Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
03/15/11 04:30 PM
New iPhone App Helps Family Keep Track of Each Other

Dallas based ReadMe Publications has released a new iOS app, find-U, that helps locate friends, family members or co-workers in near real time within a few meters. Not only can you map their location, but track where they are with Google Street View and get map and turn directions to meet up with your friend, family or anyone else in the group. It offers full control to members within a group to switch off their app at their own convenience. Find-U is available currently for iPhone and will soon for iPad. Here is more info:

find-U group tracking app will locate all members of a group to within a few meters in near real-time. It runs in the background so it can locate all members of the group all of the time without them doing anything. Most importantly, it offers full control to members within a group to switch off their app at their own convenience, just in case they don't want the group to know their current location.

While the typical GPS systems running will completely drain the battery in about 3 hours, find-U will not since it runs on a novel "find-U Location Engine." find-U only runs on the iPhone 4 and 3GS running OS 4x. And this program uses the iPhone data service.

Some key benefits:

* Find your family (keep your family safe - Parental Control)
* Find your friends (have fun)
* Find your employees (be efficient)

It offers near real time location almost anywhere in the world, once you have joined a group. There's a quick tab to see the street view of a location or the current location member.

A map is displayed showing the location of each member and each location defined. Members are displayed on the map as a photo or a red pin. The map can be displayed in Normal Mode, Satellite Mode, or Hybrid Mode. Map annotation buttons will display the address book information about the member. From this screen you can dial, send sms or email a group member.

Find-U sells for $2.99 on the iTunes App Store:


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