14 December 2012

Discontinuing Undercover iOS

It was a very tough call to make, but we decided to discontinue our Undercover iOS app. The main reason for this is that iOS background location tracking is still too unreliable to use in a theft-recovery application. Many times, significant location changes simply do not trigger Undercover. We also tested other theft-protection iOS apps and these tests clearly confirm the issue. In most cases, these apps simply don't phone home. As a result, we don't see how we can develop an iOS app that meets our high standards in theft recovery.

Given the fact that Apple does not give us access to the same system features for location tracking and device locking as they are using for Find My iPhone, and because Apple is giving away Find My iPhone for free with iCloud, we decided it makes more sense to focus all our development efforts on Undercover for Mac.