I appear to have lost my Streak somewhere in my apartment, and I can't call it since I don't have a SIM card in it. I've remotely installed Plan B just because, but unfortunately the GPS coordinates are not specific enough to find it inside my apartment :P. Is there any app I can install remotely that will start making noise so I can find the device?
Bahh! Just found a way to do this! I'm so excited!
First, install AndroidLost from the online Google Play Store.
- this is the app you can use to control/wipe/access info about your lost device, yadayada
Give it a little time to install to your device, then install AndroidLost Jumpstart from the online Google Play Store as well
This app will wake up the registration process on the androidlost app when ever a phone call is made, an SMS received, battery is low, a package is added, removed or changed.
So you have to install an arbitrary app from the Play Store as well to activate the service, but you can then go to androidlost.com to access functions to control your lost device! Including ringing an alarm ;)
I haven't tested this yet, but I will as soon as I can I tested this on my own phone (although the page for Jumpstart only specifies tablets), and it works! It says it will register on SMS or app install, I did both first, and the activation worked. This is an awesome utility.
Where's my Droid does that and is the best free app on the market:
To use the app, text "wmd ring" to make the device ring
Taken from http://wheresmydroid.com/
I'm sorry, my answer above assumes you have some other way SIP or Google Voice to send an SMS, which you would have already had setup!
I'm not aware of any app that does this without initiation from an SMS. Sorry.
Where's My Droid can send a ring request from their website, or app on another device, once you are logged into your account.