1. jhw1009's Avatar
    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

    jhw1009
    08-09-2010 02:07 PM
  2. VZWBB's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure that you can do this with verizon. Family locator or something it is called. Its not an app that I know of. Of course you would have to be on the same plan, so if you are, this could be what your looking for.
    08-09-2010 02:13 PM
  3. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    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 02:17 PM
  4. cloak.n.dagger's Avatar
    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.
    08-09-2010 03:01 PM
  5. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    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.
    08-09-2010 10:59 PM
  6. Nebilim's Avatar
    +1 for latitude
    08-10-2010 10:37 AM
  7. AWDmonster's Avatar
    I vote for latitude as well.
    08-10-2010 10:51 AM
  8. Brian38501's Avatar
    There is also an app in the Market called LifeAware that my family uses and it works fairly well. You can locate each other either from your phones or a PC.
    08-10-2010 11:02 AM
  9. WAldenIV's Avatar
    Spying on the wife, eh?
    08-10-2010 12:09 PM
  10. Maximaniac's Avatar
    Spying on the wife, eh?
    Haha, I was thinking the exact same thing. That or stalking.
    08-10-2010 12:20 PM
  11. jhw1009's Avatar
    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 02:16 PM
  12. WAldenIV's Avatar
    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.
    I feel like an ***. I hope that you find an app that suits your needs. I lost my favorite aunt to early onset Alzheimers. Good luck with your wife.
    08-13-2010 08:52 PM
  13. Sundown's Avatar
    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.
    08-13-2010 10:25 PM
  14. jhw1009's Avatar
    Thanks Sundown. I'll check it out. WaldenIV, I didn't make it clear when I started the tread, so.. Will check back later.
    08-16-2010 01:11 PM
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