Agent 007 in my Pocket

After an unfortunate event on our trip to Puerto Rico where a member of the crew had his phone stolen, I thought it would be a good idea to put some form of tracking on my Droid2.  So after looking around at a wide variety of options, I chose the geekiest and most awesome of them all.  Using a program called Tasker, I have turned my Droid2 into a secret agent.

If I should loose my phone or if it were stollen, all I have to do is text it a secret code from my Google Voice account and the phone will spring into action.

First, it turns on the GPS and sends me a text message with it's location, date, time, and battery level.  Then it snaps a photo, and calls my voicemail and leaves a 30 second recording of whatever is going on around the phone.

The next step to figure out is how to get the phone to email me the photo it took.  I just wish there was a front facing camera, that would give me the most useful image.  But either way, this turned out to be a lot easier than I thought it would.

Here's the various nifty bits that I used to cook up my custom solution:

Tasker

http://lifehacker.com/5611003/build-a-find-my-iphone-clone-for-android