Oi! PingMe! lets you use your IPhone or IPad as a GPS to send your location automatically to your approved friends. Lord Kitchener and his peeps would use it, why not you?
****THIS APP DOES NOT FIND YOUR PHONE FOR YOU*** Never did. So who ever entered that comment in the reviews is silly.
- Locate friends on a map that are running Oi! Ping Me
- Send requests to your friends to be able to follow them on a map
- Update your location to your friends
- Text message your friends for free.
- SMS, Email, or Tweet a share URL. Then people can following you for a limited amount of time and they don't need this app to do so.
- Works on IPhone, IPod touch, IPad
- Ipad version allows for larger map view
- Status box at top tells you when your location is sent to server
- Message history.
- Shows your speed, altitude, direction, and gps accuracy.
- Guarded by the Lord Kitchener icon.
You can send messages in realtime and "Ping" your peeps (aka friends). Push notifications are required to be turned on to receive pings (aka text messages) from your peeps.
After you sign-in, the app will start sending your location to the Oi Ping server. It is updated only as you move. So if you don't move your location will not be sent. (Note: sometimes your phone GPS says you have moved when you really have not. This is due to the accuracy of the GPS signal)
Press the refresh icon in the bottom right to get the latest locations of your peeps.
To find friends tap "Find Peeps" under the "Options" button on the main map screen. Then send them a approval request. Once they approve you as a peep you can see them on your map and ping them.
If you close the app (using your home bottom on the bottom) your location will stop being sent to the server. Instead if you want your updated location to be sent to the Oi Ping server simply tap the power button on the top of your device. This will shut off the screen but still send updates to the server.
Invite your friends by sending them a email using the "Email A Invite" button in options.
Let us know what you think. Always looking to add new features.
* Currently limited to sending 6 friend requests. We may open this up to more later.
* Phone or Ipad must have a data connection (wifi or cellphone) in order to send your location to your friends. 3G connection is recommended.
* Tweeting your location is only available if your running iOS5.
* Sharing your location using with a URL lets friend track you for 15 mins.
-Fixed crash on some versions of the iPad.
-Shows when internet connection is not available.
-Changes status message based on your speed.
-Various other bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Not to shabby
Refreshing the locations are a bit slow, but overall not bad
Awesome Helpful App
I use this app alot. Very cool & easy 2 use.
Always happy to follow and be followed.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.