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Are there location tracking apps that would send data to my server? [closed]

Are there any Android apps that would track my location (at regular intervals, like every hour) and send coordinates directly to my server, without revealing this data to any third party?
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How to make a normal apk with .dex inside it from an apk which is odexed?

I had a file manager provided by my manufacturer as a system app. it was odexed. i have its apk and odex file both. I installed a custom rom now and want to install that filemanager. how do i do ...
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There is an app to send/read SMS from the desktop using the Internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I send SMS from PC through Android Phone or to Android Phone? There are many apps to send/read SMS from the desktop using a Wi-Fi connection, but my cyanogenmod ...
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Do prepaid phones have issues with downloading certain Apps in the Android Market?

My company has written and published some Android Apps on the Android Market. A couple of times now we've had complaints from customers who are not able to download and install the App - I believe the ...
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How can I access a Mantis Bug Tracker from Android?

We track our bugs on Mantis, and I was hoping to find an Android App for it, since it exposes a PHP-SOAP API (see this question) which Eclipse uses. Does anyone know of existing apps (or projects) ...
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Where to download and install Google Apps on Android 4.0.4 device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device? I have an international android smartphone which doesn't have anything related to Google ...
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If I uninstall an app do I lose the data?

I want to install Angry Birds from the Amazon App Store but all I get is errors. My guess is it's because I already have it installed. I'm afraid to uninstall just in case I lose the data. Any ideas?
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What do the names means in settings > application manager > current app?

In settings>application manager><your app> we got some infos about her. What do they means? I am quite confused. I really need to know it but somehow its quite hard to guess. Where can I get ...
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Installing downloaded apks from external site

I have just downloaded APK files of a software from a website to my laptop. My question is if I install this on my phone, will it be installed in the phone memory or in the SD card memory? I couldn't ...
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How to set default apps on Samsung Galaxy S II + Android 4.0 (ICS)

On stock Android and 2.x ROMs on SGS2, default apps could be set in Settings -> Applications. However, when I go there with the ICS ROM, I don't see where I can set which default applications for ...
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How to make cell phone using GPRS/3G a WiFi-Hotspot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to share internet among 2 android devices? Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? I have an android cell phone (Samsung Galaxy S Advance) running on ...
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Any way to assign startup apps manually?

Is there any way i can set up an app to start at startup? Its a ram boosyer and for some reason it does not auto start....earlier it used to.. Does moving apps to SD card prevent its auto start? And ...
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BSNL Penta TPad 701C Android ICS - Play store closes immediately after opening.

When I got the tablet, new version of play store was pre-installed and was working fine. Initially my 3G dongle was not connecting to Internet. After complaining to customer care, I was provided a ...
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Why do some apps get frozen every time I reboot?

After rooting my Galaxy Nexus (international GSM version), I looked around a bit with Titanium Backup and found several system apps that were frozen. Among them are: Google Earth, Google Play Books, ...
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Really know what is using internal storage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do to manage my phone’s internal storage? I am constantly running into the "Low Space" warning so I would like to know what is really consuming the phone's ...
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Applications Start automatically , Start again if I Force Stop them or even if I Disable them

Many applications like skype , orkut, yahoo msger etc start automatically... i have already disabled and force stooped them .... I don't want to run these app and others like WiFi sleep etc to save my ...
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Restrict apps from accessing the internet at the background without the end-user knowledge

Is it possible to restrict app from accessing the internet at the background without the end-user knowledge. (Assume the phone is not rooted) In other word, are there apps that can inform the ...
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Does factory reset remove apps that install into the /system from an unroot phone

Suppose the following situation: End-user have a unroot phone. (the phone is not rooted). End-user install a app, which actually is a System app and is installed in the /system of the phone. So, ...
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Is there any way to block flurry?

I noticed that an app I installed also added Flurry to my phone. I noticed this while doing some development work, and saw some activity relating to Flurry in my LogCat. Is there any way to block ...
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Recover overwritten sound recorder files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I recover a deleted file on Android? Is it possible to recover overwritten sound recordings from the default android sound recorder? Earlier I was recording ...
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How can I sort / specify separate storage locations for my audio files?

So, this question is a little off the wall, so I'll first explain what I'm looking to do. I have a bunch of MP3s from a 'Learn to Speak Japanese' program, and I'd like to listen to them on my phone ...
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Why my S3 device sounds when magnetic card is put on its back? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my Galaxy S3 make a noise when I put it down? Why my samsung S3 play a sound when I put above my gym magnetic card? Only with this card the device play this ...
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Will an Android phone connect to Wi-Fi and download apps without a subscription?

I wanted to get an iPod, but hate Apple and like Google. I was told that the android equivalent of an iPod is any phone without a subscription. Would an Android phone without a subscription be able ...
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How do I run an application on my phone from my PC?

