Best real-time location sharing app for iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPod touch Apps' started by illiniry, Aug 12, 2010.

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    illiniry

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    Google Latitude is pretty awesome as a native app for other phones but it sucks on the iPhone because it's only web-based. As far as I know, you have to refresh Safari manually to update your location, and I believe this means you have to open Safari and refresh it even with multitasking support.

    Anyone know of any apps that run in the background and update your location using GPS? I've seen the navi ones but those don't allow anyone else to see where you are in real-time. I'm looking for something where anyone can go online and track my location without me having to update it manually.

    Any ideas or thoughts on this?
     
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    if you are jailbroken there are several offerings of google latitude apps.
    that's all they do is sit in the back ground and update your location based on the intervals you set.
     
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    Not jailbroken. Seems like Loopt and Twinkle are possibilities, not sure though.
     
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    Google latitude IS awesome. And you should continue to use it on the iPhone. Download Latitudie and it will update your location in the background. If you want to view where your friends are, visit the Latitude mobile site. Also in the next version of Latitudie you will be able to see your friends on there. It's currently in the review process now. So check it out. I love it!
     
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    Oh wow, kudos to you sir, that's exactly what I wanted. Beautiful!
     
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    Glad to help. I keep mine on cell based location and see zero battery impact. And it updates all the time and is pretty accurate. Have fun!
     
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    This newer app is better

    I've been using Latitude for a while, like this new app (Now-Find your friends) much much better. Don't have to deal with Google pushing check-ins and whatnot on me.

    Currently have both on iPhone 4. Both are free. But find myself using the now app more. It feels like it was designed for the iPhone while Latitude feels like it was designed for Android.

    URLs for each:

    Latitude: www.google.com/latitude

    Now: www.now.co
     
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    zLocation - We just published a new location sharing app

    The app is called zLocation and it's currently only available for the iOS devices. You can download it from the App Store here http://itunes.apple.com/app/zlocation/id531863980?ign-mpt=uo=5

    Or you can check out http://zlocation.com from your iOS device. We are working on the Android version at the moment and it should be available in the Google Play store very soon. Hope you like it. It's simple, safe, it does not require signing up for an account.
     

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