By WhenHub, Inc.
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WhenHub Approach allows geostreaming (i.e. real-time location sharing) for yourself and other invited participants as you approach a meeting, event or final destination. With Approach you can share and see location information in real-time, for a fixed period of time, and for a select group of people on any smartphone.
The map view allows you to see each participant's profile image and location in real-time. Everyone stays informed of arrival times without having to use unsafe text messages while driving. Approach can be used in many scenarios such as meeting people at a restaurant, driving home from work or vacation, tracking family members on a long journey, and monitoring kids on a field trip.
Participants who join the Approach have privacy settings to control their geostreaming or sharing contact details with the group. Users can also make phone calls directly thru the app to others involved in an active Approach. Notifications are sent as participants join, leave or are near the destination.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 1.3.2
Allow participant to change name, phone number and settings on join screen.
Fix bug with calendar events.
Prompt creator to finish approach when everyone has arrived.
Add sound and vibration to notifications.
Fix potential issue with background updates stopping after 20 minutes.
It seems to take a lot of effort to get it going. If I want to do an impromptu coordination with a handful of people, I can tell them to fetch the app, which is fine, but then they have to pick a login, type in their Google account name, type in their Google password, give it permission for location, contacts. It's a rather lengthy process that may seem a bit much to expect everyone to do.
I'm not technical enough to know if this is all absolutely necessary for this to work. It very well may be for positive identification and privacy needs. But anything you can do to make the setup easier would be appreciated.
Very efficient and useful! Use it all the time now! Especially great for meeting my ex to drop off the kids and pick them up
Why is it always on?
Great idea; much better UI and integration since its last version. But once installed it's on 24/7, draining battery and privacy when not in use. Uninstalled until needed.