What you need to know
- Apple has released the Tracker Detect app on the Google Play store.
- The app allows Android users to track AirTags.
Apple has made good on its promise to release an Android app for AirTag.
Today, the company released the Tracker Detect app on the Google Play store. The app allows users to scan for an AirTag (or other item trackers) that is currently separated from their actual owner and could be used to track someone without their knowledge.
While it is great that Apple released the app before the end of the year as promised, it appears there are some more features needed to bring it up to expectations. The app currently has a 2.3 out of 5 on the store and, according to one user, doesn't have the same features of other item tracker apps released by independent developers:
Apple's AirTag was originally released in the spring of 2021 and immediately took on Tile, the known brand for item trackers beforehand.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.