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Droid Beacon

Droid Beacon


Droid Beacon allows you to maintain a list of users who will be able to send a special text message (password) to your phone which will in turn send back your phones current location. Now you can create an email containing a link to Google maps which will show your location (when email was created) to allow your friends to find you. Works great if camping or in a neighborhood you’re not familiar with to allow them to find you without having to give directions.

When an incoming text message is received the program will lookup that phone number and password, if found the application will behave as follows:
•Initiate GPS and get current location.
•Convert latitude and longitude to friendly street name
•Send the Street name via text message back to the requesting users.
•Disable GPS

Since the current location is sent back via text message any phone capable of sending and receiving a text message can interface with this program

The GPS will only be initiated and then disabled when a valid incoming text message is received, saving battery life.

Recent changes:
-Added feature to send email with link to Google maps showing your location
-Added Notification To Alert User Of Location Request
-GPS Viewer Will Process Pending Request Which Were Not Fulfilled If GPS Search Exceeded Maximum Time Allowed
-Changed to correct issues with certain versions of HTC Desire
-Updated to use newest Google Geocoding API - 032213
-Modified User Interface - 121113
-Modified Removed Ads - 121113
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Free
83
4.2
User ratings
24
Installs
1,000+
Concerns
4
File size
869 kb
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About Droid Beacon
Droid Beacon allows you to maintain a list of users who will be able to send a special text message (password) to your phone which will in turn send back your phones current location. Now you can create an email containing a link to Google maps which will show your location (when email was created) to allow your friends to find you. Works great if camping or in a neighborhood you’re not familiar with to allow them to find you without having to give directions.

When an incoming text message is received the program will lookup that phone number and password, if found the application will behave as follows:
•Initiate GPS and get current location.
•Convert latitude and longitude to friendly street name
•Send the Street name via text message back to the requesting users.
•Disable GPS

Since the current location is sent back via text message any phone capable of sending and receiving a text message can interface with this program

The GPS will only be initiated and then disabled when a valid incoming text message is received, saving battery life.

Recent changes:
-Added feature to send email with link to Google maps showing your location
-Added Notification To Alert User Of Location Request
-GPS Viewer Will Process Pending Request Which Were Not Fulfilled If GPS Search Exceeded Maximum Time Allowed
-Changed to correct issues with certain versions of HTC Desire
-Updated to use newest Google Geocoding API - 032213
-Modified User Interface - 121113
-Modified Removed Ads - 121113
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A Google User
Jun 1, 2014
Google's own phone tracker works much better
A Google User
Mar 24, 2014
Excellent Simple to use and very useful. Thanks a ton!
A Google User
Mar 1, 2014
Love, love, love. Works great. Dev very helpful getting my settings right. Now Kids never have to call to see where I am or how long til I get there !
A Google User
Jan 29, 2014
Love, love, love. Works great. Dev very helpful getting my settings right. Now Kids never have to call to see where I am or how long til I get there !
A Google User
Jun 24, 2013
Excellent Apps Works Good And More Helpfull