Tracku Friend Tracker
By Aries App, Inc.
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Looking for a pure utility app? Sick of all the social stuff that is embedded everywhere? Tracku is the answer. Tracku is the premium, down to earth personal tracking utility. It does one thing and does one thing well: real-time tracking and sharing location with your authorized friends. Tracku has no social, no user information gathering: we don't even ask you for your email address. All Tracku does is to reliably record you and your friends' current locations and display them on all of the iPhone/iPads's involved.
Tracku is great for finding loved ones, locate all buddies in a hunting trip, or schedule a meet-up in a nearby coffee shop. The interface is so simple that you can do almost everything within a few touches or two.
While easy to use, Tracku also employs a refined privacy system so you can control who to share location with.
=== Here's what our users say ===
- "Great when meeting up with friends or visiting a theme park. Nobody strays far from the group or easily join your friends in a location. "
- "Simple install is a breeze!"
=== Major Features ===
- Fast setup: we all hate giving out email addresses, let alone having to come up with a password. Tracku needs neither. It takes literally 1 second to setup Tracku: it gives you a device-bound id number. That's it. Give your ID number to your friends and start Tracking.
- See everyone on the Map: Tracku enables you to see at a glance where all your friends are, and only you know what you can use the information for. Send us a tip from in-app feedback and tell us how you are using it!
- Share locations with friends: Tracku allows you to create a shared pin for selected friends to see, so no more hassles telling them where to meet up: just create a pin on map and share!
- Google Maps Search for everything : integrated Google Maps search means you can search anything directly within Tracku. You can also convert any of the search results into Shared Pins so your friends know exactly where you are talking about.
- Real time GPS tracking: Tracku provides real time GPS tracking as well as low-power background tracking (can be turned off).
- Highly effective privacy control: Tracku GPS Tracking ensures that your location is only shared with your trusted friends. You can easily delete or block any one on your friend list so they can't see your location updates anymore.
Attention to Chinese users: our server is hosted on Google App Engine, which is blocked periodically by the Chinese national firewall. You can use a VPN connection to circumvent the firewall for Tracku to work properly. 中国的用户请注意，Tracku的服务器在Google App Engine上，经常被政府无故屏蔽。如果您想要正常使用Tracku, 可以使用一个VPN服务。
Some reviews are saying that the location isn't accurate or they stay at somewhere in the ocean in Africa. This is mostly an issue with the iPhone's GPS chip. The point in the ocean around Africa has a GPS location of 0, 0. If this happens, make sure you grant Tracku the access to your location. Go to iPhone's Settings -> Location Services (iOS 5) or Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services (iOS 6). Make sure the switch is ON for Tracku.
* Obligatory GPS Note:
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 7.3
1. added trace on/off switch
2. improved background tracking
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: 05 December 2013
- Version: 7.3
- Size: 3.3 MB
- Languages: English, Simplified Chinese
- Developer: Aries App, Inc.
- © AriesApp, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.