I have a phone with a touch-screen malfunction, I want to run applications on it from my computer, connected by USB. Is that possible? I've tried applications like http://mymobiler.com, but that has ...
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Can an android app cause my phone to reboot?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (i500) running Android 2.3.5 Lately it has been rebooting randomly. Sitting on my desk and it just reboots, sometimes when I'm on the phone, etc. Does Android protect ...
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How can I prevent apps from running in the background? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? There is already a similar question to this one, but mine is narrower in scope and not addressed in the other ...
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If I download and install a non-market application and then proceed remove it, does it mitigate any security issues?

If I downloaded a non-market application and installed it and discovered it may be malicious, does removing it from the list of applications completely discard it and help mitigate any security ...
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Is there a service that rates app security/permissions?

Is there a service/company/app that vets Android apps and reports on their "trustworthiness"? I recently moved from Blackberry to a Galaxy S2 which does not have an LED indicator light. I searched ...
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Online note taking

I need to be able to save text (like url, sms, etc) on my android phone which can also be viewed on the Internet through a URL. Right now I use Google Drive (which takes time) or Facebook chat (by ...
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How can I track my app usage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I track app usage? If you're not familiar with the late Wakoopa app for desktop, it's a small utility that runs in the background and monitors what application / ...
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Is there a way of ordering the applications alphabetically?

Can I order the apps alphabetically or group them into folders? Or maybe there's a better way of managing with an ever increasing number of installed apps?
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Service for sharing list of installed apps

I'm thinking of web app for sharing lists of installed / recommended apps with people. Optional comment for each app on how/when/why it's useful. Something a bit similar to usesthis.com, but for ...
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Share App list with friends? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Service for sharing list of installed apps Is there an app that would allow one to see my installed apps and if they like any to click on it and have it install on their ...
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Is it possible to install the Nexus One Calendar app on the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate?

I've been using the Galaxy S for a little while now, first on the stock 2.1, and then on stock 2.2. I'm mostly happy with this phone, but one of the things that I don't like is the Calendar app that ...
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Is clearing app data the same as uninstalling, reinstalling app?

Hopefully, the title says it all. I know some app developers say that I should uninstall then reinstall their app if experiencing problems or updating, but I wondered if stopping the app and clearing ...
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Is there anyway I can disable the posting of app shortcuts on my home-screen when an app is installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable shortcuts from being created after install from Google Play? Every time I install an app a shortcut gets created on my home-screen, I don't want this ...
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TCPView for Android

Someone know if exist a TCPView (windows application) similar app for Android? Googling I've found only the use of tcpdump but it's not easy and immediately readable. Thank for any suggest
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Completing HTTP POST request when wireless network connects [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I automatically log in to open WiFi that requires web login/password? My school requires that students using the wireless sign in using an HTTP POST prompt each time ...
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Do Android Default apps (phone, browser,…) support NFC?

Is there any default support on Android basic apps (phone, browser, contacts...) for NFC? Because if I want to develop for NFC, the user will need to install my NFC app. But for simple tasks that use ...
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why do I have to move my apps manually to the SD card to free up space?

If the internal memory is so precious why doesn't Android move the apps to the SD card automatically. I just don't get the logic of searching through the All Apps list one by one to get a couple of ...
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Examples of application, used Android Backup Services

Do you know any Android applications (with open source, if it's possible), which use Android Backup Service (http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/backup.html) I need examples, how Backup ...
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Bluetooth OBDII Android app

I am going to order this OBDII scan tool from DealExtreme: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/elm327-bluetooth-obd-ii-wireless-transceiver-dongle-16921 Just wondering if there are any apps out there that ...
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Install Android apps in Kindle fire with Jelly Bean 4.1

I upgrade my Kindle Fire with Android Jelly Bean 4.1 but i can't install some apps from Google Play site, it mentions that they are not compatible with the device, the only solution now would be ...
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Looking for an app for “boosting” dark photos [closed]

I've used an app called "color touch" for boosting dark images whilst maintaining the global contrast (similar to PhotoShop). Unfortunately this app doesn't work anymore since I flashed my Galaxy S2 ...
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When I back out of an app is it still using up my data?

When I am coming out of an app such as facebook, do I just back out of it and is it still using up my data?
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How to make point to point VOIP call between two Android devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make a point-to-point VoIP call over Wifi? I am searching for a way to make a point to point VOIP call between two Android devices without having any ...
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Closing applications [duplicate]

I guess this has to do with our habit on desktop computers where we open an application use it close the application AFAIK there's no direct way from within the application to close it. And by ...
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Why is there a blank white space under some Apps?

This seems to happen in any app that uses some kind of comment display thing. Here are some pictures. (sorry that they're not screenshots, I don't think it's possible without root) This also ...
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Enable notification badges on the Galaxy S III

Is there a way to enable notification badges on the Galaxy S III? For example, when I have 5 unread emails, the email app shows a red circle with a 5 in it. Can other apps that I install do this as ...
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Where are my Apps gone? Not shown under all apps, in my phone

I have a nuumber of Android apps installed. When I use them from desktop shortcuts of phone, they work normally but in "All apps" (having up arrow symbol) section, it only shows 4 apps: Latitude, ...