OwnTracks 4+

Christoph Krey

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 24 Ratings
    • Free



OwnTracks - Your location companion
OwnTracks allows you to keep track of your own location.
You can build your private location diary or share it with your family and friends.
OwnTracks is open-source and uses open protocols for communication so you can be sure your data stays secure and private.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 17.3.1

UI Improvements and Bug Fixes

[NEW] osmTemplate / osmCopyright optional parameters #794
[NEW] OSM map tiles #794
[NEW] force MQTT cleanSession after configaration change #792

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Kalavala ,


Excellent app, easy to use, realtime tracking of devices! It is FREE and these guys are doing a great service by creating this beautiful app for all of us. Thank you, Christoph!

Gazalew ,

Not reliable

If i compare my location using this app and a similar app this app shows me drifting and waypoints not recognized. Documentation needs focus. Its a great effort and i want to support this project. Perhaps i didnt set up my backend correctly. i tried the containerized recorder and mosquitto made by this author of this app as well as mosquitto broker in the standard ubuntu repos. lots of quirks along the way but eventually got to see two phones on the map. I get badge notifications on the icon of my app but cant find any notifications in the app when i launch. So though maybe i am close to my goal and missing something i am tired of trying any further.

private2648462 ,

immediately sends my location to the web without consent!

This app immediately sends my location off the device to a web service without my consent. It uses a lookup service to convert location to street address, and display a map.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to have upset you. To be honest we never thought of using the device’s native map or reverse geocoder (both from Apple) could be regarded as a privacy problem.
But we take your comment seriously: In the next version uou will have the choice to use the map interactively (zooming, etc.) and the choice whether to use adress resolution.
We hope you will give the app another try then.

App Privacy

The developer, Christoph Krey, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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