Family Tracker for iPad
By LogSat Software LLC
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Family Tracker was recently used to locate a missing child - see news report on: http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2012-05-28/Smart-phones-help-locate-the-missing
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Family Tracker allows you to track your wife, husband, children and fiancée. You can now find out where they are, at anytime, as long as they have their phones with them. Family Tracker is available for other platforms as well, so you can track (and be tracked by) other devices as well - check our website for more details.
Please note that starting with the new iOS4 and supported hardware (currently iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 3GS and 3rd gen. iPods), Family Tracker runs in the background at all times, continuously updating the GPS location of the device. Even if the iPhone is rebooted, Family Tracker will automatically resume tracking and updating its position! In addition, for devices running iOS7, you can remotely trigger an instant GPS update so you can pinpoint their location at any time, either via another Family Tracker application, or via our website.
So how does this work?
Simple. Install Family Tracker on the iPhone/iPad you want to track. From then on, you can use either a web browser or via the Family Tracker app itself installed on your own iPhone/iPad to locate your family member.
If the device you wish to track does not support multitasking (for example, older iPhones 3G, iPads), you can still use Family Tracker to locate the family member. Using the web or your own iPhone, you will be able to "ping" the other iPhone. This is done by sending the other iPhone a (free) “Apple Push Notification” which will cause an alert to sound on your family member’s iPhone, even if the phone in is stand-by, just as would happen if the iPhone receives an SMS. As soon as this alert is acknowledged, their GPS position will be recorded, and their location will be updated on a map. If you are using an iPhone yourself to track them, you will be sent a Push Notification to inform you that the family member has accepted your "ping". These notifications will be automatically re-sent every 60 seconds until they are acknowledged. If the recipient is trying to ignore them or does not hear them, this repetition will help acknowledging them.
Family Tracker does not need to know your iPhone cell number to function, as it does not send SMS messages for notifications. Your email address is instead used to send free Apple Push Notifications to the iPhones being tracked. These notifications are free, specific to our Family Tracker application, and work anywhere in the world as long as the iPhone and/or iTouch being tracked has internet access via the cellular network or WiFi.
Notice: ***Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.*** For this reason, we strongly recommend users to configure Family Tracker to use the "Driving Only" accuracy in the GPS setting. This special mode updates the GPS location only when a significant location change occurs, which results in a tremendous gain in battery life.
What's New in Version 3.4
not as efficient as a phone call
this app seemed promising but in order for me to get an updated position I send a ping or I tell it to force an update and then the message tells me that I will be notified when the user on the other end accepts my request to update their position. so in other words it requires interaction from the person on the other end to update. I may as well just try to call them on the cell phone and ask them where they are. I liked the alert siren, but that only worked once.
UPDATE: pings no longer work at all, the phone being tracked displays no alerts and makes no sounds. I followed troubleshooting instructions, checking settings, even to the extent of removing and reinstalling the application, still isn't working properly. going to uninstall and buy something else
Keep the updates coming :-)
I love this app. Our daughter likes it a bit less... but for us it's now almost indispensable :-) Whenever we need to know were she is, we can do so without ever needing to call her (and possibly listening to her lies...!). Not to mention that I travel a lot and my wife feels much better to know where I am at all times.
I can't comment about tech support as I've never had the need to contact them - everything has always worked very very nicely.
Read about the app on Google the other day being used to track a missing child. Told my wife, and she immediately installed it on all our phones. I was skeptical at first, but I went from 6-7 calls a day from her to see where I was and if I was fine, to just one at night when I stop to rest (I drive and travel a lot). She uses the app to see where I am, and if I'm moving I'm obviously OK :-)
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Mar 28, 2015
- Version: 3.4
- Size: 2.2 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese, Korean
- Seller: LogSat Software LLC
- © 2011-13 LogSat Software LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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