NOTE: To use Find My Friends, your device must have the Google Maps and Google Play apps installed. Moreover, both you AND your friends (with whom you wish to exchange locations) must have the app installed and logged in to at least a social network.
Find My Friends allows you to exchange REAL-TIME locations on Google maps with your friends. Location exchange is visible only to you and your selected friends. The app's unique feature is that supports four different contact domains; your Facebook/Google+/LinkedIn friends, and phone/tablet contacts. No account creation is required, the moment you launch Find My Friends, you may directly exchange locations with any of your friends who also have the app installed:
1. Open Find My Friends and select with whom you wish to exchange locations. A notification will be sent to the selected contact.
2. Wait until your friend also selects you to exchange his/her location.
3. As soon as a connection is established, both of you will be able to see and track each others location on Google maps.
Find My Friends allows seamless location exchange from all supported social network profiles: For example, if you and your friend login to Facebook, Google+, and Linkedin with Find My Friends, then you can ask for his location by selecting his/her Facebook profile, and he can ask for yours via your Google+ profile.
Find My Friends also offers the "location to browser" extremely useful feature; If desired, you can transmit your REAL-TIME location to ANY online device with a web-browser (e.g. smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktop PCs).
You can also use Find My Friends to send constantly your location to close contacts (e.g. family members, spouse, good friends) even when you do not run the app.
The app is useful in cases, such as:
* Find a friend / family member in case you lost each other.
* Show to a friend / family member where you are, so they can find you.
* Get help from a friend / family member to reach your destination with real-time instructions.
Find My Friends provides a 21-day trial period with full access to all features. You can purchase a subscription extension by 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. A valid subscription provides access to:
1. Unlimited location sharing with all your contacts on the map
2. Get REAL-TIME routing directions on the map
3. Send your REAL-TIME location to ANY online device with an internet browser
4. Send on the background your location to all selected close contacts
5. Unlimited chatting
6. Access waypoints that friends send you, and get REAL-TIME routing directions on the map
7. See the current address of all your friends on the map
8. Send instantly your current location either on the map or as a waypoint
For any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
"Find accounts on the device": detect whether you have a Google+ account, in order to be able to +1 this app.
"Read your contacts": be able to read your phone/tablet contacts, so you can import them.
"View network connections / Full network access": check that your internet connection is functional, since otherwise the app cannot work.
"Use accounts on the device": ask authentication tokens from the official Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter pages.
"Directly call phone numbers": place a direct call when tapping on the phone icon of a phone/tablet contact that you have imported.
"Precise location / Approximate location": pinpoint your location and exchange it with the contacts you select.
"External storage": save a backup of your contacts, in case you wish to migrate the app to a new device.
"Wifi/network state": inform user if the internet connection is ok
"Start on boot": if close contacts are enabled by the user, notify him/her that location transmission has started.
"Set alarm": if close contacts are enabled by the user, transmit periodically his/her location.
"Google Cloud Messaging": to exchange notifications among users.
+ New widget available; now you can instantly resume your chats, find a close contact on the map or start the "location to browser service" from your home screen!
+ "Location to browser" is now a standalone service
+ Improved chatting with cool stickers ;-)
+ Real-time route path on the map between you and your friend
+ UI improvements
NOTE: This version is compatible only with versions 4.30 and above.