||Where are your friends?
Where are your kids?
With Footprints, you can track and share locations with your friends and family anytime, privately. It all happens automatically, whether your phone is in your hand or in your pocket. All in a beautifully clear and simple interface.
Now, family and friends can locate each other, parents can keep track of their children's whereabouts, couples can know that their loved ones arrived safely at their destination, and managers can keep track of employees in the field.
Footprints tracks and shares locations automatically – in real time, all the time. And it does it privately. It's really different from other apps that require some kind of manual operation to share locations. It’s unlike Facebook Check-ins, too, which requires a check in at each new location.
Yet, with Footprints you can also Check-in to Facebook Places and map where your Facebook friends are checked in. Map your Footprints and Facebook friends together, so you can always see where everybody is.
✔ Tracks movement throughout the day and logs waypoints without user intervention.
✔ Runs in the background – without draining your battery – by leveraging Apple's Significant Location Change technology, which monitors location changes as your device “sees” new cellular towers. (Footprints typically logs a waypoint when there is movement of 500 meters to 3 km or a quarter-mile to 2 miles, depending on cellular coverage in the area.) This default setting provides a good balance of timely location updates without draining the battery.
✔ Lets you share your tracked waypoints by granting specific permissions. For instance, you can share your last 10 waypoints with a friend for two days.
✔ Parental control feature allows for sharing locations at all times, without a disabling option.
✔ Ability to share your current location manually at any time.
✔ You can even configure Footprints to log your location every few minutes, but this setting will drain your battery much faster.
✔ Designed to sync seamlessly between your iPhone and iPad.
✔ Runs natively on all Apple iOS devices from the 3rd generation on (iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation, and on all iPad models).
✔ It’s easy to get started, too. When you register, you’re granted an initial subscription period.
✔ Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later. Footprints must be installed on all devices sharing locations on the Footprints network, and each device must have a valid subscription.
✔ Tracking Disclaimer: The iPhone 4 and iPad 3G track very well and are very accurate. The iPhone 3GS is less accurate. Devices without a GPS and cellular connection (iPad Wi-Fi, iPod touch) can only track and share waypoints when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
✔ Battery Disclaimer: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.