The catch phrase for smart phones in recent years has been “there’s an app for that”. Our phones have lately been magically fitted with almost everything we will need in this digital age.
To place you in perspective, here are the top three mobile operating systems and the number of apps hosted on their software ecosystem:
1st is Android – 675,000 applications
2nd is iOS – 700,000 applications
3rd is Symbian – it’s not even competing anymore
Heed that the ranking above is based on the number of phone units sold for the year 2011 and that data used to display the number of application that exists on the platform was taken from September 2012 information.
What does this explosion of software means for us?
I’m a guy who basically is living off the computer. At home to make sure that I am always visible online and can get to websites the instant I want to, I’ve got a desktop, a laptop, a tablet and the most portable device of them all – my smartphone.
A few weeks ago it struck me that since I don’t have a wireless mouse for the desktop; I wondered if I could use my smartphone to serve that purpose. Guess what, there are literally dozens of apps out there just waiting to be discovered to turn your phone into a wireless mouse! And it all started from there. I never knew my phone can be used for such sophisticated functions, which made the thought that I’ve underutilized my device for a long while.
As soon as you realize that your smartphone is a very capable device, and even perhaps is able to do functions that exceed your imagination, you’ll start to explore that app store a little more. I’ve discovered a group of applications that can be used for such an important mission – I’m talking about spy apps!
Browsing through the thousands of apps in iOS which is the brand OS of the iPhone, I’ve come across applications which can be used to spy others and they can be categorized in two:
Spy Apps which monitor phone’s usage – some of the things these apps can do is to track voice calls and SMS, determine location though the built in GPS, record live audio, capture screen shots of how the device is being used.
All of these spy functions are done behind the scenes and are undetectable while running by the person we’re trying to catch red handed. Usually these apps are used by employers to keep an eye on their employees or parents to their sons and daughters; but no one can argue that it cannot be used against a suspected cheating spouse.
Spy Apps which turns your phone into a CCTV – these types of apps are quickly gaining popularity based on the number of type they are downloaded from the app store. Since security cameras typically are cost a significant investment phones are now stepping up and taking care of their business.
Once installed it turns you iPhone into a perfect video spying device as it will direct the device to capture images or stream video even while it appears to be in standby. If placed in a good location, it can capture that proof that is impossible to deny.
Author Bio:- Sunny Popali is SEO Director at http://tempocreative.com. Tempo Creative is an Arizona Inbound Marketing firm that has served over 700 clients since 2001. Tempo’s team specializes in digital and internet marketing services including web design, SEO, social media and strategy.