Postmag Technology built the Khoj app as a Free app. This SERVICE is provided by Postmag Technology at no cost and is intended for use as is.
This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service.
Information Collection and Use
The app does use third party services that may collect information used to identify you.
We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device’s internal memory.
This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.
We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
These Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.
Terms and Conditions
Upon installation of this application, user has agreed following terms and conditions.
- User of this application is aware that this application shares his/her location to others by using SMS.
- Upon getting location request from any person, user of this application agree to share his/her location by sending SMS generated by this application automatically without his/her intervention.
- Upon getting location request, user is very much aware that his/her location will be stored in the service provider system so that his location can be delivered to request person and also can be used for improving the service.
- Upon sharing location using SMS there will be predefined charge deducted from his mobile account balance.
- User of this application has a right to stop sharing his location by uninstalling the application any time.
Location of a mobile user is an utmost important because of its seamless mobility feature. The technology for finding such user in mobile network is now one of the most promising and research needed fields. Classification of potential location based system (LBS) application can be done as for public safety, consumer needs and enterprise business.
This application is the part of location-based query system along with SMS center.
The main objective of this application is to share its mobile location using SMS reply automatically to them who seeks its location. SMS is the cheapest method to use as compare to internet in developing world like Nepal. It is also total offline method hence easy to operate for the most general people. In the emergency case when there is to locate the person using mobile, currently there is no easy way out hence Postmag technology has developed this system collaborating with telecom company.
The core functionality of this application is divided into two parts. It means it does two kinds of work which is related to SMS handling. The basic work of this application is to send SMS for location query purpose to SMS center manually. Another is to give reply SMS automatically to SMS center upon getting such location query SMS.
Currently a local mobile number has been used as SMS center number but later in update version its number will be changed to 5-digit number.
Part 1 core function: As a query number, user send SMS manually to make location query of any other mobile number.
With this application, user can send SMS to find the location of mobile number currently registered in country Nepal via SMS center. If the targeted number is not in Nepal then its location cannot be obtained.
After this application run, user is first notified its terms and condition and then proceed to Main View.
In Main view, user will load the target number by using its own contact view and send SMS using button provided in main view. Such sent SMS will be sent to SMS center in pre-defined format and pre-defined number. SMS center number is local mobile number of country Nepal. Both format and SMS center number has been hard coded in application code. As SMS center number is from country Nepal thus tariff charge depends on the query location’s telecom company.
Upon getting such query request, SMS center will check location sharing subscription of target number. On validating its subscription, SMS center will notify such request to target number having this application installed.
Part 2 core function: Reply to location query request by SMS center
Upon getting location request, this application in targeted number now send back SMS automatically as reply to SMS center with a content about its GSM network parameter in pre-defined format. SMS center upon getting such information, it will convert the GSM parameter into physical real-world address by running its own algorithm on GSM database using one of the popular Okumara hata model. SMS center then send physical real-world address to the query number as a location address of target number.
This application sends SMS to SMS center only. It will not send SMS to any other number either for location query or for reply to location request. Similarly, it reads the SMS content of those SMS only which is sent by SMS center. As reply of the location request, this application will send GSM parameter only in coded form hence its privacy also has been well maintained.
The process can be seen in Main view screen and also the content that sent can be seen in default SMS application provided by phone itself. Hence there is no hidden work it does.