MapmyIndia, India based digital maps, GPS navigation and web mobile location apps, has announced the launch of its new people tracking app for mobile phones - MapmyIndia Locate. The app helps users identify the location and to stay connected with their friends, family and colleagues. The mobile app is available for free download on Google Play. Non-Android users can use the feature via MapmyIndia mobile website.
MapmyIndia Locate Features include:
Add up-to three friends or family members to locate.
Tracking yourself is enabled by default in the app.
The application also supports detailed movement reporting.
See people you are locating on a real-time map.
Users can either manually check-in to places or the app automatically picks up location every 500 meters and shows it as auto-check in.
Get movement reports for people being located for up to five days. Reports include full details like date, time and address.
Users can set custom locate settings for getting located - like days of the week and time of the day when they wish to be tracked.
Reports are accessible not just in the app but also through a web/mobile web dashboard.
The app uses GPS, Wi-Fi or Cell Tower Triangulation, whichever is available in that order to compute location.
Rakesh Verma, Managing Director MapmyIndia, said "We are always anxious about our loved ones, such are the times we live in. There is speed, technology and more, but the safety of our friends and family always is a primary concern. MapmyIndia has been at the forefront of offering innovative and disruptive solutions. Leveraging GPS technology, our endeavor has been to improve the lives of Indians. ‘Locate' is another such initiative that addresses the safety and security need of individuals and institutions. I feel that they would be immensely comforted knowing that their friends, family and staff are safe."
How to use MapmyIndia Locate?
Step 1: The Application has to be downloaded for free from Google Play.
Step 2: Users can then set/configure within the app, the times and days of the week when their friends/family can locate them.
Step 3: Once this is done, users can start reporting their visits by checking-in to the app at the locations.
Step 4: User's family/friends can then login to their own app, or visit the mobile site from their smartphone browser to gain access to the reports.