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Old 11-16-2007, 06:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Have you ever lost your Blackberry?

Do you hate the sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, as you realize your life is on it?
Contacts, emails, calendars and pictures all gone.

Isn't it frustrating when you know it's around, but it's on silent so when you call it you can't hear it?

Isn't it exasperating when you don't know where you've lost it, but wish you could talk directly to the stranger who picks it up?

If you have FindIt for Blackberry, you can.
Basically what FindIt does is it is always running in the background, and if you lose your Blackberry on silent or vibrate and send an email to yourself with the subject "pleasefindmenow" it will make your phone ring really loud. Not only this, whatever you put into the body of your email message it will display in a pop-up dialog box for whoever finds your phone, something like "Reward if found."

I've had a really good developing and using it, you guys should check it out.

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Old 11-16-2007, 07:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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By the way since this is my program and site, if you are interested in FindIt but can't or really don't want to pay for it, I can send you a free version if you PM me at conveniencesoftware(@)gmail.com (the parantheses are so that the email address shows up). First ten people get it free as long as you agree to write a review of your experience for me.

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Old 11-16-2007, 07:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What! No screenshots???

And that Flash video refuses to run in my browser...
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This looks interesting and could be very useful.

One question that came to mind: What if I have the phone locked with a password and send this email-person at restaurant where I left it picks it up and sees my message to return it for a reward-do they then have access to the information in the BB? Does this overide the password?

Thanks and good luck- I love when people come up with innovative things for the BB- the more developers the better!!!

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PS- looks from your Phone number that you and I live close to each other- I went to Rider and now live just over the bridge in PA. Welcome and good luck with your product.
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Are you using Firefox?
Firefox 1.5 with Flash 9 on Linux. Yes, Linux. We do exist.

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What! No screenshots???

And that Flash video refuses to run in my browser...
Video works fine for me. Not using Firefox
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So what do you guys who have tried this think? Worth the $4.99? For those who didn't make the free trial, what if anything is holding you back from buying?
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So what do you guys who have tried this think? Worth the $4.99? For those who didn't make the free trial, what if anything is holding you back from buying?

As I stated above:
This looks interesting and could be very useful.

One question that came to mind: What if I have the phone locked with a password and send this email-person at restaurant where I left it picks it up and sees my message to return it for a reward-do they then have access to the information in the BB? Does this overide the password?

Thanks and good luck- I love when people come up with innovative things for the BB- the more developers the better!!!

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PS- looks from your Phone number that you and I live close to each other- I went to Rider and now live just over the bridge in PA. Welcome and good luck with your product.
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If I lost the phone and I suspend the service, will the program still work?

Same token, if I lost the phone and I did not suspend the service, I can always email/SMS/PIN myself for whatever message I want, or call my own number.
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What if I am lost with my BB and don't want to be found. Does it have a setting for that?
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Guys that got the free trials....
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hey guys I just wanted to thank you for all your support and positive feedback and let you know that FindIt is now available for download OTA instead of having to mess around with downloading it to your computer and transferring it to your BB. Anyway thanks again!
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So is it possible to change it so it makes noise?

Is it also possible to convert noise into vibration based on those noise? I hope so, because vibration patterns choice for blackberry isn't very good.
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if you lose your Blackberry on silent or vibrate and send an email to yourself with the subject "pleasefindmenow" it will make your phone ring really loud.
I see some potential for pranks in there. I wonder if it could actually parse the e-mail and look for a pass word. Or maybe the trigger subject could be user configurable instead of "pleasefindmenow".

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FindIt does make your phone vibrate as well as ring loudly.
In answer to luc-mobile, yes for another version the password will probably be user configurable.
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Sorry I was unclear...

Can you hook entire blackberry, and capture ALL output to speaker and convert it to vibration based on the audio output?

It will be extremely useful for deaf people, because it will make ringtones useful as different vibration patterns.
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It is technically possible to do something like that although this program doesn't do it specifically.
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So what do you guys who have tried this think? Worth the $4.99? For those who didn't make the free trial, what if anything is holding you back from buying?
None of the free trial participants have written a review so far. Not surprising, most people don't write reviews, especially not in 2 days.

If you offered a short-term trial to everyone, I would try it, and probably buy it.
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None of the free trial participants have written a review so far.
I, for one, am not really interested in this application. I got involved in the thread because the idea is good, but I've had mobile phones for seven years and never misplaced one. If I ever lose it, I think I can just call it and talk to whoever has it.
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