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Postby justabaldguy » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:52 pm

Got an odd request: anyone use a good cell phone tracker? Ideally it'd be where the phone auto updates its position, and (when desired) others could watch progress on a website. I was looking into InstaMapper which seems perfect, but wanted to check and see if any one else has tried this.
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Postby Macrocephalus » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:57 pm

If you're talking iPhones, that's built in — there's an app called Find My Friends that lets you find out where your friends and family members are (if they've set things up to let you do so) and set which (if any) people you want to be able to find you. On Android, I'm afraid I have no clue.
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Postby smurphster » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:05 pm

On Android, there's Latitude. A word of caution though... if you're looking to have accurate, real-time updating, it will drain your battery very quickly.
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Postby Vegetarian Barbarian » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:38 pm

I avoid anything GPS/Phone tracking apps or use. Am i the only one?

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Postby txshurricane » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:48 pm

smurphster wrote:On Android, there's Latitude. A word of caution though... if you're looking to have accurate, real-time updating, it will drain your battery very quickly.

Depends on your GPS hardware. On my phone it only uses 2% of the total battery usage - the same as the operating system. I have an HTC myTouch 4G Slide.
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