Locator lets your friends and family find out where you are safely and securely. It responds to their SMS request by sending a map or a Google map location.
You are in full control of who you share your location with. You can manually confirm every location request you receive.
You can also choose to respond automatically by adding trusted contacts to your Whitelist. With no buttons to press, the Whitelist is especially useful when you are driving and can't answer the phone, you can still reassure loved ones that you're on your way.
You can avoid being bugged by unwanted location requests by using your Blacklist. Locator ignore any requests from contacts on this list and will not even tell you that you have had a request from them.
You can remove people from your Whitelist and Blacklist at any time from the main Locator screen.
Locator can also respond to requests from non-Android smart phones. If they send an SMS with the phrase 'WhereAreYou', Locator will send Google map reference which can be opened in their browser. This approach can also be used by Android users who do not have the Locator app installed.
As Locator uses GPS to work out where it is, your phone has to have GPS enabled for Locator to work.
Important: To use the automated replies to your friends, please make sure that your phone handles SMS correctly. If you have times when you receive the same SMS many times and you pay for each SMS, you should not use the Whitelist in this application, as it will respond to each request you receive.
Please see our website - http://www.potterprograms.co.uk/Locator.php for information on this application.
An explanation of how to use Locator is available at http://www.potterprograms.co.uk/How-to-Use-Locator.php should you need it.
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Now lets you choose to use Network Locations instead of GPS or when GPS takes more than two minutes to lock. If you want to use this feature, you can turn it on from the Options menu off the main Locator screen - it is disabled by default.
To use network mode also ensure that you have "Use wireless networks" enabled under your phone's "Location & security" settings.
Locator also now shows a range ring to show how accurate the location fix is if you are both using Locator.