Transitory is the easiest way to share your GPS location in realtime with friends. With just one tap, you can share your live whereabouts at a private URL for a set amount of time, which you can then send to as few or as many people as you want. After the time is up, your URL self-destructs and can no longer be viewed. Recipients of the private URL don't need the Transitory app or even a smartphone -- as long as they can view a link in a browser they can see where you are for the amount of time you allow. Transitory doesn't require you to create any accounts, is completely anonymous, and completely free.


Transitory can be used in hundreds of ways!

- Post your Transitory URL to Facebook while running a marathon so your friends can track your progress for a few hours

- Text your Transitory URL to a friend who you're about to pick up so he can see when you arrive rather than having to ask

- Text your Transitory URL to the friend you just finished hanging out with so he can make sure you get home safely at night

- Tweet your Transitory URL to your followers while you're vacationing in Paris so they can see which interesting landmarks you visit

- Email your Wiffle Ball meetup group a Transitory URL when your meetup begins so everyone knows where in the park to meet


- Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New

Version 2

- a whole new settings panel
- upgraded features including:
- the ability to turn off ads
- the ability to continue at your last url
- the ability to choose a custom url
- ui improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Definitely the best location sharing app


There are so many times when I need to share my location with people (like if I'm running late or meeting someone in a confusing location, etc). But I don't want to have to create an account and a profile like with other location sharing apps. And I also don't want it to share my location all the time. This is an easy and effective solution to that problem. I also like that my friends can open the link on any phone or computer. It's definitely the most user friendly gps location sharing app out there. Glad I found it.

Love it?

Jazzy Neon

This is the perfect app to share my location with my friends and family. Many nights I have to drive home - a drive that takes me an hour. I just turn on transitory and my family knows that I reached my destination safe and sound.
It is perfect when I travel and if my friends and I head different ways in the morning and then want to meet at a park or certain street. Even though we do not know our way around transitory allows us to "see" each other as we get closer and closer. After our set time we have our privacy back again.
How did I ever manage before?

Too simple and there's a bug


Nice that it's simple but is too simple. Need to be able to specify how long I want to share for and not be limited to 1 hour. Also would be nice to quickly share with specific people. Would help to know how many people have accessed the link.

Also was sharing my location but when I went back into the app it reverted to the default screen, so it won't let me stop the active location sharing.


Shaun Salzberg
9.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Shaun Salzberg
In-App Purchases
  1. Transitory Premium $4.99
  2. Transitory Premium $9.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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