iPhone Family locator app

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by gotiphone, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. gotiphone macrumors newbie

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    Family of 4. iPhone 6s, iPhone 5s, Galaxy S6, Moto X

    I would like to use a single service/app so anyone in the family can do a on-demand lookup of where everyone else is and avoid the "where are you"? messages to co-ordinate pickups.

    The 2 iPhones can use Apple's Find My iPhone app so that's great but the other 2 Android folks are left out. I know each platform/device manufacturer have their own device locator apps (e.g. Android Device Manager, Samsung Dive, Moto X Locate, etc) but I would prefer a single consistent app/service that works across all the devices.

    There are a slew of cross-platform family locator type apps out there e.g. Life 360 but all of them need Location access=Always and Background Refresh=On. I am not comfortable allowing this sort of access.

    Aren't there any 3rd party iPhone & Android apps that use the same techniue that Apple's built-in Find My Phone app uses to inspect and report the device location only when requested?

    Any ideas appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Crusoe macrumors regular

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    How about the built in Find My Friends app? Or did I miss part of your requirement?
     
  3. gotiphone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe I am missing something. I see Find My Friends as a built-in app on my iPhone. But what about Android? Is there a corresponding Google Play Store app they can use? Can you point me to it?
     
  4. Crusoe macrumors regular

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    Ah, sorry. Yes I did miss the Android part. My apologies.
     

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