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SeekDroid Available for FREE Today from Amazon (Updated)

SeekDroid is not the Amazon App of the Day, but it’s definitely free for a limited time and we wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss it.  As one of the more popular paid Android apps (10-50K Market downloads), SeekDroid normally runs for $.99 and can help you locate, lock, and destroy anyone that manages to steal your device.  OK, the destroy part may be stretching things, but it can remotely turn on your GPS for location, activate an alarm, retrieve missed calls, remote wipe both internal and SD storage, and seriously, so much more.  While we’re not big fans of things like anti-virus apps on Android, we are fans of protecting devices when they have been lost and this is one of the best.  

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Update:  So I think we’re all a little confused.  When you head to the app page, it’s showing as $.99, but if you head to amazon.com/appstore you can clearly see at the top that it is supposed to be free.  Please let us know if it is charging you.  Also, if you are finding a way to get it to appear as free, please let the rest of our readers know in the comments.

Update 2:  For those that aren’t seeing this, here is a screenshot that I took of the Amazon site within the last minute:

Update 3:  Looks like it may not be free because Amazon updates their pricing hourly?  Whatever they are doing, they need to update their damn main page because this has quickly become one of the most annoying app posts in the history of Droid Life.

Update 4:  Amazon may be willing to issue you a refund if you were charged for this app as is stated below from one of our readers.  That same reader also learned from their support team that they are looking into the issue which we’re hoping means it’ll be resolved and set to “free” again within the hour.

Update 5:  SeekDroid should be free again!

Cheers Darren!

  • Goblueboy

    So I ended up spending  -$7.00 on this app. nice!

  • Goblueboy

    So I ended up spending  -$7.00 on this app. nice!

  • T Rodriguez68

    Got it when it was free…but now it says I don’t own the app and I have to buy it…also happening with the Watchdog app!! I found the invoices that say I so called “purchased” the free apps and contacted customer service, but wondering if anyone else is having this problem??

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  • Ozzzmosis

    i got it for free this morning

  • Joe

    Forget data erase – what this app needs is a permanent self destruct feature.  In other words, someone steals the phone, and once you realize you have no hope of retrieving it, you log on to Seek Droid’s site, access your phone, and activate a feature that goes beyond a data erase – one that permanently bricks the phone so that the thief is left with a paperweight!  THAT is what this app needs.

  • It is showing on the app as .99 but is listed on in the Top Free section

  • Anonymous

    Attention everyone!!   I just purchased, that’s right purchased the app.  It’s funny how it says that it’s free but I was still charged for it.  Anyways, I called AMAZON and the guy told me that lot’s of people have been experiencing this problem of purchasing a free app.  Well, to compensate me he said that AMAZON would credit me a $5.00 to make up for it.  It’s only a buck so I’m not sweating it. 

  • Shows as 0.99 for me on both the computer and on the phone. It does show in the search results as free though. What gives?

  • Anonymous

    So it’s back to being $.99 in the AAS…. but given the ~75% 5-star rating it might just be worth the money.  Can it remotely power the phone?  In my experience, most people will turn off a stolen phone – or at least the person who stole mine did.

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  • Meatlover

    So how is this different from Lookout Mobile Security??

  • Daddy_Bird

    After researching apps in the market, this app seems to be one of the few that can remotely turn on GPS.  Others send your location based on cell tower triangulation (not accurate) or GPS (but can’t turn it on remotely).  I never leave GPS on b/c of the battery suckage so remote GPS power control is a must.  If it works, I’ll gladly fork over $.99 to support the developer since Amazon apps are not an option for me on my Atrix.

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  • Anonymous

    How does this app compare with Lookout Mobile Security? 

  • MattInPDX

    It’s free now at the Amazon app store, just downloaded it.

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  • Anonymous

    Still not free. Shows as free

  • Anonymous

    Still not free. Shows as free

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  • IT’s free again!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Anonymous

    What I don’t get about this app is that, say someone steals my phone… How long do you think it will take them to uninstall this app so that I can’t do shit about it?

    I mean I guess if I lock my phone it could be useful… but then again How long do you think it will take them to connect it to their computer and SBF?

    I mean I guess they might not be intelligent enough to do that… but then again what if they just google how to wipe an android phone?

  • Anonymous

    came up for free just now for me.

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  • Tommy

    Got it free. Pretty nifty app.

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    Free for me. I have a screen shot of it. How can I post it here

  • GOT IT, FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Just heard back from Amazon. They apologized and are returning my $.99.

  • Anonymous

    Just heard back from Amazon. They apologized and are returning my $.99.

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  • DaSpitter

    Please do a full article on this app! I think I’m in love 🙂

  • Ray

    this has to be the most updates i have every seen on dl for one story lol!

  • Slllllyyy

    Can it self destruct?
    Whats the point of this app if it can’t?

    Why do I need to know where the person who stole my phone is, if I can’t blow him up?