Suspect your partner of cheating? Well, no need to hire a private eye, there’s an app for that.
Introducing the “Boyfriend Tracker” app, being sold in Brazil. The $2 a month app promises to act like a ‘private detective in your partner’s pocket.’
Functions include sending the person doing the tracking updates on their partner’s location and forwarding duplicates of text message traffic from the targeted phone.
There is even a command that allows a user to force the target phone to silently call their own, like a pocket dial, so they can listen in on what the person is saying.
However Google was forced to pull the app due to invasion of privacy.
But tracking down a cheating spouse with an app is nothing new. There are a whole bunch of Boyfriend Tracker-esque apps that claim to let you “spy” on your partner via their phone.
While there is the thrill of catching a cheater in the act, this app is not going to fix your relationship and broken heart. At the end of the day, if the person is going to cheat, they’re going to cheat. Heck, there are even apps for that.
And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.