"The first version was mainly targeted at women who wanted to know where there husband was"

First launched on August 30, the application could be installed into a smartphone and a computer could then be used to monitor the whereabouts of the device – and, presumably, the owner, through its GPS data.

The basic charge was Y525 (£4.31) a month, which provided the location of the phone and the amount of energy left in the phone’s battery. For the £15.83 “platinum plan,” however, the member would be able to access the list of all the calls that had been made from the phone, the dates, times and durations, as well as other applications that had been installed.