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  Reply # 853872 11-Jul-2013 13:57 Send private message

Yep - just had a look at their site. The user has to acknowledge each echo request so it is no good for an automated presence detection system. Back to the drawing board...




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  Reply # 853875 11-Jul-2013 14:01 Send private message

davidcole:
freitasm: Similarly, my parents-in-law are going around in their travels and I am their only Google Latitude friend. It's very good because they couldn't ever be taking time around to "check-in" or remember to send an EchoEcho request to let us know where they are.

Latitude is automatic, nothing else. Easy to use. Simple.

Just Google trying to push more people to Google+. Again.

EchoEcho other way around, you'd request where are they.

So unless there's another similar service, only find my friends on IOS does what latitude did?


They'd have to accept the ping. It doesn't work for them. It's a tablet and they won't have eyes on it all the time. Latitude is automatic, no user interaction needed.





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  Reply # 853892 11-Jul-2013 14:22 Send private message

I like the fact that with Latitude I can go out on my motorbike, and if someone (Like Jess) wants to see where I am, they can without me having to do anything.





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  Reply # 853905 11-Jul-2013 14:26 Send private message

SO seems like there's a hole here that someone could fill.




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  Reply # 853911 11-Jul-2013 14:33 Send private message

So I asked echoecho:

Please share your thoughts or ask your question and we'll get back to you soon:


device: iPhone 4, iOS v.6.1.3,
EchoEcho v.4.2

So now that latitude is retiring maybe you could add a feature where
for selected users you don't need to respond to an echo request. Your
phone would always respond.


And got a response (if about 5 mins actually)

ha - we already have that - it's called "favorite" - just click the star next to the person's name...


Useful?




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  Reply # 853913 11-Jul-2013 14:37 Send private message

davidcole: So I asked echoecho:

Please share your thoughts or ask your question and we'll get back to you soon:


device: iPhone 4, iOS v.6.1.3,
EchoEcho v.4.2

So now that latitude is retiring maybe you could add a feature where
for selected users you don't need to respond to an echo request. Your
phone would always respond.


And got a response (if about 5 mins actually)

ha - we already have that - it's called "favorite" - just click the star next to the person's name...


Useful?


Thanks, will give it a crack.

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  Reply # 853919 11-Jul-2013 14:44 Send private message

Is there any contact email address that we can use to protest this closure?




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  Reply # 853925 11-Jul-2013 14:53 Send private message

davidcole: Useful?


Do they have an API?




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  Reply # 853926 11-Jul-2013 14:53 Send private message

mxpress: Is there any contact email address that we can use to protest this closure?


Doubt it would matter. Look at how many people were using and protested the closing of Google Reader.




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  Reply # 853927 11-Jul-2013 14:54 Send private message

ajobbins:
davidcole: Useful?


Do they have an API?


Apparently

Should I be getting commission here?




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  Reply # 853928 11-Jul-2013 14:56 Send private message

davidcole:Should I be getting commission here?

You get geek cred instead




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  Reply # 853930 11-Jul-2013 14:58 Send private message

ajobbins:
davidcole:Should I be getting commission here?

You get geek cred instead


Considering I was playing with both the Trakt.tv API and Plexapp APIs last night, I think my geek cred is at quota.




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  Reply # 854063 11-Jul-2013 19:33 Send private message

Bummer latitude as we know it is leaving maps. Will have to give echoecho a try.

With echoecho, if I put a star on a contact, do I still have to ping them to get a current location? I liked how simple and little interaction between me and the app was required.

I liked the idea of opening it up and just seeing where friends and family were withouth having to ping them all.

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  Reply # 854105 11-Jul-2013 21:42 Send private message

I was the supplies/parts driver for a motorcycle tour a mate organised last year and got everyone to install echoecho on their phones. It was brilliant for me keeping tabs on where they were and the riders found it really useful knowing where I was too on the odd occasion when problems were struck.




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  Reply # 854123 11-Jul-2013 22:19 Send private message

I have also used this with my family. Location has been within Google+ android app for about a month so this was inevitable. I now use the location within G+ and I think it is actually better than latitude, as I can just choose to share with certain circles.

No API with the G+ location which I never used with latitude but I can see why the loss of this would be annoying for some people.

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