Florida-based Retina-X Studios has announced a piece of commercial spyware for the iPad, called Mobile Spy. This software sits on your iPad and silently logs all email, web browsing and even contacts added to the device. This information is uploaded to your online account where you can pry and snoop on the information at your leisure.
It looks like Retina-X is pitching this at the business market, for bosses to keep an eye on their employees. Check out this quote from the press release:
“Mobile Spy is a priceless piece of software. After having some doubts about honesty, this really helped set the record straight and confirmed my suspicions,” says Derrick, a Mobile Spy user."
The software and service, also available for Blackberry, Android and Windows Mobile, will cost you $100 per year. If you’re like me, you will immediately run a search for this on the App Store. Don’t bother, because you won’t find it there. Mobile Spy will only work on a jailbroken iPad
“This is because iPad is not able to run more than one program at a time unless it is jailbroken,” reads the excuse on the product page.