Spy on your Girlfriend with ‘Touch My Life’ Android App

Posted on Jul 15 2012 - 3:35pm by Abhi Bavishi

Some of us have that ‘Bond-ish’ chromosome- they are incessantly curious about other’s life and secretly wish if they could just spy on into their lives and get a sneak-peek as to what they are actually up to. Insecurity is a virtue perhaps for people who are in love. [* There are always some exceptions]

By the sheer courtesy of an Android app, you can now touch your girlfriend/ friend’s life remotely with the help of a newly released and rather inconspicuous Android app, ‘Touch my life’.

To spy on your target, you would need to install the aforementioned app on your girlfriend’s phone.  Yeah, you can sneak in the phone some time and install the app but what if she finds out? Well, you can probably install ADW launcher or Go! Launcher alongside, which would help you hide the app from the main menu, leaving no trails that you actually installed an app.

So, how does this work after the initial setup? Well, the road ahead is smooth. You just need to text some simple text messages from your phone number to your girlfriend’s phone. The app provides a lot of fun features like Call Back with Speaker ON, Vibrate for N seconds, Play Ringtone, Take pictures, Record live Audio, Location settings and much more.

You can also install this on your phone as an anti-theft solution. It works both ways.

Below are enlisted some of the messages which you can send: (All messages have to be sent without enclosing the quotes

1)    Write “CALLMEBACK” and send it to your friend’s mobile number for an automatic call back.
2) Write “VIBRATENSEC N” and send it to your friend’s mobile number to vibrate your friend’s phone for N seconds.

3) Write “DEFRINGTONE” and send it to your friend’s mobile number and it will play the default ringtone on your friend’s phone.

4) Write “SENDPHOTO [email protected]” and send it to your friend/girlfriend’s mobile number.it will apparently take the photo of current location of your friend and send it to the email address specified in the SMS as an attachment and will also send a confirmation message to your number.

5) Write “SENDCALLLOG [email protected]” and send it to your friend/ girlfriend’s mobile number. It will send all the call details like incoming calls, outgoing calls, missed calls to the email address specified in the SMS.

6) Write “SENDCONTACTLIST [email protected]” and send it to your friend/girlfriend’s mobile number. It will send the whole contact list to the email specified.

There are lots of other functionalities provided by the app like playing MP3, recording live video or sending some file from SD card to the email specified.  You can also alter the text format and set it to your preference. You can also constrain the remote capability of spying on your target just to your number, so that even if someone finds the text, he won’t be able to break the ice.

[UPDATE]: People are misunderstanding the terminology used here.There is no inference on sexuality or any despicable motives behind publishing this post. This app is not our Polo, nor are we it’s Volkswagen. Though we understand that this may be illegal, we in no way are compelling you to try this out. Hope people take this the right way. We are not running a terrorist-camp here, we are just reporting. Amen.

About the Author

Abhi is a tech-writer, a software engineer, a photographer, a traveler, and a coffee-lover. He’s passionate about everything that’s even remotely digital. He portrays his obsession with tech-toys in his reviews and articles. You can connect with him at [email protected] Don’t worry. We checked. He doesn’t bite.

  • ttrygve

    This is unbelievably creepy. You might as well say “restraining orders are just another way of saying ‘I love you’ “, because that’s pretty much how you come off.

    You assume all your readers are men, which probably isn’t far from the truth given how off putting this would be to any sane woman not prone to abusive relationships. You assume all the spying will be on women (hey, I know several android fans who are gay), and that it will be all be for the purpose of jealous relationship control and manipulation.

    Projecting much, are we?

    And worst of all, you sound EXCITED by this, like you want to share some great opportunity with your readers.

    At BEST, this is *seriously* creepy, but in most jurisdictions this would be outright illegal, as well, and likely justification for the above hypothetical restraining order.

    Sorry, I have no desire to follow this blog anymore. There are plenty of other Android blogs to get the latest news from, I don’t need mine with a side of anything so despicably hateful.

  • ttrygve

    re: inferred sexuality

    “spy on your girlfriend” is a pretty straightforward inference, though admittedly, on second reading, it doesn’t explicitly say a man would be doing the spying, so I suppose it could be another woman.

    re: “compelling” people to try it out

    “Some of us have that ‘Bond-ish’ chromosome-” and “Insecurity is a virtue perhaps for people who are in love” are clearly glorifying a seriously dysfunctional and unhealthy relationship dynamic.

