A few days ago, I was at the beach when a young boy came running and told me that he had lost his phone and wanted to call his parents. So I let him use my Android smartphone. He seemed to make a call and then handed the phone back to me. What I did not know was that during these 2 minutes he quickly installed RAT (remote access trojan) in my smartphone. I found it out only later when strange things started happening in the phone. Learning from this experience, now I keep the Event Logger app installed in the Android, so that I can quickly know what actually is happening in the Android.
The Event Logger app for Android keeps track of all the activity related to your smartphone. According to the app programmer, it keeps a log of the following activity on your Android device –
- Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Screen rotation and Power related activity
- SMS and Phone call events
- Headphones, USB devices plugged in
- App started, Volume or Wallpaper changed
- Phone booted, Locale changes, Charger cable connected
After the installation of the Event Logger app, you have to launch it once from the All Apps screen. After that it will keep monitoring the various events in your Android device and create a log of all the activity along with the time stamps. At any later time, you can open the Event Logger app and view the list of the events that it has recorded.
If you want to see the details of any event, then you have to tap on that event and a detailed information popup will be shown. For example the following info box shows the details about a new phone call placed from my smartphone, giving the exact time and the called phone number.
There are no options in the Event Logger apps, which makes it very simple and easy to use. But there are annoying ads that fill your entire screen as soon as you launch this app, which is very irritating.
Conclusion: The free Event Logger app can keep a track all of your Android device activity. It supports many different types of the events that it can detect and log, including sending/receiving SMS messages and making/receiving phone calls.
You can download the Event Logger app from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rs.pedjaapps.eventlogger.