Personally I am a bigger fan of a screensaver along the lines of “forget the dog, beware of owner” but this free app from Fabian does the trick. bWatchDoggy lets you set your BlackBerry to bark if somebody picks it up after it idles for 3 seconds. This could get really annoying if it is you picking it up but it is fun to scare your coworkers who are always trying to fondle your Storm.
You can pick up the app free at this link and follow the instructions below:
What you do is the following:
- Launch the application
- Place it on your desk
- Wait 3 seconds until the app is active
- Wait until the next person picks up your phone
- A loud dog-barking sound is played when the device is moved
To stop the barking, swipe your finger on the screen to the right.
Otherwise you can always carry around a stun gun and shock people who try and pick it up. 🙂