is why tektrak also lets you remotely lock or even wipe the entire device.
Want to know how legit tektrak is? Following the most recent 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that rocked Japan on March 11, a family in Tokyo, Japan used the tektrak app to locate their daughter.
Anyone can try tektrak for free two times, but if you’re more hardcore in your mobile mishaps, you’ll need to cough up $4.99 per year for tektrak pro, which allows for unlimited uses.