Device Finder provides store managers with the ability to view assigned devices, track their last known location and current status, and locate lost or missing devices.


Device Finder allows store managers to view the location, status, and last access point of devices assigned to their site/location. This application can also be used to locate lost or missing devices by retrieving information about the last access point connection and logged-in user.

View Site Devices

The site devices can be viewed in a List or Map view.

Device List View

Store managers use this feature to view devices assigned to their site/location. The List View is the default display and toggles to Map View. Each device listed displays the following:

  • Serial Number

  • Status

  • Last Reported Activity

  • Last Known User

  • Battery Charge

  • Current Distance from Device

Device Finder has 3 tabs displayed in List View:

  • All Devices - show all devices known for this site

  • In Use - shows all devices reporting that are currently in use/not cradled

  • Not Reporting - shows all devices with no reporting in the last 12 hours

Do not be alarmed if In Use and Not Reporting device counts do not add up to the count for All Devices. The All Devices tab also includes devices at that site/location that are cradled/not in use.

Device Map View

Tap the Map View button to see the same list of devices overlaid on a map. Each map locator is color coded for Cradled, In Use, or Not Reporting. Tap on a map locator to view the serial number of the device, Last user, Model, and Status.

Map views depicted in the Device Finder are made available by OpenStreetMap.

View Device Details

Tap on a device for additional details. If Bluetooth is enabled it displays the current distance of that device from the current device.

Ping a Device

Tap the Ping Device button to trigger an audible on a device.

Device BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy)

The Beacon service uses BLE to locate other devices by proximity. The service can run without a logged in user. To enable this feature, a Launcher configuration change is added to the Custom Intents. For further information, see Launcher Custom Intents.

The Launcher custom intent for the BLE is:

      "package": "com.bluefletch.ems.deviceinformation",
      "class": "com.bluefletch.ems.deviceinformation.SilentInitActivity",
      "flags" : 1,
      "typeIntent": "a"

Example ADB

adb shell am start -n com.bluefletch.ems.deviceinformation/com.bluefletch.ems.deviceinformation.SilentInitActivity

Example AirWatch Command


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