I am new to this forum and wonder if someone can help. I am looking for an Android application that can locate a person. I mean locate her physical location. Since she cannot talk and if she carries the cell phone (say Android phone) and wandering around the neighborhood, I can call her to locate her or via other means. Thanks
- 08-09-2010, 01:13 PM #2
- 08-09-2010, 01:17 PM #3
I think you could just use Google Latitude (just sign up through the Google maps app). Once she's signed up, you "friend" her and then her current location just shows up on your map.
This is assuming of course that she keeps signed in to Latitude with her profile visible.
- 08-09-2010, 02:01 PM #4
If she has an Android phone, you could install Where's My Droid (Free app in Market). There are two "pass phrases" you configure for this app. 1) to turn the ringer volume up and ring the phone (in case it's lost and you are looking for it), and 2) to reply to your txt mssg with a google map link that shows you the current GPS coordinants. For #2 to work, her phone would have to have a GPS connection, which doesn't always work if indoors. It works like a charm and gives you the added benefit of locating the phone if lost or stolen.-Stay thirsty my friends.
- 08-09-2010, 09:59 PM #5
Sprint had a family locator capability, too. But Latitude will probably do what you want, with no extra software needed. You'll just have to be sure that latitude is started and the GPS on her phone is always turned on.PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.
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- 08-10-2010, 09:37 AM #6
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- 08-10-2010, 11:20 AM #10
I didn't have a chance to come back my thread for a week and is surprised to see all the good recommendations. I will investigate some of them. I do have Sprint/EVO so it makes sense to use Sprint locator and other apps available. This is my wife and she has Alzeheimer (very early at her age) for several years so this may be the apps I can use in case she is lost when we travel (it happened a few times and scared me). I appreciate all your inputs thus far and will report back soon.
- 08-13-2010, 07:52 PM #12
- 08-13-2010, 09:25 PM #13
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Check out Instamapper.com. I can't remember what the android app that goes with it is right off hand, though. Anyway, it can automatically update location at a set interval you choose, remote polling, remote activation, and viewable via web interface. One caveat though, it will chew through your battery if it's updating too frequently. I turn it off when I don't need it, and turn it on when I want. I work on a helicopter, so I like that it updates my coordinates, altitude, speed, and heading every 5 minutes (what I have it defaulted for), so my wife can see that we're still alive and flying safe. Kind of her little way of flight following.