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Berry Locator – Find Your Lost BlackBerry With GPS

Berrylocator[1]MobiReport just let me know about their latest software release called Berry Locator. At first I was skeptical just like I am with most of these anti-theft software solutions but I actually found the program extremely useful. On top of that it is reasonably priced at $4.95.

The softwares use is actually quite simple. It installs on your BlackBerry and is constantly running. You setup a keyword that the application will recognize as you trying to find your BlackBerry. For example I used the keyword findmyblackberrynow. The second the application finds this keyword it starts driving your BlackBerry crazy, even if it is in silent mode! The screen blinks from white to black, the LED blinks different colors, the phone vibrates, and it beeps. This is sure to annoy the hell out of some people. The cool part is that the application will also show the body of the email you sent on the screen so you can tell people where to return the BlackBerry and the reward bounty.

The coolest part is that if your BlackBerry has GPS and has GPS reception then it will send you back an email with a Google Map showing where it is. This is not the most elegant solution because GPS will probably not work from inside your couch. Sadly the software does not keep trying to get a GPS location and just gives up after a few minutes.

I can’t wait to try the software in a real situation. I constantly lose my Berry all over my apartment.

You can read more about the software here:
http://www.mobireport.com/apps/bl/

And you can download a trial from this link:
http://mobireport.com/bl/demo.jad

8 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. Nice article, i guess way finder was also the one who were making BlackBerry GPS way finding applications, equipped with all the latest maps.

  2. Okay, so I sat my Berry down for 3 minutes today and it grew legs and walked away. I bought and downloaded your app, and just (hopefully) deployed it wirelessly from my BES. Of course, I have no way of knowing it worked but I note my Last Contact Time is up to date even though redirection has been disabled.

    Oh, my question…lol
    I am wondering if the application installs with a default keyword. (Since I can’t access my BB to configure it.) I am about to reenable redirection and attempt to send with the keyword “findme” from the screenshot on the apps page. Hopefully this worked.

  3. I go to school and someone had jacked my phone. I have it on silent and everything but the sad part is that I don’t have an email hooked up to it so it won’t come up on the screen.

    Anyone know how I could find it without having an email thing hooked up?? Sooner the reply the better. Thiers only like 1 bar left. :)

  4. Okay, inaddition to what the above article said; “Sadly the software does not keep trying to get a GPS location and just gives up after a few minutes” I did a test and turned my phone off and then sent the email from another blackberry and waited a while to turn my test ‘lost’ blackberry back on. When I turned it back on I got the Email that had the berry locator subject line, but -t didn’t send GPS and also DID NOT BLINK OR ALARM!! So, if someone found your blackberry and wanted to keep it and have the owner get it to make a sound or send it’s location, all they have to do is turn it off for a while – when they turn it back on, it won’t even blink, make sound OR send GPS. I was really disappointed that berrylocator was so easily circumvented!! BOOOOOoooo!

  5. Okay, in addition to what the above article said; “Sadly the software does not keep trying to get a GPS location and just gives up after a few minutes” I did a test and turned my phone off and then sent the email from another blackberry and waited a while to turn my test ‘lost’ blackberry back on. When I turned it back on I got the Email that had the berry locator subject line, but it didn’t send GPS and also DID NOT BLINK OR ALARM!! So, if someone found your blackberry and wanted to keep it and have it not make a sound, blink or send it’s location to the person looking for it, all they have to do is turn it off for a while – when they turn it back on, it won’t even blink, make sound OR send GPS. I was really disappointed that berrylocator was so easily circumvented!! BOOOOOoooo

  6. I don’t have a black berry so I cant use the GPS program. I do have a fairly expensive phone so I have it covered with TrackItBack. They have returned my phone to me on a few occasions and for free.

  7. Thanks for fixing my typo’s, Matt. I wanted to add another thing to my previous post. I lock my Blackberry with a password
    , for 2 reasons; so that it will be more secure and less likely to be (re)usable by someone who might find it or swipe it, but also so that in locking it when not in use, I don’t accidentally ‘butt-dial’ someone if it’s in my pocket and buttons get pressed. All that being said, if I berry-locator my *locked* BB, the email contents do *not* in fact get display on the screen for the benefit of the (benevolent) finder of a lost (locked) BB. This is, I think, is in contradiction with what was described earlier by the author of the above article: “The cool part is that the application will also show the body of the email you sent on the screen so you can tell people where to return the BlackBerry and the reward bounty.”.

  8. Retrieval massage is not being displayed after I press (OK) tab.
    Ive done a couple batt pulls a reinstall still having no luck

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