Find My Friends iPhone App Released

Now that iOS 5 is in the wild (it has been in beta for months), Apple has released the Find My Friends app. The concept isn’t new: this is an app that lets you locate your friends who willingly share their position temporarily, or at all times.

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While the idea and the technology have been investigated before, the actual implementation has not always been successful. In the past, I have used Glympse, which was the best app that I knew for doing exactly this. However, Glympse killed the battery fairly quickly (GPS would do that), and it wasn’t really working in a satisfactory way (it was buggy and didn’t always update in real-time).

We’ll need to test this one in the field, but Find My Friends is one of the apps that allow users to share their position temporally, which I like a lot. To share your position, you will have to use icloud and sign-in with an Apple ID. Let us know how you like it and how you use it by dropping a comment below.

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