Monday, January 14, 2013

It's All About The Location

It looks like I have left the boys behind ...

Our little family all have smart phones. In fact we all have android smart phones. We also have the same free app installed on them. The app is called Live 360. It's a family locator. Basically it uses your phones GPS and it updates where you are. You or your family members who have the app can check on google maps where you are. You can also request updates through the phone so that you can get a more accurate picture of where everyone is. There is also a feature that allows you to send out a distress alert. Which I think is pretty good.

Mark & I got the boys to install in on their phones before we went on out 'aborted' holiday last week. Mark used it quite a bit on our return journey to make sure that we were safe. The boys and I all had the settings on our phone set up for different intervals. Mine was set to send details every 30 minutes. the boys had their settings on a much longer interval.

I had to laugh when Mark shared this picture of our locations on facebook. I had threatened to leave the boys on the side of the road if they argued in the car. The picture makes it look like I had actually done that. Surprisingly enough the boys behaved in the car but they made up for it the next day. It's no wonder I always feel stressed during the summer holidays!

2 comments:

WildflowerWool said...

What a great app.

Jo-anne Blossy said...

WildflowerWool, it is a great app. Especially for a free one. It has more features available for US users. They aren't available here in Australia. Not yet anyway.