    The crazy part is you say “You can also install this on your phone as an anti-theft solution” as a throw-away afterthought, when you could’ve written this whole post from that perspective and it would’ve been just fine — if potentially prone to abuse. Instead you play up the abuse (in a very literal sense, here) as the entire point, and as a *good* thing, no less!

  • Abhi

    We take your word. Thank you for your thoughtful suggestions.. Appreciated :)

    Though I can continue arguing and clarify my stand, I believe it’s all about perceptions.

    As a matter of fact, had I written this from your perspective, you (read: most people) wouldn’t have even read this post. It’s our job how to present the content and make it voraciously captivating. If you doubt what is being said, let us know. If you have a problem with the ‘how’ part, well, it’s difficult to please everyone, but we would try our best :)

    I was curious actually, thought to ask you. DO people who are least interested in shooting saucers, take up tutorials on rifle-shooting? Please throw some light on that too.

    Have a nice day Sir/madam. Sorry if I am missing something else, please don’t call me a sexist.

    P.S: “The suspicious believe everybody to be suspicious; the liar feels secure in the thought that he is not so foolish as to believe that there is such a phenomenon as a strictly truthful person; the envious see envy in every soul; the miser thinks everybody is eager to get his money;…and the abandoned sensualist looks upon the saint as a hypocrite”- James Allen
    Amen

  • ttrygve

    Perhaps I’m being overly optimistic about your readership, but I would like to think anti-theft solutions would hold a far broader appeal than a stalker how-to piece, which I’m sorry to say is still how this reads to me.

    The myriad reviews and comparison write ups for anti-theft software like Avast, LookOut, Prey, Cerberus, and countless others would suggest to me, at least, that their is plenty of potential interest in the topic.

    And I know nobody can please everybody all of the time. I’m not trying to set any unreasonable standards here. Heck, by commenting here at all, I’m even breaking my number one personal rule of internet blogs: “don’t look at the comments”, since they usually just make me despair for humanity (some forums *cough*YouTube*cough* more so than others, obviously).

    But this isn’t about “the how” of your writing style pleasing me personally or not, it’s about cultural and community standards that I feel are crossing a line that warrants speaking up about (though that’s obviously a personal opinion, and necessarily subjective).

    If this had been about some way to spy on a specific religion or ethnicity, or to “keep those [x] out of the neighborhood”, I’d call that out too. Something that seems to so casually promote stalking on supposed loved ones doesn’t seem all that different to me. Heck, forget the potentially sexist angle. It still reeks of an abusive controlling relationship, the kind of thing some people could stand to be reminded is neither healthy nor normal (nor should it be).

    And, believe it or not, I’m not calling you a sexist. I know nothing else about you, so I won’t speculate as to that. But I AM saying that this piece glorifies and promotes what, to me, comes off as straightforward stalking, which would be true whether directed at boyfriends, girlfriends, colleagues, neighbors, minors or anyone else. Though women are obviously the most common target of such a thing, and I think the “spy on your girlfriend” post title implies agreement on that.

    Can you help me understand your rifle-shooting question? I’m happy to respond, but I’m not really sure what you’re trying to ask. Are you talking about something like skeet shooting? I don’t really know anything about it, but I assume it’s meant to be metaphorical for something? Sorry.


    Tom

  • ttrygve

    Grr, I need someone to be my own personal proofreader. =p

    End of 2nd paragraph should obviously read: “that THERE is plenty of potential interest in the topic”

    Yeah, yeah, I’m a stickler, but I try to direct it more towards myself than others, since I obviously know I make the same damn mistakes all the time.

  • Abhi

    I grasp your point completely. But the notion behind the whole post was never to uphold any form of sexual bias or to rattle any specific sexuality.

    The Title was aimed on a slightly lighter note than what you are perceiving it to be. However enticing this post may seem, there is no practical way to implement this as with phones, people too have become smarter. If you’re smart, you won’t even attempt this, if you know what I mean..:D

    I know I could have written it in a rather boring, hum-drum, monotonous fashion too but that would have missed the concept and perhaps even the attention, this app deserves.

    You do not draw literal inferences from marketing slogans, do you?
    Expecting social media to be prude all the time is like asking a lion to be vegeterian, just because you don’t eat fish.

    In a rather perfect world, this would have been an immoral, unrighteous, shoddy and rather disgusting piece of write-up. But thankfully, it’s not, so ‘their’ is no problem in making some goof-ups and quoting some intangible things.

    No matter how good you are at preaching morality, people would always take it, the way they wish to take it. ;)

  • Abhi

    And you can turn blind-eye to that saucer-rifle stuff. After reading your comment, I don’t think you fit-in to that example. Great actually, you din’t get it. :)