By Ratlake Technologies
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Ping is a service that allows you to keep track of your devices, your friends - in fact anyone who wants to share their location! Because the locations are stored on the server, you won't ever get 'location unavailable' although the location age will depend on when the last update was sent.
Turn any IOS device into a Ping by creating an account and then selecting the ‘Make my device a Ping’ switch.
Ping can be configured to wake up and send a location after a configureable time period or when your device detects that it has moved (via Apple Location Services).
NEW FEATURE: You can now save battery by disabling GPS and WiFi in the app - location services will only be turned on when the app wakes up OR if someone requests your location (if your device is PUBLIC). You will be notified by push message who has requested your location.
The locations are stored on the server meaning you not only know where someone is now, but also where they were. You can visualise this using the breadcrumbs feature.
If you make your Ping public, anyone can become a follower - although you can refine who gets to follow you by setting a PIN and/or obfuscate the accuracy. You can even block a follower.
You can also get notified when someone moves or create a geofence and get notified when some enters or leaves. Notifications are via Twitter, Apple Push and e-mail.
We’ll be increasing the number of devices that we support to include OSX shortly and we've also launching our very own Ping tracker. Check out the website for more details or for more information on how to us use the service.
NB - Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. We recommend switching off GPS and WiFi within the app so that location services are only used when the app wakes up using 'background fetch' or if a public follower requests your location.
What's New in Version 3.0
- Ping rebrand
- Changed hide buttons switch to delete all push events button in app settings view
- Modified add notifications and add transponders for Geofence such that calls to server do not block UI
- Added access to Transponder settings from Location details call-out
- Added high res icons on toolbar and action bar
- Replaced different blobs with single low and high redblob images and tint to get desired colour
- Fixed bug on location details view where call-out for add geofence invokes incorrect view for IOS transponders
- Added settings option on location details
- Remove enable my location option from app settings as this is no longer in use
- Put push events (inbox) into separate view
- Added button to delete all push events
- Fixed bug where active hours start time could not be before end time which is valid if user wants to get locations overnight
- Added IOS geofence support. Not sure if this adds any value as at the moment you can only make IOS geofences active for your own device
- Fixed bug where deleting Ping attached to a Geofence causes Geofence to crash
- Aligned active hours code base with Ping and removed active days
- Fixed bug with display of sleeptime when redisaplying stored value
- Added icons for temperature and altitude and wakeup modes for location events
- Fixed bug where map not displayed on geofence detail view
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: 05 February 2015
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 8.0 MB
- Languages: Arabic, En, Polish, Turkish
- Developer: Ratlake Technologies Limited
- © 2014 Ratlake Technologies Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.