Find My iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by yaniv92648, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. yaniv92648 macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2009
    Anyone knows how Find My iPhone actually works? i mean from the developer point of view, how do they do it? it doesn't make sense:
    1. Settings -> General -> Location Services
    The application doesn't appear here meaning it doesn't use CLLocation in order to receive gps coordinates. so how do they get gps coordinates?
    2. I closed the application entirely (it's not active and doesn't run in the background) and i drove couple of kilometers away from where i was and when i entered the website knew where i was! how??
  2. jnoxx macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2010
    Aartselaar // Antwerp // Belgium
    It's Apple, it's their application, ofcourse they can do stuff you can't.
    The GPS-Locator in your phone/laptop, makes it possible for them to check where you are at any time. Doesn't have to do much with location services (since it's an app from Apple itself.)

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