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# 252905 16-Jul-2019 17:57
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My flatmare and I are interested in the convenience of a 'Family Location Sharing' app - being able to see each others locations, so we can see when each other might be on the way home from work, or at the supermarket etc etc.  We're looking for an app that doesn't need you to request permission each time, but where as two consenting adults we can can just fire up the app to get each others location at any time.  Obviously battery drain is a concern.

 

 

 

Anyone have any experience with this?


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  # 2277878 16-Jul-2019 18:31
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Google maps.

 

 

 

I use it with my partner and a few friends (who all like me, do silly ingress things and end up in the middle of nowhere - So Safety is key.)

 

 

 

I dont really notice any extra battery drain with this.





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  # 2277887 16-Jul-2019 18:51
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Google location sharing works rather well. Integrated with Google maps. Easy. Just works.




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  # 2277900 16-Jul-2019 19:03
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What these peeps are referring to

 

Maps - Hamburger - location sharing

 

+people, add victims. Allow always or just now. 

 

 

 

When they accept, you show up as an extra dot

 

 

 

 

 

Who remembers the old blackberry style wardriving app that come out at the start of wifi/GPS enabled phones that mapped APs nearby and gave you points while letting others know where you were..


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  # 2277904 16-Jul-2019 19:09
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This is in the Android forum & you don't say you object to Google, then really, permanent location sharing is basically already built in.

 

 





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  # 2277908 16-Jul-2019 19:18
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Life 360. Very flexible. Notifications for two locations (in and out). Multiple "Family circles" so you can have different groups. You don't have to manually request someone to share (maybe they aren't available or the phone is in a bag). It's always up-to-date. 





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  # 2282300 23-Jul-2019 15:42
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Life 360. Very flexible. Notifications for two locations (in and out). Multiple "Family circles" so you can have different groups. You don't have to manually request someone to share (maybe they aren't available or the phone is in a bag). It's always up-to-date. 

 

 

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  # 2282308 23-Jul-2019 16:22
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if you both have iphone's, you can do hourly/indefinite location sharing with your contacts on them.

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  # 2282330 23-Jul-2019 18:26
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dt: if you both have iphone's, ...

 

Yeah, had the same thought, but this is in the Android forum. & I would hope for a specific reason.





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  # 2282379 23-Jul-2019 20:05
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Life 360 is much, much better than Google Maps location sharing. It's up to date, uses relatively little battery and data.


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  # 2282438 23-Jul-2019 20:22
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Flatmare?




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