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WARNING.... Looks like a good app but be aware of a couple of bugs...
on February 26, 2014
Please be aware of a few of things... first, this is not FREE. There is a monthly fee but it is not any more expensive then what the mobile companies charge for their services that do not do as much or have as much control. Second, and the big WARNING WARNING WARNING (I hope I have your attention); there is a potential HUGE security hole in this. You may put this on your child’s phone thinking they are protected but if they have an app on their device to kill tasks (like the all so popular 'Android Advanced Task Killer') then your child can disable 'My mobile Watchdog' in about 3 seconds even if you have blocked access to the task killer application. That’s right 3 seconds. I discovered the flaw while I was testing everything before giving my sons phone back to him. I also put it on my wife’s phone to test it. When she handed her phone to my son to see what he could do he had it disabled in... you guessed it, 3 seconds.
I have also found another bug (although not as significant) and that is that if the phone is started in safe mode, your child can access settings to enable and disable GPS which can disable the location feature. (I personally have not been able to get the location feature to work but I cannot say that this is not due to an error on my part rather than a problem with the application).
!! Please do not believe that your child is not smart enough to figure out how to run their device in safe mode because they are !!
I think the application is safe as long as you do not have an add-on task killer but I am still running through a few tests and I have a support ticket open to address it. We will see if they actually respond to the ticket. (I have found their responsiveness to support to be a little less than acceptable).
Our children are a great responsibility and with the technology out there they are at risk. Whither it is this application or another one, please find something or some way to keep track of what they are doing. The best of our children are 1 click away from their life being ruined. Please don’t chance it.