Family Tracker was used to locate a missing child - see news report on: http://www.reuters.com/article/net-us-app-missing-idUSBRE8460GZ20120507
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Family Tracker allows you to track your wife, husband, children and fiancée. You can now find out where they are, at anytime, as long as they have their phones with them. Family Tracker is available for other platforms as well, so you can track (and be tracked by) other devices as well - check our website for more details.
Please note that starting with the new iOS4 and supported hardware, Family Tracker runs in the background at all times, and, unlike previous versions of Family Tracker, user intervention is **NOT** needed for you to track them. Family Tracker runs at all times, continuously updating the GPS location of the device. Even if the iPhone is rebooted, Family Tracker will automatically resume tracking and updating its position!
So how does this work?
Simple. Install Family Tracker on the iPhone/iPad you want to track. From then on, you can use either a web browser or via the Family Tracker app itself installed on your own iPhone/iPad to locate your family member.
If the device you wish to track does not support multitasking (for example, older iPhones 3G, iPads), you can still use Family Tracker to locate the family member. Using the web or your own iPhone, you will be able to "ping" the other iPhone. This is done by sending the other iPhone a (free) “Apple Push Notification” which will cause an alert to sound on your family member’s iPhone, even if the phone in is stand-by, just as would happen if the iPhone receives an SMS. As soon as this alert is acknowledged, their GPS position will be recorded, and their location will be updated on a map. If you are using an iPhone yourself to track them, you will be sent a Push Notification to inform you that the family member has accepted your "ping". These notifications will be automatically re-sent every 60 seconds until they are acknowledged. If the recipient is trying to ignore them or does not hear them, this repetition will help acknowledging them.
Family Tracker does not need to know your iPhone cell number to function, as it does not send SMS messages for notifications. Your email address is instead used to send free Apple Push Notifications to the iPhones being tracked. These notifications are free, specific to our Family Tracker application, and work anywhere in the world as long as the iPhone and/or iTouch being tracked has internet access via the cellular network or WiFi.
Notice: ***Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.*** For this reason, we strongly recommend users to configure Family Tracker to use the "Driving Only" accuracy in the GPS setting. This special mode updates the GPS location only when a significant location change occurs, which results in a tremendous gain in battery life.
Additional pro features, such as the ability to see the past locations for the previous 2 weeks, and the ability to set geofences so you are alerted when users that you track enter or leave certain areas are available via an optional iTunes subscription.
Fixed a bug that prevented registering for push notifications in iOS 13
Ratings and Reviews
Needs more GPS flexibility
First, let me say that this is a brilliant idea. I've been looking for a way to track my iPhone if I ever leave it somewhere or it's stolen. Moble Me is not a good value if you only want location tracking. It's also potentially good for keeping tabs on family members (though I don't care for the description of the app on LogSat's website...makes it sound too much like you're spying on a family member you don't trust).
Anyway, I love that the latest version for iOS4 has background GPS because it's unlikely that pinging an unattended or stolen phone is going to get an acknowledgement. But it definitely is killing my battery, even when the option is set to "Driving." I can't make it even 12 hours from full charge to low battery anymore. I'll agree with the others that it would be nice to be able to turn off the GPS, but even better, I'd love to see a periodic timer (15, 30, 60, 120 minutes?) that attempts to take an accurate GPS reading. Heck, make it an option...always on or timed.
It has promise, but I'm going to have to remove this app from my phone until it doesn't kill my battery.
Love the app
Years ago there were some problems with the app running on iOS7.0, but the developers had informed us that iOS 7.0 itself had a bug, and that even Apple’s Find My Friends app was not working right. Since we upgraded to newer iOS the app works great, I can track my boyfriend when he’s riding his bike across the state, and I always know where he is. I love the app.
Been using it for over two years. Great upgrades
Well worth the money. Simple, and it works. Can track my wife’s iPhone and my kids’ Androids. Been using it for over two years, and the new version for iOS10 and higher and with geofencing rocks.
- LogSat Software LLC
- 4.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese, Korean
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2011-2019 LogSat Software LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Family Tracker - 1 Month Subscription $1.99
- Family Tracker - 3 Months Subscription $5.99
- Family Tracker - 6 Months Subscription $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.