After downloading and installing from kidlogger.net, the app runs well on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

I want to locate the storage location of the data as well as the settings files, so that I can use Dropsync to sync that folder to Dropbox.

Where might I find these files?

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    What are you actually trying to achieve? You can't access the app's data and settings files without rooting the phone. – Dan Hulme Jul 6 '13 at 10:52
  • I am trying to use Dropsync to sync the log files – Nam G VU Jul 7 '13 at 1:02

An app whose package name is com.example.app has its data files in /data/data/com.example.app. This applies to pre–Jelly Bean systems, and to the first user on Jelly Bean systems. For other users on Jelly Bean systems, user 1 has the data files for com.example.app in /data/user/1/com.example.app, and so on.

However, none of this information helps you to use an external app to sync an app's files. Reading another app's data files can only be done on a rooted phone, which is probably not something you want to do on your child's phone. Even then, you need an app that's designed to work with root access, such as DataSync or AppSync. And even then, it's possible that the Kidlogger app keeps its data in encrypted form, to force you to use their sync service, or as a precaution against tampering with the logs. After all, if the sync app can get access to the logs, there's nothing to stop the user of the phone doing the same thing.

The only reliable and secure solution would be to ask the developers of Kidlogger to add a feature that syncs the app data to Dropbox or an online service of your choice: one the user of the phone can't access.

  • The developers are providing a paid service to view the log file indeed. So I guess that asking them just brings narrow hopes. – Nam G VU Jul 9 '13 at 21:10
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    Given how many trivial errors are in their website, I'm not sure I'd trust them to keep my child's location, photos, and other sensitive information secure. – Dan Hulme Jul 9 '13 at 22:24
  • I didn't know they have so many trivial errors. Where would I see that @DanHulme? – Nam G VU Jul 10 '13 at 1:38

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