We told you back in December about TerraMobility’s BuddyGuard Beta. They just let us know they have updated the beta to version 3 with the enhanced features listed below. The app is free during beta and helps you protect your BlackBerry and find it if you have misplaced it. The app also lets you remotely wipe or lock your BlackBerry or make it play a tone so you can find it.
You can find the update version of the app at this link or catch the new features below.
Enhanced Features in Beta 3:
- The Lock command has been enhanced to secure your BlackBerry with a screen that displays your contact information. This screen includes a "Call Owner" button that allows the person who finds your phone to have one click access for contacting you. Your BlackBerry will remain locked until your enter your password, even if your phone is rebooted. Since many users don’t set their system password, this feature now uses your BuddyGuard password, ensuring that your phone will truly be locked.
- The Lock command has been enhanced to ensure that your BlackBerry is secured. This command will display a screen containing your contact information, including a "Call Owner" button, which provides one click access for contacting you. Since many users don’t set their system password, this feature now uses your BuddyGuard password, ensuring that your phone will truly be locked. Your BlackBerry will remain locked until your enter your password, even if your phone is rebooted.
- In addition to sounding a tone, the Alert command will now lock your BlackBerry and display the same contact information available with the Lock command. This allows you to know that your phone will be secure regardless of whoever finds it.
- The Wipe command has been enhanced to delete even more data. Now, in addition to Contacts, Emails, and Phone Logs, the Wipe command will remove your files from Device Memory and the SD Card.
- We’ve made the application easier to use, with a "Welcome to BuddyGuard" email for first time users, and more descriptive email responses, including suggestions for other commands that may be pertinent.