I know this is possible for Apple devices using the iCloud binding but I am i looking for a way to do the same thing for Google devices.
The android device manager has similar functionality - however I have been unable to find any API to invoke for find my android. Searching various forums reveals that google does not make this API public.
There are some solutions using multiple ifttt rules. This is one possible solution path, but it is nowhere near as optimal as using the native android device manager:
- Will require a more complex set of rules for multiple phones (1 to increase volume, wait a bit, then 1 to ring)
- The phone will go to voicemail fairly quickly, as opposed to find my device which will ring for 5 minutes
While there is no official method to invoke the find my device from Google, has anyone hacked anything together into a script that can call the appropriate web function?
Have others solved this problem in a different way? I assume there is a tasker route I could pursue, but historically I have had limited reliability with my tasker automations.